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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

400 Ratings
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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

MN_Beerticker, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

SaxmanRick, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of drpimento
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, not bad. Poured at a good temperature with a mammoth, foamy, brown head that quickly settled and no lace. Color is a very dark, dark brown. Aroma has very little vanilla, but does have hop, roast, malt, and a bit of earth. Flavor's like nose with hop more subdued, vanilla coming out a bit more, well balanced in kind of an odd way. Body is chewy, but despite the huge foam upon pouring, a little flat. Finish has an off vanilla thing that isn't an asset, longish and on one hand intriguing, but on the other, not. Curiously, weirdly - drinkable. Still trying to figure this out.

drpimento, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

atone315, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

gdornfeld, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Punisher, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Ristaccia, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

oline73, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of TCMike
4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Produced a 2+ finger tan, dense head. Left some lacing. Beer color is a non-translucent, dark brown.

The aroma is of Roasted malts, Dark chocolate, and a hint of vanilla, and coffee.

The taste is similar, but more of the vanilla, and chocolate come through. No noticeable hop bitterness. Medium mouth-feel. It might be slightly over carbonated....it was medium, but am used to lower in a stout.

Very good, and easy drinking. Love this one!

TCMike, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 1 pint can into a Schlitz mug.

A- Pours a deep deep deep dark brown (at first glance it almost appears black) with a bubbly fluffy 3 finger tan head. Excellent head retention.

S- The vanilla is noticeable right from the get go in the aroma. The smells of oats and sweet lactose sugar are also quite noticeable. The vanilla mellows out many of the roastier aromas from the base stout. Notes of cocoa and milk chocolate dance up from the malts.

T- The familiar flavors of rolled oats and lactose sugar come out strong. The Vanilla is showcased best in the initial upfront flavor and then again in the finish. It blends great with the sweet and creamy milkiness that comes from the lactose sugar. Much like in the aroma, the vanilla masks many of the toastier notes of chocolate, cocoa and coffee that show up in the background. There's a slight smokiness that's noticeable as well coming from the malts.

M- If I had to describe the mouthfeel of this beer in one word, it would be: SMOOTH. The oats give the stout a silky smooth slick feel and the lower carbonation makes it feel fuller bodied and chewy. It's heavy but not super heavy.

O- This beer is smooth smooth smooth. It's smooth in flavor from the vanilla as well as smooth in the feel. Everything about it is just smooth. That, coupled with the lower abv make this a very drinkable beer. I'm not completely sure if I like this better than the original or not, but I'm leaning towards a "yes". Just like the original however I still feel like it leans more towards an oatmeal stout rather than a milk stout (although I definitely understand why it's classified as a milk stout.) This is a great beer if you enjoy vanilla.

Zachtheporter, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Mdog
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Black with red highlights, good head.

Smell: Natural vanilla (not artificial smelling vanilla), some coffee.

Taste: Mild coffee, mocha, then the vanilla comes through. Doesn't whack you over the head with vanilla, it's nicely incorporated.

Overall: I like milk stouts and sweet stouts so this hit the spot. Nice vanilla flavor without being too sweet, nicely complementing the stout. Easy to drink and always good to see the cans.

Mdog, Feb 23, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark, dark brown color with a one-finger, light brown head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - Great vanilla aroma. Nice chocolate notes.

T - It tasted of vanilla, chocolate with some sweet toffee. Just a touch of bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied stout.

O - This is a very good beer. Love the addition of vanilla beans!

zeff80, Feb 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Dorkbug, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

ssjkyle, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

archi348, Feb 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Kittiwakedave, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

King_KongDCO93, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

TonyTalon, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

WYVYRN527, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of JEdmund
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice head formation over this stout, though it settles down and doesn't leave much lacing. Very inviting aroma, sweet milk, molasses, and cocoa. Taste is on the lighter side but very drinkable (5%). Smooth and sweet, this milk stout goes down easily, and the addition of vanilla is a perfect touch. Subtlety done too. I was expecting a heavier hand with it. This is a light, easy-drinking stout. At the moment, I'd like more flavor, but if I had a few more in the fridge I'd probably enjoy it just fine. I would like to compare it to the original to see how different it is. Overall worth a try.

JEdmund, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

teamwiggum, Feb 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

MinorThreat, Feb 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Samwhyz, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of mdcrouser
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Having had the original Buffalo Sweet, I'm looking forward to this variation.

If a buffalo stood on the prairie on a moonless night, it might have a passing resemblance to this beer - midnight black, with very little head.

Like cold coffee on the nose, with a splash of vanilla cream - lactose sweet, like you'd expect from a milk stout. Sweeter on the nose than I remember the original though.

Creamy smooth, with the characteristic sweetness, accompanied by roasted coffee, dark chocolate, with only an undertone of vanilla. It's there, but not nearly as pronounced as I expected or hoped.

Prickly carbonation to begin, smooth throughout, clean to close.

A good drinker and one that I could enjoy quite a bit, but nothing that strikes me as outstanding. I could see the original being aged in bourbon barrels as a preferable alternative.

mdcrouser, Feb 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

ebenicr, Feb 08, 2013
Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.