8 Ball Stout

12oz stubbie bottle bought as a single at Riverside Beverage, Chattanooga, TN, USA. Appearance is EXACTLY like a Coke. Same black body with some brown highlights. ZERO head or lacing and a little bit of constant carbonation. Nose has a little licorice and smoke, a small amount of alcohol and chocolate. Very thin mouthfeel with a little prickly carbonation. Almost no tangible body. Slightly bitter with a dry cocoa taste. A little powdery. Weak and insipid. Disappointing all around.

Downtown Brown

Purchased as a single from Riverside, Chattanooga, TN, USA. 12 oz stubbie. One of my favorite styles and this is better than average. Excellent brown color with minimal head but better than average lacing. The color makes up for the lack of head. Woody and nutty it its initial aroma, and then the sweet malts back up everything in the taste. Really rather nicely rounded and tasty. Like the style? Get some soon.