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Jefferson Stout - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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81 Reviews
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Reviews: 81
Hads: 344
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 29.81%
Wants: 23
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States | website

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout | 4.65% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-01-2005

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
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Reviews: 81 | Hads: 344
Photo of katieandtodd
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours very dark- almost black which scares away anyone who doesn't like dark beer, but they are truly missing out because this is a very smooth stout. It smells of coffee and definitely has a nice coffe flavor with hints of caramel and dark chocolate. This is an excellent after dinner drink. Many restaurants/bars will serve it too cold. Let it sit so the many flavors have a chance to come out. It is a seasonal, so be sure to try it if you see it.

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Photo of SixpointJMH
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice deep brown to near black colour with a thinner, quicker dissolving head than anticipated, but still pretty nice looking overall.

The aroma is sweet: caramel malt, hints of chocolate, a touch of coffee and possibly some earthy nut notes as well.

The flavour is more of the same, with any earthy notes giving way to more sweetness, although said sweetness is never overpowering and well balanced as the coffee notes shine through a touch more here to cut through everything. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, which is a bit lighter than expected for a stout, but still very nice. There's a good amount of creaminess here too.

This is a solid stout overall. Simple and flavourful and certainly easy drinking. A nice introduction to the Lazy Magnolia family for sure that makes me eager to eventually sample some more of their brews.

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Photo of GuinnessHero
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Black with a slight bit of red peeking through in a well-lit room. Two-finger head that coats the glass throughout.

Smell - Coffee and alcohol grace the senses, although not offensive.

Taste - Slightly sweet, coffee, chocolate, and a slight hint of sweet potato's hit the roof of your mouth.

Mouthfeel - Slightly light for a stout. Just like the rest of the offerings I've had from Lazy Magnolia, they're always lighter than I expect.

Drinkability - This is a great beer that you could always have on hand. I do enjoy the lighter consistency in a full-flavored stout. A great spring seasonal.

Notes: Lazy Magnolia is one of my favorite local breweries down in the south. Always making excellent beers and excelling at what they do. This brewery is going places.

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Photo of Butch
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the better stouts I’ve had recently. They say it’s made with sweet potatoes, but I’ll have to take Leslie’s word for that because I can’t taste any. What I do taste is a very deep and robust flavor with lots of character. Heavy roasted flavor with plenty of chocolate and lots of coffee. It’s a seasonal, or at least not one of Lazy Mag’s year-round brews so I don’t know how long it’ll be available. If you run across it don’t miss the chance.

The Wife, who is normally only marginally stout prone went absolutely nuts for this one. She drank half of mine and ordered two more for herself afterwards. I think this is a testament to it’s smoothness and balance.

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Photo of BillyD
4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark and a dense light tan head. This is deep stout that is full of roasty aromas of coffee, malt, a hint of coffee , dark chocolate, and the signature sweet potato. Very smooth with a creamy body and aromatic aftertaste.
By far one of the best english stouts i've had.
It will definately be a plus when and if the brewery starts to offer their brews in the bottle.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured dark with a thin head that dissipated rapidly. It smelled light, sweet and malty. The taste was sweet and malty. The sweet potatoes used in this beer are noticeable in the aftertaste and quite interesting. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. I would consider this a highly drinkable brew.

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Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.