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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

362 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 30
Gots: 22 | 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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Phocion

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can received from a brewery rep. 16 oz. can poured into an imperial nonic. Solid finger and a half of dark beige/light brown frothy/rocky head sitting on top of a dark brown, almost black body. Thick, sticky lacing throughout.

Aroma is pretty much what I expected. Coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, cocoa, and surprisingly spicy. All in all, not terribly different from the standard Buffalo Sweat, with the addition of vanilla as well as a spiciness that I do not recall from the original.

Flavor is sweet chocolate, lactose, oats, and vanilla (although not as evident as in the aroma) , with a mildly bitter finish of coffee and roasted malts which wonderfully balances the sweetness.

Body is fairly light for the style (although medium overall), but creamy.

Neither terribly filling nor high alcohol could make this a fairly sessionable brew. Balanced and flavorful but not over the top. Despite my normal dislike of this brewery, this one met my expectations.

Serving type: can

12-03-2013 01:25:25 | More by Phocion
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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07-22-2014 20:04:54 | More by atlbravsrno1
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-22-2014 20:01:24 | More by snarygare
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3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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07-19-2014 18:53:04 | More by rlee1390
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3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Smooth and malty with just the right amount of sweetness to it.

(O)- A solid variation with the vanilla added. Not overly sweet yet with plenty of richness.

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S: Definite coffee aroma

T: Sweet roast malt with hints of molasses, coffee, mocha and (slight) vanilla.

M: Very smooth, much moreso than other stouts or porters I've had recently.

O: Had a tallboy of this in a wine shop after a nice plate of chicken vesuvio at the Italian restaurant next door, and it really hit the spot. A fine stout that I hadn't had before but will definitely try again.

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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.