kramer (4363) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded quickly to a thin ring. The nose is very roasty with a hefty lactose sugar note. Some coffee creamer, burnt malt, and a very minimal hop note. The flavor is a little overly sweet, even for a lactose stout. Itís totally overpowering the rest of the beer. It does finish a little better with some dark-roast coffee and roast. It comes across as a little too thin in its maltiness, a litllte more might help to balance out the lactose some. Medium bodied, slightly slick and oily in texture with minimal soft carbonation. Stll fairly drinkable, but not one to contemplate for too long.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can. Pouring nearly black, close inspection reveals an extremely dark mahogany color to the body. A small, creamy head of light mocha foam settles quickly to a ramped up edge with a wispy center film. Wet arches of lacing break up into rounded flares and splotches. The nose is pretty nice, showing notes of bittersweet chocolate roast, sweetened espresso, milk sugars, and roasted caramel. Mild earthen hops support the roast in the balancing effort, but itís still largely choco-caramel driven. Flavors follow suit, giving notes of nougat, dry cocoa, and caramel, with some toasted oats and a subtle lactic sweetness. Though this is an Łber fresh can, the grain seems on the verge of turning stale. Iíd suspect that this beer wonít hold up long, but for now itís a pretty solid sweet stout. The palate is smooth and creamy, though lacking a little body and finishing a bit too sweet and sugary for my taste. Still, itís good for the style. 3rd beer from this brewery and Iíd say they make consistently good, simple, inoffensive beers.
drjay44 (2342) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with others at brew club. Pours a medium beige head, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 35) body....nose is coffee, chocolate, toffee....taste is chocolate, coffee with a light sweet finish.....mouth feel is light, near watery, carbonation low. A Stout that is a bit light for my palate. BJCP 6/3/12/4/6
arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with off white head, fizzy. Aroma is nuts, oatmeal, and some roasted malt. Taste is thin, with some roast, nutty flavors that finishes sweet. Not bad, but a bit one dimensional and thin.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with a sturdy tan head. The aroma has heavily toasted malt, cream, sugar, nuttiness and mild duds. Medium smooth body thatís quite velvety with some sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with heavily toasted malt, not getting the roastiness that comes with most stouts. There is also nuttiness, cream and milk chocolate. The finish adds spicy hops and a bit of coffee-esque bitterness. To me this seems more like a brown ale than a stout. Doesnít matter what style it official falls in to me, I like the beer.
allfreej (540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned. Black pour, tan head faded quickly. Roasty malt nose. Rasty, slightly smoky, sweet chocolatey flavor. Moderately bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Nice flavor, well balanced, but nothing really stands out. A nice drinking stout.
jzzbassman (1414) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out of the can a deep almost black with a thick tan head. Lovely chocolate and cream aroma. Love love the flavor, just so easy to like with perfect creaminess and sweetness, although a bit more roast in the finish for that espresso type finish would have been a nice counter punch. SO happy though to find this in Mississippi.....best thing I can think of that I can find locally.
DalzAle (1843) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to portableparty! Dark black pour, decent amount of carbonation and nice chocolatey aroma. Flavor is nice roasted malt, peat, a little bitter chocolate and finishes light with a little bit of smoke. Very nice drinkable stout, and another decent Tallgrass brew.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled via 16-oz can during GTMW 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear dark brown colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film top. Aroma of roasted dark malt, some coffee, dark chocolate, some light floral hops and a hint of dark pitted fruit. Taste is medium bodied, smooth with flavors of toasted dark malt, chocolate, a hint of mocha and some grassy hops. Finish is semi-dry with some chocolate and dark malt aftertaste. A solid stout.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pour is thin brown with a red hue. Head is off white with minimal lacing. Aroma is malted cocolate and roasted nuts. Taste is rich malt and bitter coco with little rasin. Palate is thin and chaulky and finishes dry.