ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Dark brown pour with garnet hues. Thin beige head. Aroma is roasty. Thin body. Good for summer Choolate, roast, slight metallic thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Served from tap into a standard RJ Rockers pint. Sat down to one of these after work at The Taproom (RJ Rockers Taproom). The appearance of this one was a dark brown almost black with a low rising tan head. The aroma had a hint of coffee with some underlying caramel. The taste was suprisingly smooth for a stout, but had a nice subtle hint of coffee and chocolate. Lacing was observed throughout. Overall this was much nicer than I thought it would be, however, it was not really that impressive either. Worth a try, but that’s about it. NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Named Spartanburg Stout at 299 in Spartanburg.
The aroma was strong milk chocolate with a light coffee presence. The aroma was lightly roasty with a bit of smoke and caramel and a lightly fruity nature. The beer arrived black with a beige low yet lasting head which laced the glass. The flavor was chocolate and a fruity roasty nature. Milk chocolate with a nice fruity flavor and lightly acidic roasted grain bittering. The finish was dry with a light bit of roast and milk chocolate lasting into the aftertaste. The body was medium-full with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy texture on the palate. A pretty nice milk stout.
Pint at 299 in Spartanburg. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Spartanburg Stoutjcwattsrugger (12434) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Source: Brewfest, Hickory, NC
black with ruby edges, light roasted malt aroma, smooth body, lots of chocolate malt flavor, just enough roasted to make it a stout, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
on tap @HopfestNC-pours a thin tan head and brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-coffee/chocolate, roasty. Taste is dark malt-coffee/chocolate, roasty, secondary/faint hops. OK/mild carbonation.
Suttree (6415) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2007
As "Star Spangled Stout" at the 2007 Hickory Hops. Black, or at least very dark brown, and a thick creamy tan head. Chocolatey, earthy aroma. Smoove, milky palate, with notes of coffee and chocolate. A touch dry at the finish, but not overly so. Tasty Stuff. NachlamSie (3507) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Draught. Pours brown. Notes of chocolate, coffee, and dust are in the aroma. I detected bakers’ chocolate and instant coffee in the mouth, perhaps a stray hop here or there. The finish is semi-bacony with lingering coffee. This has a very medium mouthfeel. Easily my favorite R.J. brew, but not great. slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Good looking stout. Nose of choclate and coffee. Taste is very much coffee with a whiskey side to it as well. But very coffee to me w/ only minimal chocolate character. Good, just not really my kind of stout but get xtra points for being local. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Draught. Opaque, black with tan head. Chocolatey and prominent malty nose. Milk chocolate, sweet malt come out in the flavor. Decent stout. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Somewhat bitter finish.