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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:
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

ajzy, Jun 01, 2013
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

mrfrancis, Feb 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

freshtojeff, Oct 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

grahamboudreaux, Mar 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

steviesean, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of AdamBear
2/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A-black, thin light tan head

S-surprisingly i'm not picking up not much more than a light hint of sweet potato, and possibly some cream. very very unique for stout

T-I'm getting some coffee notes with a sweet potato after-taste but more than anything this beer is just watery. it is absolutely a terrible stout. I'm not sure what kind of beer you're wanting to drink if you enjoy this. If you're expecting a stout or anything that resembles one, this beer will disappoint you.

M-I don't think there is actually any carbonation. It goes down more like orange juice.

D-not drinkable whatsoever. only my respect for beer kept me from spilling this down the drain.

AdamBear, Sep 19, 2010
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
Photo of rickw12
2.1/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Lazy Magnolia's description included this: "The sweet potatoes provide the background to an impressive taste with added notes of roasted chocolate, coffee and caramel flavors." I detected no chocolate or coffee in this. It tastes like an amber lager.

rickw12, Aug 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

allenc85, Jan 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

rhartogsq, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of SHODriver
2.63/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this beer on tap at Mugshots on Saturday Night. I've almost made my way through their entire portfolio.

A: beer came in a 22oz mug with a half inch of a fluffy tan head. beer was black as night just like a stout should.
S: smelled like roasted malts with a little bit of sweetness. Nothing out of the ordinary and not very robust aromas.
T: slightly bland and watery but inoffensive roast malt flavor with a kiss of chocolate and coffee. Very sweet and lingering aftertaste. This beer vaguely reminds me of Left Hand Milk Stout with the taste but Jefferson Stout has a much sweeter aftertaste. This caused it to loose points because it wasn't something I found desirable.
M: Thin and watery for a stout with typical minimal carbonation that was only apparent from the prickly feeling it left on the swallow.
D: Heavy on the stomach like a typical stout so one was enough to satisfy me.

Overall: Not bad, but not something I'm going to go hunting for on tap since they don't bottle the entire line. It almost made sitting at the bar listening to the obnoxious Bama fans tolerable.

I don't know if it's because I'm used to drinking big beers, the southern style they have or if its the terrible beer laws they are forced to abide by here but most every beer has been fairly lackluster and disappointing.

SHODriver, Sep 15, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

anhigdon, Apr 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

smonice, Feb 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Soto, Mar 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Backcountry, Feb 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Cjalbers, Dec 28, 2012
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2.92/5  rDev -19.6%

Domvan, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of PorterLambic
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Arrives black with a tan head that dissipates quickly but looked creamy. Left very little lacing.
Smell is malty, caramel and coffee though quite weak throughout. I really had to search to find this much.
Taste is much better, a decent balance of malt, coffee and caramel.
Medium bodied with a light effervescence. Overall, a middle-of-the-road kind of brew. Given the other reviews, I hope that this one might just have been off a bit. I will look for others from this brewer in hopes they are better.

PorterLambic, Feb 08, 2010
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

GRG1313, Apr 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

tfin07, Dec 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

CraigTravor, Jun 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

BGsWo22, Jul 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

suckaj, Aug 03, 2014
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Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.