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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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88
very good

458 Ratings
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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 35
Gots: 53 | 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:
Beer added by: jera1350 on 01-12-2013

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Fcolle2
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown, pretty much black in color. Appears to be not to thick and head is tan, about one finger and has decent retention.

Smell is great. Rich chocolate malt and toffee aromas are forward followed by light roasted coffee and vanilla aromas. Blends to be a very rich and creamy smelling brew.

Taste is awesome. Rich chocolate malt is forward that is not intensely assertive but blends nicely with the sweet toffee and vanilla flavors to produce a rich chocolate stout that drinks nearly like desert without the huge rich body.

Mouthfeel is good. Body is on the lighter side for a stout but it's not claiming to be imperial/double and it really showcases all the decadent flavors while still remaining sessionable and drinkable

Photo of GMUPatriot_inKansas
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of OKCNittany
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint can into a shaker.

Dark brown color, nice head. Smell is IN YOUR FACE vanilla and not much else. Huge, huge vanilla aroma here. The taste of this beer is also massively infused with vanilla, but it doesnt taste artifical like a lot of beers with vanilla added, it tastes legit. The chocolate is also there of course, but the vanilla is what really stands out here. Extremely creamy beer as well, the body is not heavy whatsoever. That may be a detractor in some cases but here it works very well. Very much recommended if youre a fan of vanilla.

Photo of Dayman766
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of darthvohn
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Glass Used: Nonic Pint

Appearance: Dark opaque brown with a finger-thick loose root beer float type head which quickly dispersed to a razor thin cap, eventually leaving a ring around the glass.

Smell: With the glass about a foot away, I can smell the sweetness of the vanilla bean. Anyone with baking experience with real vanilla beans knows this smell. Very inviting. Once I put my nose in the glass, I immediately smell the roasted coffee, chocolate and vanilla. This almost smells like homemade chocolate chip cookie dough. Even a little Kahlua vapors and scents. Pretty good smelling stout.

Taste: Straight up sweet vanilla and espresso flavors up followed by dark bittersweet chocolate and roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin and watery for a stout. Clean finish considering the flavors we're dealing with.

Overall: I really dig this offering from Tallgrass. If this was readily available in my area, I would have it in my regular rotation. A very easy drinking, enticing stout. Absolutely love the smell of this one. Recommend if you are a fan of vanilla and stouts.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of barnzy78
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, drink by 04/13/14
A - black with a creamy tan head that holds decent retention
S - sweet aromas of vanilla, cocoa, roasted barley, and cream
T - smooth and rich flavors of vanilla, chocolate milk, roasted barley, faint coffee
M - medium body, very creamy and smooth
O - Very nice stout with some vanilla to add complexity. I'll have to try the regular Buffalo Sweat stout at some point.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.