Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
Consumed at a recent DC area tasting. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pours a dark brown color with a thin off-white head and not much retention or lacing. The nose is nice and creamy with a bit of chocolate and coffee. The sweetness comes through in the nose, and then hits a bit harder in the flavor. The chocolate and coffee interacted better in the nose, and the flavor lacked that complexity. Feel was nice and creamy with a medium body. Overall, pretty nice and enjoyable.
03-30-2011 21:47:04 | More by Thorpe429
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
A: The beer is very close to being near black in color; slight traces of red are only evident near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a half finger high dense tan head that took a long time to fade away and left a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of lactose in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of lactose and also has some notes of milk chocolate and hints of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, smooth and a quite creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and quite sessionable.
08-31-2012 02:09:53 | More by metter98
3.73/5 rDev -3.1%
Appearance: Pours fudge brown with ruby highlights; the head is reasonably impressive and leaves some splashy lace
Smell: Milk chocolate, sweet cream and a hint of vanilla
Taste: Much like the aroma, the milk chocolate and sweet cream flavors lead off and never relent; in the middle, the vanilla forces its way into the picture, as well
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; gets creamier as it warms
Overall: Pleasant enough but a bit too sweet; not something I would want to drink in any quantity
11-19-2013 23:31:09 | More by brentk56
3/5 rDev -22.1%
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.
04-12-2010 03:01:10 | More by BEERchitect
4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
05-30-2011 00:59:39 | More by mikesgroove
3.5/5 rDev -9.1%
Thanks to Bobby for sharing this one.
A: The pour is a dark brown color with thick tan colored foam. Pretty standard appearance, here.
S: The nose has a touch of burnt malt, with a very bready base aroma. There is a slight sweetness, which would make sense for the style.
T: The flavor is almost identical to the nose. The burnt flavor is a bit less obvious with the breadiness coming through even more and just a touch of sweetness.
M: The body is medium with a somewhat low level of carbonation, providing a smooth mouthfeel.
D: It's easy to drink, but I do not think I'd really want to have this one again. That said, it gets bonus points for a very creative name.
02-14-2010 09:44:04 | More by womencantsail
3.63/5 rDev -5.7%
Appearance: Dark brown brew, appears surprisingly bubbly, and capped with a medium-sized, light khaki head.
Smell: Mild aroma altogether. Roasted malted barley with very thin notes of block chocolate, coffee hit with a little cream. Light hint of fruitiness. Not much happening here, I'm afraid.
Taste: Begins with a nice pop of chocolate, then, some coffee. Slight creaminess. Moderate sweetness throughout. Light molasses. Very little fruitiness showing a bit of prune. Low hop character, bitterness. Malty, mildly roasty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Fairly good. While light in the aromatics department, it was solid in flavor. A bit more carbonation than anticipated, not that I found that to be disagreeable.
01-20-2013 21:08:16 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
This stout pours out nicely into a Guinness pint glass. The color a very deep brown with some burnt orange highlights. The head was a light tan color. The aroma was of some heavy roasted malts and a slightly soft aroma of some chocolate milk in there. The taste of this beer is enjoyable, it's got a big roasted malt base and the aftertaste bring in a little bit of a creamy buttery flavor. Pretty interesting stuff. The mouthfeel was decent for this style of beer. Pretty good though overall.
04-23-2011 06:42:49 | More by Knapp85
4.43/5 rDev +15.1%
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...
10-06-2011 06:33:30 | More by TMoney2591
3.43/5 rDev -10.9%
Into a tulip glass it pours a dark brown shade, nearly black with a mahoghany ruby glint at the edges and in the meniscus. Creamy khaki foam, head dissipates eventually into a thin ring at the edge.
Mild and creamy, watery gas station coffee and nutty malt sweetness. Flavors are similar, toasted marshmallow and watered down coffee. Mild sweetness and very mellow bitterness. Smooth and creamy, light bodied. Easy to finish the pint, didn't want another. Thanks for the beer J&R!
08-20-2011 02:08:26 | More by emerge077
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
A - Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a small, tan head> it left little to no lace.
S - It smelled of chocolate, caramel and mild coffee notes.
T - It tasted of chocolate and roasted maltiness with a mild hop bitterness. The coffee flavor is muted.
M - It was crisp and sharp with a fairly dry finish. A light to medium bodied stout.
D - This tastes and drinks more like a dry stout. Still it is a pretty good and easy drinking/sessionable brew.
12-11-2009 03:27:16 | More by zeff80
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat
I'm not so sure I really like the name of Tallgrass' Buffalo Sweat (yuck!), but I sure do like the beer. It's smooth and sweetish, but balanced; and I love how the berry-like yeasty-fruitiness stands out against the caramelish, nutty, and fudge-like maltiness. And it's also very toasty, like darkly toasted bread crust. It's not particularly roasty (although it does have a coffee-like edge), and it doesn't have any of the biting, dark-malt acidity that can sometimes be detracting. The bitterness is limited but it somehow holds together without ever hinting at becoming cloying; and the hops are kept to a minimum, allowing the malt to be the main focus. I do get some of the "milk stout" sugary sweetness, but apart from that it's almost like a porter, or a darker and more malty brown ale. It's a little bit unique; and readily drinkable. Well worth trying.
08-09-2011 13:19:09 | More by NeroFiddled
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Don't get a chance to try too many new milk stouts. This is a pretty good one, I'll say. Smooth delivery and feel with a flavor profile that fits the bill for the style. Not the most aggressive characteristics on the flavor, but all the lactic and stout tones are there. A real easy drinker.
08-19-2012 23:18:49 | More by RblWthACoz
4.08/5 rDev +6%
16oz pounder with no freshness date.
LOOK: Pitch black, dense tan head.
SMELL: Fresh cappuccino, fresh baked biscuits, cocoa powder, soft charcoal, dried plums.
TASTE: Super smooth, creamy, mellow roasted grain, carob, mild molasses, breakfast blend coffee, semi-sweet burnt finish.
Love this beer, much preferred from the can ... a real treat to drink. Quaffable for sure but it begs to be paired with some chocolate ... the obvious choice.
11-04-2011 02:48:35 | More by Jason
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
Appears deep dark ruby tinted black with a light beige tan head forms fine even lacing down the sides of my standard pint glass. It's nice to have a tallboy of a Kansas brewed sweet stout. Aroma has sweet creamy dark chocolate and coffee notes going on with each sniff, no real herbal hop profile just nice sweet dessert like notes from the dark roasted malts and lactose additions. Drinks very sweet with hints of dark chocolate(cocoa) and mild coffeee notes, a bit of herbal hops and a tad more earthiness would help dry out the overt sweetness a bit. The lactose additions give it a super creamy factor, enjoyable flavor just overtly sweet compared to most of the stouts out there. Mouthfeel is again not to be repetitive but this beer is super creamy on the mouthfeel, carbonation is ample but works well with this medium bodied session stout. Overall thoughts thus far are best of the lot from what I've had, I enjoy IPAs and DIPAs with the best of the beergeeks out there, however this is one rockin' cream stout.
04-27-2011 05:07:18 | More by WVbeergeek
3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
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
08-03-2010 02:59:30 | More by russpowell
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
16 oz can into a pint glass. This is from an assortment of KS brewery selection generously traded to me by JeepCop. Thanks Dale!
Pours mostly black in the glass (although some garnet does poke its head out along the bottom) and is topped with a stiff finger of mocha colored head. This retains with a thin creamy look and a foamy cascade that settles into some spotty frothy lacing. The aroma is smooth in the nose, with some robust coffee character, chocolate roast, and creamy smelling sugars. Some light leafy hop notes round out the corners.
The taste has some thick sweetness going on up front, with chocolate, caramel, and milky lactic sugars. This is balanced by earthy and bitter citric hops, while the finish is all dry roast and lingering coffee flavors. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sharp feeling as it first hits the tongue but then gets much more smooth and creamy as this rolls out into the mouth. That 5% is right on the mark for this, with a bit of size to it but no discernable alcohol being present.
I thought this was a pretty good Milk Stout, with lot of creamy sweetness, robust roasted flavors, and some fresh hoppy character that added complexity and balance to this. There is a nice easygoing drinkablility to this as well, considering the heft of the flavors at times. Another nice effort from Tallgrass.
02-07-2011 15:56:26 | More by Kegatron
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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