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Jefferson Stout - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 15
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company visit their website
Mississippi, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.65% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Jefferson Stout, Lazy Magnolia's original Sweet Potato Cream Stout, is Lazy Magnolia's version of the ideal Southern-Style Stout. Jefferson Stout is brewed with sweet potatoes and lactose (milk sugar). The sweet potatoes provide the background to an impressive taste with added notes of roasted chocolate, coffee and caramel flavors.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-01-2005)
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Ratings: 247 | Reviews: 68 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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3.69/5  rDev +1.4%

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with a hard-to-read bottling date of 06-02-13. Poured into a 16 oz tumbler.

Appearance - Aggressive pour yields a frothy cocoa-colored foam with a mottling of medium sized bubbles amidst effervescent microbubbles. Dissipates over the course of five minutes to a half finger layer of foam. Leaves lacing that creeps back down into the liquid. Body is pitch black, no discernible light getting through, even around the edges.

Smell - The sweet potato is more present than I expected. Aroma is predominantly roasty and bittersweet chocolate, there is a noticeable characteristic of yam and brown sugar. Finishes with some element of coffee beans.

Taste - Again, the sweet potato is present, accompanied by some burnt sugar sweetness and a finish with a hint of dry that appears to come from notes of tree bark and cocoa nibs.

Mouthfeel - A little slimy for my taste, and there is a strange lightness to the body that doesn't sit quite right with the heartier notes I get from smell and taste. Carbonation is light.

Overall, a solid attempt, and different than any other milk stout I've had. Successful when it comes to infusing that sweet potato characteristic without overpowering. But the feel of this one impacts negatively in a way that influences the smell and taste.

07-25-2013 04:22:05 | More by LambicPentameter
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

02-12-2013 01:28:09 | More by tbryan5
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4.33/5  rDev +19%

Poured into a pint glass at Avenue pub, New Orleans

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, black in color, opaque

Smell: roasted malt and cream

Taste: big coffee start, cream, caramel, and a touch of coconut follow.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium-heavy body, semi-bitter start followed by a very super sweet middle and a less sweet ending.

Overall: This is right up there with the best of LM beers. It is perfect on a hot southern afternoon. This has a nice combo of the biting coffee and super sweet sugar. I could have several of these. A unique beer that may be my new favorite in the style.

04-08-2011 13:33:54 | More by tigg924
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-18-2014 13:19:17 | More by esanchlsu
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3.14/5  rDev -13.7%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you to shan8454 for this beer in trade.

Appearance: Black, no light will shine through this one. No head or lacong on this one.

Smell: Faint malts and coffee.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth full bodied. Taste of faint alcohol, coffee, malts, and some starches.

Overall: This was an OK brew, not my favorite.

05-07-2013 00:03:17 | More by Cavanaghty
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-12-2012 01:25:34 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 02:23:49 | More by bpfrush
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-16-2012 04:01:01 | More by Sobertso
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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

Cool jet black pour, looked silky and smooth, tan head on the top of it, a little bit smaller than average, but far from lacking in any way. Nose displayed faint roasted malt qualities, nothing in terms of potatoes (do those even smell?). Minimal chocolate.

Taste holds up. More chocolate, good quaffable malt consistency. Really enjoy the sweetness, its like you get a double dose seemingly from lactose and sweet potatoes, and they really work! It isn't overly sweet by any means, but it has a real enjoyable drinkability to it. The carbonation seems just right to allow different waves of flavor in the mouthfeel to coat the tongue. Its not just unique, but it also actually tastes good.

A little more complex than city slickers would ever want to admit comes out of the South. A little chocolate, coffee, lactose, sweet potato. . . even the potato I suspect has an oatmeal like lending of smoothness to the beer. Gotta like the low abv that makes this an even moreso effortless beer to drink.

03-11-2013 17:07:12 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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South Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -0.8%

Growler fill from the first pour out of a new keg at Moondog Growlers. Poured about 1 hour later into a Porter Bar goblet.

Pours a dark reddish-brown, and sits almost black in the glass. A modest but creamy tan head fades fast and leaves little lacing.

Aroma: dark roasted chocolate malt, sweet with perhaps some sweet potato; faint earthy hop notes.

T: A sweet and creamy flavor, with hints of milf chocolate and coffee. Blemished by a faint sour note that, to be fair, is characteristic of milk stouts. The taste actually deteriorates a little with warming, becoming more sour and less malty, unusual for a stout.

M: Creamy smooth; full bodied; acceptable low carbonation.

O: Another (with pecan beer) mildly disappointing offering from this brewer, but better than the pecan ale and certainly a decent brew.

05-18-2012 23:36:02 | More by chinchill
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-16-2013 21:22:06 | More by johnyb
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-21-2014 19:37:58 | More by JMS1512
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-01-2014 00:17:47 | More by JamesStreet
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-05-2014 00:05:54 | More by mdaschaf
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North Dakota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-26-2014 14:35:37 | More by sfdragoon
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

10-11-2012 02:04:11 | More by WillyOsler
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-16-2013 23:48:07 | More by cjgator3
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3.9/5  rDev +7.1%

Pint of this interesting looking sweet potato stout @ La Bayou Cafe on Bourbon street last night. Got this for a dessert after boudin balls and shrimp creole. If your in New Orleans, check this place out!

Back to the beer, midnight black with a layer of lingering cream head, no lacing and mild legs. Aroma was hard to catch in that restaurant - light chocolates & toffee, brown sugar, sweet potato. Everything is toned way down, as the tongue follows the nose with a moderately heavy body to it.

10-17-2011 02:44:53 | More by hoptualBrew
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3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

I was served this beer at Couchon's restaurant in New Orleans, my home town.

The comments from others are spot on, for me. Clean, simple, and perhaps lacking in presence. Sometimes, when I grab a stout I do want a deeper flavor profile. On the other hand, there are times that this one would be just right. The ABV% is good enough to get that relaxed feeling.plus absolutely no hint of the taste of alcohol. The texture sets a good background for eating cuisine that already has bold flavors, such as that local nola eatery. And, my memory is that there is a nice finish to this beer. A safe and secure beer that has its place. Having said that, I do wish that they would experiment to let one note stand out, while still maintaining a good balance. Nothing provocative but something slightly more distinguished would be in order. If this is a beer in progress I sure hope that it makes its way to Kentucky in bottles or tap. I would definitely keep it in stock.

11-26-2011 15:46:22 | More by calluci
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2014 18:07:27 | More by atlbravsrno1
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South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

Served from growler into a sampler shaker. Poured a massively dark brown with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, lactose, roasted malt, earth, and earth hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, cream, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall was a pretty decent brew. This one had a pretty good nose going on with it with a nice touch of lactose that you would expect and a nice roastiness as well. The flavor however was much more roasty than I prefer for my Milk Stouts. The sweet malt and cream aspect couldn’t shake a stick at all the earth, dark chocolate, and roastiness. Worth trying to say that you have, but I wouldn’t put it high on my list of the style.

11-21-2012 11:44:14 | More by thagr81us
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3.35/5  rDev -8%

Drinking Date:1/11/11

Appearance: Black with a light-brown, foamy head that sticks around for a little while and leaves some lacing.

Smell: faint roasted smell reminiscient of coffee.

Taste: This brew reminded me of sweet, dark-roast coffee with cream in it. The roasted coffee flavor was up front with milky sweetness throughout. The beer finished clean with little aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: light-bodied which I thought was atypical of the style. About as viscous as water going down. (This can work for or against the beer depending on your mood). No carbonation that I noticed.

Drinkability: The moderate flavor, light body, and low alcohol lend this beer to multiple drinks as long as you aren't looking for a gripping, intricate flavor.

Notes: A decent beer. Worth a try, but don't expect alot. Little complexity and light on taste and body, but not bad. I am still proud of our MS brewery.

02-12-2011 02:26:08 | More by BeerMeInMS
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-22-2013 03:25:17 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-27-2014 16:08:43 | More by sonofliberty2
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-10-2013 05:34:39 | More by GRG1313
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Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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