alexsdad06 (5578) - Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. can from the Root Cellar. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy beige head that settles into a thin layer. The aroma is roasted malt, thin black coffee, dark chocolate with a strange tea like component. The flavor has some nice chocolate and roasted malt, black coffee that is on the watered down side and more sweet tea. Light to medium bodied. For the most part the flavors are decent, but this could benefit from more body and mouthfeel.
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Poured dark brown color with medium to large brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Dogbrick (8259) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours dark brown-black with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Coffee and earthy malt in the nose. Medium, somewhat carbonated body with flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and malt. The finish is roasty with a mildly bitter coffee aftertaste. Decent beer overall.
matthewjk (924) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 16oz can - A stout that shows promise, but not quite there. Thin, vapid, devoid of serious flavors, but not offensive. A "soft" stout that is easy to drink--as advertised--but certainly not unique. Enjoyed aroma, but all other aspects are mundane. 1st try - Tallgrass Brewing
nimbleprop (4987) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can pours a watery, translucent deep brown with some light, white head. Noe is sweet, roasty, brown sugar, light coffee. Flavor is sweet, malty, brown sugar, dark malts. Medium bodied, dry finish.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can, thanks EricE. Small white head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, some dark chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some coffee/roast, cream. Medium body, undercarbonated.
BeerandBlues2 (9839) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (roast, dark fruit, chocolate), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, leather, milk, and prunes. Medium body, warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a sweet finish.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can. Rating #86. Black pour with a light tan head. Mild, but very enjoyable roast and a sweet dark fruitiness that makes this a joy to smell. Chocolate roast right up front in the taste, light bitterness and a nice smooth mouthfeel. Good stuff. (1509)
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 3/19/2011 Source:Butters) Chocolate with hints of vanilla and a vegetal or nutty quality. Clear dark amber brown with little head. Medium to light body with medium mouthfeel with a lactic sweetness. Lightly nutty with little hop flavor. Medium finish. Nice
Butters (3789) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Richmond 14th Gathering. Nice very dark brown pour with thin tan head. Roasty and chocolate and not vegetal at all. A little watery thin, but good for the style. Love that this is being canned.