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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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very good

385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 30
Gots: 25 | 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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Ratings: 385 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

csfcmitchell, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Lemke10
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a dark brown color with a foamy, light brown head. The aroma is sweet with malts, coffee, and molasses but not much of a vanilla smell. The taste is smooth, sweet, and robust. The texture is lighter and not as thick or heavy as the regular Buffalo Sweat. There is a slight hint of vanilla, but it’s not as evident as other vanilla stouts in the market.

Lemke10, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

macubaseball6, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

DaftPatrick, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

EdFed, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Hohnbaum, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of dbossman
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Black with a thin cocoa brown head; good lacing

S: Rich roasted malts: coffee and vanilla with some dark chocolate; so rich and roasty and awesome smelling

T: A bit disappointing in the flavors--especially considering the aromas; rich and roasty with coffee an chocolate and, of course, the vanilla beans, but it also becomes a bit cloying--especially as you near the end of the pint

F: Medium body and creamy; good overall mouth feel

O: This is a nice stout; so rich and roasty and the vanilla plays well of the roastiness; I just wish the flavors came together a bit better with something to balance the sweet finish of that vanilla

dbossman, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

BigBry, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Dicers, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Midwestbrew18, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Arsenal0328, May 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

thereal_adam, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

PappyVans, May 28, 2014
Photo of bnes09
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark chocolate brown color. Massive, five finger-head takes a while to dissipate before I can pour the rest of the can, let alone, drink the beer. Recedes to a thin layer of soda-like suds. Minimal lacing.

Hint of vanilla and cocoa in the nose. Not much else there.

Mild roasted chocolate character. Sweet molasses and maple syrup. Minimal hop bitterness with an earthy quality. Sweet overall.

Light bodied. Over carbonated. Bit of a syrupy texture.

Its alright.

bnes09, May 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

woogie359, May 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Irishmafia, May 22, 2014
Photo of garymuchow
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

garymuchow, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

HumanParaquat, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

PA-Michigander, May 09, 2014
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2.61/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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.

Carb-Overlord, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Captain_Chenko, May 03, 2014
Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.