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Jefferson Stout - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BeerHunter76, May 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Texasfan549, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

stampfler07, Apr 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

GPGURU, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

animal69, Apr 15, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

Served in a tulip nonic. Pours an inky black with a creamy, two inch, tan-colored head embedded with tiny pinpricks. Head eventually settles into a solid 1/8th inch skim. Thick, textured bands of lacing are revealed during the session. Nose reveals espresso roast, lactose and peanut butter (?). There is also a suggestion of cocoa and something metallic. Taste expresses char and cocoa. The metallic quality in the nose is also present in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an even carbonation and a light acidity. I don't see a lot of milk stouts being produced, so I'm grateful for the opportunity to try them when they present. That said, I found this one decent, but somewhat lacking in the traditional lactose sweetness I've come to associate with the style. That, as well as the metallic notes, detract from this beer.

Jwale73, Apr 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Johnfitts, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Jadjunk
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

On tap at Decatur Taco Mac December 10, 2011. 16 oz pour.

(Appearance) thick dark brown foam head that recedes at a steady rate. Color is black. Good. 4

(Smell) Smells of cream and sugar, molasses (perhaps the sweet potato most likely in here), milk chocolate and caramel. Sweet aroma, pleasant. Like a dessert beer. Medium potency. 4

(Taste) Creamy taste, mild smooth coffee bean finish. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Creamy smooth. Medium/heavy body. Well-concealed alcohol presence. 4

(Overall) Good smooth stout with lots of flavor but avoids a complicated palate. Highly accessible. 3.5

Jadjunk, Mar 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

LouDogg114, Mar 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

writingjesse, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

ColSanders123, Dec 01, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

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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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%

A very gentle stout, even for a milk stout. Pours pitch black with a slight head. Smells very lightly roasty, a touch watery, and milky. Very soft in the mouth, with flavors that are very soft, lightly milky and roasty in parts, and with a slightly metalic finish. Not bad, but a bit simple and light.

Georgiabeer, Nov 26, 2011
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3.23/5  rDev -11%

16 ounce pint - $4.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Very dark brown, nearing black in color with a scant, tan-hued head up on top.

Smell: Lightly roasty scent, hinting at a cup of weak coffee brewed for someone on a strict coffee budget or someone who really doesn't like coffee all that much. A bit of chocolate, vanilla. The nose isn't unpleasant, but it isn't one to reach out and grab you.

Taste: A sweetish taste of dark maltiness, though not overtly flavorful following the example of the aroma, offering up only mild flavors of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Thin sliver of dark fruitiness reminiscent of sweet grape. Very subtle bitterness. Semi-dry, malty, lightly minerally finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A pedestrian brew, lacking presence. It left my hankering for something better, so I opted for a Bell's Kalamazoo for the next round.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

LSUPT, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

shuajw, Nov 14, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev +1.9%

Served in a pint glass at the Keg & Barrel

Appearance: Very dark brown; 2 finger head that came to stay, took its time settling, then receded ever so gently

Smell: the malt comes forth, followed by chocolate, toffee and carmel; just a pinch of sweet potato rounds it out

Taste: Cafe au lait with chocolate in the mix. Nicely sweet. Didn't really pick up the sweet potato I figured was coming. Slightly dry, bitter finish, giving it a well rounded stout feel.

Mouthfeel: Medium, creamy

Overall: A very smooth stout. Wish it came in bottles. I see why this is one of LM's most popular offerings.

brewskifan55, Oct 27, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +7.4%

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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4.05/5  rDev +11.6%

Pours a dark brown/almost black color with a creamy head that fades fast but leaves nice lacing.

Aroma of chocolate malt, sweet toffee, coffee notes and definite sweet potato with earthy hop notes.

The flavor follows the nose but the sweet potato flavor slides in first with a creamy edge and a milky stout, bitter dry finish, with cocoa in the middle.

Rich, creamy and full

Nice, sipper. Earthy sweet potato notes take some adjusting and feel out of place. Overall, a nice sipper.

JayS2629, Sep 15, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +2.8%

This is a solid Milk Stout. A dark pour, glossy. Large off-white head settles down to a nice thin layer. Good lacing.

Sweet aroma. Caramel and chocolate. Molasses and leather. Cocoa and fig.

A quick bite up front from something like dark chocolate. It smooths out quickly with some caramel, but mostly molasses, maybe some toffee. Lactose spreads out the flavors and adds more silkiness, but still has some pull. Coffee on the end. Lingering sweetness

Mebuzzard, Aug 31, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

On-tap at Walk-Ons in Lafayette. Served in a pint glass.

Large foamy head that slowly settled to about a half-inch. At first this beer had a typical stout, roasted taste. It subtly revealed its sweetness, but I was still hard pressed to find the sweet potato flavor. The beer was lacking in some carbonation which would have helped the mouthfeel, in my opinion.

Overall, this was a solid offering from Lazy Magnolia. I would likely try it again to pick up on more of its subtleties.

kevo237, Jun 16, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +11%

On tap at Walk On's in Lafayette.

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black with some ruby highlights. A one finger tan head forms, but recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Light lace is left behind.
S: Toasted malts, bread, light roast. Some coffee. Mostly some chocolate and toffee aromas that are very nice.
T: Follows the nose, and like the nose simple but good. Toast, bread, some almond nut flavors. Light coffee. Sweet toffee and chocolate. I like it a lot.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation, but a bit thin. Really easy to drink. A great stout, and one that I can drink all day.

Very simple, but all around enjoyable. Something I would recommend.

champ103, Jun 15, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +18.5%

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
Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.