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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

402 Ratings
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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 33
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 01-12-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

HoistinBrews, Jan 04, 2014
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Photo of russpowell
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 4 fingers of mocha colored head. Decent head retention & lacing

S: Coffee, mocha & a wee bit of vanilla

T: Follows the nose & some roastyness up front. Coffee asserts itself as this warms, along more pronounced vanilla & some lactose twang as well & charred grain mixing with chicory. Finishes with a mocha/lactose twang that makes think I should save some of these beer for cookies or breakfast, coffee beans assert at the very end of the pint

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, dry

This a nice iteration of the style, that hits most of the marks. Depending on my mood it would be a toss up if I drank this or the regular version, which I enjoy profusely. What I'm really hoping to see: Imperial Buffalo Sweat!

russpowell, Feb 10, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tallboy can poured into duvel Tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with 2 fingers of tan head that drops quickly to a very thin cap leaving behind some spotty lace.

Smell: honestly smells exactly like buffalo sweat with a bit stronger of a vanilla note. So its got a little bit of roasty and nutty malts. Lactose sugar notes. Milk chocolates and vanilla.

Taste: This one tastes exactly like the nose. A little bit roasty and nutty. Lactose sugars and milk chocolates. A moderately sweet and lingering vanilla flavor in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. creamy and coating mouthfeel. Slightly silky.

Overall: Yeah they did exactly what they set out to do. Its buffalo sweat with more vanilla flavor. I think I like buffalo sweat and vanilla bean buffalo sweat equally. I am not sure that the addition of the vanilla beans really made buffalo sweat any better.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

DaftPatrick, Jun 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Guinnsslvr, Dec 11, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

Torey, Nov 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

fenlop54, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Ruby black with thin tan head and spotty lacing.

Smell: Vanilla, sweet molasses, roasted malt and milk chocolate.

Taste: Nice semi-sweet mix of chocolate, vanilla, molasses, roasted malt and licorice. Like the standard Buffalo Sweat, there aren't much hops, but the sharp vanilla taste helps improve the finish.

Feel: Low carbonation, smooth body that is fairly light. Seems much creamier than the standard Buffalo Sweat, and as a result, the thinness is less apparent or doesn't bother me.

Overall: A definite improvement over the base beer. Now how about a Double version?

bsp77, Nov 30, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-poured from a can into a pint glass this beer explodes into a creamy light tan head. Black with ruby highlights when held up to light
S-rich roasted malt with notes of chocolate and a hint of vanilla beans
T-more roasted flavored than sweet this beer still finishes a bit sweet but definitely not over the top. Subtle flavors from the vanilla beans accent this sweet stout nicely.
M-like a good milk stout this baby is damn creamy. The moderate carbonation carries the flavors very nicely
O-just like tallgrass buffalo sweat this is a very creamy and richly flavored milk stout. Well done

deebo, Jan 28, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark as night and impenetrable to light. A good half inch head of khaki colored foam rests on top. Aroma of oatmeal with a hint of vanilla. There's a bit of a coffee note present. The body seems a bit thin for what I'm looking at. The taste is initially dark malt and oats and then it quickly fades. Perhaps it needs a bit more body or bittering hops to get to the next level.

Franziskaner, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

bpfrush, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Surly tulip glass. Can says drink by 06/09/13.

Appearance: Pours a very dark blackish brown with a slight hint of ruby. About one finger of tan head that quickly fades into thin patches. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A sweet, roasty, malt driven aroma with a big dose of vanilla. Dark roasted malts with good hints of sweet chocolate, coffee bean, oats, and a big scent of vanilla beans. Also hints of sweet toasted caramel, toffee, milk, cream, nuts, grains, biscuit, and yeast. Some brown sugar adding to the sweetness. Subtle presence of earthy hops in the background. A very solid sweet stout aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a sweet and roasty milk stout taste with a big shot of vanilla. Dark roasted malts with notes of chocolate, coffee bean, big vanilla bean, oats, and toast. Along with that are notes of milk, cream, caramel, toffee, nuts, yeast, biscuit, and grains. Some sweet burnt brown sugar. Some earthy hops provide a little dryness towards the finish. The creamy chocolate and vanilla stand out the most. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and smooth. Somewhat slick.

Overall: A very good milk/sweet stout. The vanilla beans add a nice shot of flavor.

MattyG85, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

HeyYoMar, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Rosethoj, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Beer21, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Adkins1203, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Schlafly33, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

richkrull, Feb 19, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super big light brown head slowly settles into a decent lacing above a clear dark brown to black colored beer.

Rich roasted grain malts aroma with a hint of the vanilla beans coming through.

There is more of the vanilla bean coming through in the taste then was present in the aroma which adds nicely to the rich dark roasted malts.

Big dry aftertaste with a lot of flavor sticking around on this full bodied beer.

A worthy addition to all the stouts I have tried.

LXIXME, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

acurtis, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

RDW, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.