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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:
Photo of Cyberkedi
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
Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

crobinso, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of reyna311
4/5  rDev +10.2%

reyna311, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of DocBrass
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

DocBrass, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of Gushue3
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Gushue3, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of billab914
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

billab914, May 24, 2012
Photo of chinchill
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
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Hoptometrist, May 11, 2012
Photo of Bobhoya
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Bobhoya, May 08, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BeerHunter76, May 07, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Texasfan549, May 06, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

GPGURU, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +10.2%

animal69, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Jwale73
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 08, 2012
Photo of Johnfitts
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Johnfitts, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Jadjunk
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of LouDogg114
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

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

writingjesse, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +10.2%

ColSanders123, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of calluci
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
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.