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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

963 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 963
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 55
Gots: 112 | 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 nuclearwarfare
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jamesburkhart
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Buffalo Sweat has a dark brown body with ruby highlights that appears black until held up to the light, which also shows that the beer is not completely opaque. The head is at least two fingers tall, with a rocky, creamy look to it. The lacing begins forming almost immediately and it is very good.

The aroma is all malt, with roasted malt, baker's chocolate and caramel.

Buffalo Sweat is very smooth and tasty. Dark chocolate and roasted malt mix with some caramel sweetness and a taste that is something like cream. The creamy taste tell me that there was definitely cream sugar used in brewing this, even though the can doesn't metion anywhere that this one is a cream stout. A hint of hop bitterness comes through as well. Very well balanced and integrated.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, very nice.

Buffalo Sweat is a balanced, smooth milk stout that is definitely worth a try. Good beer.

Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lawlerj
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz tall boy into a nonic pint glass.

A. Pours a viscous black with some hints of mahogany when you hold it up to the light. Decent to finger width head that sticks around in a nice way. Splotchy lacing.

S. I get a lot of roasted malt mixed n with some fairly strong milk chocolate aromas. There is a definite milkiness to it aside from the chocolate.

T. I get the same roasted malt in the flavor that I got in the nose. In addition to the creamy chocolate and milk favors (which are definitely there) I get a bit of vanilla throughout as well. The finish is fairly sweet.

M. Light bodied with a fair bit of carbonation. It feels a touch prickly at some points but smooth at others.

O. A solid stout. Nothing terribly complex, but might make me rethink my overall opinion of milk stuts.

Photo of Hopswagger
2.85/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The dirty 30...

Poured into a pint glass.

P: 2 fingers of bubbly mocha head covering a dark coffee appearance with traces of amber along the edges. Head has decent retention that settles to a thin layer on top.

S: Soured milk is first out of the fate followed by roasted malts and a dirty rotten wood aroma. Hay, coffee and a timid phenol smell round this off. It does remind me of buffalo sweat.

T/M: Light and carbonated body that has an almost weightless feel. Sweetness is vey dull, but roasted malts are feature forward. Taste is better than the nose, however it has an odd flavor profile. The milk arises on the back of the throat on the finish which also brings a slightly bitter sweet cocoa and coffee tadrevtovrhe party.

O: An interesting beer that is not one of my favorites but is not bad. The feel and flavor is similar to a porter gone wrong. Not a bad beer but one I will easily forget.

Photo of bjohn84
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Steverus
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of mdwalsh
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of vobr0002
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tobelerone
4.08/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of biggred1
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Photo of smakawhat
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Beejay
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
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..

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 963 ratings.