Jefferson Stout (Sweet Potato Stout) | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Jefferson Stout (Sweet Potato Stout)Jefferson Stout (Sweet Potato Stout)
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Sweet / Milk 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
Ranking:
#38,759
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
575
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
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Ratings: 575 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Sweet Potato Stout pours a black color, with a nice, small long lasting head. Big sweet lactose aroma. Flavor is weak, but great sweet lactose flavors, with subtle sweet potato notes to finish. Weak body. Overall, its a tasty beer, great flavors, its just too weak to be truly great.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.11/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle dated FEB 21 2018 poured into Tallgrass globe snifter.

A really silky, decadent pour, it almost looks like dark chocolate liquid creamer. Deep dark brown to black. Head forms and is generous, angry red at 2 fingers. Recedes to a finger and the lacing sticks to the head to form a pseudo-dome around the glass.

Aroma is of strong chocolate milk, loud earthy sweet potatoes (how are you all not picking up on this?), slight earthy noble hop, and mineral.

Flavor is roasty, yet oddly earthy and sweet. I get light roasted barley (the variety, not as a descriptor), lactose, stale Hershey's bar, and at the tail end, some nice mashed sweet potato comes forward. The potatoes are not pronounced, but they are subtle and easily detectable if you're doing this right on a clean palate.

Feel has a well-lit carbonation but is not intense or disproportionate; a delicate yet intense silkiness; and a delightful polite roasted finish.

Overall, I think this stout, for what it is, is amazing. I could use a little more sweetness and flavor intensity, but that's about it. It's not imperial (as shown by the 4.5% ABV on the label) so don't expect it. Usually low ABV stouts ending up being porters, and high abv porters end up feeling like stouts. This is a low abv STOUT. It has the feel, the flavor, and the overall vibe of the style and isn't imperial or overly strong. Well-done.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pearcebarr
2.91/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It taste alright, but nothing like the description. Flavor is much more in line with something like cold brew coffee than a sweet potato stout.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours a black color with a light head. The smell is weak coffee. Some notes of coffee, chocolate in the flavor but kind of weak for a stout and I got no sweet potato flavor at all. It does have some creamyness for a nice mouth feel. Overall not a top stout.

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Photo of shivtim
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave1999
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lelampp
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBeast
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JintheHam
3.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
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 +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kuges
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wrigfen
2.56/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
2.93/5  rDev -16.8%
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 -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Madasyn
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rootscipio
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lwillitz
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
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 -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Jefferson Stout (Sweet Potato Stout) from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 575 ratings