Jefferson Stout - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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3.74/5 rDev +3%
Since sweet potatoes are (strange, I know) one of my favorite foods, I had to give this guy a try.
Appearance: Poured a deep brown with two fingers of khaki head from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Nice chunky lacing as the head recedes.
Aroma: Apparent sweetness, definitely sense the lactose, some brown sugar, and a coffee up front. I do get a bit of sweet potato, almost reminiscent of sweet potato casserole. Nice smell for a stout.
Taste: More of the nose with a nice creamy sweetness and brown sugar dominant. Some milky lactose and a bit of sweet potato for sure, also a hint of black coffee. This is a pleasant stout.
Mouthfeel: Nice medium body with a solid creamy texture that works well for the style. Low carbonation and bitterness with just a bit from the coffee taste.
Overall: This is by no means great, but I'd certainly drink it again. I am beginning to like Lazy Magnolia more and more and this is another solid offering for a sessionable milk stout.
08-25-2013 17:07:53 | More by Mikecap
3.69/5 rDev +1.7%
Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with a hard-to-read bottling date of 06-02-13. Poured into a 16 oz tumbler.
Appearance - Aggressive pour yields a frothy cocoa-colored foam with a mottling of medium sized bubbles amidst effervescent microbubbles. Dissipates over the course of five minutes to a half finger layer of foam. Leaves lacing that creeps back down into the liquid. Body is pitch black, no discernible light getting through, even around the edges.
Smell - The sweet potato is more present than I expected. Aroma is predominantly roasty and bittersweet chocolate, there is a noticeable characteristic of yam and brown sugar. Finishes with some element of coffee beans.
Taste - Again, the sweet potato is present, accompanied by some burnt sugar sweetness and a finish with a hint of dry that appears to come from notes of tree bark and cocoa nibs.
Mouthfeel - A little slimy for my taste, and there is a strange lightness to the body that doesn't sit quite right with the heartier notes I get from smell and taste. Carbonation is light.
Overall, a solid attempt, and different than any other milk stout I've had. Successful when it comes to infusing that sweet potato characteristic without overpowering. But the feel of this one impacts negatively in a way that influences the smell and taste.
07-25-2013 04:22:05 | More by LambicPentameter
Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.