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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

882 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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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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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 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 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 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 tbryan5
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

tbryan5, Saturday at 07:10 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Justdoit1234, Thursday at 12:07 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Seabass1964, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Kunstman, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

LukeGude, Sep 10, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

rawfish, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

zestar, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

fenlop54, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Ratten46, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Eaglefan344, Sep 07, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +13.2%

harripat, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Dave_Treat, Sep 06, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -8.6%

esmith135, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

tomhartnett, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Twotonsandwich, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Bluegrass49, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Goosehunter75
4/5  rDev +3.9%

A - Pours very dark, but not black. Similar to the color of cola. Very fluffy 2 finger dark tan head with wonderful retention

S - Wonderful. Lots of coffee and chocolate. Very sweet and malty aroma

T - More coffee than chocolate but both are present. Nicely balanced. A hint of smokiness lingers throughout the beer.

M - A light to medium body beer. Very deceiving for such a dark beer. Extremely smooth and zero burn.

O - Great beer. I'd call it the perfect transition beer from summer to fall. Very drinkable, nice complexity to it. cant wait to pick it up again

Goosehunter75, Aug 29, 2014
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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.