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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

825 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 825
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 52
Gots: 68 | 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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PieOhMy

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-23-2013 20:36:35 | More by PieOhMy
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spoonhawk

Iowa

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-28-2013 02:40:02 | More by spoonhawk
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KlayWey

Idaho

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-18-2014 22:11:50 | More by KlayWey
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climax

Missouri

3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer seemed rather dull from crack to pour. My aggressive pour gave way to a one shade lighter than black mass with a finger of even mocha head. Retention is decent, lacing is minimal.

After taking a whiff I'm thinking this one is going to be an unoffensive easy drinking stout. There's not too much intensity, yet no off-flavors. There is a balance between the medium coffee and chocolate flavors, and no real nod towards sweet or bitter. Cream, a bit of fresh earth, and leather have cameos in this mild nose.

Modesty carries it's humble demeanor into the flavor as well. Here it takes on a sweeter character as brown sugar and milk chocolate overshadow any bitterness. Subtle roasty cues come through as it warms, nutty and maybe even sunflower seed flavors. It finishes very clean.

For a stout, this drinks too easy. I was hoping for a viscous syrupy nectar to coat my mouth and slide down, this is most certainly not that. The light body also seems mildly over-carbonated.

This beer is what it is and only what it is. It does what it is well... if, that is, that is what you it to be. Bottom line: give it to your buddy who is petrified of anything darker than an amber and watch him raise his brow at how easy it is to drink.

Serving type: can

09-29-2011 01:57:17 | More by climax
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Fermenticusrex

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-21-2011 06:48:14 | More by Fermenticusrex
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 03:01:10 | More by BEERchitect
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estlinska

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-07-2013 18:37:30 | More by estlinska
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-02-2012 02:45:59 | More by Zachtheporter
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-12-2011 04:15:52 | More by akttr
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psdonnelly

Alabama

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-15-2014 21:44:31 | More by psdonnelly
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-19-2012 05:15:35 | More by Hopstout
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OldTime

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-09-2012 18:54:44 | More by OldTime
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Texasfan549

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-15-2012 05:32:12 | More by Texasfan549
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dubmax

Kansas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-25-2012 05:21:20 | More by dubmax
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-07-2012 22:59:45 | More by fuzzcherry
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assman79

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-09-2013 03:31:24 | More by assman79
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-19-2014 19:40:21 | More by Kyrojack
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Parker9000

Iowa

3/5  rDev -21.9%

10-02-2013 11:32:12 | More by Parker9000
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Gustheelephant

Alaska

3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

16 oz can poured into a pint glass

Appearance - Very dark brown, almost black. Good amount of head, decent head retention. A little bit of lacing.

Smell - Very malty. Strong coming out of the can, but so much in the glass, a little weak for the style.

Taste - Bold coffee notes. Roasty. Hint of chocolate. Big flavor that leaves palate quickly. Not as creamy as expected.

Mouthfeel - A little thin. Definitely more of a session beer than a desert beer.

Overall - A little disappointed as it looked great coming out of the can. Feels more like a porter than a stout. If you want to knock a few back, this is a good beer, but if you want something bold and palateable, look elsewhere.

Serving type: can

08-10-2013 00:03:54 | More by Gustheelephant
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TheSupremeAJ

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pint can poured into pint glass. Appears typical stout color with a poor head and 0 lacing. Aroma is nearly non-existent although pleasant. Taste is flavorful however weak. There are next to no hops in this thing, and surely not quite enough malt either. Kind of watery and bland. This beer is certainly better than many macros, however needs more ingredient to make a proper beer. It tastes good, however it doesn't taste enough. Mouthfeel is fairly creamy.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 18:53:37 | More by TheSupremeAJ
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matty

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pitch black colored beer with a slowly fading creamy head.Aroma is light smoke.Taste is chocolate,smoked malts and light cream.Flavor is very light and watery,although it does go down relatively smooth.Overall it was nice to try once but I doubt I would ever buy again.

Serving type: can

04-25-2011 03:46:21 | More by matty
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Rayek

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16oz can into a Nonic, Buffalo Sweat emerges nearly pitch black, with a fizzy cream head that quickly falls to a patchwork film. Just a bit of lace is left behind.

The sweetness here is fairly subdued. I'm mostly getting a hit of espresso and a burnt bitterness, plus maybe a hint of vanilla. The beer gets a bit too astringent as it warms up. Its light body has way too much fizz. The carbonation masks the beer's flavors and generally gets in the way.

Overall, this didn't do much for me. The body is the culprit. Its harsh carbonation really hampered my enjoyment.

Serving type: can

11-10-2011 04:13:12 | More by Rayek
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Jesse13713

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Three fingers of chocolaty thick head. The beer itself reminds me of root beer. Brown and thin-looking overall. Milky froth with average lacing.

Smell - Smells oaky right up front. Milky and slightly sweet tasting. Very faint hints of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. A light smell overall.

Taste - Very reminiscent of drinking cola or a diet root beer. The roasted malts in the background are a nice touch. Very milky and carbonated. Notes of milk chocolate and slight coffee all throughout.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - Light, smooth and sweet. Not bad for a Milky stout, but tastes too much like cola for me. I believe the description on the can that reads, 'Dangerously Dark', is a little exaggerated. Easily drinkable and light bodied.

Serving type: can

04-12-2011 22:23:38 | More by Jesse13713
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oline73

Maryland

3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with a hint of red coming through when the light hits the edges. There is a finger of light tan head that dissipates quite quickly.

Smell: Sweet and roasty malt, a hint of caramel with the roast.

Taste: Very roasty, but not overly bitter. Not a ton going on here. Roast with a mild grain sweetness, a tad bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with carbonation on the high side and a slick finish.

Overall: Just an average stout. Would have liked the flavor to be a little more interesting. Not a lot of depth in taste.

Serving type: can

08-27-2011 20:51:05 | More by oline73
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark brown, not quite black. Head is light tan and creamy.

Aromas of dutch cocoa powder and roast character.

Milk chocolate starts things off...and that's it. Ok, maybe not. There is a slight touch of roast, but no real hop flavor or bitterness. Sweet chocolate is a nice flavor, but it really is just about the only flavor.

Mouthfeel is rounded with medium carbonation. A creamier, fuller body would have improved things for me.

One dimensional. Its a nice beer for a little while, but a lack of balance and depth sapped my enthusiasm. Gets boring pretty quick. Probably best to enjoy when you already have a buzz going and are no longer as descerning as you were earlier in the evening.

Serving type: can

04-09-2011 01:03:07 | More by BradLikesBrew
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 825 ratings.