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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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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Jamstone714, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

hmmmbeer10, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

oline73, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

earthling64, Apr 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

mdaschaf, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of ESimmons
4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was surprisingly smooth. It was very easy to drink and had a lighter body than some of the other milk stouts on the market. As it sits, the taste changes from heavier chocolate tone to a lighter one; and the sweet potato undertone makes its appearance. Would definitely buy this one again!

ESimmons, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of JamesStreet
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JamesStreet, Apr 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

dsl72701, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of sommersb
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 03-25-2014
Freshness: Best by 03-28-2014
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Mug
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

Appearance has a black and opaque beer topped with a modest off-white head. The head fades fast and leaves no lacing behind.

Aromas are light, with milk chocolate, malts, and some fruit/vegetable notes that may be from the sweet potato?

Taste has flavors of roasted malts and coffee, but the bitterness is not high nor is it astringent. Other tastes include semi-sweet chocolate and a hint of vanilla.

The mouthfeel is creamy and I get a moderate amount of carbonation. Toasted grains, light coffee, and a touch of sweetness make for a pleasing finish.

Overall, this beer is an enjoyable stout with some areas for improvement in the appearance and aromas.

sommersb, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Pens1967, Mar 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Mitchster, Mar 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Soto, Mar 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

steviesean, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Deepest of ruby hues this has a near ebony appearance. The head was thick yet fizzy with no retention but the richness of the color really sells this.

The aroma is dry chocolate malt with a grainy strangeness which must be the sweet potatoes. There's a very pleasant sweet toasty malt scent that's short of lactose but equally sweet.

The flavor is dry and chalky but not negatively. I like the dry powdered chocolate flavor with an even drier starchy malt. There's a bit of campfire ember and tobacco with a tempered sweetness that seems muted by the roast.

The feel is way too fizzy and thin for a stout. It's thicker than a lager but not where I want my sprouts to be.

I found this to be a very good tasting and decently original take on a stout.

KYGunner, Feb 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Backcountry, Feb 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

mrfrancis, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Working hard to capture a taste of the South, Lazy Magnolia gravitates to the sweet 'tata' much like the pilgrams gravitated to gourde when making those first colonial beers. But unlike the Plymouth Rock bunch that did so out of necessity, Lazy Magnolia plays their game out of charm!

Like any well-built Stout would, the dark ale pours with a moderately viscous consistency that layers in the glass like old motor oil. Its ominously dark appearance is somewhat alluring with its frothy cap of sandy-tan foam; making the beer look much like dark latte. With its foam character and light speckling lace weighing caution, its obvious that something else is going on inside.

As the nose draws near, the familiar Stout aromas of dark roast coffee, charred toast, dark chocolate and roasted nuts come forth. But its a deeper dive into the glass that reveals sweeter milky tones along with starchy malt scents and light earthen spice that I have no problem chocking up the the sweet potato character. In fact, I want to read cinnamon, nutmeg and butter into the mix- but that's perhaps my Southern roots speaking.
Malty-sweet to taste, the beer layers on the tongue with thin caramel, brown sugar, and light molasses. As the sweetness cozies up to the sweet tooth, more verbose malt flavors come forth: toast, bittersweet chocolate, walnuts and french-press coffee bring a richer and earthier attitude. Yet its that starch almost-milkshake, almost-potato, almost-dough character that yields a uniqueness where the taste of sweet potato isn't such a stretch. As the ale traverses on, the ale finishes with coffee and burnt ember bitterness and a long savory, smoky chocolate sweetness.

Full, yet controlled- the beer's body is lush and creamy with milkshake-like consistency. Its light and velvety middle is soft and silky against the tongue. But its lingering sweetness outlives its creamy structure and leaves a cola-like film behind. Still, its slight warmth and slim woodish bite signal closure and opens up a trail of dryness.

Though the beer has a few inconsistent "hiccups" along the way, its overall character is charming, raw and creative. Isn't that what you want out of a Southern gem?

BEERchitect, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

timsoder, Jan 28, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is jet black, and pours very smoothly, with only a halo of light tan head on the surface. Looks heavy. Aromas of cream, chocolate, coffee, and earthy notes, all leaning towards the rich and sweet side. Flavors are bittersweet forward, with hints of smoke, all on a richly sweet backbone. Notes of sweet potato, baker's chocolate, cream, and coffee all blend together to provide a balanced palate. Light bodied, with a slightly sharp undertone throughout. The aftertaste is more on the bitter and roasted side, with a bittersweet linger into the smooth, clean finish. Interesting brew, and an easy drinker. Tasty, and very unique.

GarthDanielson, Jan 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

allenc85, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Llamameister, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

BigGold, Jan 11, 2014
Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.