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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo SweatTallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat

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very good

426 Ratings
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 34
Gots: 44 | 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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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with two fingers of khaki head that fades into a frothy ring with little lacing.

S: Vanilla dominates here with notes of roasted malts and sweet, creamy milk chocolate.

T: Thankfully the vanilla is a bit more subdued here. Roasted malts are at the forefront with milk chocolate flavors. Vanilla comes through and blends well rather than tasting artificial before a slightly charred finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this beer thankfully avoids being watery like many low abv stouts.

O: A solid beer overall. Most low abv stouts are bland and watery, but this one is enjoyable.

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Surly tulip glass. Can says drink by 06/09/13.

Appearance: Pours a very dark blackish brown with a slight hint of ruby. About one finger of tan head that quickly fades into thin patches. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A sweet, roasty, malt driven aroma with a big dose of vanilla. Dark roasted malts with good hints of sweet chocolate, coffee bean, oats, and a big scent of vanilla beans. Also hints of sweet toasted caramel, toffee, milk, cream, nuts, grains, biscuit, and yeast. Some brown sugar adding to the sweetness. Subtle presence of earthy hops in the background. A very solid sweet stout aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a sweet and roasty milk stout taste with a big shot of vanilla. Dark roasted malts with notes of chocolate, coffee bean, big vanilla bean, oats, and toast. Along with that are notes of milk, cream, caramel, toffee, nuts, yeast, biscuit, and grains. Some sweet burnt brown sugar. Some earthy hops provide a little dryness towards the finish. The creamy chocolate and vanilla stand out the most. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and smooth. Somewhat slick.

Overall: A very good milk/sweet stout. The vanilla beans add a nice shot of flavor.

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2/5  rDev -48.8%

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4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a plastic cup at the St. Paddy's Day parade, Jackson, MS

A: Blackish brown with a tan one finger head that lingered. Nice lacing.

S: Vanilla poppin'. Smooth, rich with chocolate accents.

T: Damn, this is smooth. Whipped chocolate with vanilla beans circling the moat. Sweet, robust, but not overpowering. Malty. Love at first sip.

M: Medium with frothy carbonation.

O: I wasn't a fan of the regular Buffalo Sweat, but this one made me a true believer. The vanilla beans smooth out the rough edges of regular BS and intensify the chocolate flavoring. A new favorite.

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4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Near pitch black with a swelling pillow of light brown head that produces a good deal of lacing.

I'm impressed by how strong the vanilla addition translates on the nose... like a Buffalo Sweat float with vanilla bean ice cream. Milk chocolate, cream, brown sugar... I'm loving this so far.

Smooth chocolate flavors, vanilla bean and lots of it... mild brownie, some cocoa powder, pretty straight forward stuff but I like it.

'tis good!

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4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Side by side tasting with regular & vanilla bean.

A - Both have a pitch black body that seemed to pour slightly thin. A little darker tan head to vanilla bean.

S - Regular stout has roasted malts with bitter semi-sweet chocolate. Vanilla bean adds to the smell with what else, slightly sweet vanilla bean. Both beers aren't eye popping smellolicious.

T - Regular has semi-sweet chocolate with a bit of watered down black coffee. Vanilla bean has the same characteristics but that oh so sweet character of vanilla bean it adds is really wonderful.

M - Both are not thick, though slightly creamy with medium carbonation.

O - Loaded down with vanilla bean, this beer just pops and really one I would reach for time & time again. The regular is good in its own right, but man-o-man that vanilla bean is much better!

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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pitch black body except for some lighter edges. Medium brown frothy head of 2 fingers. Retention was meager. Laces nice. Aroma of vanilla beans is very evident. Wafts of chocolate and coffee roast are on the backside. Tastes like the aroma really..vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Straight and to the point. As with the regular Buffalo Sweat, it's on the thinner side. Creamy, but thin.

Adds a nice dynamic. The coffe gets muted a bit, but th vanilla is good.

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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out a dark brown color that appears close to an opaque brown in the glass. Just a few ruby highlights. About 1" of khaki head forms, which has decent retention, and really no lacing.

Smell: Smells slightly nutty and roasty with a hint of coffee up front, with a good deal of vanilla following. Pretty unique, I like it.

Taste: Malts are very nutty up front, with some roast and coffee in the middle, and plenty of vanilla sweetness on the back end and finish. Little to no hops to speak of. Overall, a very tasty combination.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Pretty good. Overall, I definitely prefer this to the original Buffalo Sweat, and I like the original. This is a pretty solid milk stout, and I will definitely look have it again.

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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.