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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass Buffalo SweatTallgrass Buffalo Sweat

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very good

994 Ratings

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Ratings: 994
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 59
Gots: 127 | 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:
Beer added by: russpowell on 11-29-2009

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
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Photo of Fakexican
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of drpimento
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is very good beer! Served at a good temperature with a nice tan foamy head that soon settled and some lace. Color is actually a clear obviously very dark ruby red (thanks to my trusty iPhone flashlight), but opaque seeming black brown. Arina us roast, malt, treacle, caramel, toffee, cocoa, coffee. Flavor's like nose, sweet comes out and is perfectly balanced by the bitter malt, hop, and carbonic tang. Body is very good and carbonation a touch soft. Finish is like flavor and tapers nicely with medium length.

Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of MyNameIsKennyP
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of stakem
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
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 justinm4bama
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mlhenson
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of zeledonia
2.99/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Has "12 131" printed on the can. If I assume that's a julian best-by date, then it's best by May 10, 2012.

Pour is, simply, as good as it gets. Very dark brown - with light behind it, I can see some reddish brown colors. Two fingers of dense spongy light tan head. Great retention, and sticky gobs of lacing. A beer that reminds me why we rate on appearance.

Smell is faint, and mostly roasty. Nutty dark chocolate, a hint of milky sweetness.

Taste is only okay. It's pretty bland, without much body. The darkest part of the barley roast comes through with bitter chocolate and faint smoke. I keep taking sips, looking for the flavor, but I'm not finding it. It gains some as it warms up, but it still tastes more watery than stouty.

Mouthfeel is thin. And okay, it's a low-ABV stout, but it's lacking the slickness that adds so much to most milk stouts. Carbonation is fine.

A very good-looking, mediocre stout. It just doesn't have much flavor. And having just drank a flavorful mild ale at the same ABV, I know it's possible to bring flavor without a huge grain bill.

Photo of scratch69
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a can into a pint glass.

Appearance- Black with two fingers worth of tan head. Nice amount of sticky lace.

Smell- Dark roasted malt and a note of char.

Taste- Mellow flavor of dark roasted malt. Slightly sweet with almost no hop presence.

Mouthfeel- Very smooth and creamy. Light amount of fizzy carbonation.

Overall- Very drinkable. I normally don't drink beer from a can but I will make an exception for this. My brother gave me a can to try and now I want some more.

Photo of olbubba
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip pint glass, color is solid black with tan head that is about an inch thick.

Smell is light pale malt quickly overcome by clean roasted malt with hints of chocolate and light roasted coffee.

Taste is clean, not overly sweet, but solidly flavored with mild malt and chocolate sweetness, a nice bitterness cleans this is up nicely but nothing to pin point. There is some light lingering sweetness but not cloying.

Mouthfeel is just right with some light sweetness and good bitterness; it lingers really well and very nice drinkable mouthfeel.

Overall an easy drinking stout with everything going right for it.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Steasy66
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can into Duvel tulip
A Almost black with two finger off white head.
S Roasty, a bit of malty sweetness
T Roasty, a bit sweet, just a hint sour at the back
M Thin, could use a bit more carbonation
O Overall a fine beer, for a 5% stout you can't ask for much more. I probably wouldn't buy it again, but its by no means bad.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of matzah
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The stout was poured into a pint glass from the can. Even if the design of the can has little to do with the review, I found the artwork and name of the stout amusing. Upon pouring, the stout produced a handsome cappuccino color head. The most immediate impression of the aroma was coffee. Yet on the first sip, I found the coffee aroma not to be reflected in the beer. My first impression was the smoothness and creaminess of the beer is phenomenal. This is what the mouthfeel of a milk stout should be like. Unfortunately, I found the taste to be rather bland. The taste of the malt becomes more potent in the aftertaste, even being accompanied by a hint of nuttiness. As the final notes of the aftertaste linger, the hint of coffee in the flavor finally appears.

On a lot of levels, this is a very likable milk stout. It does lack the punch in the initial taste to make this a really good example of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.