Bulk_Carrier (3630) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fireflour, Bismarck, North Dakota.
Figured, I’d take a stab at this since my pizza took a good 45 minutes to show up.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a pure dark brown color with a slim half fingered white to off white foamy head dissipating to a film coating the top of the glass.
The smell had a sweet roasted coffee bean with a huge chocolate awesomeness.
The taste mostly copied the smell and lead to a sweet semi-dry aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this sat about a medium on the body and had a good sipping quality about it. The carbonation was smoot and lead to a nice creaminess.
Overall, definitely a great milk/sweet stout I would love to have again.
Tejas (974) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice little oatmeal stout here. I say little b/c it's only 5%. ABV needs to be higher. Probably around 6ish. Nevertheless, it's a super easy drinker w/ a good creamy palate and just the right amount of roastiness.
drowland (7876) - Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can at Brent’s going away tasting, July 2014. Black pour with a nice tan head, great lacing. Nice aroma, pleasantly sweet milk chocolate, some roast, a cream/marshmallow sense. Good flavor, creamy, milk chocolate, some roast, caramel, toffee. Not bad.
johnnymusky (874) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 Pour is deep black with creamy head....nose is all sweet chocolate and espresso...mouth is the same with a nice creamy mouthful...nice job tallgrass...tasty beer for sure....update-now that i have tried this a second time i like it even more...oatmeal comes out even more as it warms...
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint can poured into a snifter at approximately 40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours like a cola, before pooling into the glass a dark, dark brown. Forms a fluffy pale tan head, which dissipates relatively quickly into a ring. Not much lacing at all.
Smell: Sweet malt, like a scorched cotton candy flavored with caramel and toffee, with some milk chocolate notes. The sugary notes seem more like brown sugar than lactose, and I’ll blame that on the oatmeal.
Taste: The first thing that comes to mind is sweetened dark bread, like a pumpernickel that has had caramel and unmelted sugar drizzled over it. There’s a "warm, yeasty" aspect to the taste, before the lactose sweetness rushes in. Cocoa notes resound faintly through the finish. As it warms, the chocolate flavors become a bit more present and pronounced throughout the entire tasting process, and a very faint tinge of light coffee lurks off in the distance, rounding off the "sweet dark bread" profile.
Mouthfeel: A bit on the thin side for a stout, verging on yet never becoming watery. There’s a bit of carbonation sharpness, almost a little too much.
Overall: An enjoyable milk stout, all maltiness and sweetness, with just hints here and there of more bitter flavors. It’s an easy drinking brew that doesn’t necessarily encourage sipping so much as drinking. Anyone criticizing this for being "too sweet" is confusing milk stouts with some other kind of stout. Will repeat.
Mears (73) - - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
OK. I was hoping for more flavor. Too smooth for me. ........... I like the can.
CaptainBoosh (47) - - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From can to tulip glass. Pours dark black with small amount of dark brown head that quickly fades. Aroma is toasted grain, cacao, slight coffee. Taste is toasted malt, dark chocolate, no cream, not very sweet. Light, thin mouthfeel. No alcohol. Clean crisp finish that seems uncharacteristic of stouts.
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barn0216 (537) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color no head. Slightly roasty milk chocolate aroma, hint of tobacco. Similar flavor, very creamy, sharp tobacco bitterness to go against the sweet malt. A bit thin but at 5% ABV I won’t complain. Pleasant drink.
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oily black with thin, brown, quickly dissipating head. Aroma....I must be stuffed up - can't really smell anything. Tastes like dark rum and cream soda. Super creamy right up front and it stays all the way through the finish.
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF 2014 with Andrew. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is soft and sweet chocolate and light wet dog. Mouthfeel is soft to medium with notes of cocoa, dark malt, chocolate and that wet dog.