johnnymusky (497) - 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 (159) - 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.
Mears (51) - - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
OK. I was hoping for more flavor. Too smooth for me. ........... I like the can.
CaptainBoosh (44) - - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From can to tulip glass. Pours dark black with small amount of dark brown head that quickly fades. Aroma is toasted grain, cacao, slight coffee. Taste is toasted malt, dark chocolate, no cream, not very sweet. Light, thin mouthfeel. No alcohol. Clean crisp finish that seems uncharacteristic of stouts.
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barn0216 (488) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color no head. Slightly roasty milk chocolate aroma, hint of tobacco. Similar flavor, very creamy, sharp tobacco bitterness to go against the sweet malt. A bit thin but at 5% ABV I wonít complain. Pleasant drink.
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oily black with thin, brown, quickly dissipating head. Aroma....I must be stuffed up - can't really smell anything. Tastes like dark rum and cream soda. Super creamy right up front and it stays all the way through the finish.
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF 2014 with Andrew. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is soft and sweet chocolate and light wet dog. Mouthfeel is soft to medium with notes of cocoa, dark malt, chocolate and that wet dog.
WillRunForBeer (1251) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Can shared by AirForceHops, thanks! Aroma is dark coffee, toffee. Flavor is dark chocolate, cream, dark coffee.
AirForceHops (4233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 16 oz. can thanks to GrandaddyKC. Dark black color, with white head that retained. Aroma is dark roasted barley, sugar, small amounts of coffee and cream. Flavor is nice level of chocolate, sweet lactose, roasted barely and mild burnt coffee. Good lingering roast character. My favorite aspect of this brew is the creamy texture, very velvet like. Damn nice sweet stout, thanks Brad!
Chalumeaux (284) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From can thin head with a dark chocolate color. Nice aroma of malt and smoke with a very creamy smooth mouth feel.