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Jefferson Stout - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 16
Gots: 22 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

justinadaircobb, Jul 14, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

For a ABV of 3.5%, it has quite a kick to it. Compared to other stouts it has alot less prominent after taste. It has full roasty aromas of coffee, malt, a hint of coffee , chocolate, and the signature sweet potato. I would definitely recommend drinkers to visit Kiln, Mississippi and try all of their beers. I hear they have a habanero beer. I love Lazy Mag!

johnclemmer, Apr 10, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

bigbeerfan, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

BlackBeerDown, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

wrightst, Aug 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Fourbees, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a Party Pig into a Lazy Magnolia pint glass.
The beer poured a deep near black color, with some slight garnet hues towards the edges. The head was a minimal, chocolate colored affair, that faded away fast, leaving nothing much in the way of a foam cap or lacing. In my
opinion, the weakest part of this beer. It could be the fault of the Party Pig though.
The aroma is rich and inviting. Hints of chocolate mingle with a robust coffee and caramel smell, with notes of sweet malt, and a rich smell that I'm attributing to either the lactose, or the sweet potatoes. Nothing discernable in the way of a hop aroma. The roasted malts are the star of this show.
The taste is great. It starts sweet, but the astringint roasted malt starts to creep in, but the sweetness of the lactose, and the malts cut the bitterness, leaving the palate full of roasted coffee goodness, cut with sweetness,
and a moderately full feeling in the mouth. The carbonation on my pint was less than I was anticipating, but again, I'm blaming the Pig.
This is a wonderful beer by Lazy Magnolia. This needs to be bottled and sold along with their other flagship offerings. A good concept and great execution by Lazy Mag.

KrisPaulk77, Oct 18, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

olbubba, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

DuffDaddy, Sep 08, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark and a dense light tan head. This is deep stout that is full of roasty aromas of coffee, malt, a hint of coffee , dark chocolate, and the signature sweet potato. Very smooth with a creamy body and aromatic aftertaste.
By far one of the best english stouts i've had.
It will definately be a plus when and if the brewery starts to offer their brews in the bottle.

BillyD, Oct 02, 2006
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4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the better stouts I’ve had recently. They say it’s made with sweet potatoes, but I’ll have to take Leslie’s word for that because I can’t taste any. What I do taste is a very deep and robust flavor with lots of character. Heavy roasted flavor with plenty of chocolate and lots of coffee. It’s a seasonal, or at least not one of Lazy Mag’s year-round brews so I don’t know how long it’ll be available. If you run across it don’t miss the chance.

The Wife, who is normally only marginally stout prone went absolutely nuts for this one. She drank half of mine and ordered two more for herself afterwards. I think this is a testament to it’s smoothness and balance.

Butch, Mar 15, 2007
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4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a Party Pig into a standard pint glass.

A: Opaque dark, dark brown with a generous two finger tan head that disipates to a ring. Very little lacing. Slight ruby hues present around the edge of the glass.

S: The cooked and candied sweet potato presence is noticable on the nose. Coffee and toffee notes are present.

T: Wonderful bittersweet coffee flavor. The sweet potato flavor is present, but not prominant. It adds a nice character to the flavor profile.

M: Medium mouthfeel. A nice study presence that has a decent clean finish.

D: This stout has a pretty low ABV and is nice a flavorful. That equates to many, many Jefferson Stouts in a session. Excellent brew from an excellent brewer. The party pig is woorth the money to have JS available when the urge arises.

usmittymc, May 24, 2008
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4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lucky to get a growler of this after somehow missing it at beerfest last week.

Poured into pint glass. Deep dark brown, almost black with puffy 2 finger brownish head that dissipated slowly to a thin layer. Thin lacing.

Smells of brown sugar and roasted malt. Faint alcohol smell.

Tastes great! Roasty and sweet with just enough bitterness to balance everything out.

Full bodied with a dry finish.

Overall a different type of stout. This growler will not last long.

dmbsteve, Apr 16, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful sable with a fairly thick light tan head. Aroma has notes of roast coffee and molasses as well as burnt malt. Flavor has coffee, licorice and chocolate tones with a hint of smoky wood. Full-bodied texture has some good fizz. Didn’t get any sweet potato or milk notes, but it is still a tasty and enjoyable stout.

Cyberkedi, Jul 10, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was surprisingly smooth. It was very easy to drink and had a lighter body than some of the other milk stouts on the market. As it sits, the taste changes from heavier chocolate tone to a lighter one; and the sweet potato undertone makes its appearance. Would definitely buy this one again!

ESimmons, Apr 02, 2014
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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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4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great drinking beer! Served with a thick, creamy, fine tan head and some lace. Color was an opaque brown black. Aroma was chocolate, a bit of coffee, roasted malts. Flavor was like aroma plus nut meats and a great bitter to sweet balance. Body and carbonation were appropriate to style and good. Finish was like flavor and medium in length. Session beer.

drpimento, Jun 29, 2010
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4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a 1 finger tan head that retained well and left nice lacing.

Aroma of roasted malt with light hints of chocolate and coffee. A definite sweetness that I'm guessing comes from the sweet potato element.

Taste is mildly sweet with some obvious notes of coffee and cream, and also some light notes of chocolate and roasted malt.

Medium bodied with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Light and refreshing, this a very drinkable stout that has always left me wanting more. My favorite offering from LM so far and one that I've been coming back to a lot lately.

Vengeance526, Jul 16, 2009
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4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. It had to sit for a while like a Guinness pour for the head to settle. A beautiful creamy head, perfect pour. This is a sweet creamy sweet potatoe stout with hints of chocolate and caramel. My new friends at the Barley Oak recommended a good one with this. A very satisfying pint on a warm day with a cool breeze blowing in from Lake Pontchartrain.
Highly recommended.

mandoman1, May 20, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was the second beer I had tonight at the Mellow Mushroom in flowood, ms. I have to say it was easily the best beer I've had in Mississippi - aside from the beer I bring back from other states.

Poured into a 16 oz pint glass this beer is jet black and has a 1/2 inch tan head that recedes to a thin lace that can be conjured at any moment by the swish of a glass.

The smell is of roasted whole bean coffee, light caramel, sweet cream, and bittersweet chocolate. There's a little something going on in this glass!

The first taste instantly brings me back to the first old rasputin I've ever had. This is baby old raspy from now on in my book. It's a bit sweeter and heavier on the coffee but it's really pleasant to drink. Everything you smell you taste and it's amazing! I'd have 3 more if I wasn't driving - I did have two of these though!

Mouthfeel is actually a little chewy and you can feel the hop oils in your mouth - this is a great sensation. This has an oily, malty, flavorful sensation that goes a longgg way with a stout drinker.

Drinkability is very high. I would guess the abv around 5.5-6.0% abv. There is a bit more kick in this beer than most from Lazy Mag. It's tasty and I'll definately come back for more!

PerzentRizen, Apr 23, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

tbryan5, Feb 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

WillyOsler, Oct 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.