shrubber85 (11382) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle. Molasses, chocolate, ash and alcohol aroma. Opaque brown-black color with moderate head. Lightly sweet molasses/chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal/alcohol flavor. Decent - a bit rough. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Bottle... Pours very dark and sits almost black in the glass with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Coffee, cola and vanilla notes comprise the nose. Surprisingly, I didn’t pick up on any chocolate or cocoa. The flavor is a combination of rich, sweet goodies and ends up tasting like a heavily toasted campfire marshmallow. The alcohol is very well-disguised. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and feather-soft carbonation. Bitter-sweet, well-roasted finish. Many kudos to vyvvy for providing me with this excellent stout! Imperial though? daknole (11047) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2009
bottle from acknud. Almost a black pour wtih a small off white head. Aroma is full of chocolate, roasted malt and some faint coffee notes. Flavor is much sweeter and richer than I would have ever expected. Irish style stout? Not really. Flavor has some raisins, chocolate, prunes, roasted malt and an odd sweetness. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/28/2007cubs (10634) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2007
dark brown, wispy beige head, dry roasted malt aroma, creamy body, roasted and chocolate flavor, dry with just a bit of sweetness with the chocolate,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Tap @ Schlafly St. Louis. Pours a brown appearance with a light brown head. Anise, dark fruity, anise, Belgian chocolate aroma. Somewhat roasty, a touch burnt, dark chocolate flavor. Not my favorite.
BVery (10485) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Very dark pour with a small khaki head. Bitter roasted malts, cocoa, coffee. Slight sweetness to balance in a great way. Full flavored. This is excellent! alexsdad06 (10378) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Sampled from a 12 oz. bottle @ DLD 4/28/07. Pours an extremely dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and a hint of dark chocolate, but its not very strong. The flavor is roasted malt with some chocolate and a touch of coffee. Dry finish, medium body. Nicely balanced, more like a dry stout than an imperial IMO. jercraigs (10365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
2015-08-21. Black body with a tan head fades. 3+ Aroma is sort of fruity with notes of treacle. Flavour is similar, treacle and caramel, light roast and dusty malt notes that linger in the finish. Smooth average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Enjoyable. Bottle from Ye Old Spirit Shop, Frederick, MD. phaleslu (10239) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Draft sample at Hop in the City 2010. Pours a dark, nearly opaque brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted barley malts, dark chocolate, earthy hops, and tobacco leaves. Flavor of bitter dark chocolate, earhy hops, roasted barley malts, tobacco, molasses, and wood. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and an earthy mouthfeel. I missed this one in bottles this year, so I was happy to get a chance to finally try it. Labeled "Extra Stout" at the event, the Irish get no credit. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown as Schlafly Extra Stout. The pour is a deep cola ruby to deep brown looking near black in the glass. Topping the pour is a lively, deep brown coffee head with small retention and weak but present lace. Aroma is burnt caramel, cooked cherries, wet tobacco and earth. Taste is bitter, spicy, full of tobacco, gets a little sweet and syrupy. Mouthfeel is rich, heavier, syrupy, full of grenadine.