elgiacomo (744) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottled first week of January 2010. Pours clear brown, red under light, with a one finger fizzy tan head, no lacing, that quickly recedes to a ring and light wispy cap, and eventually totally flat. Aroma is toasted and roasted malts, some burnt, chocolate, nutty, stale coffee, dark heavy bread. Gets worse over time. Flavor is some sweet dark fruit, caramel, molasses, a little chocolate, malty, but somewhat watery and light bodied, thin. Low carbonation, mediocre mouthfeel. Eventually goes completely flat, the first half of the glass was much more enjoyable than the second which I ended up pouring down the drain. Second one of these and both the same way. Even at its best, I see this more as a Brown Ale or even a Scotch Ale, but pretty weak for a Porter, and an average beer regardless of style.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Interesting, this was more full-bodied and flavorful than the Onward Stout. Darkest brown pour with a nice clingy tan head. Aroma is fairly rich and chocolatey with roast and coffee notes. The rye has some presence in the flavor, along with dark chocolate, coffee, roast, and a little caramel. Smooth and creamy on the palate with medium body and a slight dryness to it. Really solid porter overall and the best beer from Yazoo I’ve had other than SUE.
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour. Slight tannish head that persists. Roast malts and slight fruity aroma. Toasty, bready flavor, with some chocolate and coffee. Medium body and pretty dry. Nice beer.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Woody’s. Pours dark brown with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma of bready and roast malts with some floral hops and earthiness. Taste is sweet with caramel and has a little bit of hops and dark chocolate. The rye is not overpowering by any means but is a good balance. Medium body with a good creamy texture.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of lithy. Pours dark brown with a ruby red tint and a lasting tan head. Smells of some rye, sweet, earthy, a fruity hint, roasty, some molasses touches. Tastes of rye, nutty, spicy, some metallic touches, light citrus. Full bodied with a bite on the finish. Enjoyable!
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-red, thin off white ring. Roasty aroma, chocolate milk. Taste is more roast, chocolate, grassy finish.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery, part of a sampler. This and Brandon’s Hop Blaster were my favorites on my visit to Yazoo, and hard to pick a winner of the two. Aroma of chocolate malts, rye, grains, coffee, and toast. Well-balanced palate of all of those elements, with really nice rye and malt flavors. Medium bodied, rich, and smooth, with a dry finish.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 4/18/09. Schlafly’s Repeal of Prohibition Festival. Thick with an opaque brown hue. Finger width of khaki head. Aromas of rye, pepper and dark fruits. Good toasty malt nose. Full bodied with flavors of cocoa and toffee. Touch coffee acidity. Mildly nutty with dark fruity esters. Sticky finish. Good.
vyvvy (3419) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep mahogany with a large frothy head. The aroma has light cocoa, roasty malt and cream. Medium / light body with very sharp carbonation. The flavor starts a bit spicy along with cocoa, some sourness and overall dryness. The finish is bit on the water side. Okay beer.
knights97 (98) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2009 Had on draft at the Mellow Mushroom, pours to a dark brown bottle, very little head, body is between light and medium, good flavor with malts and nice roasted taste that is well balanced.