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 (3993) - 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 (1507) - 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. BubbaMac (7) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2011 does not count
Listen, I understand why beer snobs don’t show more love for this beer as it is not all that amazing but finer craft beers usually are not "ballgame" beers that is you can’t toss back a six pack during a game because they are just too rich. This is a ballgame beer that tastes great. I can drink several and not feel like I just ate a pound of chocolate. Nuffield (4252) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2011
It’s nice to see a reasonably good beer in a can, and a tallboy no less. But this wasn’t the best beer among what I could find for sale in Custer State Park in South Dakota. Not especially rich palate, with moderate malty notes and a thinness that was suggestive of what’s happened to Guinness over the years. Can.
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Pours a deep brown almost black with a medium creamy/bubbly tan head. Aroma of chocolate, tobacco, toffee, oats and a milky/vanilla sweetness. Flavor of chocolate, tobacco, toffee, nuts and vanilla. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Thanks to Dale for this tallboy Kansas tick... dark brown almost black, a big tan head, creamy with great retention and lace that’s full but doesn’t stay super long, looking great... roasted coffee but a touch of generic chocolate, a little vanilla, very strong roast for a 5% sweet stout... wow, this is really sweet didn’t see that coming at all after the nose, creamy with lactose sugar on the front, finish is a bit roasty adding nice balance, a lot going on and very drinkable, a touch to sweet for me and watery, but overall this is very solid jsh12bama (761) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Pours deep brown with minimal head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste of toffee, caramel malt, with slight roastiness. Thin palate. Boring.
Braudog (6944) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Can. Exceptionally beautiful pour for an American stout ... towering head of off-white foam over a pitch-black brew. The aroma is full of warming roasts. Although a little thin, the beer drinks with a nice rounded roasty flavor as well ... with a moderate bitter chocolate finish. Good stuff. (#4137, 6/12/2011) Atom (2618) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Pint can pours dark black/brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is sweet throughout with lactose sugars, chocolate with dry slightly bitter coffee finish. Pretty decent, drinkable.