ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle. Consumed at Rayboy01’s Cajun Fais Do Do. Milky, lactose stout. Nice, tan head. Opaque body. Very carbonated. Good stout. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Part of the many beers tried at RAYBOY01’s Cajun Fais-Do-Do. Black with small tan head. Dark chocolate aroma with some dough. Chalk, grain, chocolate, coffee, spice and alc flavor. Thin and chalky body. Not the best tasting stout, too thin and chalky and alcy. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Name: Rhoades’ Scholar
Date: September 08, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown. fine beige head
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate and roasted malt aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate and dark caramel flavor, nice sweetness from the caramel brings out tge chocolate, roasted malts add balance
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
pours dark brown with a dark golden head. Get ready to wait to drink this beer because the head will take a while to go down. Tastes of semi-sweet chocolate and darkly roasted coffee. Not a bad beer at all. shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2007
8/15/2007: South Shore Rhoades’ Scholar Stout pours out a very dark brown color and has a large, rocky brown head that slowly collapses. and leaves a long-lasting frothy crown. The aroma is mostly semi-sweet chocolate and a bit of residual yeast. The flavor is also predominately semi-sweet chocolate with some darkly roasted malts and a dry, coffee-like bitter finish. No alcohol is apparent in the taste, but it feels a bit higher than 6.4%! The body of the beer is medium-full and it has a smooth texture in the mouth. "Rich and hearty, not thick and overpowering" is a very apropos description! Also, drink this beer at warmer temperatures. It is much better and more interesting with some caramel and char flavors coming through. Very good. I wish I had some chocolate or something to pair with this right now!
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
12 fl. oz. bottle from hopdog. Thanks for the trade Steve. I appreciate it! Rating #100 for this beer...
12 ounce bottle. Shaker glass. Black with a huge brown head. (Did someone shake this up and not tell me?) Aroma -- chocolate with a hint of coffee. Taste was much the same, chocolate and coffee with a hint of hop bitterness. A strange mineral water taste became noticeable by mid-bottle, but it wasn’t too distracting. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2007
12oz bottle wife bought on trip to Wi. Picked a Wi brew from the fridge in honor of my dads birthday. Sweet barley malt, chocolate, nutty and old coffee. Started pouring this one in the glass and head just blew up and filled pint glass. As i was waiting for head to subside noticed some rice crispy snap crackle pop action, odd. Coffee, and a sweet bitter carbination along with chocolate at first but went away half way though beer. Smooth on palate one of he most interesting beers I’ve had. Retro42 (18) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Wonderfully rich chocolate and coffee aroma. Color is almost black with a reddish-brown hue. Pours to a thin tan head that disappeared quickly. Taste is nice, lots of coffee and chocolate with barley notes. Palate is excellent, dryand slightly carbonated. Overall an excellent stout. Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2007
Pours dark with a ruby hue around the edge of the glass, and a tan head that disappears. Aroma is very similar to Sam Smith’s Imperial, probably due to the roasted barley. Flavor is quite similar to Sam Smith’s as well, but the beer is a little more carbonated and slightly drier, with the roasted barley appearing along with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2007
big very fiizzy brown head sites atop an opaque black body. sweet chocolate and roasted malt aroma. the flavor is sweet. the palate is awful, it assaults you. reminds me a little bit of tonic water.