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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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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

dsigmon, Mar 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Pug, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

cwguy5, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of Jesse13713
3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

Jesse13713, Apr 12, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Shawner, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Wsherry1, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Phocion
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tallboy can poured into Imperial tulip pint glass. Dark reddish-brown, almost black body with a huge, rocky, tan head that doesn't want to go anywhere. After nearly five minutes it finally drops to a solid half finger with thick, sticky lacing. Damn, this is a good-looking beer.

Aroma is coffee, cocoa powder, and heavily roasted/toasted malts. Hint of lactose sweetness. Dark stone fruit esters. Bready.

Flavor is fairly straightforward, but pleasant. Sweet cocoa and creamy flavors with a slightly ashy roasted finish to balance it out. Caramel and dark sugars. Slightly nutty.

Light/medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. Flavor is a bit thin but the oats give it a little extra mouthfeel. Very soft and creamy.

A little thin and very straightforward, but a pleasant and easy-drinking beer. It doesn't particularly stand out in any way, however.

Phocion, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

jkn09, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

dseanv, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

beerbrains, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BigGold, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

EdFed, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jawneyt, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

KegsAndEggs, Sep 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

6demonbag, Apr 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

frogfan, Oct 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

pastramionrye7, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ryancl, May 01, 2014
Photo of brewdoc75
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer looks rock solid initially in my glass. Black in color with some ruby hues throughout. A lovely, brownish-white head, about 2 inches thick sits on top. Unfortunately it dies as quickly as it presented itself. Head retention is important to me when it comes to stouts. This has very little.

S: Lovely roasted grains, chocolate, mildly sweet. Hints of dark roast coffee in the end. All very nice and ever present.

T: Roasted grain hits the tongues first. A slight burnt taste as well. There is even some nuttiness. The beer then rounds out with a light milk-chocolate flavor. I do get some sweetness, but it isn't as powerful as some sweet stouts. The bitterness is mild and seems to come more from the roasted grains then the hops. The beer finishes ok, but there is some unpleasant burnt charater that sticks in my throat.

M: Light/medium bodied. Creamy, but at the same time on the drier end for a sweet stout. Carbonation is right in the middle. A bit of tannin noted as well. Finishes clean.

D: A pretty decent sweet stout. The best part about it for me is that it isn't too sweet like some others I've had. Unfortunately some of roasted malts give too much of a burnt characters at times. Otherwise, this is a solid sessionable sweet stout.

brewdoc75, Sep 12, 2010
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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

BrewSTL, Aug 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

olbubba, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of crusian
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can from mcnellies in tulsa.
Pours into a guiness glass thicker and blacker than I thought. About a finger of head.
Sweet Chocolate and roasted malts on the nose. Very mild nose, moreso than I would have liked, but on par with a milk stout.
Very sweet milky smoothness, but ends with a bitter finish. Much drier than any other milk stout I have ever had. Chocolate and roast on the palate. Not bad for a 5% stout. They pack a lot of flavor in it.

crusian, Oct 17, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

myuncle, Dec 10, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Blue Nile's Stout and Porter Fest. Doing my best to keep the beers straight.

Of the 6 sampled, this was 2nd best, behind the Abyss and in a virtual tie with Odell Bourbon, slightly ahead of Brooklyn Black Chocolate and Bells Expedition. Didn't offer a lot of aroma, little cream, a little chocolate, but was a big surprise in terms of flavors, great mixture of lactose, sweets, roast coming in behind. As a milk stout I'd expect it to be cloggingly thick, and Buffalo Sweat did not disappoint. This is good. It does kind of coat your tongue, but a swoosh of water addresses that. Very good stuff.

lurpy1, Oct 31, 2011
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.