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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 35
Gots: 62 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jera1350 on 01-12-2013

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3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can shared with friends.

A: Dark brown, verging on black, body under a finger of fine tan head. Ok retention, sparse lace. All right.

S: 50/50 mix of vanilla bean and chocolate malt. Simple and enjoyable.

T: Starts out with chocolate, spice, and lactose, followed by rich vanilla and a sweet finish. Tasty.

M: Creamy, frothy, lively medium body. Great.

O: Basically a milkshake in a tallboy. Seems to be what they were going for.


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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-dark brown black color with a light tan head and minimal lacing

S-dark roasted malt, vanilla, little dark fruit, chocolate

T-dark roasted malt, chocolate, little coffee, vanilla, mild bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, creamy

O-interesting stout, lacks body and depth of flavor, but enjoyable

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I generally like Tallgrass beers, and wanted to check out this interesting newish offering. Tasted 1 July 2013.

Pours essentially black, and nearly opaque but for some light coming through brown at the edges. One finger of medium tan head, okay retention, okay lacing. Good stuff.

Smell is warm vanilla over the top of a faint stout. The vanilla's really nice, rich and sweet and interesting, but I want more stout. I get a bit of roast, but otherwise it's all vanilla.

Taste is good; a bit more stout here, but it's still all about the vanilla and sweetness. A bit of dark roasty char comes in at the back, but I want more!

Feel is excellent. Light but full, billowing up in my mouth. Carbonation is at times fluffy, at times frizzy, providing both volume and texture. Delightful.

A very tasty low-ABV stout. My biggest complaint is that it's all vanilla, and no stout. If it were called "vanilla beer", that'd be okay. But as a vanilla stout, I'm a little disappointed.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color with a massive head that had good retention before settling to a very thick cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass.

Nothing surprising in the aroma. Regular Buffalo Sweat with a moderate amount of vanilla addition. The vanilla really seems to compliment the base beer. Has a vanilla malt shake quality.

More than subtle vanilla flavor. It is a dominant and a little overwhelming. Getting just a moderate amount of the base stout. The vanilla does not compliment the flavor as it did the aroma.

Solid body for a lower ABV stout. Smooth, even texture that compliments the flavors.

Another solid beer from Tallgrass. The vanilla might be a little much for some, it was pushing the threshold with me, but delivers what it claims.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.