DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014 mobster07 (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate, roast and a little sweetness in the aroma. Opaque black with a very small diminishing head (unfortunate). Flavor was pretty good with roasty malt and some chocolate, a hint of bitterness, some citrus notes, and as it warms some smokes sneaks in there. The body was refreshingly light but it was astringent. Overall a somewhat drinkable hybrid stout/porter IMHO.
30-Mar-14 (660-ml bottle)hotstuff (5173) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2014
I guess as these Jerome beers go, this is one of the better ones, but this still isn’t that great. It pours a black body with almost no head. The nose is lightly roasty, but also has a prominent black olive component, some soy sauce, and light blackberry tartness. On the palate, it’s not so much roasty, but shows black olives, coffee, dark chocolate, some tobacco, dark berries, and earth. There’s some tartness here, and not just a hint, and this is a bit off-putting. The beer is light-medium bodied and seems quite thin for a stout. Carbonation is light as well, and the finish is reasonably dry. Overall, this is below average stout. It’s thin, tastes like black olives, and has an odd tartness.
Rated on 10-06-2009. This bottled beer pours a medium sized tan fizzy head with a short retention, opaque black body, very little carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and dried fruits. The Taste mimics the Aroma. The Palate is tingly and thin. This beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, the Aroma is better than the flavor. The texture is too thin for this beer’s style and does not come across as a true Stout. This is a beer that is not on my "want to drink again sometime" list. madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
31st July 2009bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Oapque black beer. Light crisp palate. Smooth malt, sourish like a good porter. Very light smoke, barely there. Mild sour fruit. Smooth, almost creamy, dark malt and a nice minerally finish. Finally a decent Argentinian beer!
22 ounce bottle (labeled Andean Stout). Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head that stayed around for a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and sweet, the brew smells like dark fruit (raisins, prunes), molasses, chocolate, coffee and some charred/burnt malt. The flavors are the same as the aroma, but not quite as strong. I do like the taste, but it does seem a little weak in comparison to the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a little bit coating with moderate carbonation. Overall it’s a decent enough brew, I’d buy it again in the future. It’s certainly worth trying for just $3.99 a bottle! Syzzer (647) - Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2011
This is a good smooth dark Irish style ale. Smooth molasis malts with a a soy sauce aroma
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Black, large light brown head, nice lacing.   Nice roasted malt nose, some lactose like
sweetness.   Fairly roasty on the tongue, start to finish.   Not a big malt base, very little hop which is
welcomed.   Slight ash on the backside.   Moderate to thin body and mouthfeel.   More astray on the
finish.   Simple, but straight forward and respectable. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
660mL bomber thing from Cleveland Park Liquors. The pour is a deep brown with no head formation. Scant, weak, large bubbles form and subside. Nose is salty black olives. Taste is olive juice, astringent bitterness, salt, chlorine, pool cleaner. Non existent palate. Drainpour. Needs a new brewer probably. reebtogi (6315) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
poured dark and dirty into glass, light brown head with little lacing left behind, a malty sweeter stout than I am used to, a medium body and carbonation, takes a bit of getting used to. TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 Bottle from World Market. Opaque black-brown pour with a brown head leaving sparse lace. Chocolate, licorice, coffee, cherries and dates flesh out the aromas from this surprisingly light-medium bodied stout. There is a tartness early and in the finish and then a metallic aftertaste as if I bit my lip. With the medium carbonation and relatively light body, the mouth feel is lacking. Interestingly, this stout is sweet and sour early, transitioning to umami and sour at the finish, with minimal bitterness throughout. I thought this could be a nice sessionable sweet stout, but the metallic aftertaste ruins that idea. I’d try it again, but would like to have it closer to the source. drfabulous (8095) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Older bottle never opened from Thomas. Pours thin. Slight cola and chocolate flavor. Carbonation fades. Not too impressive.