oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2015 pkbites (946) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is gorgeous! Tan/brown with tan head. Nose is weak. Caramel and sugar smacks, but weakly so! Pine and floral hops are good, but a bit much.
The finish is so long it’s possibly eternal. I ate a tin of sardines after drinking this and the aftertaste was still there!
Canned (backlog). Slightly hazy deep amber colour with a mediumsized creamy, slightly off-white head. Aroma is sugary, citrusy, sweet malty and some mild syrupy notes. Flavour is sweet malts, syrup, caramel, citrus, sweet floral notes as well as some grassy notes. Balanced and pleasant. Stine (1780) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Transparent, amber resin pour; steadfast foam. Iced tea, caramel malt, honey biscuit, orange candy aroma. Needles and grapefruit seem subdued within the washy malt notes, but the balance of all these highly ordinary components is generally quite careful. It’s interesting, because it seems that this would be highly unpleasant if one or more of these elements was turned up or down even slightly.
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2014
This peculiarity is also apparent in what is mostly an outdated flavor. Here, the resin and floral qualities are more centered, while the malt sweetness is more subtle. There is a wealth of predictable familiarity, in aerosol-like bitterness, iced tea astringency, and citrus oil and pith. But the skilled, even handedness of this brewery is the most prevalent sensation.
The palate offers soft carbonation and some good weight without ever being sticky or syrupy. The finish is clean with lingering, dry resin. The present is full of forward thinking, detailed and delicate hop presentations in this style; this example seems to state that given this, there is still a place for this type of brash, overdone persona.
Bottle; dark amber color with a big frothy head. Aroma of must, orange, earth, spice and caramel. Good flavor; aggressively earthy, mostly dry. Ok breadiness. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a deep amber color with off-white head. Pine, citrus, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a pleasing bitterness on the palate. Stevesie (336) - - JUN 1, 2014
From can. Pours dark red with a fair bit of tan head. Fresh, hoppy aroma with some malt. Taste is similar, perfectly balanced with a nice kick toward the finish. Best I’ve had from Tallgrass thus far.
coltonhudy (15) - - MAY 20, 2014
Dark red with cream color head with notes of leather and caramel with malts and a blast of hops actually a sweet kick to it also this is an incredible beer AlmostHome (69) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - APR 12, 2014
Surprised with this beer. Has a certain kick that I didn't expect. Good mix between hops and malt. Great, thick head. Dark red in color.
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Can pours amber with nice head, aroma is toasted bready malt and pine. Taste is pretty balanced with a pine bitter finish ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Very well balanced beer. A healthy amount of hops, alochol, and sweet malty base. One of the go to tallgrass beers. JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Dark orange-amber color with some white head. Aroma of citrus and bitter malts. Flavor is more bitter malt and citrus rind. Best ESB I can recall... that being said, I still have no reason to drink it again. Maybe the dry hopping is what makes it a bit better to me...?