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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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882 Ratings

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Ratings: 882
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 54
Gots: 81 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

neckbeered, Jun 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

ANiklaus, Aug 06, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

Lemke10, May 28, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
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!

McNealc31, Jul 30, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
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!

ironmike75, Feb 21, 2010
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4.61/5  rDev +19.7%
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!

BeerWithMike, Mar 31, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

plfahey, Oct 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

akocina, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

mzeld, Aug 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

BeerFMAndy, May 24, 2013
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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.