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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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379 Ratings
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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 31
Gots: 24 | 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%

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

ABisonEgo, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

doucmehu, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of chetp
3/5  rDev -23.3%

chetp, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Duff27
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Wonderful two inch tall, dense medium/dark tan colored head on a brown bodied beer. Great head retention and sticky lacing. Cap and collar remains throughout the 16 ounces.

S- Aromas of chocolate and vanilla.

T- Oatmeal, chocolate. Overly sweet vanilla, reminiscent of root beer aged with vanilla. Drinks it's stated 5%abv.

M- Very smooth mouthfeel, low but fitting carbonation

D/O- At 5%abv, the drinkability is through the roof, packs the flavor. Very good beginner stout in my opinion. One negative is that I don't find it too much different from the regular Buffalo Sweat, minor complaint though.

Duff27, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

bryang002, Feb 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

59rockabilly, Feb 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

kscaldef, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of deebo
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-poured from a can into a pint glass this beer explodes into a creamy light tan head. Black with ruby highlights when held up to light
S-rich roasted malt with notes of chocolate and a hint of vanilla beans
T-more roasted flavored than sweet this beer still finishes a bit sweet but definitely not over the top. Subtle flavors from the vanilla beans accent this sweet stout nicely.
M-like a good milk stout this baby is damn creamy. The moderate carbonation carries the flavors very nicely
O-just like tallgrass buffalo sweat this is a very creamy and richly flavored milk stout. Well done

deebo, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a cola black with slight brown on the edges when held to the light. A vanilla ice cream colored head recedes to a few wisps of bubbles. Not much in the way of lacing.

The aroma has a nice creamy vanilla ice cream smell. Faint roasted malts and bitter coffee.

The taste too has a good vanilla cream note, not overpowering or too sweet. Leaves just enough space in the finish for the darker roasted malt and coffee notes.

Mouthfeel is just a bit too thin. But certainly very drinkable.

Overall, I like it a lot because they get the vanilla down perfectly. But it's watery. Still worthy, and very drinkable.

JuicesFlowing, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

plumcrazyfx, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Hopsiam14, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of KansasBeerLover
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown. Head is a dark tan, about 2 fingers, which drops to a wisp around the edges with moderate lacing.

Smell is vanilla and chocolate.

Taste follows the smell, vanilla with chocolate and some coffee. A little bitterness.

Mouthfeel is sweet, good body, but leaves a tangy taste on the tongue.

Overall, it goes down easily. It could use more aroma and have more body. I will buy more, but only because it is a limited run.

KansasBeerLover, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

will1256, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

bpfrush, Jan 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.8%

Revenant, Jan 20, 2013
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3.29/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The base Buffalo Sweat is in my opinion a greatly overlooked beer. High hopes for this one. Looks great, smells something like a boozy Nilla wafer. Tastes...like the inside of a can. The metal fades somewhat as it warms, but what rises up in its place is somewhat bitter. The vanilla gets lost in the shuffle. The beer has a lot going for it but comes up short where it matters most: Taste. Merely an OK beer, worth having at a reasonable price.

lurpy1, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

laymansbeerfan, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

craigmj7, Jan 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

scratch69, Jan 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Hopstout, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

elec, Jan 13, 2013
Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.