vipinvelp (2684) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark ruby, no foam left (initial light brown), no lacing. Coffee aroma and taste, perfect for after dinner. (New Orleans 201505)
basaywhat (80) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew is silky smooth and has a generous tan head.The taste is chocolaty, creamy, and rich with some touches of coffee.
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a creamy beige head. Subtle roasted malt aroma, chocolate, light earth, sugary sweetness. Full, smooth, creamy body. Flavor is very well put together with all the flavors melting to become one enjoyable beer. Roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of earth notes. A very enjoyable stout. Iím not generally a fan of Tallgrass but this one is fantastic.
MadRobin (2288) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Old Chicago in Kerney, NE.
Opaque, very dark mahogany with a fine, light tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted coffee, milk chocolate and lightly roasted malt.
Taste of milk chocolate, lightly roasted malt and roasted coffee with an ever so slightly sour finish.
Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization.
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BeerInHeaven (237) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a thick cocoa colored head. Aroma is rich malt, some bread notes. Full rich taste. Creamy mouth feel. Semi sweet flavor. Then mildly bitter with coffee notes. Very pleasant mildly bittersweet finish. Solid stout.
Bulk_Carrier (2575) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fireflour, Bismarck, North Dakota.
Figured, Iíd take a stab at this since my pizza took a good 45 minutes to show up.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a pure dark brown color with a slim half fingered white to off white foamy head dissipating to a film coating the top of the glass.
The smell had a sweet roasted coffee bean with a huge chocolate awesomeness.
The taste mostly copied the smell and lead to a sweet semi-dry aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this sat about a medium on the body and had a good sipping quality about it. The carbonation was smoot and lead to a nice creaminess.
Overall, definitely a great milk/sweet stout I would love to have again.
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice little oatmeal stout here. I say little b/c it's only 5%. ABV needs to be higher. Probably around 6ish. Nevertheless, it's a super easy drinker w/ a good creamy palate and just the right amount of roastiness.
drowland (6662) - Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can at Brentís going away tasting, July 2014. Black pour with a nice tan head, great lacing. Nice aroma, pleasantly sweet milk chocolate, some roast, a cream/marshmallow sense. Good flavor, creamy, milk chocolate, some roast, caramel, toffee. Not bad.
johnnymusky (487) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 Pour is deep black with creamy head....nose is all sweet chocolate and espresso...mouth is the same with a nice creamy mouthful...nice job tallgrass...tasty beer for sure....update-now that i have tried this a second time i like it even more...oatmeal comes out even more as it warms...
UrbanCaveman (150) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint can poured into a snifter at approximately 40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours like a cola, before pooling into the glass a dark, dark brown. Forms a fluffy pale tan head, which dissipates relatively quickly into a ring. Not much lacing at all.
Smell: Sweet malt, like a scorched cotton candy flavored with caramel and toffee, with some milk chocolate notes. The sugary notes seem more like brown sugar than lactose, and Iíll blame that on the oatmeal.
Taste: The first thing that comes to mind is sweetened dark bread, like a pumpernickel that has had caramel and unmelted sugar drizzled over it. Thereís a "warm, yeasty" aspect to the taste, before the lactose sweetness rushes in. Cocoa notes resound faintly through the finish. As it warms, the chocolate flavors become a bit more present and pronounced throughout the entire tasting process, and a very faint tinge of light coffee lurks off in the distance, rounding off the "sweet dark bread" profile.
Mouthfeel: A bit on the thin side for a stout, verging on yet never becoming watery. Thereís a bit of carbonation sharpness, almost a little too much.
Overall: An enjoyable milk stout, all maltiness and sweetness, with just hints here and there of more bitter flavors. Itís an easy drinking brew that doesnít necessarily encourage sipping so much as drinking. Anyone criticizing this for being "too sweet" is confusing milk stouts with some other kind of stout. Will repeat.