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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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very good

401 Ratings
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Ratings: 401
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%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

freemanj, Nov 16, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint can into a snifter, drink by 03/29/14 on the can.

Appearance: Poured with two fingers of head that quickly dissipated to about a half-finger of tan head. Decent lacing left on the sides of the glass. In the light it's pitch black.

Smell: This is where this beer really excels.. Roasted chocolate, lots of caramel, vanilla sweetness.

Taste: Slight upfront bitterness immediately followed by vanilla sweetness. Slight caramel aftertaste. Wish this beer had a bit more of a malty backbone to add some roasty flavors.

Overall: Not bad. Like previously stated the smell of this beer lead me to anticipate a roasty, complex stout, but I just ended up getting a ton of vanilla sweetness. Not a bad thing, just didn't think the aroma matched exactly to the taste.

If you are on the fence about getting it, I would, its not bad by any means. Cheers!

jmccullough108, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

bcm75, Nov 15, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint.

Impressive pour, VBBS cascades an inky black and easily manages three fingers of ecru foam. In the glass, the beer barely allows a cola colored highlight to appear at the bottom of the glass.

Oh yeah, vanilla is definitely there! The beer just needs to warm a little. Otherwise, the familiar Buffalo Sweat odors of roasted malts, slight coffee grounds, cocoa powder, and brownie remain.

Sweet and roasty best describe this drink, the sweet at the front has some vanilla and brownie. When sitting at mid-palate, the roasted malts and coffee ground earthiness join the mix. The finish gets a little syrupy and gives back some more vanilla and chocolate syrup.

Not very carbonated, it definitely feels slick, but it carries decent weight over the tongue, oily.

The vanilla bean has sweetened up this already good stout. However, the vanilla character is not nearly as robust or decadent as one could imagine. And that roasted quality of Buffalo Sweat is in no way diminished by the addition of vanilla. If anything, it takes away slightly from the experience. Still, VBBS is a fine beer.

Pintofbrown, Nov 14, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with a two finger tan head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma has cocoa, roasted malt, and vanilla. Has a nice, sweet aroma.

Tastes much like the aroma. Chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, lactose, and light vanilla. I'm sure the vanilla faded because I waited as long as I did to open this can, but this is still very good. I will see how good it is with a fresher can sometime.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Somewhat creamy. A very enjoyable beer.

hardy008, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

harpus, Sep 08, 2013
Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.