Jefferson Stout | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States
lazymagnolia.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.65%

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

Added by Todd on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
569
Reviews:
114
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
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26
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Photo of Dave1999
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lelampp
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBeast
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JintheHam
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin white to off white foamy cap of a head. No lacing. The aroma starts off with some roasty coffee bean, marshmallow, then toffee, creamy espresso sweetness comes in nicely to round out. Light cocoa bean plays in the background. The flavor returns the roasty coffee bean to blend nicely into the sweet marshmallow and toffee. Dry sweet aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice semi-sessionable feel to it. Dry roastiness seems to hit decently. Overall, good milk/sweet stout I could have again.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kuges
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wrigfen
2.56/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not much of anything sweet or potato-ey on this stout...

If there is anything that will disappoint me quickly and greatly is false advertising. This brew is a proto-typical example of that bastardly practice. The only appealing thing about this beer was its look - attractively dark, with a tan head and good staying power to it. Otherwise, it tasted like a run-of-the-mill stout. The feel was light-bodied and had a water texture, the smell was from a light-bodied dark, and the taste wasn't even from one of the better run-of-the-mills. Sadly disappointed is the least I can say on this one. Overall, it's not terrible, but certainly not what it touts itself to be.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Madasyn
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rootscipio
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lwillitz
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

A - enormous head of dark tan over a pitch black body

S - chocolate, hint of coffee, caramel sweetness, lactic, even a hint of sweet potato

T - roasted coffee, chocolate, smoke, earthy notes, hint of sweet potato; very different from what I expected from the description on the bottle and from the smell--bitter, burnt, and potato flavors overpower the sweetness

M - slick light/medium body, medium carbonation

O - Looks great and smells great, but the taste and the feel are unimpressive.

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Photo of Ealanjones
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep brown, producing 2+ fingers of dark mocha, shortlived, frothy head that leaves minimal lace. Nose is dark roasted malt, burnt caramel (sweet potato), bitter coffee & cocoa. Taste is dark malts with roast & burnt notes (again burnt caramel), dark bitter coffee, dark chocolate, a mineral note & hints of toffee & light smoke. A roast/burnt caramel/chocolate with an under current of lactose in the finish. Aftertaste is bitter chocolate roast with a touch of sourness & a faint smoke hint. Bitterness is heavy for the style & the sour note unusual. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied, low-moderate carbonation, slick, oily & a little chewy. I love stouts & I like sweet potatoes, but if the combination yields the bitterness, burnt caramel & sourness experienced here then I have some reservations about trying a similar brew. Not bad but far from great.

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
2.38/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Drain pour. Very disappointing watery, thin mouthfeel. The taste is a combination of sour milk stout and dirty sweet potatoes. It's as if they pulled them right out of the ground, didn't wash them, and chucked them in the beer.

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Photo of Spider1001man
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The smell is strong but the flavor follows with a calmer tone! I genuinely enjoy this beer wow! The color is beautiful yummmm! I can smell and taste the sweet potatoe but not overpowering. I'm so glad I tried it!!

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Photo of COR8RFAN
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OldDirty
2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L-Beautifully dark, nice foamy head that is thick and tan.
S-Slight sweetness, milkiness, molasses, coffee? Maybe a little potato?
T-There really isn't much. Slight almond? Roasted malts at the back of the tongue every other sip. I would expect it to have a sweetness, but theres a lack of flavor all together... Also, theres a weird off flavor... and, no sweet potato... Sigh.
F-Milky like a milk stout would be, slight dryness.
O- I built this beer up and it was just okay. Great appearance and smell, but man there was no flavor. I was very let down by this beer. Don't even know if its worth trying, doesn't bring much of anything to the table.

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Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 569 ratings.
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