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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

926 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 926
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 54
Gots: 95 | 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 Whiskeydeez
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Steverus
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ok, as a caveat, I love this beer. I used to keep it on tap in my home bar, where I was close enough to get it within days of brewing from Manhattan. Soo...

A sweet, milky smell permeates the nose on this beer. It's very subtle.

This kind of under prepares you for the taste explosion that's about to happen. I got to watch someone have their first taste recently and while the first sip knocked them over, the subsequent drinking was quite satisfactory.

You'll taste coffee and just a bit of sweetness and milk. It rests on the back of your palette and the malt character of the beer takes over.

All in all, a superb beer, best enjoyed on a cool fall/winter evening with a fire handy. Full bodied, this beer wants you to keep your fingers warm and snuggle up with a book and/or loved one.

Steverus, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

sgttibbs, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of mdwalsh
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark, rich brown head, and a very dark body, but not the darkest stout I've had by a long shot. Quite a bit of brownish-red light comes through, and the head is rather overwhelming.

S: Deep, complex roasts. I get toast and roasted meat, chocolate, coffee, lots of things going on, very interesting. There isn't much else but roast, but the intricacy and robustness thereof makes it okay.

T: A more subdued version of the aroma with a bit of sweet bread in there. less impressive, but refreshing.

M: Light and approachable, good carbonation and texture

D: A great alternative for the Guiness Crowd.

mdwalsh, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of vobr0002
4/5  rDev +3.6%

vobr0002, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep, dark cola-colored beer with 2 fingers of frothy, creamy tan head. Good retention and creamy sheets of lace. Very nice looking.

Aroma is fairly mild, lightly roasted, prunes, raisins, and other sweet dark fruits, coffee and milk. Noticeably sweet.

Very tasty and unique flavor. A soft, distinctive milky creaminess, milk chocolate, thin, a little sweet, and very appealing. An undertone of mocha, caramel, coffee ice cream in both nose and taste.

Somewhat fizzy carbonation with that milkiness and a medium thin body. Makes for an unusual but effective mouthfeel.

tobelerone, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

acurtis, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Bdel34, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of biggred1
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black coffee with a mocha head of soft foam that leaves some trace legs on the glass. Fresh dark roasty malt and java in the aroma. Charred malt and sweet cream with flavors of cocoa and fudge. A little light bodied even for a 5% alc. stout with effervescent carbonation. Tasty beer for an everyday kind of stout.

biggred1, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

smakawhat, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of CNOTEKC
5/5  rDev +29.5%

CNOTEKC, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Beejay
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Coca Cola in color as it pours, dark black in the glass, with a nice creamy tan head on top.

S: Starts off with a cocoa smell, or perhaps milk chocolate. There is a grainy, floury smell and a bit of a dairy kick.

T: Sweet stout with a lot of chocolate flavor. The chocolate is a touch dry, almost like cocoa nibs. There is a nice roasted grain flavor that melds in with the sweetness of the finish.

M: Medium light in body, but with a somewhat creamy texture. Carbonation is fine and contributes to the smooth character.

O: Overall an easy drinking smooth stout. Tasty, normally I don't go too much for this particular style of stout, but this one is just fine..

Beejay, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of EROCK75
4/5  rDev +3.6%

EROCK75, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of bennetj17
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +3.6%

Kahlerbock, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Robeerto89
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Robeerto89, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of arc3636
4/5  rDev +3.6%

arc3636, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of fuzzcherry
3/5  rDev -22.3%

fuzzcherry, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of CarolinaKevin
4/5  rDev +3.6%

CarolinaKevin, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +3.6%

whartontallboy, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of dezibob
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

dezibob, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of onethirtyeight
4/5  rDev +3.6%

onethirtyeight, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of vikinghorn
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

vikinghorn, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Bung
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
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 -9.3%

blcmat, Dec 29, 2011
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 926 ratings.