BJ's Tatonka Stout | BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Florida, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kylehay2004 on 11-22-2011

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 52
Photo of jneiswender
1.59/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Had this at the Allen Texas brewpub. Served in a taster glass.

Somewhat light dark brown and an off white head.

Fruity maple syrup smell

Smoky toasty juicy nice complexity


Nothing here for me... Just not great...doesn't deliver according to style

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Photo of BeerManDan
3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The color when poured in the pint glass was a dark brown with a load of tan foam and a medium amount of lace on the side of the glass. The smell of roasted malts and chocolate was evident in the aroma. The taste was of smokey roasted malts, chocolate with a hint of caramel. For a stout, to me, it was more in line of a porter. A little to sweet, but drinkable.

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Photo of nickfl
3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A dark brown body with good clarity, topped with a head of off white foam good retention and excellent lace.

S - Light chocolate and caramel with a hint of hops.

T - Chocolate malt and some molasses up front, smoky notes in the middle. Some mocha in the finish and more smoke.

M - Medium thick body, low carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - This is a strange stout, not much roast, and the dark sugar character is kind of cloying.

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Photo of Rogerlb
3.62/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hey, this isn't so bad. Poured quite dark with a half-inch head in a pint glass. (They poured it from tap, no telling how aggressive it was or wasn't). Chocolate aroma is quite strong and satisfactory.

However, the taste is thinner than the aroma may suggest. There's some char and some malt but it's pretty creamy from what I'm guessing is the nitro treatment. The flavor is really not there much, and therefore feels watery. Nitro is creaming this up, and there's no dark fruit, no caramel or toffee unless I look for it. Seems to be similar to an oatmeal stout, a pretty regular American (not a Russian, which this is listed as on some locations). It does have 8.5% so there's that.

I generally like all the BJ beers. Their array of choices, besides being the cheapest beers on the menu, really served me as a gateway to trying other styles and feeling comfortable without getting burned. Nothing there is offensive, and I know more now to realize their wide selection are at least solid attempts. You want a Stout--we got a Stout. If your eyes were closed, this might not even come across as a stout as much as a porter; too much bread, lager, and hardly any charred malt character.

But -- better than the other guys down the block who only have Coors and Stella.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.87/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tatonka stout. Nitro
A: two finger head. Dark with very little light getting through. Nice amount of lace.

S: more sweet than roasted. Lots of chocolate.

T: sweet on the front end but somewhat bitter finish. Flat taste. Not like your typical stout

M: full body. Flat nitro sensation

Overall: the aroma is great but the flavor may be flattened by the nitro tap. At 8.5 percent this is an unassuming alcohol loaded brew

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Photo of Saulito003
4.75/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My best would always be a 4.75 until I've tried all beers of 1 certain type. When that day comes , a 5 will be given.

In regards to Tatonka. I would have to say it has sparked my interest in Stouts once again. I use to drink Guiness in High School because I would not have to worry about my keystone/bud light drinking buddies stealing my beer. plus I really did enjoy the taste.

Tatonka has a bit more creamy texture which I cannot get enough of and a lovely coffee/ chocolate aroma thats one of a kind. May I also add its higher in alcohol than Guiness. Out of all the stouts I've tasted this is fighting st. Arnolds Pumpkinator for the #1 spot.

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BJ's Tatonka Stout from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
3.25 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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