Strykzone (4933) - 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 (6298) - 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 (2473) - Illinois, 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.
phaleslu (6509) - 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 (5286) - 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 (2136) - 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 (1547) - 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.