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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

880 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 55
Gots: 82 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jtyson, Jan 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

QuamLaetus, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Steamer, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%

Served out of a 16-oz can and poured into a tumbler pint glass.

Appearance - Dark walnut to black in color, with very little head, even with an aggressive pour. Head dissipation is almost immediate.

Smell - I had a hard time latching onto a dominant smell, beyond the notes of semi-sweet chocolate. In hindsight, I think allowing the beer to warm a bit would have helped in this area.

Taste - Again I think that tasting this one right out of the fridge deadened the taste, the same way it seemed to deaden the aroma. It is certainly a smooth, easy-drinking stout, and while it has a slightly sweet finish (as milk stouts are wont to do), it's dryer than most other milk stouts I've sampled. There is much less of the intense espresso bitterness than say in a coffee stout.

Mouthfeel - As noted previously, this is an incredibly smooth and creamy stout. The carbonation is a fleeting component, and contributes to the smoothness.

Overall - I can think of several stouts I would choose in front of this one, but I would certainly enjoy this one if it came as part of a Tallgrass sampler or something similar.

LambicPentameter, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

OregonGrown7, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Jimmys
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

pint can into pint glass. drink by 04/01/13.

A: dark brown. opaque body. a voluminous off-white head starts things off, however it quickly recedes to a rim of foam. some patches of lacing left behind.

S: dark coffee. sweet chocolate. caramel. burnt sugar. more and more chocolate notes come out as it warms.

T: sweet sugar combines with dark dry chocolate to start things off. definitely getting some creamy aspects finish is very dry. coco and tobacco into the finish.

M: usually I can decipher the use of oatmeal from the mouthfeel of a brew, however not getting the traditional creaminess that is associated with the use of oats. medium bodied.

D: not a bad stout from Tallgrass. would be really awesome if they could nitrogenate this brew/these cans. would add an appreciated dimension to the body.

Jimmys, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

I-Beir-the-Bel, Dec 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

bootsandbeer, Dec 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Archimedes, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

rprinz22, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Kasie, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

APB, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

TastyIsBeer, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

roadies, Dec 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

mdmusch, Nov 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BTHU, Nov 27, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev 0%

A - Black, deep brown with a foamy soda like tan head that leaves a small amount of foam remaining.

S - Roasted malts, almost burnt, with some milk chocolate sweetness.

T - Roasted malts with some sweet milk chocolate. Light astringency from heavily roasted malts off sets the sweetness.

M - Fairly light for style with medium carbonation. Balance between watery and creamy.

D - Fairly basic milk stout but done well. Very easy to drink. I really like all the firkins Tallgrass is putting out of this beer with different ingredients in each one. They have all been a nice surprise at a fest or bars.

brewcrew76, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

TheBrokenRec, Nov 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

JKIRBY, Nov 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

ortie, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

stephensinner, Nov 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

robmoak, Nov 13, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -13%

Served in a chilled pint glass at Brixx. From notes. Reviewed 25 July 2011.

A: Thin head, black beer. Dark red and barely translucent in direct backlighting.

S: Chocolate malts are strong and sweet. Simple, but nice.

T/M: Light in both body and flavour. Reminiscent of generic English ales; lackluster and boring. Sweetish, but dry on the endtaste without being bitter. Lots of chocolate. Not terrible, just muted and plain. Mouthfeel is also a letdown, and lightly watery.

O: Very smooth, sweet, and drinkable. Meh. Won't have it on-tap again, but I can see it being popular.

AgentMunky, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Gehrig13, Nov 11, 2012
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.