SudsMcDuff (8428) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2011 i’m sorry if i haven’t been smiling enough, mr. rumbold. but there must be a reason. are you– i don’t wish to pry– but are you– unhappy at home? ah– yes. that could very well be it, yes. now we’re getting somewhere. sit down and tell me about it. thank you. yes, sir. it’s my environment, you see, sir. i’ve only got this one shabby little room. - in highgate, isn’t it? - yes, very poor part of highgate, though. ever since we took in that asian to help make ends meet, well… the strain has been too much for my crippled mother, and… she’s had to give up her job at the skating rink. taking– taking the tickets. i had no idea. yes. well… what with that and the fact that the– the cat’s got asthma and has been coughing all night– what with all that and also the fact that i have to– we have to cook on a broken old gas ring… there are days when somehow life seems to have lost its magic. nimbleprop (8377) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2013
12oz bottle pours an inky black with some creamy, beige head. Nose is earthy, bread, malt, dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet, bready, chocolate, cola, dirt. Earthy, dry finish. bytemesis (8375) - 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. kraddel (8108) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Pours black , small grey head . Smell is bit chocolaty . Taste is metallic, chocolate , tad sweet . I like it jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Keg @ Boylan Heights. Deep brown with a small tan head. Nose is pretty creamy and sweet. Hazelnut coffee creamer. Brown sugar. Chocolate syrup. Taste is similar. Slightly thin nutty chocolate water. Nutella and brown sugar. Light body, creamy mouthfeel. Sort of boring.
PorterPounder (7965) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Tampa, Fl - Total Wine - 12 oz bottle. Deep dark black oily pour, sticky khaki colored head, light film of lacing. Aroma has nice lactic notes with some bittersweet chocolate notes. Flavor is full bodied with some bittersweet dark chocolate, a bit of day old coffee and a hint of licorice. Mouthfeel has a nice creaminess to it, good lacticity, Impressive. Cunningham (7952) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Appearance: Deep dark almost black color with a beige head. Ok lacing.drfabulous (7941) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Aroma: Coffee and dark malt.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Coffee, some chocolate and roasted.
Overall impression: Nice mellow coffee beer.
Personal stats: Bottle (as Jeff Stout) from a trade with ★ RobertDale ★
US State #43
12 ounce bottle best by 5/14 on the bottle. Black with tan head. Creamy with a bit of milk stout taste to it. Not sure what sweet potatoes do. Taste is porter/light stout. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large foamy dark brown head that faded and left minimal lacing. The flavor was roasty, licorice, floral and fruity hops. The flavor was bitter, roasty and malty with a hint of anise and moderate floral hops. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh. Ernest (7694) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Bottle (Jan 2017 bottling, as "Jeff Stout", aka "Big Beef Stout").
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting.
Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested).
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, coffee), with a note of minerals.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation.
This is much more of a dry stout than anything, really. It’s not even remotely a sweet stout IMHO, and I’m more sensitive to overly sweet beers than most folks. Roasty-minerally nose certainly makes me think of an Irish stout, and the 4.5% and light body suggest the same. It’s more sour than bitter, but plenty of UK examples are pretty tart too. I don’t get any of the sweet potato or lactose (thankfully on both). Hi, Jeff! *<8^)