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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

944 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 55
Gots: 102 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We love this beer here at the brewery, and think you will have one of those “I’ve never-tasted-a-beer-like-that” kind of moments when you try it!

What we really like about this beer is the smoothness that brewing with cream sugar brings to the palate. This smoothness balances out the copious quantities of roasted barley used in the brewing process to create a rich, complex, and delicious beer. If you have not been a stout drinker in the past, give this beer a try. It might just change your mind about how dark beers should taste. It tastes so rich, but is surprisingly easy to drink!

20 IBU

(Beer added by: russpowell on 11-29-2009)
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Ratings: 944 | Reviews: 286 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Craiger1967:
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Craiger1967, May 08, 2014
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Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

russpowell, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mikesgroove, May 30, 2011
Photo of jlindros
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jlindros, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

BEERchitect, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

CavemanRamblin, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of mnewth
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mnewth, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Tiernan, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

tbryan5, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of blackearth
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

blackearth, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of bulldogg915
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

bulldogg915, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of RoninBirdman
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

RoninBirdman, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Lutie-David
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%

Lutie-David, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

SD-Alefan, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +3.9%

DaftPatrick, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of warnerry
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

warnerry, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of Beaver13
2.15/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

Beaver13, Feb 15, 2011
Photo of DuckDodgers
4/5  rDev +3.9%

DuckDodgers, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of akocina
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

akocina, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Jason, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

Billolick, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

tigg924, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Torey
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Torey, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of fenlop54
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

fenlop54, Sep 08, 2014
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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.