Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Just under the best by date of 5/25/14. Attractive in the riedel beer glass. Big full tan head (good lacing) and soft roast malt aroma with a nice milky creamy addition. Not too much for the vanilla bean at first, but it joins in the fun in time in a very nice way.
Vanilla very apparent in the taste. Pushes to the point of excess, but holds the line there. Roast is definitely in the back along with the mild sweetness, but they are there and blend in softly and nicely. The vanilla hangs on in the finish.
Thinner body as it want for this brewer on this style and is working for my settling down time after almost 6 hours of yard and garage/car work. Flatter on the bubbles, just the way I like it for these smaller stouts. Some creaminess but still lighter here too.
Complex yet easy drinking ale works fine with me.
Serving type: can
05-18-2014 18:36:53 | More by garymuchow
2.61/5 rDev -33.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Essentially, someone has figured out how to carbonate chocolate milk with a splash of vanilla extract and market it as beer. I had heard great things about this brew ... and was very disappointed. This is by far one of the worst beers I've encountered, one of our tasting team jokingly commented about mixing miller lite with chocolate milk... sorry.
A: The appearance and smell initially had me very excited. Dark with a thin foamy head.
S: The aroma really peaked my senses; enticing vanilla and chocolate.
T: Watery chocolate milk... There just wasn't much umph to this drink or complexity. It honestly tasted like someone took a can of carbonated water and mixes it with chocolate milk. Or perhaps a vanilla root beer when the dispenser is running out of syrup to mix and you have a completely off but very carbonated drink.
M: Very thin beer, I personally enjoy mine much thicker. There was no creaminess which I often associate with Vanilla based beers etc. Very effervescent and sparkly, far too much...
O: This was a very disappointing beer. I really tried to give this one a chance, it was initially chilled and as I drank allowed it to warm to see if it would change in flavor depth and complexity... all I got was a vanilla chocolate fizziness. Perhaps I had a bad batch? But I'm a little afraid to try it again when there are so many other outstanding beers.
Serving type: can
05-04-2014 12:33:22 | More by Carb-Overlord
3.94/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This one is pretty good, slightly better than the regular Buffalo Sweat, the added vanilla does make a difference, even though it's not a real powerful offering of it.
Fits the stout family nicely, very dark, very smooth, a creaminess to it, the chocolate/coffee taste is there, the overall flavor is wonderful, the only thing lacking in this one is the same as the regular Buffalo Sweat is in the body, it's a bit thin. Imagining this beer as an imperial stout makes me dream, it would be world-class I think... hopefully someday such a version of this from Tallgrass will exist!
Serving type: can
04-28-2014 00:56:54 | More by paladinjoe
Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.