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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

963 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 963
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 55
Gots: 112 | 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.

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

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of oline73
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of drabmuh
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from a can into a tulip. Beer is black with a haze, nice tan head, low retention, low lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, nice, malty, smooth.

Beer is really smooth, great mouthfeel, nice bitterness on the finish from the roast, a nice milk stout for sure. I"d have this again, both my wife and I loved it. The lead off is this mild sweetness and the finish is this wet bitterness and roast like coffee, the midpalate is the creamy smooth beer. well done.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tallgrass Buffallo Sweat Stout

"Dangerously Dark, Authentically Awesome, Pour A Pint..."

Yes, Dark. Not sure how dangerous it is...Lovely, cocoa-tan head, nice looking stout.

Aroma: Pitch perfect oatmeal stout, smooth and creamy, chocolate, silky smooth. Slightly sweet.

Taste: Mmm, more of the same, just lovely. Easy down the throat, roasty malt, toasty, oatmeal smooth, light cocoa taste. Super drinkability.

All in all, a nice, easy drinking stout. Could be fuller, could be richer, but this is what it is, and it's pretty nice. I'd have one again, but I don't think I'd seek it out. There's richer, fuller stouts that'll grab my dollars.

Photo of Rifugium
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids, Longmont, CO

Poured brown-black with a small but sturdy tanned head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, as would be imagined, bready, with some chocolate notes. More of the same in the taste: bready, malty, roasty, semi-sweet chocolate, nutty. Heavy-medium body, smooth, tasty, and quite nice to drink.

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 03/27/11 notes. Shared at a local DC RB tasting.

a - Pours a dark brown color with one inch of tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of milk chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. The milk chocolate is pretty sweet, which I am a fan of.

t - Tastes of milk chocolate, sweet, rich chocolate, coffee, cream, and roasted malts. Not as much coffee as the smell and again, pretty sweet, but not too much.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - Overall a nice sweet stout. Lots of sweet milk chocolate in the nose and taste, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. Would like to have again.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is coffee, toffee and chocolate. A very nice smelling stout.

The flavor is coffee, chocolate, caramel and roasted malt. This beer is a malt bomb and all of the various malt flavors work very well together.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of stakem
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pounder can care of ClockworkOrange. Thanks Jason. Poured into a shaped pint glass, this brew appears a dark brown color with a dark tan cap about a finger and a half strong. The cap slowly fades leaving patches of lacing on the glass. When held to the light, there is some ruby clarity seen around the edges.

The aroma of this brew includes some roasty quality somewhat reminiscent of chocolate and coffee. However, the biggest aspect of the nose is this nutty grain quality that is almost like popcorn. Once the nutty aspect hits the nose, there is no shaking it and it completely dominates the rest of the aromatics.

The taste of this brew carries with it that nutty aspect that was found in the aroma. Playing off of the nutty aspect is a bit of roast and semi-sweet chocolate. The sweetness of this brew is on the medium to higher end for the style. It certainly lets you know that this is a milk stout and I dont know how I feel about that. At times it almost seems like it is too much and leaves a filmy coating inside the mouth with an aftertaste that is somewhat mineral-like and reminding me of an artificial sweetener like Splenda or something to that effect.

This is a medium bodied brew that is moderately carbonated. It has a slick feel about it that lingers inside the mouth with almost a filmy coating that I dont particularly care for. As far as the style goes, this one is not the sweetest I have had but it is on the higher end of the range. Not a bad brew but not something I would return to again if given choices.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some hints of very dark brown when held up to the light (though there is very light penetration by the light). The beer has a two finger tall dark mocha head that slowly reduces and condenses to a quarter finger tall layer covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted and charred malts. There is a light amount of milk chocolate sweetness and just a touch of coffee.

T: The flavor of this beer starts out with a moderate amount of dark roasted and charred malts with very little bitterness. After that, there is a flavor of chocolate milk with some light notes of freshly brewed coffee.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy but somehow a little thin/watery.

O: This beer seems like it would be amazing in nitro-cans or on nitro-tap (just the right body/mouthfeel that the nitro would be a pleasant edition). Very easy to drink and very enjoyable - I might even consider this one a sessionable stout which I do not find a lot of beers which qualify.

Photo of woodychandler
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Day 2 of the 2010-'11 School Year and I had my complement of upperclassmen today. We tangentially alluded to allusions and I was inspired to carry this thinking into this review. What to allude to? Roger Williams' "You CAN't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd"? Perfect! No wait, how about Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" since a growing faction on this site feels that The CANQuest (TM) is worth the paper it is printed on. Hmm. I'm in an upbeat mood, so You CAN't Drink Beer When You're Dead-Ass Broke. No, you CAN't drink beer when you're dead-ass broke, but you CAN be happy if you've a mind to!

From the CAN: "Dangerously dark. Authentically awesome. Pour a pint ..." and "Drink. Enjoy. Recycle." Oooh. Danger, Woody Chandler, Danger! Don't be afraid of the dark. I may have a Reese's Dark to aCANpany this beer, being a milk (chocolate) stout and all.

Hey kids, what time is it? Nope, not Howdy Doody time, sorry. It's Crack & Glug time! Yay! I initially got a finger-and-a-half of mocha-tan head, but it was fading pretty quickly in the face of tonight's humidity. Color was an inky dark, not quite black thanks to the deep-brown at the edges, but dang close. Nose was ... what did I say about chocolate? This was like a liquid milk chocolate bar. Save the Reese's for a dry stout. This would be at home with a simple Hershey's bar. A quick diabetes reading and I am good to go. I CANnot take too sweet a beer as a hophead. Mouthfeel was full, almost creamy and now I am shaking the CAN for the presence of a widget. Nope, just naturally that thick. Zounds! Finish was equally creamy and sweet, like a chocolate milkshake. Winner! I probably would not want more than one, but this would be a great accompaniment with dessert.

Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, with "Drink by" dating of 06-05-13 ( I'm a few months late apparently on this one)

Pours very dark brown, fluffy and lasting dark tan head that leaves a nice looking ring of low sheeting and scatteredt bits of lace.

I get a bunch of milk chocolate on the nose.

More milk chocolate, with some light coffee notes as well.

On the thin side, but that adds to drinkability of this flavorful and nicely crafted stout. Bring on some grilled meat and/or chocolate desserts.

Tasty and worth a try.

Last of the beers I brought home from Kansas...

Photo of LXIXME
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big light brown head just sits above a clear really dark brown to black colored stout.

Big well roasted grain malts aroma with just a hint of dark chocolates coming through.

Nice well roasted malt taste with as in the aroma a hint of dark chocolates, gives this beer a full bodied taste.

Dryish aftertaste with leftover roasted malts and dark chocolate tastes that leave a light almost chalky mouth feel on this full bodied beer.

Very drinkable with a good taste that doesn't over do anything but leaves you wanting another drink.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad milk stout. Pours a very dark brown with a thin head that fades away to a ring. A little light and sweet in the nose, but with a touch of nuttiness and a light roastiness along with the characteristic creaminess. The taste is quite creamy, with a delicious nuttiness and some light roasted notes following. A bit like an eggcream on the finish, and all around very pleasant. Very smooth and easy to drink, just a very pleasant beer.

Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz CAN poured into a pint glass late at night. I've been slacking on these Tallgrass beers, time to tackle one.

A sloppy black color from a far and when the pint is full, but halfway therough some dark brown shows up. I get a bright white/vanilla semi head with milk bubbles. Not a stitch of lace from this.

A big scent of chocolate and cocco combined, milk and lactose, vanilla and some coffee beans. A nice hop nose from this as well. The chocolate really shows itself all throughout, very sweet.

Getting a mix between sweet chocolate, nuts and vanilla with hops afterwards giving off a small earthy blast in the middle. After that the chocolate comes out once more reminding me of a choklat light. Getting some roasted nuts and small caramel afterwards, top notch stuff.

Smooth creamy and sweet with a hoppy bite afterwards that does not interfer, only inhances. A little below medium with a great feel, sweet but not overly thick or cloying at all. Not syrupy in the least bit, well balanced.

I would drink a few of these rather easily. I think I found my new favorite milk stout in a CAN. Easy drinking that would be a easy dessert beer for many.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Wobbly Bobby in Rapid City, SD.

The bar is lowly lit, but the beer appears near black and opaque with approximately a half inch of beige head. Big chocolate aromas with some milk presence. Chocolate milk flavor throughout. Elegant and light on the palate, but by no means thin. A tad sweet, complimented by some bitter chocolaty tones in the finish. Really tasty.

Photo of akorsak
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another can from woodychandler.

A: The milk stout has a thick off-white head, sizeable on first pour. As that dissapates, no lace lingers. Pour-wise, the can fills my tumbler to the rim. The milk stout is dark, a chocolate melange that never sheds its brown hue. Ruby red slivers are visible at th ebase of the glass.

S: Roasted malts and sweet milk. The aroma seemed metallic of first pour but has come around nicely. Chocolate comes through with the dark aroma.

T: The taste brings back some of that off-flavor, just enough to be too lactic, too milky. The chocolate and roasted malts are evident, alongside the lactic smoothness. That lactic milk aspect doesn't let off though, it keeps building, leaving a dry, off taste in my mouth.

M: The mouthfeel has a nice flavor, it just continues to carry on a little too long.

O: Not really a sweet stout, although there is plenty of lactose to go around.

Photo of smakawhat
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Did YOU buy a milk stout!?! You bought a milk stout.. dam dude what is WRONG with you... into the nonic pint glass you go.

A very nice cocoa light brown head that falls very quickly off the pour. Body color is very dark brown, but with a very large red body character to it. Hues of dark ruby all along the edges. Head barely forms a finger off the pour, but settles to an even puck.

Nose is grainy, and a strange sense of tree bark. Cedar and very powdery smelling. This is... weird. Hints of sweetness but not really. Kind of off put by this for style, but it's not horrible so I call average.

Taste is sweet, lightly carbonated just a little playful in the palate, but also with a good body. Off putting nose somewhat doesn't match the taste which makes this much more enjoyable. There is some gaseous quality but not too much to take away for enjoyment.

Overall an easy drinking easy to appreciate and enjoyable milk stout.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A solid stout from the peeps in Wildcat country. The best qualities in this beer are the appearance and aroma that, although aren't perfect, elevate the ratings.
Black pour, or a very dark ruby/brown. If the head had a bit more umph or retention I could give a higher score. But it looks a tad thin.
Aroma is full of chocolate roast and light 'green' coffee bean. Some mineral/earth/metallic in there too. Semi sweet.

Taste isn't as bold as the aroma. Chocolate thins out and the coffee is at the back. Faintly sweet, but not very dry. Thin perhaps.

Drinks quite well, but I'd like to have either a bit more bite or some tinge of smoky roast on the feel.
Still, solid brew

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 963 ratings.