DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2017 MattShizzle (618) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - via Ale in the Mail. Very dark and opaque. Aroma is roasty with malt. Interesting and pretty good. Sweet but not overly so, definite roastiness and some flavor of sweet potato. Also notice a slight metallic aftertaste
On tap at the Ole Saint in NOLA. Dark brown with copper highlights and a low tan head. Nice and roasty, some coffee and chocolate with a balanced dry finish. Nothing flashy, but a solid tasty stout. HourGlass13 (1046) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2017
This beer pours up pitch black, with a thin tan head. Aromas is pretty mild. Just some smoke and sweetness. Taste is some coffee, mild chocolate, roasty and smoky with a milky finish. The lactose is very pronounced. I don’t detect much as far as sweet potatoes are concerned. OK, non offensive and drinkable, nothing great. freekyp (2408) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2017
An interesting blend of deep roast and lactose tartness. Pours pitch black with a small ring of tan head. Nice long roast finish. A hint of sweet potato sweetness creeps into the fade. Erzengel (9467) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2017
*Bottle in Hamburg. Extremely deep and rich for the 4.5%. Sweetish chocolate, nuts, roast. Probably the sweet potatoes are there as well, lactose soft, smooth mild, sweetish espresso / milk chocolate. Nice and round. ehaak26 (709) - - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Aroma of chocolate, sweet potato, and caramel. Taste is sweet.
jonas (8035) - 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 (6257) - Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, 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 (2104) - - 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 (7815) - 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 (13099) - 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.