misterbeer (528) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2010
12 ounce bottle.A dark pour brown head with a nice fruit aroma .Taste of coffee, chocolate, caramel, fruit .Finishes on the dry side with a small coffee aftertaste. bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Interesting offering from Shlafly here. January 2010 bottle pours an opaque black with a thin cocoa head that dissipates instantly and doesn’t lace. Aroma is subdued nutty, roated malts. Flavor is a nice mix of hop bitterness (not as bitter as the description would lead you to believe, but it’s there) and smoke on top of a hearty, nutty roasted malt base. Smooth mouthfeel, somewhere between creamy and oily, not slick at all but not entirely velveteen either. temporrari (398) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Pours opaque, brown head. Aroma is somewhat muted but maybe that’s because I just got it out of the fridge. Creamy body. It’s pretty smooth, and has a good rich flavor, slight roast, but it’s not really bitter at all. It doesn’t particularly stand out. Still, it’s a nice brew, reasonably priced, and fairly strong without saying so. I’ll probably pick up some more of this stuff soon. beernbourbon (1604) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2010 Bottle. Pour is almost black with thin tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, rich coffee, and brown sugar. Flavor is pretty full for 8% with lots of chocolate and roasted malt. Great beer, but not exceptional. Would certainly drink again. Stellaaaa (270) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Pours a dark black with a moderately thin, tobacco coloured head. This beer has an aroma of dark roasted malt without the fainted hint of hops in the aroma. It tastes, likewise, of dark, burnt malt and just enough hop bitterness to even things out. It has a balanced mouthfeel that is neither to thin and watery nor too thick. Overall, a much more versatile stout than many of the ones I’ve had, and this beer is certainly worth it’s mettle.
SM_Jenkins (48) - Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2010
sweeter and more chocolaty than I remember; used some to make a delicious beer mustard bluegrassburke (28) - Crested Butte, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2010
-Date Tasted : 1-19-10 OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2009
-Rating : 3.6
-Brew Date/Batch# : 1-14-10
-Mode/Price: 12oz. bottle/$8.49 6-pack
-Source : St. Louis area grocery
-Appearance : Very dark just as expected with a very dark head
-Aroma : nice roasted malty sweetness
-Flavor : great big dry Irish stout drank before this beer was in the bottle for 100 hours. VERY FREASH!
-Overall : Buy this limited release beer from the fine Schafly Brewery. A very nice dry stout that is not too sweet in my book. And I hate sweet beer.
bottle, from trade with barleypops. Ok aroma, sweet, little roasty, little vineious. Orangy dark brown color, small head, no lace, Sweet bitter flavor, nice roast chocolate thing going on. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish, Nice beer, held up well considering how long I’ve had it, though it was in my fridge for most of the time... theisti (4221) - Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2009
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at Olive or Twist in Platte City, Missouri. Bottled with love on 02 04 2009. Pour is opaque black with a nice khaki head that builds up to three inches on some nice settling. Falls with a lot of crackling. Small amount of lace. Aroma of roasty malt, mild pine hops and a dusty earthiness. A touch of creamy licorice as well. Taste is more aggressive than I was expecting from the nose - big roast and licorice right away, followed by drying pine hops and more roasted malt. Finish is super dry, almost flinty. Palate is medium, bordering on thin, lowish carbonation. A decent enough take on a bigger stout. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - AUG 19, 2009
bottle poured into a Sam Addams glass produced a finger worth of tan colored head that settled to a thick lace. the color of the body of this brew was a typical black.
A nice aroma of toasted grains with a light hops. The flavor is great coffee espresso roastiness. This of course is followed up with some nice sweet maltiness in the brew. The feel is full in my mouth with ample carbonation.
There is good drinkability on this stout. This is also a great example of the style I would never turn it down