RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This dark deliciousness is named after the gumbo dirt of the Des Moines River bottom which nourished our Peace Tree and is now used as the surface for Knoxville’s famous Sprint Car track. Instead of using traditional ale yeast required of a stout, a Belgian yeast was used to add complexity. This stout is brewed with high quality pale malt, three roasted malts and two caramel malts. The dark roasted caramel malts contribute to the chocolate and toffee characteristics. Three varieties of hops contribute to the bitterness and aromas of this beer.

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arnold931 (1264) - Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2014
Tap at Peace Tree brewery. Strong caramel malt. Very smooth beer. I like it.

cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of pepsican. Another "bonus" beer. Pours a black appearance with a thin brown head. Anise, dark chocolate, fairly dark fruity (Belgian yeast?), a touch smoky/roasty aroma. Thin body. Ashy, cigarette flavor with plenty of roast and a touch of fruit. Not good. Scroll past.

Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Pours a dark black with light tan head, slightly bitter chocolate and coffe notes, I would say this isn’t bad by any means but wasn’t overly exciting either

Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Very basic model. Not overly anything. Hint of chocolate. A good stout to introduce someone to if they've never had them.

Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Agree with Tap at baitshop....pours black with brown head.. metal ftuit mocha aroma.. taste is somilar..very smooth..awesome Except for everything ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Tap at baitshop....pours black with brown head.. metal ftuit mocha aroma.. taste is somilar..very smooth..awesome

truebluehes (207) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle. Blah. Nothing special. Very watery, no bite. Tasted like dirt, albeit a decent sampling of dirt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Huhzubendah (3742) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
A: The beer appears a deep brown hue, bordering on blackness. The beige head is approximately a half inch thick at the onset, and settles to a thin layer within a few minutes. S: The aroma brings roasted malt (slightly burned), light coffee, grain. T: The flavor is underwhelming. The Belgian yeast strain just comes off as odd, and doesn’t integrate itself gracefully into the overall presentation of the beer. The roast character is bordering on charred / burned. The coffee presence is healthy, but could be fresher tasting, and more aromatic. M: The feel is thinner than I would prefer in a stout. I would be more tolerant if the beer was exceptionally creamy and the drinkability was high, but alas, this is not the case. D: This is my second offering from Peace Tree. While I found the Double IPA surprisingly delicious, I was considerably less impressed with Black River Gumbo Stout. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-01-2011

wlajwl (7075) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Roasted malts and caramel in aroma and flavor. Thankfully the Belgian yeast didn’t ruin this, it was mild; this was a pretty good stout that wasn’t taken down by odd and out of place flavors.

mwMcGill (20) - DES Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Aroma and appearance are great. Taste is of strong caramel malt. I’m tasting some flavor of wax beans or green beans. A spicy finish that does remind me of Gumbo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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