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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 140   ABV: 4.65%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Jefferson Stout, Lazy Magnolias original Sweet Potato Cream Stout, is Lazy Magnolias version of the ideal Southern-Style Stout. Jefferson Stout is brewed with sweet potatoes and lactose (milk sugar). The sweet potatoes provide the background to an impressive taste with added notes of roasted chocolate, coffee and caramel flavors.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Deep dark brown body. Aromas of malt, coffee and chocolate. Nice flavor of malt, coffee and chocolate as well. The finish was a little lighter than most, but still had a decent creaminess.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (2041) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. A- Chocolate syrup, milk, subtle coffee, roasty. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Chocolate syrup, milky, sweet, slightly roasty, slightly dry, subtle coffee bitterness. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Wanted this mostly for the novelty of being brewed with sweet potatoes. Cant say that I really got much sweet potato. It definitely added to the sweetness but didnt have a pronounced flavor. It was good though. I expected it to be a weird novelty beer and in turn it was actually very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (4169) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle, shared by me... in the library... just now.
Pours basically black with a big tan head and some nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is lightly roasty and mildly sweet. It does smell like sweet potatoes and I cant get upset about that. Its got some mild molasses and coffee in there, fine enough.

The flavor is very very molasses like with a roasty bitterness and a medium level of sweetness. The sweet potatoes are noticeable but less so than they are in the aroma. Its got some baking cocoa, some espresso, and a light bit of caramel.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chucklemation (1541) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Pours a jet black with a thin white head. Aroma is lactose, chocolate, roast, burnt sugar, and a metallic note. Flavor is chocolate and roast, with the lactose turning into some vegetal notes. Has a light body. Meh.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
weitz15 (567) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Dark pour. At best, only hints of notes of roasted chocolate, coffee and caramel flavors. Dull finish as well. Needs something to jump out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (4332) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Dark beer out of the bottle. There is very little carbonation in this bottle. I got some brown bubbles when I poured but no head and not much action on the tongue. Molasses, burnt grain and buttered toast in the nose. Lots of lactic sweetness with burnt chocolate, toast, sweetened coffee and some grassy hops in the finish. Okay novelty stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (5903) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. The beer is a darker brown with a fizzy head of khaki foam that fizzles down to a ring around the edge of the glass. The aroma has a lot of roast character to it with moderate vanilla bean notes. The taste lends some zippy sweetness akin to marshmallow and vanilla. The sweet potato does not really come through for me. Lighter to medium in body and higher in carbonation. Slick, prickly mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1009) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Black with thin, light-brown head. Aroma/Flavor: Caramel sweet potato, cocoa, grass. Somewhat thin though for my ideal version of the style. Body is medium and creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall, pretty good, a unique concept that was well executed, but needs more of the deliciousness of sweet stouts at their best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pubhunter54 (11) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Excellent coffee stout. Great dessert beer for the end of the day. Enjoyed it at Hal & Mals in Jackson, MS while listening to some Blues. Heaven.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChadPolenz (1774) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Brewing beer with sweet potatoes is definitely an interesting premise, and Ive had a really excellent beer that utilized that ingredient. In the case of Lazy Magnolia Jeff Stout its a much different experience. This is a light milk stout base that includes sweet potato presumably for flavor rather than as an adjunct. As a milk stout its only average and it really doesnt work as a novelty beer at all.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a wine glass. It was bottled on 10/6/15 and cost $2.59 ($0.22 per ounce).

Appearance: Dark brown/black proper hue. No visible carbonation. Pours to a fairly large, dark tan, foamy head which retains and laces well enough.

Smell: The lactose sugar is prominent, as is the bottles age with a noticeable tangy/metallic scent. Some chocolate notes, but as if the chocolate had expired.

Taste: This was actually my second time trying this beer. Someone sent me a bottle a while ago but it was well over a year old at the time and it was undrinkable. This bottle is less than three months old but it has all the signs of a much older beer. Much like the nose, theres a noticeable and distracting tanginess. Not quite sour or tart lacto presence; just something all old stouts seem to have. I will say that theres some nice chocolate flavors on the finish along with deeply roasted malt. I also detect a slight cola flavor as well. The sweet potatoes seem to be completely absent, though. I doubt anyone could pick them out in a blind tasting. So this beer fails to deliver on its marketing.

Drinkability: It doesnt say on the bottle, but apparently Lazy Magnolia Jeff Stout is only 4.65% ABV, which is much lighter than youd think itd be. Though it does have a light body and thin mouthfeel to match. The texture is akin to tepid soda. Still, it is smooth and finishes mostly clean. Despite the low gravity, I wouldnt see any point in sessioning it.

RATING: 5/10


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