FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2010 16 oz can. Pours a nice deep brown nearly black with a creamy small tan head. Aroma is toasty and chocolatey as expected with some nice dark nutty toasty nuts. Flavor is actually really nice, deep toasty cocoa and some touches of coffee. Picks up some creamy almost chocolate milky. Type of flavors. Very smooth and creamy. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Maybe not the most. Complex stout but super smooth nd drinkable, I could drink this all night. tennisjoel (1457) - 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. ryecatcher (1436) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2014
16 oz can. Pours an deep, brown-black with a rootbeer-like head, decent retention. Nose is cocoa, some vanilla and butterscotch, roasted barley. Mouth is thin -- almost watery -- certainly not creamy as in the description, and wayyyyy too light on the palate. I’m not saying a stout needs to be 10W40 by definition, but I’ll honestly say Dr.Pepper has more body. Super-light sweetness (although not a natural sweetness... but I’ll get to that), some cocoa, barley, wheat puffs, chocolate and some butterscotch. Speaking of soft drinks, this has an odd, almost diet soda aftertaste that doesn’t leave any of the desirable traits on the palate that I’d look for in a stout, but definitely plenty of the aforementioned aftertaste. Disappointed would be an understatement. I’d rather have had spent the money on a stout as ubiquitous as Guinness (and would’ve had money left for a bag of chips). 574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown to black with a two-finger cappuccino head of foam that hangs out a while and leaves ropes of intricate lace behind. Nose involves toasted malt, roasted coffee, dark dried fruit, dark chocolate, nuttiness, and some zesty pine. Fairly sweet, decently bitter. Light to medium bodied, active yet slick, fairly oily, with a roasted sweet chocolate and drying toasty bitter finish. A nice session dark ale. wombat23 (1415) - Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Shared 16 oz. can. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, lactose, and chocolate notes. Mildly sweet.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
BlAck w a tan head nice nice retention light lacing mildly viscous.. Lightly sweet aroma kinda lactic some roast faintly nutty... Lightly creamy nutty body easy drinking flavorful though a touch watery not as sweet as the aroma indicates.... Roast as some faint fruits underneath a nutty body... coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 Can. Pours very dark brown with a hint of red around the edges. Very small tan head. Coffee dominates the aroma. Flavor is coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of tartness, and a slight earthiness. There’s a really odd flavor in here that I can’t place -- sort of plasticky, burnt rubber. Finish is dry, particularly for a sweet (sweat?) stout. Body is on the light side. Not a very complex stout, but tasty. I’m fairly impressed -- but I could do without that tartness. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2012
This beer is black with a tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma isn’t too strong or too muted, but the actual scent is a complex combination of caramel, vanilla, and toasty scents. When the beer hits your tongue, it is of a medium body with a very soft carbonation, yet it is slick and slightly sweet. The finish of this beer is hearty and more roasty than the initial taste would make you think. Surprisingly, it is quite easy to drink for a dark beer because of how thin yet hearty it is. dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Thus beer pours black with a thin off white head. The aromas are roasted coffee, chocolate. The mouthfeel is watery and bitter with alight body. Cheers! EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2011
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.