mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From can. Slight caramel aroma with some EKG like aroma and taste. Lite laces on the glass. Imperial ESB? Try it.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful artwork. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Hoppy resin, almost bready aroma. Intense hoppiness then it mellowed. Stilled ended as a big hop bomb. But just enough malts to make me happy and wanting more. Great Job
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at sampling session. From notes (Oct. 11, 2011). Some light chocolate, caramel, earthy aroma. Pretty orangeish color. More caramel and light fruit in initial; nice dirty hoppiness in mid. Quite drinkable. An ESB with a bit of a punch.
EtTuCthulhu (1124) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma of this beer is hops and roasted malts, and the appearance of the beer is orangeish brown with a frothy white and prominent head. This beer is quite bitter when it first hits the tongue, but it finishes abruptly and significantly less bitter than it starts. It also has a medium-full body, a creamy texture, and flat carbonation.
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
We had this beer at the 2013 Tops of the Hops in Biloxi, MS. A really different beer. Caramel color, hoppy taste. Good. We’re big fans for the artwork too.
trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exceptional beverage with a unique blend of hops and malt, unlike any I’ve had. Nice caramel color, uniform thick head. Tallgrass gets high marks for a complete, but not overbearing hop aroma and a biscuity finish. One of my new favorites.
Barreras (1047) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a copper color with a malt aroma. It has a floral hoppy aroma and taste as well. A very dry tasting beer that has a strong bitter aftertaste. Beer was in a tall can which gave it a slight metallic taste.
backdaft (227) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep copper color. Nice 2 finger tanish head leaves lacing all the way down! Aroma is upfront caramel toffee malt. Taste is malty, resin-like hoppiness, and bitter grapefruit rind. A "Big" hoppy beer with a strong malt presence makes this a winner. My only wish; the hop characteristics were more pronounced in this one. I like malt too. but I like hops more!
jrodooo5 (1063) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a merky gold with a nice tan head that leaves significant lacing. The aroma is a nice blend of malt & hop. The taste is a very good match to the smell. It’s very clean & drinkable at the remarkable 94 iBU & 7.2%. The hop presence is there but the malt balances it beautifully so it’s not hops galore. Impressive!
jtclockwork (8877) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from a very generous trader. Pours a reddish amber with an off white head. Some lacing. Nose and taste of caramel, burnt malt, resin/pine and dried citrus. Finishes dried citrus and burnt malt. Medium body.