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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

1,039 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,039
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 61
Gots: 136 | FT: 3
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 beerme626
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Can poured into a drinking glass. Originally bought in Custer State Park, South Dakota.
A: As dark brown as possible without being black, completely opaque, with a very thin head that dissipates quickly.
S: Malty, with oats and nuts, along with some hints of chocolate and cinnamon.
T: Lots of malts, a bit of the oatmeal, but more of chocolate and nut-brown taste
M: The cream certainly thickens it, and it sits a little heavy on the throat, but still very pleasant.
O: A good purchase, though mostly for fun than for actual wanting to try it. Despite the rather yucky name, the brew is pretty decent.

Photo of rundocrun
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Body is as dark brown as you can get without being black. Some chestnut-colored highlights are visible too. 2 fingers of very fine, billowy beige head forms and had good retention. Tons of lacing on the glass. A beautiful looking stout.

S - Strong notes of dark chocolate, earthy coffee, distinct black malt aroma. Also a somewhat "sweet" smell accompanied by vanilla and burnt sugar.

T - Dry, but not astringent burnt barley flavor up front. Very mild, coffee and herbal hop flavor comes in toward the middle. There is definite sweetness through most of each sip but becomes drier and more hop/roasted grain-centered in the finish.

M - Thick body. Very smooth, with mild carbonation. A bit drier than I expected in the finish for a milk stout.

Photo of Kindsdaddy
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of WhiskeeTango
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of MattyG85
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16 oz. can into a New Belgium Globe glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark oily black with only a little hint of a brownish color. Lots of bubbles. About two fingers of creamy beige head which slowly fade to a thin layer. Moderate amount of lacing.

Smell: Deep roasted malts with big hints of chocolate, milk, caramel, toffee, and sugar. Also some hints of vanilla, cream, nuts, and coffee. Subtle hints of earthy hops in the background. Aroma is very malt and chocolate forward with lots of roasty qualities.

Taste: Very roasty and malty like the aroma. Dark roasted malts with big hints of chocolate, coffee, milk, cream, caramel, toffee, nuts, vanilla, and sugar. The coffee comes out pretty strong in the taste. Light hints of hops towards the finishes. There is a good amount of sweet sugar here, but the roast gives a nice balancing bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy, slick, and smooth. Fairly dry considering the sugar.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a sweet stout. Sweet, but well balanced by the roasted coffee flavors.

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got sweaty with a shaker pint.

Appearance- The head doesn't do much, but that half-finger width cap has been persistent throughout this review. The foam is smooth and has a brown sugar hue.

The body is an ominous and opaque dark brown.

Smell- The Buffalo Sweat has a sugary sweet and slightly roasted nose. There is a little bit of coffee creamer and powdered chocolate mix.

Taste- More of the sweet all over the palate: still powdered milk chocolate and coffee creamer. The little bitterness that is present comes from the roasted malt.

The finish rides out with more sugary notes, but now it has a more distinct dark fruit flavor, mainly dates.

Mouth feel- The feel on this one is great! The medium body is slightly underwhelming, but the way it glides over the tongue more than makes up for it.

Overall- If you like them sweet, you will find little to be disappointed with here. This is just a solid cream stout, and at 5%, it is one you can keep on enjoying.

Photo of 59rockabilly
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of GringoKid
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of martyl1000
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WRBeerFan
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found that the smell was ok, the lactose sugars remind me of the smell of a local dairy processor. The taste was nice and smooth, no bitter or harsh after taste. I found that drinking this beer a few minutes after sitting gave it a little more flavor.

Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: 16-ounce can. No freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a nonic pint class. The color is an almost-opaque black; a little light passed through when I held the glass to a lamp. A straight pour (bad choice on my part) yielded a ton of thick, buttery, tan head that dissipated very slowly. I had to stop mid-pour to let it settle.

Smell: Pretty much what I expected, but it does have a little funkiness to it (hopefully not due to the namesake). Lots of roasted malts offer a nice roasted bitterness reminiscent of coffee. There are scents of dark chocolate and lighter cocoa (much like milk chocolate). I really cannot pin down the funkiness. For some reason, though, it makes me think of buffaloes. Don’t ask me why.

Taste: The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy; it becomes lighter as the beer warms. Compared to the aroma, the roasted bitterness has been taken down a couple notches; it is much more balanced. Roasted malts impart a nice coffee flavor. Dark chocolate, a little lacto, molasses, and toasted sugar. Each sip leaves a light bitterness that tempts another sip.

Drinkability: It is pretty decent stuff. It is not overly bold and has everything going for it.

Photo of Stick1300
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of homebrew311
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can poured into Goose Island nonic pint. Appearance is dark brown with chestnut highlights at the edges. Tan head forms an retains itself in a thin layer. Minimal lacing left behind. The nose starts with a rush of roasted barley and creaminess from the milk sugar. Layers of oats, roast, and vanilla come to the surface. Very nice aroma, right on for the style. The taste is similar to the nose, starts of with the lactose sweetness. This is followed by a dry and sturdy punch from the roasted barley. This features loads of flavor and is exactly to style. The moutfeel is somewhat thin with mild carbonation. Overall, this is a delicious milk stout. The roasted malt profile is front and center while the lactose sugar features that touch of creaminess which joins the party of flavor very nicely. Definitely worth seeking out if sweet stout is your thing.

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of 4balance
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 16 oz can into a Duvel tulip; opaque black with 1" tan head that immediatey reduced to an 1/8" ring that remained throughout with a small amount of lacing.

Smells like tobacco, coffee, toffee and vanilla.

Tastes like strong coffee with a cube of sugar, vanilla bean, cigarette butts, milk chocolate, roasted malty character with a minimal amount of hops present.

Mouthfeel is thin, slightly bodied milk stout feel with minor to non-existent carbonation.

Overall good brew, would give it a B+ in the creamy/milk stout category…worth trying.

Photo of ArsenalBB
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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