phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with Pawola22- thanks again, Brian! Pours a dark brown, opaque with lighter brown highlights when held up to light, and a finger-thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, metallic notes, peat, dark fruits, cream, and brown sugar. Flavor of roasted malts, brown sugar, chocolate, earthy notes, cream, dark fruits, cardboard, and smoked wood. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a dry, chocolaty mouthfeel. This is pretty nice. By far the best beer Iíve tried from Tallgrass, this hits the spot.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 2/5/2010. This sweet stout pours a dark black color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee, slightly sweet. A medium bodied sweet stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee, with a touch of vanilla. Hops are earthy. A somewhat sweet and chocolate stout. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured a dark black color with a smaller tam head. Aroma was creamy, roasted malts and coffee. Flavor was sweeter with roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and burnt notes comoing through. A good beer. Decent beer.
StefanSD (1922) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Soonah. Pours an opaque bworn-black color with a small cream head that has fair retention. The aroma is unusual with burnt grains, rice, tea and chocolate. The flavor is similar with sweet candies, rock sugar, sweetened tea, burnt rice husks and weak coffee. The palate is just a bit thinner than I would prefer but still seems to work for this beer. The carbonation is soft. The finish is short and sweet. Overall: A very enjoyable twist on the venerable stout. Thanks.
mcox90 (1373) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Soonah. Pours dark brown with a 1/2" beige head that recedes leaving no lace. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Light to moderate palate with low level carbonation. Smooth and a bit dry, almost chalky. Sweet, milk chocolate taste with some light coffee and roasted malt.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured ultra dark brown with a short tan, to light brown head. The aroma was mild coffee and plenty of sugar and chocolate. The flavor is sweet, dominated by sugar with some chocolate and a bit of roasted malt and coffee. Almost medium in body. Sweet without being cloying. A pretty good effort.
coyforce (391) - Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely dark pour...darker than guiness. Small brownish head. Aroma is of soy sauce. Taste is chocolate and coffee. Roasted nuts come to mind. Smooth to the palate with very little aftertaste.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: A very lactic creamy dark ale. Slightly problematic
How: Bottle 12oz. Sent to me byÖ someone. Consumed relatively fresh after sitting in my cellar for about three months
The look: Dark mahogany body topped by a large beige head with low retention
In long: Shy nose of nougat and milk chocolate. Taste is very lactic, strong milky notes. Milk chocolate, vanilla, black liquorice candy, nougat. Fluffy creamy body similar to a cream ale on nitro. I was really bothered by a flavour of old past-due-date sour milk in the comeback. This is pretty bad. Most good cooks or brewers keep their special ingredients a secret, not this brewer, he even includes it in the name of the beer.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours black with a medium brown head. Smells of coffee, oatmeal and chocolate. Flavors of burnt/toasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Not as sweet as i was expecting. Finished strong with a lingering taste of mocha.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color/ fleeting head. Nice dark roasted malt, coffee, mocha aromas. Light to medium body. Lightly sweet chocolate mocha flavors with mild roasty malts, a bit thin.