Eells (64) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wasn’t crazy about this stout from KC. Lots of malt, little hops. Not impressed with this pint can midwest brewer.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from Norm’s. Pours a thin black with a light tan head. Very strong aroma, not particularly appetizing. Very metallic and almost like spoiled milk. Hints of roasted malt and chocoalte. Very sweet flavor with metallic caramel. Milk chocolate notes. Watery finish. Meh.
gururyan (548) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m just going to state this right up front—not my style of beer. I didn’t care much for this but that has nothing to do with Tallgrass per se.
Beaver (1219) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
16oz can. Pours dark brown with a small off white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is roasted malts and grains with some sweet chocolate and some ash.
The flavor is sweet grainy roasted malts with a little lactic chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.
Overall, not a great stout.
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can: Charcoal and coffee nose. Black, thin tan head. Sweet coffee flavor, strong vegetal component. Lasting coffee finish. Certainly a sweet stout, but there are some glaring flaws. Bad sample, but I think the recipe is probably solid. The boiled cabbage just doesn’t belong. Tainted and the Oasis ESB is better.
Glouglouburp (5929) - 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 by… 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.
alalvarez75 (57) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours thin and lite. Stout? Milk Stout? Buffalo Sweat Stout... I think that is it.
Tastes of oversteapped tea that has been put into a milk style stout. Thin and roasty but not smokey... more burnt.
Not a repeat offender.
bearlybrewed (41) - Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2010 I love stouts and all styles of stouts. I have even tolerated mediocre stouts. However, as the Tallgrass website states, after drinking it you’ll say “I’ve never-tasted-a-beer-like-that” . You are right this is one of the worst stouts ever tasted. It is a watered down version that hints at A-B or MillerCoors style of craft beer imitations. Did not detect the coffee, chocolate notes stated. Also, it does not appear to pour a deep, heavy brown like most stouts.
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
tallboy. roasted grain nose (oatmeal, barley, wheat / bread) with touches of floor cleaner and soy sauce. medium-light malt-forward body with strongly harsh edges. milk powder yeast blankets a roast and black patent-heavy malt showing: husky, crusty soy sauce-flavored roast with vegetable and butter notes developed with increasing temperature, turning it from forgettable and mediocre early to downright disgusting given enough time. yikes.
Caytinator (809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
20 oz on tap. Black color, good adhesion. Decent head fades to slight collar. Smells a bit more like coffee than oatmeal. Disappointing overall. Taste is light and not full-bodied, contrasts with the appearance & aroma. It’s like they sort of gave up on it and threw hops at it. Nowhere near as good as Tallgrass’ other beers (Oasis in particular). Pass.