PorterPounder (8364) - 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. FROTHINGSLOSH (8308) - 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. jonas (8281) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2017
Bottle. Milk chocolate, light smoke and copper aroma. Darkest brown, creamy Brown head. Medium light. Creamy. Light on the palate, but very creamy. earthy, milk chocolate, light herb and choc finish. Idiosynkrasie (8216) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2016
355ml bottle. Almost black colour with dark ruby glimmer and aväerage, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Roasty, chocolately, dark malty aroma, sweet-ish hints of burnt caramel, hints of molasses, a nuttily touch. Taste is bitter, roasty dark malty, minimally papery, mineral and ashy, residual sweetness, a touch of burnt coffee. GenDV138 (7900) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of sweet potato, roast, light chocolate. Tastes of sweet potato, caramel, light chocolate. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Ernest (7890) - 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^) Iphonephan (7486) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a quickly dissipating tan head. No lacing.. Roasted malt aroma. Fairly thin and astringent, but the flavors are nice - caramel and raisin notes. JStax (7318) - 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. wlajwl (7213) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Aroma is chocolate, mild coffee and a hint of sweetness potatoes. The flavor is chocolate, dark malts, mild coffee, slight potato funk and a n acidic finish.