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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

354 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 28
Gots: 23 | 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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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: An aggressive pour resulted in a very dark brown body with a three finger soapy tan head. The head dissipates rapidly.

Aroma: Lightly roasted dark malts. Not really smelling a lot of vanilla but maybe it will come out more in the flavor. Basically smells like an average Milk Stout.

Taste: A nice palate of both sweet cream and charred malt notes as well as a light grassy hop character. The vanilla comes out near the finish and lingers into the aftertaste. It's hard to notice at first because it is blended so well into the whole flavor of the beer. A good amount of flavor for 5% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body which is very thick for an O.G. of 1.057, must be some unfermentable lactose sugar in there. Smooth carbonation given an aggressive pour and easy drinkability.

Final Thoughts: A good Milk Stout with a nice hint of vanilla. I'm not sure if it's the cool logos on the cans or the low price point but TallGrass brews always seem to catch my eye in the store. I'd be interested to try this one next to the original Buffalo Sweat. Would I drink it again? Sure.

Serving type: can

04-21-2013 02:23:59 | More by JamesMN
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A-Black in the glass but a clear brown when pouring. Not much carbonation. One finger off white head that dissipates instantly.

S-Too sweet vanilla flavor. Some chocolate as well but mainly overly sweet (artificial?) vanilla.

T-Very sweet poorly balanced vanilla. Some chocolate and a tad bit of malt.

M-Light, watery, not much carbonation.

O- The vanilla kills this beer. It was poorly done, overly sweat and destroys any balance.

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16oz. can poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours almost pitch black. Minimal tan froth.

(S)- Vanilla, right off the bat. Lots of raisin too. A subtle chalky cocoa to it.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Great vanilla character with the raisin and mild roasted malts.

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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.