PorterPounder (7961) - 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. cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
black color, aroma of coffee, chocolate, graham crackers, same flavors, getting a little sweet potato, and slight lactose, not to creamy, rather chalky, but very seasonable and lots of flavor for the low abv Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark mahogany with a tan head. Aromas of smoke, roasted malt, licorice, coffee. Little sweet at first, then turns bitter. I’m not picking up the potatoes, but I like this one. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle... Poured black with a moderate head. Malted tones, some roast, and a hint of sweet potato on the nose. It was nice. Nothing too crazy or special about this one. But a nice drinking beer none the less. Some hints of light cocoa and lactose. Sort of reminded me of that dish with sweet potatoes and marshmallows. Some roast and toasted sugars/malts. Certainly a stout worth trying. kerenmk (4751) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting in Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. As Jeff Stout. Very dark brown with tan head. Roasted yam and slightly chocolatey aroma, a little smoky bitterness in the mouth, along with vegetables esp. sweet potatoes. Body’s a bit too light, aftertaste that reminds me of the liquid that comes out of oven-roasted sweet potatoes and mild carbonation.
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
c/o GreatDane1632 - Thank you Dane! 1st MS beer.
Aroma - this is the only place where the sweet potato showed up for me. It’s the yam/sweet potato candied thing going on, but you have to hone in on it. You can tell it’s going to be sweet in taste, there is also nice roast quality to it. There is also a little coffee tucked in there as well.
Appearance - body is black; liquid is opaque; the head is light brown/tan starts about 1/2" and it eventually settles into a thin slice
Taste - is primarily sweet, there is a bit of roast, some chocolate, and a bit of roast.
Palate - body is full; the texture is creamy; the carbonation is average; the finish is a nice mild roast, very silky smooth and enjoyable. OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft. Black with a tan head. Chocolate and sweet coffee aromas. Coffee up front with a lightly sweet finish. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
On tap at Big Texas Beer Fest. Dark pour with a small head. Aroma is sweet potato and fresh grain. Taste is dry, sandy, and a ton of sweet potato. bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle labeled as Jeff Stout, bottled on date of 02/10/14. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing. Aroma is sweet, it smells like roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and some vanilla. It tastes like milk chocolate, nuts, vanilla, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, and cream. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy with moderate carbonation. I think it’s a good sweet stout, but I don’t think "sweet potatoes" when drinking it, because I didn’t notice any. Certainly worth a try. alexsdad06 (10378) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from a BA trade from backlog notes. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, lactose creaminess, the sweet potatoes are faint but with warming became more noticeable, caramel, interesting combination of flavors, body is on the thin side.