Yellowbelly St. Johns Stout
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Brewed by Yellowbelly Brewery and Public House
Style: Stout
St. Johnís, Canada


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   ABV: -
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Say yes to an SJS. Dark, smooth, with an unmistakable roasted flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5429) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle shared by drsordr at Natifest. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malts, some chocolate, powdery, mild sweetness, some off notes, light coffee hints. Lighter, thin body. I am glad to have new provinces, countries, etc., but this was just a tick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Taster from a bottle shared at Natifest 2013. Clear, but dark brown. Minimal off-white head. Couple bits of lace. Some dark fruit, some dark chocolate. Smooth, light, crisp carbonation. More dry finish. Bigger body. Dark chocolate, some tobacco, herbal flavors, nice roast. Bigger bitter taste. Minimal sweet. Maybe a bit thin, but awesome big flavor to it. Very roasty and bitter. Light dark fruit. Bit watery, sure, but nice flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndyReynolds (889) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Uhhh....this is a stout? It was my last beer of the day at Natifest. It was weak, watered down, tad choppy, bitter, a little coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chudwick (2147) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
750ml - pours dark brown. Nose is jus de chaussette. Toasty caramel. Il y a de líeau. Bof

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2817) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Anne, thanks! Black with a medium mostly diminishing reddish brown head and some lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, light smoke, roasted malt and light caramel. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with milk chocolate, roasted malt, light smoke and light caramel. Light to medium carbonation. Silky mouthfeel. Medium body. Good Stout. Light, smooth and drinkable. A tad too "milky" for my liking though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
richiebeer (7) - Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013 does not count
Some chocolate and coffee notes in this very smooth stout. No sense of carbonation here and no noticeable bitterness. I was expecting to be disappointed based on reviews, but going to Yellow Belly for lunch so thought Iíd try anyway. Very impressed. Iím not sure where the "Guinness clone" thought comes from. I thought they were quite different. The taste is perhaps a touch mild, but not by much, the aroma could definitely do to be stronger. This was a very pleasant drink, and if I eat at Yellow Belly again, this is what I will be drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1073) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours an opaque black with tan head. Nose of roasted malt. Initial taste mild burnt flavor, bitterness, then the chocolate, roast, and biscuit flavors come through. This was the only local stout I found in Newfoundland. Decent dry stout, but not as big as I prefer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shorlin (653) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
Very little head at first, but it is foaming up a little bit as it sits. Dead black, with a tan head that is actually increasing a bit more. Good roasty aroma, a bit of coffee in there. Very mild bitterness at the beginning. I think this needs to warm up a bit. After a few minutes, the good stout bitterness becomes more pronounced, but still not as much as youíd like. Palate is also a little thinner than it could be. Overall, a nice beer, but could be a bit bigger.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RxForHealth (155) - - MAY 9, 2013
Had this on top at the brewpub in beautiful St. John's. nice head which persisted. Definitely some chocolate in the aroma and the palate. Nice, long, pleasant finish. Would love to have again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
NLBeerLover (7) - Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 20, 2013 does not count
Absolutely no head. Very black in color, no texture. Watery is a good word. Bland taste. I was very disappointed with this beer.

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