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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

801 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 801
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 51
Gots: 59 | 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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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-20-2013 00:25:30 | More by Hanzo
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-18-2013 09:03:12 | More by JellyJacket
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-17-2013 00:41:58 | More by Cynic-ale
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Bsetz

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-15-2013 20:29:47 | More by Bsetz
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-15-2013 14:52:26 | More by Fireslayer
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GABrew

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

09-14-2013 17:20:37 | More by GABrew
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big light brown head just sits above a clear really dark brown to black colored stout.

Big well roasted grain malts aroma with just a hint of dark chocolates coming through.

Nice well roasted malt taste with as in the aroma a hint of dark chocolates, gives this beer a full bodied taste.

Dryish aftertaste with leftover roasted malts and dark chocolate tastes that leave a light almost chalky mouth feel on this full bodied beer.

Very drinkable with a good taste that doesn't over do anything but leaves you wanting another drink.

Serving type: can

09-10-2013 01:29:24 | More by LXIXME
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16 oz can into nonic pint
BBD 12/05/13

A - pours a deep, dark brown with a huge khaki-colored three-finger head. Large bubbles dissipating with a nice lace

S - strong nutty flavor with oats and roastiness. Roasted barley comes to mind.maybe some pecan in there as well

T - bitter chocolate as well as that roasty malt flavor. A bit of coffee grounds on the back end. Really drinkable, goes down well, maybe due to the lower ABV

M - Surprisingly lighter feel for this type of beer. Medium bodied, not syrupy like some others. I like this one more and more.

O - this is a revisit and decided to review. Solid effort here from Tallgrass. I really like the "lighter" feel to this stout. I could drink this several times a day!

Serving type: can

09-04-2013 22:43:02 | More by JamesStreet
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schoon

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-01-2013 17:24:56 | More by schoon
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1 pint can poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color, completely opaque, with three fingers oatmeal-colored head that slowly dissolved into a nice lacing of foam that entirely covered the top of the beer. As the beer was drunk, the lacing turn into a halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Very bready, very roasty. Lots of dark bread and cereal. Some subtle smoke from the roasting process of the malt. Finally, there’s some subtle coffee aroma’s too.

Taste: Like the aroma, very bready and very roasty. Like drinking a slice of pumpernickel bread if that makes sense. There’s a TON of roasted malt flavor up front, followed by some subtle coffee flavors. At the end there’s a very subtle sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium with a slight chewiness. Not as smooth as most cream/milk stouts that I’ve had, and with an ABV of only 5%, there is no alcohol present on the palate.

Overall: Damn, I really liked this stout. All of its subtleties really add up to a really damn fine stout!

Serving type: can

08-29-2013 22:48:23 | More by Jeffreysan
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ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-29-2013 15:36:15 | More by ohyayitstrey
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-29-2013 08:17:32 | More by jaminjohnson
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-22-2013 03:04:56 | More by jawneyt
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint can drink by 7/24/14. into a FW Teku glass.

Pours a pitch black with a nice beige head about an inch and a half thick. Smell is typical cocoa and oats..slight vanilla and roasted malts. the taste starts out with a slight bit of vanilla then i get the chocolate and oaty flavors followed by nice roasted malts. very solid. mild body with mild carbonation.

overall its a spot on oatmeal stout. vanilla bean one is better, though this one is very very drinkable and sessionable!

Serving type: can

08-22-2013 02:29:38 | More by Axnjxn
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-21-2013 21:29:04 | More by Jeffrey2310
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Jake65 hooked me up with a couple of these in a good trade.. Pours a standard dark black with a fairly long lasting light brown head.. spotty lacing and a decent cap.

Nose shows a light roasty element that combines well with the milk sugars.. some chocolate notes show with warmth.. nothing mindblowing, but seems about right across the board for a sweet stout.

Roasty malt and a light coffee element is moved forward and is well integrated by the lactose.. again the chocolate note is more as it warms up.

Body is very smooth... almost like an oatmeal stout.. light carbonation accentuates the silky nature.

Pretty tasty... I typically don't seek out milk stouts too often, but this is well done and I am happy I have another can! Thanks Jake for the great trade!!

3.5/3.5/3.75/4/3.5

Serving type: can

08-20-2013 05:04:44 | More by JohnGalt1
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a pint can into a shaker glass. A fairly aggressive pour produces about 3/4 inch of a tan colored head. This dissipates but sticks around nicely. The beer is very dark brown in color, almost black, and will not pass light from a normal light source.

Toasted grains and a bit of diacetyl in the aroma and flavor, with very definite coffee and chocolate tones and maybe a bit of toffee. A little grassy and/or hay-like. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel, but less than one might expect from an oatmeal stout, and therefore fairly sessionable. A bit of fruitiness is more apparent in the aftertaste. Maybe a slight metallic tang from the can, which is a plus with me...

Overall, a very decent stout, though perhaps a bit more like a porter in body. I like the fact that the beer comes in an aluminum can, which is much easier to recycle. Besides, I like tangy, metallic ambience provided by the can....

Serving type: can

08-19-2013 04:48:52 | More by archyquaffer
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jasonreinike

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-18-2013 01:23:49 | More by jasonreinike
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cgman1985

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-15-2013 07:04:08 | More by cgman1985
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elglueckert

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-15-2013 02:50:56 | More by elglueckert
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-13-2013 20:17:25 | More by enelson
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e30todamax

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-12-2013 08:20:54 | More by e30todamax
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danfix99

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-12-2013 01:36:09 | More by danfix99
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sooner961

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

08-11-2013 14:45:40 | More by sooner961
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Gustheelephant

Alaska

3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

16 oz can poured into a pint glass

Appearance - Very dark brown, almost black. Good amount of head, decent head retention. A little bit of lacing.

Smell - Very malty. Strong coming out of the can, but so much in the glass, a little weak for the style.

Taste - Bold coffee notes. Roasty. Hint of chocolate. Big flavor that leaves palate quickly. Not as creamy as expected.

Mouthfeel - A little thin. Definitely more of a session beer than a desert beer.

Overall - A little disappointed as it looked great coming out of the can. Feels more like a porter than a stout. If you want to knock a few back, this is a good beer, but if you want something bold and palateable, look elsewhere.

Serving type: can

08-10-2013 00:03:54 | More by Gustheelephant
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.