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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass Buffalo SweatTallgrass Buffalo Sweat

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1,056 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,056
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 61
Gots: 147 | FT: 2
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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1/5  rDev -74.1%

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1/5  rDev -74.1%

Photo of panajoe
1.32/5  rDev -65.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This was sweet and disgusting. I love stouts, but this one was very gross-tasting. This is the very first beer I have every poured down the drain. Everything else they make at Tallgrass is quite good.

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2/5  rDev -48.2%

Photo of Beaver13
2.18/5  rDev -43.5%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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2.52/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

nice cans...

A- a little on the light side? clear transparent red-hued darkness when held up to the light. the highlights are an actual blazing candy apple red. the topper on this brew is big and puffy and tan colored and looks very attractive in my sam smith's imperial pint glass. the foam settles at a decent clip but leaves plenty of lace behind.

S- sweet burnt cookie, cocoa, and coffee aromas. milk sugars lend an odd creaminess to the nose, almost like kid's cereal. almost like cocoa puffs! or count chocula!!! pipe tobacco, hazelnut, vanilla, damp wood, buffalo, bison, harmonica.

T- now, dern it, nearly tastes like the milk leftover from a bowl of chocolate kid's cereal. taste is diluted and i can taste the water that went into this one as well. literally tastes like overly sweetened milk with some coffee in it. sadly, most of the roasty toasty cocoa coffee flavors get lost in the milk. finishes... not stoutly! not even milk stoutly.

MF- as indicated by the appearance and the taste, the body is less than awesome. carbonation is low low and i'm assuming that the only reason this beer feels creamy is on behalf of the lactose. compared to other american stouts, the grain bill seems to be lacking.

D- drinking this one doesn't feel right. almost like i'm drinking a chemical or something, i don't know. judging by their website's description, i'll assume that they were going for a lighter bodied stout that would be easily drinkable and more appealing to non-heavy-dark-beer drinkers. real stout fans however may find this one to be seriously lacking.

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2.68/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pint can poured into pint glass

Appearance: Brown to dark ruby color, very clear. Small light mocha colored head never more than a centimeter and dissipates quickly leaving little lacing.

Smell: malty, very little hops detectable with a bit of alcohol and a bit of citrus.

Taste: malty, very sweet. very weak hints of roasted malts, light sour fruits. Flat finish leaves something to be desired.

Mouth Feel: watery, light carbonation, very flat finish.

Drinkability: disappointing stout for the uninitiated, but low in alcohol. I would only drink it in a pinch.

Comes off as a mass market attempt a producing a proper stout.

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2.68/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a dark brown color with a very little head of not much more than a few tan bubbles. No retention or lacing is left behind.

S- Picking up faint coffee, chocolate, charcoal, and roasted malts.

T- Taste is mainly coffee and chocolate. With a touch of nuts, caramel, brown sugar and charcoal. Touch on the sweeter side with pretty much no hops that I can pick up.

M- Lighter side of medium in body and lower in carbonation too.

O- I think I'll pass on this one the next time it makes around to me.

Photo of msromberg
2.73/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thin for a stout. No head retention. Drinkable, but forgettable

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of NStLincoln
2.78/5  rDev -28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Interesting beer.

Pours just like a cream stout should. inky opaque brown with a lustrous thick tan head.

Coffee, chocolate, baked bread on the nose.

It has that weird taste that comes when you put sugar in good black coffee. It wants to be good and bitter, but the sweetness is fighting that.

Mouthfeel is offputting. Very thin and uncomfortable on the tongue.

Photo of sweemzander
2.79/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz. can poured into a nonic. Thanks to funkyaudio for this one!

(A)- Pours an almost pitch black color with reddish highlights. Produced a good fluffy tan head with decent retention.

(S)- A mild roasted component with raisin and an overwhelming peanut aroma.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A very mild baked bread-like roasted profile. Bits of raisin & peanuts.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Has a smooth feel and decent balance. That strange peanut aspect really annoys me.

(D)- A decent stout. Kinda straightforward but easy enough to enjoy.

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2.82/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a black body with a decent sized brown head. However, it "fizzes" away. Not what I'd expect from a milk stout, buy only a minor flaw. Nice aroma. Chocolatey and roasty. Body and mouthfeel are very weak. Watery and thin. Hardly any body at all. Not very creamy. Very little carbonation. Flavor is pretty dull as well. Baseline roast and coffee, but pretty weak. This one does not impress me. The other two I had from this brewery did however. Their Canned IPA and Canned English DIPA.

Photo of Hopswagger
2.88/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The dirty 30...

Poured into a pint glass.

P: 2 fingers of bubbly mocha head covering a dark coffee appearance with traces of amber along the edges. Head has decent retention that settles to a thin layer on top.

S: Soured milk is first out of the fate followed by roasted malts and a dirty rotten wood aroma. Hay, coffee and a timid phenol smell round this off. It does remind me of buffalo sweat.

T/M: Light and carbonated body that has an almost weightless feel. Sweetness is vey dull, but roasted malts are feature forward. Taste is better than the nose, however it has an odd flavor profile. The milk arises on the back of the throat on the finish which also brings a slightly bitter sweet cocoa and coffee tadrevtovrhe party.

O: An interesting beer that is not one of my favorites but is not bad. The feel and flavor is similar to a porter gone wrong. Not a bad beer but one I will easily forget.

Photo of EwaldEichstaett
2.89/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pitch black brew with a brown head, the head fades quickly and leaves no lacing behind.

The smell is very sweet and chocolaty. There are also some smoky roasted malts.

The beer tastes very sweet, (I think I am getting gut rot). Dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee beans, sugar cane... lots of nice flavours, but where are the hops?

Medium body, tastes a bit watery. It has hardly any carbonation. This really kills the beer in my book. Maybe I got a bad can (if that is even possible)... but I don't know if I would bother trying this one again.

Photo of OldRickSputin
2.95/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was very close to being a drain pour.

So,I decided to let it warm up...it didn't help much.

I went easy on my ratings because perhaps I'm just not a fan of this type of beer. Way too much carbonation, nasty smell, and taste that was just not something I enjoyed.

Photo of zeledonia
2.99/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Has "12 131" printed on the can. If I assume that's a julian best-by date, then it's best by May 10, 2012.

Pour is, simply, as good as it gets. Very dark brown - with light behind it, I can see some reddish brown colors. Two fingers of dense spongy light tan head. Great retention, and sticky gobs of lacing. A beer that reminds me why we rate on appearance.

Smell is faint, and mostly roasty. Nutty dark chocolate, a hint of milky sweetness.

Taste is only okay. It's pretty bland, without much body. The darkest part of the barley roast comes through with bitter chocolate and faint smoke. I keep taking sips, looking for the flavor, but I'm not finding it. It gains some as it warms up, but it still tastes more watery than stouty.

Mouthfeel is thin. And okay, it's a low-ABV stout, but it's lacking the slickness that adds so much to most milk stouts. Carbonation is fine.

A very good-looking, mediocre stout. It just doesn't have much flavor. And having just drank a flavorful mild ale at the same ABV, I know it's possible to bring flavor without a huge grain bill.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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