ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2011 slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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 (12420) - 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 (6385) - 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 (3481) - 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. 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.