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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 31
Gots: 26 | 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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3/5  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
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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
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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
Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.