Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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Reviews by BigRedN:
3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. My somewhat vigorous pour produces a thick brown head, about 2 inches in height that takes a long time to fade. Head slowly settles down to provides a thick cover and leaves lots of lacing down the sides of the glass. The beer itself is black, I can not see through it.
Smell: Aromas lean heavily to a big malty stout. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, a bit of light roasted coffee as well. Nothing really jumps out indicating any sweetness here.
Taste: A decent smack of roasted malts right up front and carries through to a slightly bitter finish. Bittersweet chocolate, lightly roasted coffee and nuts. The light bitterness on the finish provides a nice balance to the beer.
Mouthfeel: A little lighter in body than I expected. Its a bit of a push to call it medium body. Slick going down with a bit of a lingering aftertaste on the finish.
Drinkability: A wonderful, enjoyabe, drinkable stout. This is a great brew from the Tallgrass Brewing Company that I would definitely have again. Would be great on a cool day, still good on a warmer day.
04-13-2010 04:00:43 | More by BigRedN
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3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
Time to review this in the can...
Pours a ruby tinged mahogany with a oinky of mocha head. Near zero head retention & lacing, nice oily sheen
S: Coffee & charred grain.
T: Follows the nose, some herbal hops too up front, plus a slight lactic twang, More coffee as this warms & some baker's chocolate. Finishes dry with coffee & roasted malt notes, almost pulled a 4.0
MF: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, thins a bit once warm
Drinks easy, but was better in the bottle, seemed creamier
08-03-2010 02:59:30 | More by russpowell
4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
Deep dark pour here, black as night with a big head of foam on top reaching a height of around two fingers before settling back down to earth. Nice lacing coating the sides and making it super sticky. Aroma is coffee and sweet sugary notes. Hints of chocolate coming through now. It was an odd coffee aroma, almost a dark, french press kind of smell, which played off the sweetness in the milk stout extremely well. Really impressed here as even as it warmed it seemed to never dull. Rich, creamy feel, almost as thick as a milk shake. Creamy chocolate and rich velvety coffee notes slide together perfectly and leave the palate soaked in sweetness that is simply wonderful, and that is an understatement. Each sip becoming richer then the one before. Long lasting flavor of coffee balanced on the tongue and left a slightly dry finish soaked in vanilla notes.
05-30-2011 00:59:39 | More by mikesgroove
3.63/5 rDev -5.7%
Oooh yeah, tall boy cans ftw! Thanks to bunkrock (Reddit) for this.
Pours a darker mocha colored thick buy fizzy looking almost creamy head rises to a finger but fades at a med pace, then stops at a nice creamy 1/2 finger head covering with some decent lacing, over very dark almost black colored with hints of ruby light sneaking through the corners.
Nose starts with a light metallic roasty almost burnt slightly acrid aroma, but that fades very quickly and turns to nice creamy stout, plenty of cocoa, little cocoa nib like and creamy chocolate milk, lots of oats as well, and a bit of a powdered chocolate, some roasted malts, and a hint of bitterness.
Taste starts creamy, big creamy milk flavor, lactose straight up, a little chocolate milk, powdered cocoa, etc, and some oats. Then a light gritty powdered coffee grind like chewy thing, I can't explain except that it seems like very fine grinds suspended in the beer, with a bit of a coffee flavor, a little roast and slight acrid burnt roast flavor, with a touch of tin. Then a slight bitterness, little chalky finish, fairly dry as well, more of the grinds and gritty feel, lingering roast and cocoa.
Mouth is med bodied but creamy, lush, but at the same time chalky and gritty, decent carb.
Overall not bad, nice malt flavors except a bit of burnt metallic acrid roast, but not a lot, nice mocha, nice creamy oats and plenty of lactose, and another negative with that charred powdered chalky gritty feel.
11-08-2012 17:07:45 | More by jlindros
3/5 rDev -22.1%
A run-of-the-mill Stout with solid flavors but the watery textures really hurt.
Buffalo Sweat pours a dark brown color but struggles with head formation and retention despite high carbonation. No lacing.
Aromas of coffee grounds, burnt cocoa, and malted barley carry the scent from beginning til end. A very straight forward aroma without variation.
Flavors favor the coffee and cocoa with mild hints of caramel, nutty, confectioner's sugar, and a light ash/burnt taste. Low on hops, but the beer balances out pretty well due to the roast.
The lowly textured, watery body makes the beer feel weak and thin. The high carbonation doesn't comnpensate for lack of mouthfeel, but accentuates less desirable features of sulfur and high mineral character.
Buffalo Sweat is more flavorful than say Yuengling Black and Tan but the texture keeps it in the same vein.
04-12-2010 03:01:10 | More by BEERchitect
3.38/5 rDev -12.2%
Pours a midnight black body with a puffy khaki colored head that slowly fades. Aromas of dark sugar and black malts. Slightly moderate carbonation with a lightly silky mouthfeel. Flavor is somewhat weak given the appearance, aroma and name of the beer! A very accessible stout.
07-15-2011 01:54:29 | More by blackearth
3.43/5 rDev -10.9%
A - Pours deep brown/black with two fingers of tan head. Head has decent persistance and leaves quite a bit of lacing.
S - Sweet and bittersweet chocolate, and a nice coffee presence that doesn't dominate. Also some faint roasted malts.
T - Taste follows the smell pretty closely. There is also a nuttiness in the taste that I didn't pick up in the smell. Nice but not very memorable.
M - Too thin for my liking, but there is still a decent creaminess.
O - This is a pretty good milk stout that doesn't stand out in any particular way. The thinness detracts from the flavor profile.
09-25-2011 00:07:13 | More by warnerry
2.15/5 rDev -44.2%
16oz can. Pours dark brown with a small off white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is roasted malts and grains with some sweet chocolate and some ash.
The flavor is sweet grainy roasted malts with a little lactic chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.
Overall, not a great stout.
02-15-2011 06:45:56 | More by Beaver13
4.08/5 rDev +6%
16oz pounder with no freshness date.
LOOK: Pitch black, dense tan head.
SMELL: Fresh cappuccino, fresh baked biscuits, cocoa powder, soft charcoal, dried plums.
TASTE: Super smooth, creamy, mellow roasted grain, carob, mild molasses, breakfast blend coffee, semi-sweet burnt finish.
Love this beer, much preferred from the can ... a real treat to drink. Quaffable for sure but it begs to be paired with some chocolate ... the obvious choice.
11-04-2011 02:48:35 | More by Jason
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
16 oz can, with "Drink by" dating of 06-05-13 ( I'm a few months late apparently on this one)
Pours very dark brown, fluffy and lasting dark tan head that leaves a nice looking ring of low sheeting and scatteredt bits of lace.
I get a bunch of milk chocolate on the nose.
More milk chocolate, with some light coffee notes as well.
On the thin side, but that adds to drinkability of this flavorful and nicely crafted stout. Bring on some grilled meat and/or chocolate desserts.
Tasty and worth a try.
Last of the beers I brought home from Kansas...
07-25-2013 17:42:31 | More by Billolick
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
Appearance: dark brown in color with 1 inch head, clear, moderate-high carbonation
Smell: big oats and coffee
Taste: oats, black coffee, and dark chocolate
Mouthfeel: medium-heavy body, moderate carbonation, sweet with slight roasty bitterness
Drinkability: A solid, clean, oatmeal/sweet stout. The sweetness comes through but is never overly seet. Glad I picked up a four pack. I could have several of these.
08-15-2012 13:07:38 | More by tigg924
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is coffee, toffee and chocolate. A very nice smelling stout.
The flavor is coffee, chocolate, caramel and roasted malt. This beer is a malt bomb and all of the various malt flavors work very well together.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
12-23-2010 06:09:42 | More by Mora2000
3.81/5 rDev -1%
Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Ruby black with thin tan head and spotty lacing.
Smell: Sweet molasses, roasted malt and milk chocolate. Smells decadent and rich, especially at first.
Taste: Nice semi-sweet mix of chocolate, molasses, roasted malt and licorice. Minimal bitterness - while the smooth, rounded malts are appreciated, a little hop balance or extra roasted bite could have helped.
Feel: Low carbonation, smooth body that is fairly light. Too thin.
Drinkability: A solid, malty and drinkable Sweet Stout. Good session beer overall, even if there is no "wow" factor. Probably would be better with a slightly bigger body and a touch more bitterness.
08-27-2010 01:33:54 | More by bsp77
3.76/5 rDev -2.3%
Black in color with a head that was minimal and rapidly faded entirely. Delectable aroma of oatmeal,chocolate,and dark malt. There is plenty of oatmeal, chocolate,and dark malt in the flavor but the oatmeal clearly dominates. The mouth is a bit oily and thick.
07-12-2014 03:28:13 | More by Franziskaner
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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