HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a deep brown/black with a finger of dark tan head. Lots of chocolate and cocoa in the aroma. Lactose sweetness and chocolate malt dominate the flavor. Medium bodied and smooth. Some hop bitterness in the middle. Long dry finish of roasted barley/black patent. Just a hint of burnt flavor in the finish. Solid beer. One of the better Tallgrass offerings.
zombywoof (461) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate smell of caramel, hazelnut coffee and cream. Milldly bitter and sweet with some smoke and a vegetal quality. Chakka like.
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark mahogany with a thick tan head. Aroma is coffee and oats. Taste is nice and full but dissipates quickly. There butting on the backend...itís just gone.
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild aromas of grain, earth & smoke. Jet black pour with little to no head. Malty, yeasty, earthy, tastes. Weak palate with a very thin mouthfeel. Overall a easy drinking stout.
Obfuscate (444) - Minneapolis, - DEC 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is sweet, chocolate, oats., coffee. Taste is sweet with a nice creaminess, slight carbonation.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 On tap. Aroma chocolate and coffee. Dark brown with frothy tan head. Tastes sweet with hints of chocolate and coffee. My favorite Tallgrass beer.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark, almost completely black and opaque. Good head that dissipated and left a thin film on top. Lacing that creeps back down the glass. Smells of slightly sweet bitter roasted malts with a touch of coffee. Tastes much like the smell, but with some dark chocolate character that adds nicely to the dark roasted malts, coffee, minimal hops. Itís sweet, although not especially so for the style. This adds a nice dimension as itís a bit different than what I expected. Itís a very flavorful beer. Feels quite thick and full bodied going in, but slightly watery when you swallow. Slightly slick on the tongue, with a very pleasant lingering sweet aftertaste. Very nice and highly drinkable. The moderate ABV makes it easy to drink while the delicious but not overpowering flavor makes me want to have this one again. Value: 6.85 for four 16 oz cans. A good deal.
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Drinkable, but a tad too sweet. I was tired of it before I finished my first glass. This is the beer for soda drinkers or for those afraid of stouts.
Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pretty sure I have tasted a beer like this before but this is a solid showing. Smooth on the palate. A little acidic but not overbearing. Lighter. Sort of flavorless with the lactose dominating. Not bad but not sure I could drink a bunch of these.
Beachmaster (414) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass. Pours an inky black, with a small tan head which quickly fades, leaving minimal lacing. Nose is dark malt. Taste is dark malt and a slight hint of caramel and chocolate. Smooth mouth fell, with a long lasting finish. Very good.