pubhunter54 (11) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Excellent coffee stout. Great dessert beer for the end of the day. Enjoyed it at Hal & Mal’s in Jackson, MS while listening to some Blues. Heaven. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2009
It is a Sweet Potato Cream Stout, AWESOME! Tap @ the 1st Annual Rocket City Brewfest. 08 may 09. Dark brown pour. Aroma of roast and some coffee. Flavor has a nice roast, odd sweetness, some chicory, and light coffee. Considering it is a beer from Mississippi, this beer is awesome. A+ dchmela (3074) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2011
Growler from my buddy Aaron. Pours black with a thick off white head. Huge coffee, lactose, sweet potato, chocolate and roasted grain aroma. Taste is smooth and creamy with notes of chocolate and roasted grain. Complex, tasty and very sessionable stout. zizzybalubba (1873) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled at GABF 2011. Dark brown to black pour with a khaki head. Nice roasted malt aroma with hints of dark chocolate. Chocolate and coffee and flavor with a light hop finish. Nicely done. matthewgerke (67) - - NOV 16, 2012
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).
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2013
On tap at bayou burger on bourbon st.. pitch black pour with a light body..aroma of chocolate and raisen..taste is similar.. like it JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
I was pleasantly surprised by this. I had major doubts about beer with sweet potatoes, but the flavor was very good, clearly a sweet stout. Palate was a little thin when compared to other stouts, but very good for being in a southern state. Very impressed. Capa (3322) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Black pour and dark brown head. Aroma is earthy, roasted malt, a bit sweet. Full bodied. Earthy, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, a bit of black coffee. Not overly heavy or difficult to drink. Really nice stout. beer_rookie (584) - 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.
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.