Jefferson Stout - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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278 Ratings
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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 16
Gots: 23 | 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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Photo of thagr81us
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of avalon07
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had a black color and a thick, impenetrable texture. There was a small amount of tan-colored, foamy head that quicky dissipated. Below average lacing.

S: A very, very subdued aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee.

T: Tasted of dark chocolate, coffee, malt, light hops, and a tinge of milk in the finish. The flavor here has some good qualities, but is too underplayed to be effective. Not quite as complex as you would think.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not a bad beer, but wildly uneven. Drinkable, but there are better examples of the style out there.

Photo of Mississipping
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle part of the new Lazy Magnolia "Lazy Dozen" mixed pack. Unexpectedly arrived in Oxford this morning.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a slight amber hue when held to light. Small tan head rises and falls quickly leaving minimal lacing behind.

S: Aroma is fairly sweet with some roastiness. Milky chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, faint coffee grounds. The aroma makes a nice entrance for this beer.

T: Pretty sweet up front. Sugary, chocolatey, and a slightly yammy. A touch of caramel and vanilla. Coffee, cocoa powder, and roasted barley on the back end that creates a slightly bitter finish that balances out the sweetness on the front end quite well.

M: Thinner than I had hoped. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Fairly thin and soft on the palate, but enjoyable nonetheless. Would have loved to feel a little more weight/viscosity, but it was pleasant enough. Matching the bitterness on the back end is a slight drying effect.

D: Very easy to drink. Thinner mouthfeel and low alcohol content makes this go down faster than I want it to. Certainly not a sipper and almost sessionable. Tasty, enjoyable, and easy to drink.

Great to finally see this in the upstate. I've had it on tap a time or two and have been looking forward to the bottled version. I'm glad Lazy Magnolia was able to finally make this available in an accessible format and anticipate packs on their own.

Photo of acevenom
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Mellow Mushroom.

The beer appears opaque black with a very thin tan head. The aroma is mostly of roasted malt and chocolate. I also did not pick up the sweet potatoes in the aroma or flavor, but they did contribute to the mouthfeel. The flavor is on the milder side of sweet with some nice malt backbone. I detected the chocolate notes. The mouthfeel is creamy for this medium bodied, moderately carbonated beer. This was enjoyable to drink and it's a solid beer from the guys at Lazy Magnolia.

Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of WillyOsler
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of hpthebull
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of EigenBeer
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served on nitro-tap at the Avenue Pub in New Orleans.

appears an opaque black, with light tan colored head. decent head retention and lacing. Smell is a sweet sugary aroma, with just a touch of roastiness. Very similar flavors in the taste, with a hint of bitter cocoa. Balanced though, not overly sweet or dry. medium thickness, creamy body.

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of slowdaddy
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Sobertso
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jandadeboer
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of MEW
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of justinadaircobb
4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.38/5  rDev +21.3%
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.

Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of reyna311
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of DocBrass
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Gushue3
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of billab914
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Flying Saucer Nashville. Dark caramel in color with a frothy, creamy head to it. Nice looking color.

In the aroma I get a good amount of malty, caramel flavors with some sweeter, candied like favors and a touch of chocolate. Pretty appealing aroma overall.

The taste shows a lot of sweetness right off the bat with brown sugar, caramel and some candied sweet potatoes. I'm not sure I'd get the sweet potatoes if I hadn't known they are in there, but since I do I'm definitely noticing a little bit of sweet potato casserole flavor to it. It's malty and sweet, but pretty good tasting overall.

Mouthfeel is leans just a little towards the heavier side with moderate carbonation. Overall it was pretty tasty and surprisingly drinkable for the big malty sweetness. The sweetness doesn't really seem out of place for the style either. I liked the candied sweet potato aspect of it. At under 5% abv I wasn't expecting a big bold stout, and I didn't get one. I did think though that it was a pretty good drinking, nicely flavored, interesting beer for the low abv.

Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Broadway Brewhouse into a shaker glass

A- Poured black with a frothy latte colored head that left no lace

S- Not really any aroma, some metallic notes

T- Big sweet milk chocolate, sweet potato, roasted coffee, and sweet candy caramel

M- Quite creamy, smooth, slightly syrupy finish (like chocolate syrup), medium to fuller body

O- A really interesting and drinkable stout. Big rich sweet flavors, but the roasted coffee notes help cut the sweetness from being cloying. There were some big metallic notes at first, but they went away as it warmed up.

Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.