Jefferson Stout | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Jefferson StoutJefferson Stout

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Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States

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

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Photo of philipquarles
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap. Pours a very dark brown with a beige head. Faint aromas of dark roasted malt, toffee, and chocolate, with an overall sweet character. Taste is quite sweet as well, again with chocolate, coffee, and cream. Quite earthy in the background. Very nice, thick feel. Lots of character and body for such a light ABV. Very good.

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Photo of gford217
4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a party pig into a Lazy Magnolia pint glass.

Pours dark brown with only the slightest amount of light showing through the edges. The head was a massive light mocha which lingers as a cap and leaves good lacing.

The aroma is fairly mild and dominated by dark roasted malts and lactose. There is also some sweet sugary notes that might be attributable to the sweet potatoes.

The taste is even sweeter than the aroma suggests with some chocolate, brown sugar and sweet potatoes. There is still some roasted malts in the background but this a very sweet stout.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

This is an extremely drinkable stout and one of the better sessionable stouts I've had in a while. I'm glad I had the opportunity to pick this up, and it is, without a doubt, the best beer I've had from my home state of Mississippi.

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Photo of usmittymc
4.42/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a Party Pig into a standard pint glass.

A: Opaque dark, dark brown with a generous two finger tan head that disipates to a ring. Very little lacing. Slight ruby hues present around the edge of the glass.

S: The cooked and candied sweet potato presence is noticable on the nose. Coffee and toffee notes are present.

T: Wonderful bittersweet coffee flavor. The sweet potato flavor is present, but not prominant. It adds a nice character to the flavor profile.

M: Medium mouthfeel. A nice study presence that has a decent clean finish.

D: This stout has a pretty low ABV and is nice a flavorful. That equates to many, many Jefferson Stouts in a session. Excellent brew from an excellent brewer. The party pig is woorth the money to have JS available when the urge arises.

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Photo of tiger88
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to the J Clyde for having this on cask last night. I had three and all were great. This is a great, light feeling stout. Poured an opaque brown-black. Head seemed to dissipate after the shock of hitting the glass. Being brewed with sweet potatoes added a different feel. Coffe and chocolate lay down but are present. This is a very smoothe drinking stout. It's a crying shame this is a seasonal as it would be a great summer-time sipping stout as one of me fellow Free the Hops member stated. Great Beer!

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

I felt really lucky to try this beer. I had passed a disappointing afternoon at Hal & Mal's, drinking the three Lazy Magnolias that they offered and not really being impressed by any of them. I had gone back to the motel where I was spending the night and asked if there were any bars nearby and I was sent to one about a half a mile away that had this one on tap. In fact, a sign at the bar said "Limited time only - made with sweet potatoes". Sold!

It arrived with just a few wisps of head that swirled and went away. The mouthfeel was medium with a very sweet taste in the mouth. The color was an extremely dark brown, sort of a cola color, but with ruby highlights. It did not allow a lot of light to penetrate, but there appeared to be good clarity. The finish had a lingering sweetness. This was definitely a sweet stout. I have to admit that I was intrigued by this one. Mississippi's brewery, indeed.

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Photo of biggmike
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had all but one of the Lazy Magnolia brews and this is probably my favorite of the bunch. Poured a beautiful black color with white creamy head that hung around until the end. Made with sweet potatoes and a bit of milk lactose. I can't say that I taste either one, but this is one smooth stout. Kind of a thin mouthfeel for a stout, but excellent. Try it.

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Photo of katieandtodd
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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 +15.1%
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 +13.4%
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 +23.5%
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 +24.9%
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 +12.6%
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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