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Jefferson Stout - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 16
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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: 261 | Reviews: 69 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by circus_cat:
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

circus_cat, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

tbryan5, Feb 12, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

tigg924, Apr 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

esanchlsu, Jul 18, 2014
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3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Cavanaghty, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Sobertso, Aug 16, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 11, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

chinchill, May 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

johnyb, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

JMS1512, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JamesStreet, Apr 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

mdaschaf, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

sfdragoon, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

WillyOsler, Oct 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

cjgator3, Nov 16, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

hoptualBrew, Oct 17, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

calluci, Nov 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 09, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

thagr81us, Nov 21, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

BeerMeInMS, Feb 12, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

TheSleepyMonkey, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

sonofliberty2, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

GRG1313, Apr 10, 2013
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Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.