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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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914 Ratings

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Ratings: 914
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

athouve1, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Tallgrass has tall cans. Pours out that nearly black variation of dark brown that we all know and love our stouts to be. Two fingers of fluffy sand colored head leaves behind some really nice lacing and has decent retention for a stout. Smells (and tastes) appropriately true to form of a milk stout as well: Roasted malts and dark chocolate mixed with a very light mineral tone. The flavor starts out on the more roasted bitterness signature of a normal stout and transforms into the sweeter profile of a milk stout while held in the mouth. Medium body, very smooth and creamy in texture.. in a can! Just a normal can, no gas cartridge to be found. Color me impressed.

WastingFreetime, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

KuehneBe, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

pshodge, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

southhousebrew, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

akttr, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

shutupandcook, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of beer2day
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown pour with caramel notes. Big, airy 2 finger head. Not much retention or lace, however.

Nose is what you would expect from a sweet stout. Light toffee, milk sugar, light coffee, and more mocha than chocolate. Nice mix of flavors and reasonably strong aroma.

Milk sugar, light toffee, and very light coffee combine for flavor. Not much in the way of chocolate. Picking up a heady dose of caramel malt towards the bottom of the glass. Decent bitters in the finish, coming from what chocolate is there.

Very light body, even for the style.

Easy drinking stout. Would work even in hotter weather.

beer2day, Dec 09, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- very very dark brown, almost jet black. Big fat, cream colored head and some big ol' bubbles of CO2. Decent lacing. Looks like a great stout.

S- Smells like roasted barley and a hint of chocolate. Not much else. Perhaps a touch of vanilla, but the aroma is somewhat basic. Still smells good.

T-Flavor is of sweet oatmeal with chocolate chips. Some light char notes and a nice sweet, toffee aftertaste. Really no hops or alcohol present at all. Sort of an off metallic taste in there too.

M- Mouthfeel is great. Very smooth and medium bodied. The carbonation is on the lower side. Creammmyyy...

O-This is my first taste of Tallgrass and it aint bad. Good representation of a sweet stout. I think i'd still reach for Left Hand's rendition, but this guy has some nice roasty flavor and a killer smooth body.

znichols, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

valkyre65, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

jheezee, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of ncsutton
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving - On tap

A - Very dark color, nice lacing with a thick creamy colored head

S - Rich chocolate smell gives hint of what is to come

T - Creamy chocolate taste that really pleases, good roasted malt taste to go along with the chocolate as well

M - Creamy and medium bodied brew, it has some minor carbonation

O - Great brew from Tallgrass, it is a really chocolatey beer and embodies what I think a good Stout should taste like

ncsutton, Dec 06, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to TMoney 2591 for this one

Served in a Sam Adam's perfect pint glass

Reviewed from notes 10/5/11

Finally a Kansas beer (not a sentence I figured I would say). I do however loves me the sweet stouts, so I have been looking forward to this one. The appearance is that of a dark brown ale or perhaps a lighter porter, It has a deep caramel color, but not much more than that. The aromatics have a very sweet corn/maple syrup aroma with some raisins hanging around in the back. The taste is quite enjoyable. A good mark for the first thing that I've ever had from this brewery. The taste mirrors the smell with an addition of what seems to be toasted malts and oats. The body is rather thin, but the flavors do a good job of helping with that. It goes down way too easy especially considering the high level of sweetness that this beer gives off. Overall, impressive, something for the Sunflower State to hang their hats on.

Vdubb86, Dec 05, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Buffalo Sweat pours a super dark brown w/ an amazing two finger chocolate head. The head is super dense and pillow like, and really looks fantastic. Very good lacing on my snifter glass. The nose is a little sweet, with coffee and chocolate being the main things I get out of this. The taste is wild.. It's very creamy- almost like a beer cream soda in consistency. Definite chocolate, coffee, and something else I can't quite put my finger on in the taste. Feel is smooth, creamy, and super smooth, w/ a slight hop bite on the aftertaste. Overall, this is a nice beer. Not great, but a good session lager. Definitely worth trying. Cheers.

jayhawk73, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

WreckDiver, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

IllHaveAnother1, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks again goes out to mizzouguy! recieved in the noob bif round 6.

16oz can at fridge temp poured into a pint glass. "12 013" stamped on the bottom?

pours out almost black, actually a dark ruby brown color. a thick 1/4 inch creamy layer of light tan colored head, pretty good retention. leaves a little lace.

a very nice burnt, roasted grain aroma. a touch of charred wood. some coffee and cocoa comes out the more it warms.

again, the nice burnt, roasted grain character, a bit of estery fruits, bits of coffee and cocoa, more cocoa in the finish. also some raisony dark fruits noticable, just enough hops to balance.

super smooth, soft, and creamy, rolls over the tongue nicely, then a nice little bite of carbonation. medium bodied.

overall, a pretty simple beer, but done very well and very nice to drink. sessionable. the reminds me more of an american stout, rather than a milk/ sweet stout, still a very good stout whatever you want to call it.

dogfishandi, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of tewaris
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark enough to be a stout. Aroma is coffee and roast and taste is identical. Roast is the centerpiece of this beer. Straight up stout with bold flavors that complement each other. Body is rather thin but this just a stout with a low ABV, not imperial stout. I am very glad to have discovered this and I am going to seek it again and again. I like it a lot.
4, 4, 4, 4, 4

tewaris, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Allurex, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Coplains, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

HoistinBrews, Nov 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

crob3888, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an Irish pint glass. The beer is a nice charcoal black with an oatmeal colored head that dissipates to a light film. Random sticky lacing stays on the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts and smokey charcoal with hints of vanilla. The beer tastes of charred grains with a creamy sweat milk finish. The mouthfeel is smooth. Not too watery. Overall, a pretty decent stout from my home state.

JuicesFlowing, Nov 19, 2011
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 914 ratings.