Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Reviews: 319
Hads: 1,163
Avg: 3.81
pDev: 22.57%
Wants: 74
Gots: 194 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: russpowell on 11-29-2009

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
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Photo of Cheeseboo
4.9/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I was told this was like "drinking a brownie." That description is not entirely exaggerated. Very smooth and tasty stout. I wish I could get it in Michigan, but no luck. I had to pick this up in Minneapolis.

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Photo of sheeley
4.89/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a glass.
Appearance: Lovely. Incredibly dark, great head of foam with just a slight tint of brown.
Smell: Unassuming beer in scent. Notes of milk, cream, and oatmeal, with just a hint of alcohol. Taste/mouthfeel: Incredible. Creamy dark oatmeal and roasted barley. It is so dark and thick that it felt almost chewy in texture and taste. Notes of chocolate and slight caramel come through part way into the glass. The creaminess lingers in the mouth long after I expected. Overall, spectacular beer; one of my personal favorites.

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Photo of Dnayew
4.88/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Super underrated cream stout. This is without question the best milk stout to pair with fried food on the planet. Love stouts and sports? This beer is perfect to pair with your game day faves.

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Photo of ZAP
4.85/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Dark brown/blac with some ruby red hues

S-Roasted malts...a bit of exotic java....interestingly enough some leather...malted milk balls.

T-Love the flavor...I had no idea what kind of stout this was but after the first sip I knew it was a sweet stout. Big malted milk ball flavor that I love...roasted malts...a little sweet coffee (think coffee loaded with creamer)..outstanding..maybe the best tasting sweet stout I have had.

M-Perfect...smooth, velvet-like, medium bodied...Very creamy texture with the perfect amount of weight..

D-Maybe the best Sweet Stout I have had. I could session this for awhile as I despite the sweeter flavors I think it drinks fine. I'll have to give a few at a time a try because I do plan on drinking a lot more of this one. Would love to a side-by-side tasting with left hand.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.69/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Bernie's in Waukesha, WI. Pours a pitch black color with a light brown foamy head. Sweet malty aroma with a hint of vanilla. A smooth easy drinking stout that is perfect in texture. A must try, very delicious and a nice find from a state that's not as well known for their craft beer.

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Photo of McNealc31
4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of willyburz
4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So surprised by this beer...I almost didnt think anything about it as Ive walked by it off and on for a year or two. I grabbed some finally, WOW...Amazing beer! Two thumbs up, great flavor, well worth the money!

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Photo of ironmike75
4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really like this style of beer.
Kick ass six pack case and awesome label on the bottle - sweet graphic design.
Appearance - awesome black color
Smell - Smoky goodness
Taste - Just good, maybe strong for some, but I dig it
Mouthfeel - Not bad at all
Drinkability - I can't get enough of this one, again might be too much for some, but man I love this beer!

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling right now on 3/31/14. Comes in a 4-pack 16 ounce can that cost $7.99 and "Drink by 6/7/14". Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pint glass.

Pours a very deep reddish-brown which is almost black in color. A thin beige head is seen that just settles to around the sides of the glass. Spotty lacing is seen but doesn't last long. The aroma is very pleasant of roasted malts right up front with oatmeal, vanilla and chocolate. The taste has even more great flavors with some black coffee and milk chocolate. Very tasty and is a easy drinker. Perfect carbonation. No harsh or bitter aftertaste at all. Overall a GREAT Oatmeal Cream Stout!

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this at a local bar after a couple rounds of fireball. I asked if they had any stout and this was recommended. I really enjoyed it after pouring from can into 16 oz pint glass. Has a sweet taste.

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Photo of plfahey
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Black with faint ruby highlights when held to the light. Moderate medium tan head has decent retention.

Aroma-Yum-the first smell that hits me is a nutty, toasted oat aroma followed by chocolate, roasted malt, faint coffee, and a dab of caramel. Light vanilla and lactose give it a sort of coffee and cream impression underneath the oats. Also present are some dark fruit aromas, with plum and prune leading the way.

Flavor-Liquid chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Light nutty oatmeal and milk chocolate, vanilla, milk sugar, a dash of espresso, caramel, and a bit of bready malt rounds out the profile. In the finish, there's a light fruity character, along with a tad more chocolate, very light earthy hops, and a low hop bitterness. Aftertaste carries an impression of chocolate-vanilla sweetness, but is actually moderately dry. Simply delicious.

Mouthfeel-Medium body, with smooth, moderate carbonation. Creamy, slick, and silky mouthfeel. Sublime.

This beer does everything it's supposed to do. Transcendental and delicious, while avoiding being cloying and remaining quite drinkable. Simply put, this is awesome.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a Tallgrass tulip.
5% ABV, 1.057 O.G., 20 IBUs, Drink By 08/24/13

A - Buffalo Sweat is colored a dark charcoal brown in the tulip but pours a clear mahogany color. The beer's loose mocha head disappears rather quickly though, sinking into the beer with little lace adorning the glass.

S - With a hefty snort, Buffalo Sweat's robust aroma bursts into the air. Roasted malt offers nuances of cocoa and finely ground coffee while lactose sugar counters, adding a milk chocolate feel that balances nicely. Earthy undertones of dirt and bark finish out the aroma.

T - Like the aroma, Buffalo Sweat's flavor is all about balance and it's pulled off in a very similar manner, though this time, the sweetness comes first. Lactose sugar, malty sweetness, and oatmeal upfront are met with the roasted characteristics of cocoa and coffee on the back end for a teetering balancing act.

M - The same balancing act in flavor is integral to the feel of this ever-changing beer. Thanks to both the lactose and oatmeal Buffalo Sweat is very smooth and seductive at first, introducing itself with minor sweetness and a velvety feel before evolving into a mildly acrid bitter finish from the roast. This medium-bodied beer is quite drinkable indeed.

O - Buffalo Sweat may seem menacing based on it's can's artwork and black appearance but this lower-in-alcohol stout is full-flavored and robust, delicately balancing between it's smooth seductive side and it's aggressive roasted qualities. Try and tell me you could put a few of these delicious brews back.

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Photo of Savan
4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

a da*n fine beer indeed! Pours a beautiful delicate and soft shade of night and Smells delightfully like espresso and prairie grass with a subtle abutting chocolate malty goodness gives way to the taste of milk-chocolate goodness :) .... where was I.... OH YES, a fine beer indeed! Over all?? NOT for alleged hop heads... For those who of truth DO indeed enjoy beer of all kinds.

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Photo of Casedogg43
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love to see this beer in can!

A: pours a terrific dark brown, with a nice dark tan head.
S: warmed up to it real quick. Chocolate, milk and roasty malt smell.
T: terrific. As it smelled, it flowed the same. Love the cream and sweetness to top it off.
M: big fan of the cream and thickness that cones with this one!
Overall: I will keep this one on the fridge!!

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Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 pint can into a pint glass

A: Perfectly pitch black unless held to direct light which reveals a perfectly clear red tone. Nice deep beige head.

S: Sesame oil, soy, smoke. A light buckwheat aroma.

T: The flavors of sesame and soy continue and dominate. Clean dark malts. Smoky umami. Really different, really nice.

M: Good full texture with appropriate levels of carbonation. Dryness welcome.

D: Great! Try one! Love how different the flavor profile is...pushes the limit of what this style dictates.

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Photo of scratch69
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a can into a pint glass.

Appearance- Black with two fingers worth of tan head. Nice amount of sticky lace.

Smell- Dark roasted malt and a note of char.

Taste- Mellow flavor of dark roasted malt. Slightly sweet with almost no hop presence.

Mouthfeel- Very smooth and creamy. Light amount of fizzy carbonation.

Overall- Very drinkable. I normally don't drink beer from a can but I will make an exception for this. My brother gave me a can to try and now I want some more.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Lexington Bourbon Barrel Ale snifter.

Thanks to ThirstyHerf for this bottle!

Finally making my way into the Kansas beer scene. Taken me long enough... This stuff pours a deep garnet-brown topped by a finger of bright dirty light cream-tan foam. The nose comprises chocolate, light roasted malts, light maple syrup, and a general oatmeal-raisin cookie vibe. Very pleasing to the 'strils, indeed. The taste pretty much follows suit, with a touch more roast, more chocolate, a hint of molasses, and a vein of vanilla bean. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a pretty smooth feel. Overall, a very tasty and enjoyable stout, one of the better beers I've had recently. Were it slightly darker and just a smidge thicker and heavier, this would be fantastic. Still, it's pretty damn good now...

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tall 16 oz can poured into Pilsner glass.

It looks : very tall almond colored head, measuring about three fingers and leaving locker rooms of sweaty, ballsy, mucky lace on the sides as it recedes. The body is mocha chocolate brown with almost no light penetrating.

It smells : The roasted malt and hop comes out balanced right away. Within that balance is cocoa bean, chocolate, molasses, licorice, spiced coffee. Bouquet is medium to strong.

It tastes : delicious. Sublime. It was a perfect choice for tonight. Dark, earthy anise-like spiciness combines with milk chocolate, oatmeal, roasted grain, and molasses. A slight hop sting hangs around at the end to let you know it was there all along. It's a sipper and its damn delicious. I feel like a king.

It feels : like squirting whipped cream into your mouth and letting it dissolve. It's so creamy, full bodied, yet ends roasted and dry like charred coffee. So good.

Overall : this is why I drink beer. This feeling, right here. Yes.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours an opaque black color. The head is one inch of rocky light tan foam that recedes into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt. the taste is of roasted malt, and burnt malt. There are some nice coffee and chocolate flavors in the finish with a moderare bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a very nice beer. It isn't overpowering, but it doesn't try to be. It is complex nonetheless. I will certainly drink this beer again.

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Photo of deadbody
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very solid brew, picked up a 4 pack of cans. Easy to drink, great taste, felt a little thin, but not bad. Good complexity to the flavor, would drink again, really a good straightforward stout, nothing wrong, nothing super exceptional (like one major flavor) but very solid overall.

May be a new standby for me, replacing Surly Bender since it is about $2 cheaper per 4 pack. Glad I have 3 more to enjoy.

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Photo of whynot44
4.39/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, almost black opaque brew with a thick tan head that hangs around and leaves some nice lacing.

The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, hints of vanilla, very nice.

The taste is nicely balanced, creamy, malty with the hints of vanilla with coffee and cocoa in the finish.

Medium bodied with a very smooth, creamy feel, very drinkable.

Overall this is a very well balanced, very enjoyable brew, an excellent sweet stout.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic oatmeal milk stout. For 5% this beer is spot on fantastic. Silky mouthfeel, a light sweet oat and chocolate nose, and a nice sweet chocolate and cream taste.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep brown with a big, 3 finger head. The head sticks around a good bit before leaving a sticky, pretty dense lacing down the side of the glass. Body of the beer is dark, yet still a little translucent on the edges, providing just a bit of red color.

S- Sweet and dark, with lots of different scents going on. First thing that hits the nose is a bit of vanilla sweetness mixed in with some balancing dark malts. Malts have a slightly burnt aroma and preside over most of the smell. Chocolate sweetness is in there a little more towards the end, but not quite as prominent as the vanilla or dark malts.

T- Dark and toasty to start off, with the malts taking center stage. Malts display a hint of burnt flavor, as well as a hint of both coffee and chocolate. Underlying the dark malt flavors throughout the entire drink is a slight vanilla bean sweetness. Pretty one dimensional throughout, but pretty delicious too.

M- Light, kind of thin, and smooth going down. Nice and easy to drink, with both a low level of alcohol and a body that isn't too thick. Medium level of carbonation.

Overall, a pretty awesome example of the style. Dark, sweet, balancing bitterness, and easy to drink. I would like to see this cranked up to an imperial level with a ton more malt and booze, then we would be talking about a downright awesome imperial stout.

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Photo of bort11
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can can poured into a 20 oz pub glass. Tall mocha colored head challenges the lip of the glass. Thin strings of lace surround the glass. Body color is black with thin ruby red highlights around the edge.

Smell is a blend of milk chocolate and cappuccino aromas. The taste brings out more of the lactose milk sweetness. The body is lighter, like the consistency of 1% milk. It still has a creamy texture and goes down very easy.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

im pouring a cellar temp 16 oz can into a tulip/snifter from Ommegang.
The beer pours a dark chocolate brown hue with creamy tan head of 1 cm foaming up and fading gradualy to a thin edge layer. Tight lattice on the glass after each sip.
Aroma is Dark chocolate roasted notes and some coffee and creamer mix. Definitely some lactose notes here. A little brown sugary mixed in as well.
First sip reveals an average body and gentle rolling carbonation. There is a silky smooth texture that make the beer go down my gullet very easily on each sip.
Flavor is as expected from the nose, some roasted malt and dark chocolate bar mixed with a bit of espresso bean and again some rich creamer note that accentuates the silky texture.
No hops anywhere and the abv is gone, of course it is only 5% anyway.
The beer is very easy to drink and I am enjoying this solid version of a milk stout.
Cool name, tasty beer, that makes this a solid purchase if the beer is available in your area.

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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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