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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

913 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 913
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 54
Gots: 91 | 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 bennetj17
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black color, with dark tan foam about 1/4 inch tall. Doesn't appear overly viscous or thick really. The head lasts a brief moment and then quickly dissipates leaving a pencil thin ring. The aroma has a nice mix of sweet chocolate and coffee-like roastedness. Very inviting.

The taste is very clean for a stout, a semi-sweet chocolate and toffee experience. Not very bitter at the back. After a couple sips I realize there isn't going to be much complexity, but it's a simple, flavorful, easy drinking, almost session-like ale. The mouthfeel is a little watery, but decent enough overall, and the carbonation is fine.

My first taste of a Kansas brewed ale, and it was a good one. We need more tasty beers that are 5% ABV. And more beers in 16oz cans as well.

bennetj17, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Kahlerbock, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Robeerto89
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Robeerto89, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of arc3636
4/5  rDev +3.9%

arc3636, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of fuzzcherry
3/5  rDev -22.1%

fuzzcherry, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of CarolinaKevin
4/5  rDev +3.9%

CarolinaKevin, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +3.9%

whartontallboy, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of dezibob
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

dezibob, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of onethirtyeight
4/5  rDev +3.9%

onethirtyeight, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of vikinghorn
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

vikinghorn, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Bung
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. Black, layer of light tan that retains well.

Aroma, Chocolate, dark chocolate. Faint roast. Reminiscent of Youngs Double Chocolate.

Taste, a much finer balance between the chocolates and roast malt. More roast and toasted malt here. Less milk chocolate and more dark chocolate. Cocoa finish.

Creamy mouthfeel, almost like it is nitrogenated. Not real heavy medium body. Drinks great. Very sessionable.

Would definetely seek this out again as a session stout, not as overwhelmingly sweet as some.

I'd say this is even an upgrade from Youngs.

Bung, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of blcmat
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

blcmat, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of BretSikkink
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark and foreboding in color, pours from the can with a solid head and coating of lace. Looks big and bad. Nose is sweetly sticky with a strong note of roasted malt and raisins.

Flavor balances sweet with bitterness. Didn't pick it for a milk stout, although it is light of body and quite smooth to drink. Airy carbonation and full body. Chocolate and coffee prominent in the flavor, but little acidity. Sweet but not sickly. Bomb stout.

BretSikkink, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of whynot44
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, almost black opaque brew with a thick tan head that hangs around and leaves some nice lacing.

The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, hints of vanilla, very nice.

The taste is nicely balanced, creamy, malty with the hints of vanilla with coffee and cocoa in the finish.

Medium bodied with a very smooth, creamy feel, very drinkable.

Overall this is a very well balanced, very enjoyable brew, an excellent sweet stout.

whynot44, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of tvv375ia
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from 16oz can into imperial pint glass

A-very dark brown with about a 1 finger head that faded to a small ring

S-mostly chocolate with a little coffee and just a bit of some hop spice

T-chocolate dominates the tastes too with just a hint of coffee

M-good carbonation but not as creamy as I would like for a stout

O-not bad but I just dont get much else for flavor other than the chocolate

tvv375ia, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of MTNboy
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Opaque black body with some little brown bubbles floating up in the body. The head poured thick brown with great lacing.

Smell: The flavor is definitely dark chocolate there with a coffee chaser.

Taste: I liked the flavor not overly roasty but you know you are drinking a stout. The chocolate, toffee and sweet vanilla tones all complement each other well. Coffee like esters hit you at the beginning and the end of each sip.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with a good combination of sweet and dry.

Overall: This is a good just chilling in the evening or with a few friends type of beer.

MTNboy, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of bootsdomino
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

bootsdomino, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Derek68038
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Derek68038, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of uustal
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a tar black with a two-finger coffee cream head. Solid lacing throughout. Aroma of delectable sweet chocolate and roasted coffee notes. Super sweet chocolate notes up front in the flavor profile. Tastes like out of the bag semi-sweet chocolate chips. A really creamy caramel flavor on the back end with the slightest touch of tongue tingling hops at the finish. Nice soft mouthfeel. A great sweet and silky beer without being too much. Great chocolate milk substitute.

uustal, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of MsRif
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

MsRif, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Stouttyme
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Stouttyme, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of dtivp
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark black with a one finger dense tan head that faded slowly into a thin ring, spotty lacing.

Aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted grain.

Taste was of dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate with a sweetness of vanilla and caramel.

Mouth Feel was medium body, low carbonation, creamy smooth and sweet.

Overall this is a nice stout to enjoy with a chocolate desert, as it warmed the sweetness dominated.

dtivp, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Fermenticusrex
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Fermenticusrex, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of athouve1
4/5  rDev +3.9%

athouve1, Dec 21, 2011
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 913 ratings.