For a start this is nowhere near a stout. On the beer menu it is described as “like Guinness”, but that is simply not true in any respect.
Alarmingly like the Carrollton Ale (http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/11659/24834/?ba=Ding) this beer also has a strong apple/acid aroma and taste. However the Summer Wallop does have some redeeming malt backbone which makes it slightly more drinkable and adds sweetness.
Drab brown color, with a lack of clarity, this is not an attractive pint, but it does have potential. Mouthfeel was average, but on closer inspection the body was missing and it was hardly in the brown ale category, let alone the stouts.
This brewpub clearly is at the beginning of a very long road, but the very fact that it exists at all in this part of the world is a minor miracle. I hope things improve, and this beer has the potential to be at least a decent staple. It’s not there yet, but I shall continue to monitor progress.