Jefferson Stout | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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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:
562
Reviews:
113
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high tan colored head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted chocolate malts are present in the nose along with some bits of lactose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of chocolate and lactose along with some hints of sweet potatoes.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a bit light in body for a milk stout, but has some nice chocolatey aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
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?

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2.92/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 2/15/15 Pours nearly jet black except for some brown highlights when held to the light,a creamy tan colored head atop.Iron and sweet milk lactose aromas,not overly sweet.Some residual sweetness on the palate with that tinge of iron,a warm toasty spiced finish.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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

Growler fill from the first pour out of a new keg at Moondog Growlers. Poured about 1 hour later into a Porter Bar goblet.

Pours a dark reddish-brown, and sits almost black in the glass. A modest but creamy tan head fades fast and leaves little lacing.

Aroma: dark roasted chocolate malt, sweet with perhaps some sweet potato; faint earthy hop notes.

T: A sweet and creamy flavor, with hints of milf chocolate and coffee. Blemished by a faint sour note that, to be fair, is characteristic of milk stouts. The taste actually deteriorates a little with warming, becoming more sour and less malty, unusual for a stout.

M: Creamy smooth; full bodied; acceptable low carbonation.

O: Another (with pecan beer) mildly disappointing offering from this brewer, but better than the pecan ale and certainly a decent brew.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce pint - $4.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Very dark brown, nearing black in color with a scant, tan-hued head up on top.

Smell: Lightly roasty scent, hinting at a cup of weak coffee brewed for someone on a strict coffee budget or someone who really doesn't like coffee all that much. A bit of chocolate, vanilla. The nose isn't unpleasant, but it isn't one to reach out and grab you.

Taste: A sweetish taste of dark maltiness, though not overtly flavorful following the example of the aroma, offering up only mild flavors of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Thin sliver of dark fruitiness reminiscent of sweet grape. Very subtle bitterness. Semi-dry, malty, lightly minerally finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A pedestrian brew, lacking presence. It left my hankering for something better, so I opted for a Bell's Kalamazoo for the next round.

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3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Flying Saucer Nashville. Dark caramel in color with a frothy, creamy head to it. Nice looking color.

In the aroma I get a good amount of malty, caramel flavors with some sweeter, candied like favors and a touch of chocolate. Pretty appealing aroma overall.

The taste shows a lot of sweetness right off the bat with brown sugar, caramel and some candied sweet potatoes. I'm not sure I'd get the sweet potatoes if I hadn't known they are in there, but since I do I'm definitely noticing a little bit of sweet potato casserole flavor to it. It's malty and sweet, but pretty good tasting overall.

Mouthfeel is leans just a little towards the heavier side with moderate carbonation. Overall it was pretty tasty and surprisingly drinkable for the big malty sweetness. The sweetness doesn't really seem out of place for the style either. I liked the candied sweet potato aspect of it. At under 5% abv I wasn't expecting a big bold stout, and I didn't get one. I did think though that it was a pretty good drinking, nicely flavored, interesting beer for the low abv.

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3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours mahogany with 2 fingers of caramel colored head. Traces of lacing & even less head retention

S: Carob & cocoa, some dark chocolate as this warms

T: Follows the nose, iron & Baker's Chocolate & dryness up front. Carob, a bit of raisin, iron & molasses as this warms, faint lactose flavor as well & a little bit of dark chocolate. Finishes dry with lactose & iron & a touch of cocoa sweetnesss

MF: Medium bodied with modest carbonation, thins out a bit once warm, dry-ish

Didn't really taste any sweet potato, but a decent milk stout none the less. Easy to drink

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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