Jefferson Stout - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
11-26-2011 15:46:22 | More by calluci
3.53/5 rDev -3%
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.
11-26-2011 00:02:55 | More by Georgiabeer
3.23/5 rDev -11.3%
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.
11-21-2011 17:41:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
10-27-2011 19:41:15 | More by brewskifan55
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
10-17-2011 02:44:53 | More by hoptualBrew
4.05/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
09-15-2011 04:30:20 | More by JayS2629
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
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
08-31-2011 19:56:44 | More by Mebuzzard
3.6/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
06-16-2011 18:48:03 | More by kevo237
4.03/5 rDev +10.7%
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.
06-15-2011 02:17:14 | More by champ103
4.3/5 rDev +18.1%
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.
05-20-2011 15:26:07 | More by mandoman1
4.4/5 rDev +20.9%
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.
04-16-2011 00:35:34 | More by dmbsteve
4.33/5 rDev +19%
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.
04-08-2011 13:33:54 | More by tigg924
3.35/5 rDev -8%
Appearance: Black with a light-brown, foamy head that sticks around for a little while and leaves some lacing.
Smell: faint roasted smell reminiscient of coffee.
Taste: This brew reminded me of sweet, dark-roast coffee with cream in it. The roasted coffee flavor was up front with milky sweetness throughout. The beer finished clean with little aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: light-bodied which I thought was atypical of the style. About as viscous as water going down. (This can work for or against the beer depending on your mood). No carbonation that I noticed.
Drinkability: The moderate flavor, light body, and low alcohol lend this beer to multiple drinks as long as you aren't looking for a gripping, intricate flavor.
Notes: A decent beer. Worth a try, but don't expect alot. Little complexity and light on taste and body, but not bad. I am still proud of our MS brewery.
02-12-2011 02:26:08 | More by BeerMeInMS
2/5 rDev -45.1%
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.
09-19-2010 06:40:26 | More by AdamBear
2.63/5 rDev -27.7%
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.
09-15-2010 01:53:19 | More by SHODriver
4.33/5 rDev +19%
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.
06-29-2010 19:42:14 | More by drpimento
2.93/5 rDev -19.5%
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.
02-08-2010 16:22:31 | More by PorterLambic
4.25/5 rDev +16.8%
It is an English Stout with low ABV for the style. Only 3.8%. Poured into a pint glass, nearly black with about an inch of caramel colored head that thinned to about 1/8th of an inch, but remained until the last drop.
Aroma was mostly of coffee with a hint of chocolate.
The taste was very much of coffee with a light sweetness to it. I am guessing the sweetness could be attributed to the sweet potatoes it is brewed with. And the coffee taste would be from the roasted malts.
The mouth feel of this beer was not as thick as I was anticipating by looking at the color. Medium bodied and very creamy with light to moderate carbonation.
The drinkability of this beer is excellant for a stout. The low ABV coupled with the sweetish coffee taste is a great combination. This is, by far, my favorite offering from Lazy Magnolia and one of my all-time favorite stouts.
11-03-2009 17:09:04 | More by mdwicks
Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.