Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Draft at Vintage 51. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Very roasty coffee nose for a sweet stout. The flavor carries over to the taste. Roasty with a little creaminess, but dry and slightly flinty on the back end. More of a sweet stout dry stout cross. Not bad and drinkable. jandd1983 (4680) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2011
It poured a dark brown color with a small lingering tan head. The aroma was of roasted malt, coffee, bakers cocoa and light vanilla. The flavor was of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light vanilla and a hint of coffee with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2011
1 pint tall-can. Pitch black appearance. Somewhat tan head. Little lacing. Like ovaltine chocolate milk, not in a good way. Good texture, though. Manages to be drinkable. Mild sweet taste. I’m not sure, but something about this is awesome in a hilarious way. Maybe it’s because it’s a stout in a tall-boy can... I just haven’t seen that before, nor ever thought I would. Excuse me. Still, one of the worser stouts I’ve had, though (though I haven’t sampled many yet) bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2011
On tap at Helen’s JAD in KC, MO. Dark brown pour with a deep tan head. Aroma is sitting right in the middle of roasty chocolate and lactose sugary sweetness. Flavor and body are floating somewhere between a milk stout and Moose Drool brown, with light roasted malts, slight sweetness, and very little in the way of hop presence. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Poured a nice dark brown color and had a nice smokey bacon type flavor that was pretty good.
onceblind (10862) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Dark dark brown with ruby highlights. Bubbly light brown head, giving out a stingy malty aroma of cocoa, dark toast, cereal grain, and general roastiness. Medium body and taste leads me to believe this is more porter than stout. But it’s not a terrible detractor, as this is one heckuva porter. Big taste of brown malt, light chocolate, and tasty toasted malts. It’s got that milky sweetness from the sugar used, and it’s nice and creamy and chocolatey and tasty. fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2011
can from Zipp’s, pours dark brown to black with a medium tan head. Aroma is slightly ashy, burnt sugars, heavy roast. Flavor is mildly sweet cream and cocoa up front ending very dry and roasty, again some ash and charcoal. Very nice beer. mcnealc31 (258) - Elida, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2011
They’ve got the color right for sure with a black pour and some deep brown on the edges. Lots of roasted and smokey oatmeal in the nose. Surprisingly creamy with some delightful chocolate and strong coffee flavors. The coffee really lingers. Mouthfeel is a bit light for as dark as this is, but it’s really tasty and goes down rather easily.
Overall, I think it’s great. Smooth, not too big, bold and well balanced flavors. I’m a fan!
alobar (3966) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Pours black with dark brown highlights. Aroma of oats, chocolate, toffee. Sweet flavor with toffee, oats, and hints of chocolate. Smooth and creamy. Good beer. tennisjoel (1496) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2011
This is one big flop in my book. I’ve enjoyed most of the Tallgrass beers, but this is pretty undrinkable. Just very hard to put down. Some roasty malts typical of the style, but harsh otherwise. Some rotten egg and cheap artificial flavor that I can’t put my hands on. Tried it as a vanilla ice cream float which made it slightly more drinkable, but still not good. Glad I only purchased 2 of these as it was in a sampler pack. Unfortunately the cans were 16 ounces though.