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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

370 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 31
Gots: 23 | 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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Irishmafia

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-22-2014 13:53:22 | More by Irishmafia
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

Just under the best by date of 5/25/14. Attractive in the riedel beer glass. Big full tan head (good lacing) and soft roast malt aroma with a nice milky creamy addition. Not too much for the vanilla bean at first, but it joins in the fun in time in a very nice way.
Vanilla very apparent in the taste. Pushes to the point of excess, but holds the line there. Roast is definitely in the back along with the mild sweetness, but they are there and blend in softly and nicely. The vanilla hangs on in the finish.
Thinner body as it want for this brewer on this style and is working for my settling down time after almost 6 hours of yard and garage/car work. Flatter on the bubbles, just the way I like it for these smaller stouts. Some creaminess but still lighter here too.
Complex yet easy drinking ale works fine with me.

05-18-2014 18:36:53 | More by garymuchow
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-18-2014 14:07:07 | More by Kubrickx
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neckbeered

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-12-2014 18:17:41 | More by neckbeered
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-11-2014 18:01:37 | More by HumanParaquat
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-09-2014 18:26:56 | More by PA-Michigander
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Carb-Overlord

Wisconsin

2.61/5  rDev -33.1%

Essentially, someone has figured out how to carbonate chocolate milk with a splash of vanilla extract and market it as beer. I had heard great things about this brew ... and was very disappointed. This is by far one of the worst beers I've encountered, one of our tasting team jokingly commented about mixing miller lite with chocolate milk... sorry.

A: The appearance and smell initially had me very excited. Dark with a thin foamy head.

S: The aroma really peaked my senses; enticing vanilla and chocolate.

T: Watery chocolate milk... There just wasn't much umph to this drink or complexity. It honestly tasted like someone took a can of carbonated water and mixes it with chocolate milk. Or perhaps a vanilla root beer when the dispenser is running out of syrup to mix and you have a completely off but very carbonated drink.

M: Very thin beer, I personally enjoy mine much thicker. There was no creaminess which I often associate with Vanilla based beers etc. Very effervescent and sparkly, far too much...

O: This was a very disappointing beer. I really tried to give this one a chance, it was initially chilled and as I drank allowed it to warm to see if it would change in flavor depth and complexity... all I got was a vanilla chocolate fizziness. Perhaps I had a bad batch? But I'm a little afraid to try it again when there are so many other outstanding beers.

05-04-2014 12:33:22 | More by Carb-Overlord
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Captain_Chenko

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-03-2014 12:00:22 | More by Captain_Chenko
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-02-2014 21:59:04 | More by Beer4Mike
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ArdyExfor

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-02-2014 04:16:45 | More by ArdyExfor
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markcoe

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-01-2014 23:46:19 | More by markcoe
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BeerDrnkr_HellRzr

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-29-2014 02:18:00 | More by BeerDrnkr_HellRzr
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ManMoosePig

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-28-2014 23:17:52 | More by ManMoosePig
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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

04-28-2014 01:57:52 | More by DLSheidy
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paladinjoe

Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +1%

This one is pretty good, slightly better than the regular Buffalo Sweat, the added vanilla does make a difference, even though it's not a real powerful offering of it.

Fits the stout family nicely, very dark, very smooth, a creaminess to it, the chocolate/coffee taste is there, the overall flavor is wonderful, the only thing lacking in this one is the same as the regular Buffalo Sweat is in the body, it's a bit thin. Imagining this beer as an imperial stout makes me dream, it would be world-class I think... hopefully someday such a version of this from Tallgrass will exist!

04-28-2014 00:56:54 | More by paladinjoe
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p-wagz

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +28.2%

04-27-2014 23:08:56 | More by p-wagz
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-24-2014 20:07:19 | More by Cramerican
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-23-2014 04:22:25 | More by Adkins1203
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-23-2014 01:18:41 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-22-2014 14:59:07 | More by SkinniePost
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markgugs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-20-2014 17:42:05 | More by markgugs
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-20-2014 05:48:14 | More by hollywood_15063
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-19-2014 23:19:38 | More by IPAchris
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kidzord

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-19-2014 15:08:52 | More by kidzord
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-17-2014 21:12:08 | More by danwho
Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.