coolpop (1284) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 Can. Pours very dark brown with a hint of red around the edges. Very small tan head. Coffee dominates the aroma. Flavor is coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of tartness, and a slight earthiness. Thereís a really odd flavor in here that I canít place -- sort of plasticky, burnt rubber. Finish is dry, particularly for a sweet (sweat?) stout. Body is on the light side. Not a very complex stout, but tasty. Iím fairly impressed -- but I could do without that tartness.
bbrownz (2) - Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2010 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent sweet stout. Very drinkable as a desert beer, but I certainly wouldnít want to indulge in more than one in a single sitting.
Great appearance when first coming out of the can (no really, itís in cans) but the head retention wasnít great.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a thin but creamy cap of beige foam.
Aroma: Coffee, cocoa, cinnamon and chocolate cereal.
Taste: Dry roast, slightly burnt malt, and dark chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy and dry.
Overall: Really good, well done, fresh and tasty.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can. Brown pour, thin tan head that quickly fades. Roasted coffee aroma & flavor as well. Thin mouthfeel, finish is a bit watery but does leave some of the coffee flavor.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 7/9/10. Pint Can. Beautifully webbed off-white head atop a filtered and almost opaque dark brown hue. Aromas of dark roasted malts. Coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Good roast! Rather full bodied with a nice roast. Flavors of brownies and a slight nuttiness. Slight sweetness, but I really picked up a lot more of the bitter roasted malts. But very nice and great drinking from a can!
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is nice with lots of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is about the same just a bit lighter. Some coffee is there with a roasted malt but again kind of thin at the end. Still there are just enough good qualities in this for a sample.
Strykzone (4198) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my favorite beer names and a new state for me. This beer pours black and red with a short lived tan head. Visually, it reminds me of a thin version of the style. A big roasted and coffee aroma with some dark fruit noted as the coffee settled. Flavor is muddled. Coffee and cream stand out but hops are in the background that donít compliment. Some molasses, dark fruit, smoked peat. Warmer temps smoothed some of the rough edges but not quite enough to call this above average.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In the bottle from KJís HyVee. Pours black as night with a small to medium dark beige head. Head is creamy in appearance. Mild roasted aroma. The flavor is thin. A thin roastedness and a thin tart finish. Iím not sure what they are trying to achieve with this beer, but it does not get there.
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark pour with an offwhite head. Aroma of mild coffee. Kind of thin and uninteresting.
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Pours a deep brown color with a small beige head. Light aroma of chocolate and dark roasted malts. The taste is quite lactic, with dry cocoa and molasses the dominant notes. Some hazelnut and vanilla notes lingering in there as well. Thin and somewhat diluted. I was a little underwhelmed by this Tallgrass offering.