JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bottle. Darkest brown/black pour with a big tan head. Roasted malt aroma with a bit of sweet malt and a hint of alcohol. Sweet malt flavor up front with some booze influence and a dry finish. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Thanks to R’s Klimek. Deep reddish-brown pour with a brown head. Nice roasted malt aroma and sweetness- could smell this all day. What you smell. you taste. It had a nice creamy mouthfeel. A good beer to try as being the first of Schlafly’s. Worth searching out more. Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Pours black with a tall brown fizzy head that stays for a minute. Chocolate and roast coffee bean aroma. Taste is cocoa and caramel with a bitter roast finish. More on the thin side than rich and creamy. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
pours a deep brown with a small tan head. notes of mocha, coffee, roasted malts. grainy yet smooth mouthfeel. not bad. drjay44 (3712) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 2/4/09. Pours a thick mocha colored head, over an apparently clear brownish black (SRM 25) body.....nose of roasted malts, (coffee, chocolate) molasses, and a bit of soy sauce......tastes early of sweet malts with a bit of toffee, lots of molasses, ends with a light to medium hop bitterness, with lingering sweetness.....mouth feel is medium to heavy, carbonation light to medium. This is not large enough to fall into the Imperial category, not dry enough to be in the dry category, so it is a Foreign Extra Stout by the BJCP discriptor. It reminds me of Lion.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2009
Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with a little bit of dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts and cocoa, with a slightly bitter roasty finish. Not bad. Strykzone (7362) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2009
So dark, rich, and thick with a nice tan head. Flavor is very nice chocolate and coffee. Feel is substantial. This is a very nice stout and one that I will seek out again. beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2009
Really... this? Schlafly f’ed up somewhere along the way with this beer. Pours with a small khaki head. I will make this simple there is a good dry stout here, as was the idea but there is a bad alcohol aspect. That is where the beer goes awry. Its like a vegetal alcohol aspect on the nose. It is subdued in the flavor. It really ruins all the nice roast-y and sweet prune aspects. Not a foreign stout, really this should be called an Imperial Dry Stout (not meant as a compliment). .Maybe I am being bitter b/c I just drank the Cadillac Mtn Stout and that was just so perfect in oh so many ways. zombywoof (467) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2009
12oz, bottled on 02/04/09, Bell’s tulip glass.
Sweet stout with coffee,soy sauce, smoke, nuts, roasted malt and a hint of vanilla. Pretty good but I think it’s a little overpriced for the quality you get. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Bottled 02.05.2009. Poured black with a thin fizzy tan head that was gone in seconds. Very nice coffee ice cream like aroma of coffee, roast, nut, and dark chocolate. The flavor sat back some compared to the aroma but a decent find of coffee, roast, and milk chocolate. Medium body and a roast coffee aftertaste.