matthewgerke (67) - - NOV 16, 2012ehaak26 (499) - - JUN 25, 2017
Tap. Poured a deep black with a two-finger caramel-colored head. Didn’t get the sweet potatoes coming through as advertised but did pick up the roasted chocolate, coffee and caramel flavors. Great, typical stout - not too sweet from the lactose but just sweet enough to be very drinkable without losing the classic stout flavor (instead of being a milk stout).
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Aroma of chocolate, sweet potato, and caramel. Taste is sweet. jonas (7549) - Garching b. München, 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. SinH4 (4709) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2017
Bottle. Black color with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, lacto, and really some sweet potato. Taste is sweet potato, lacto, chocolate. A bit mineralic finish. Medium carbonation. Interesting! zoucrew102 (1816) - - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle. Roasted malt aroma with notes of caramel, coffee, milk sugar, chocolate and some sweet potato. Pours dark brown with a large caramel head that has excellent retention and lacing. Starts with roasted malt flavors with notes of chocolate, caramel and coffee. Finishes extremely smooth with milk sugar sweetness and some sweet potato flavor that ends very clean on the palate. Pretty nice stout. Ernest (7661) - 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^)
j12601 (10955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark brown to black with a medium sized tan head. Roast and sweet paper on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet, roast, cocoa, chocolate. Gentle today bitterness into the finish. kevinator (2176) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Decent sweet stout. Aroma of roasted malt and sweet. Flavor was sweet vegetable and chocolate. Dark and creamy. StevieT (1997) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2016
On tap Ole Saint. A touch thinner than I like and with a slight acrid finish on the roasted flavours. Idiosynkrasie (7432) - 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. hayduke (5188) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 9, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle/ Pours near black with a big tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing. Nose of chocolate malts. Medium body and a lactose mouth feel. Flavor is mostly roast chocolate malts. Finishes sweet. Pretty good.