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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

1,054 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,054
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 61
Gots: 145 | 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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Ratings: 1,054 | Reviews: 308
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of iabeerbaron
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark pour with a medium sized tan head. Smell is coffee, chocolate, and maybe a little bit of vanilla and some brown sugar? molasses. Smooth and easy drinking stout with just the right amount of sweetness, not overbearing. Heavy lacing on my glass throughout the beer. Glad to have this stout around Iowa.

Photo of Grady
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dogger6253
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance of this beer is that of a jet-black cola - pitch black body with a highly carbonated and quickly fading mocha head. There remains just a thin ring of bubbles after only a couple seconds.

The nose is heavy with toasted malt and milk chocolate. There is a bit of tobacco and toffee and just the faintest hint of coffee. The flavor is a pretty well-balanced blend of toasted malt and milk chocolate with the emphasis about 60/40 on toasted malt. There is not even a hint of bitterness. This beer is sweet all the way. The high carbonation makes this a decent session beer. It is not heavy in the least. Each sip is juicy and thirst-quenching and highly flavorful.

Photo of hellraisinT1000
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The arrived, from the tap, a black color with the darkest brown hues on the fringes. A modest cap of tan foam floated above. The aroma is of reminiscent dark chocolate and coffee. Very little hops in the aroma. These dark flavors continue on the palate. The beer moves across smoothly. The flavor profile dwindles a tad through a slightly thin center. This is a nice stout and very good with dessert.

Photo of HairyToeKnuckles
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of TheHopHeadGirl
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had it at Velocity Five in Arlington in a 16oz can for $6. It was a pretty good stout for it's volume and price. The usual description of stouts...coffee, vanilla. It's better than a Guinness. I even find it better than the gold medal winner, hoppin frog BORIS the crusher oatmeal-imperial stout.

Photo of Casedogg43
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love to see this beer in can!

A: pours a terrific dark brown, with a nice dark tan head.
S: warmed up to it real quick. Chocolate, milk and roasty malt smell.
T: terrific. As it smelled, it flowed the same. Love the cream and sweetness to top it off.
M: big fan of the cream and thickness that cones with this one!
Overall: I will keep this one on the fridge!!

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of amart80
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mnewth
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Demosthenes503
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of CarolinaKev
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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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

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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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