Rasmus40 (22173) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Blutt59. Thanks a lot, Bob. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and cocoa. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 170615 chrisv10 (18735) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle, 4.5%. Black with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, lacto and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, hop, lacto and medium bitter. saxo (19583) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, little vegetables and hops. HenrikSoegaard (14710) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Almost Black. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter slightly roasted flavor. Some lactose. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate. kidobutai (700) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2015
poured from a bottle. Crisp aroma, intriguing. Slightly skunky aroma. Not a fan of the taste, bitter.
bytemesis (9516) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Tap. Pours dark black, large creamy brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, cocoa, rubber. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, bit of chocolate candy, a touch odd. Medium body. Not bad. vipinvelp (4580) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2015
Kind of strange, where did the aroma go? Some coffee notes. Likelwise not too strong taste, small coffee, some choclate, little bitter. (Austin 201505) beastiefan2k (4191) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2015
12oz bottle. So, why does this not have flavor? Light soft roast, maybe mild lactose sweetness. All decent stuff and then its just empty, dirty water flavor. I’m flummoxed. Chalky. beer_rookie (708) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a tan head, one to two fingers. No lacing. The color and the pour are pretty. Well, there’s some lacing as you swish it around.Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2015
Aroma is amazing! I smell coffee, but not real strong. I smell chocolate, but not too strong. I smell fresh cream, that is pretty strong. I smell sweet potato, but that’s not real strong. As far as nose goes, this is perfect!!
After al that hype and all that teasing with the aroma, the taste is somewhat of a let down. First off, it’s not a very heavy body. It’s thin, and it’s somewhat watery. However, I do taste the coffee and the chocolate. The cream is there, but it comes in late. The sweet potato is there, I can taste it, but it’s more in the finish and aftertaste. The more I drink, the more pronounced it becomes. But it also has a sweetness, perhaps molassess...? After all that, it needs some body to it.
Mouthfeel is too thin. Needs body, needs some bitterness too it. It’s slightly bitter toward the end. But the sweet potato (yes, I can taste it) sort of takes over. It’s more of sweet potato skin than anything. It could use some work.
Overall, this is my first ever sweet potato beer. I was excited to see it on the shelf. I’m excited to try it. I’ll be excited to try it again...just not this one probably. Not that I don’t like it, but I know there are other sweet potato beers out there, and I’ll search them out before I try this one again.
12 ounce bottle
Lazy Magnolia seems to be a mixed bag. This disappointing stout failed to impress and left me looking to another beer to salvage the evening. It lacks any glaring flaws but its forgettable nature and timid approach render it lost in a sea of thousands of similar beers.
Aroma / Appearance - The fluid black base offers a bit of promise. Carbonation breaks the veil of creamy ochre head from time to time. Smoky malts, coffee, and sweet potato rise up with a strong burnt profile like toast left too long in the oven.
Flavor / Palate - Coffee scraped from the bottom of the pot chars the tongue with a burnt texture. Roasted ash briefly refreshes before a long lasting bitterness sticks to the throat. If it did not try to be so heavy handed it would have been far more enjoyable. Instead it takes things to such an extreme that it becomes immediately polarizing.