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:
569
Reviews:
114
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
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26
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98
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Photo of Grackos
4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, not too strong, but overall a good beer.

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Photo of jkn09
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of A-Sox
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabiand
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delta490
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an incredibly deep brown, with only a hint of light getting through at the bottom of the glass. There is a nice foamy tan head that has good retention, slowly settling and leaves some small sticky lacing. The aroma is unique, likely the result of the sweet potato. The taste has a harsh metallic twang, but the bottled date of March (although purchased end of July) is a likely culprit and it overpowers the roasted malt notes that come on at the finish. The body is lighter and a little too fizzy. Looks like I'll need to find a newer bottle and try again.

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Photo of aratcliffe
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imyourhero21
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
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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Photo of TheDrunkenDwarf
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice beer. Excellent chocolate notes. Very slight coffee. Nice finish, not cloying like some stouts...very clean. Nice brown head on pour that settles to a persistant ring with decent lacing. Overall very nice stout that is easy to drink.

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Photo of nbrio85
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of godawgs
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MisledTitan
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of braican
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chadhester23
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerrat
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Taste like a weak Stout with a hint of sweetness.Don't taste sweet potatoes.Pretty good but not great would drink again.

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Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ruzzal
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OGShotzy
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
2.74/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The best of Mississippi bottles the cleverly name "Jeff Stout". I've had this one on my list for a while in my pursuit of great stouts from the South. 12oz. bottle bought at Liquor Barn Hamburg. Split with a friend in sampler glasses.

Pour was heavy handed and the head on the beer was less than expected. Tan, frothy, but thin. Black as expected with a stout.

Nose was sweet, stale chocolate malt almost like stale cocoa pebbles. I was looking for sweet potatoes in the nose, but never really found it.

The beer is not bad, but not great. Tastes of chocolate and marshmallows (like a Mississippi Mud brownie). Still leaves a lot to be desired as the body of the beer feels empty. It even falls short of the sweetness that I expect from a Milk Stout.

I finally find the sweet potatoes in the aftertaste. Maybe I just prefer a roastyness to my stouts or a roasted marshmallow with my sweet potatoes, but I find the aftertaste to be somewhat unpleasant. Very thin feel, but a yam-like aftertaste that sticks around.

Overall, it was easy to drink. I kept wanting to taste more of the front part of the beer and not the aftertaste, which led to it draining faster.

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

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a nearly pitch-black color. The head is three fingers high and tan in shade. Hot damn, they got the color right! Head retention, though, isn't spectacular. There isn't much of any lacing left on the glass, either. (3.5)

Smell: I imagine this is what sweet potato pie would smell like. Just for the record: I'm not a fan of sweet potato - still, I'll be objective. I get lots of the aforementioned sweet potato, as well as some vanilla cream and a touch (just a touch) of roast. I'm disappointed in the lack of layered roastiness, though it does show off its adjunct character decently. (3)

Taste: It tastes a bit weird. At first, a bit of sweet potato comes through. This is brief, as the flavor then shifts into notes of almond, roast, and vanilla cream near the back end. The flavors seem muddled, and it ends up being pretty uninteresting. (3)

Mouthfeel: It starts off with a somewhat creamy feel, only to evaporate off of the tongue some. This doesn't seem as thin or raggedly coarse-feeling as some small stouts, and that's good. Carbonation is still high, though. Does well as a session choice, because the drinkability is a tad low for a small stout. (3.25)

Overall: I get the sweet potato, I get the lactose, but I don't get much else. The stout base seems really muddled, too. I'll be hard pressed to return to this one in the future. (3)

3.06/5: Utterly forgettable...what were we talking about again?

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