Buffalo Sweat - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With Vanilla Beans And Cinnamon
Tallgrass Brewing Company

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From:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
 
Kansas, United States
Style:
American Stout
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 10.44%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
178
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 02, 2020
Added:
Mar 31, 2015
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  66
SCORE
86
Very Good
Buffalo Sweat - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With Vanilla Beans And CinnamonBuffalo Sweat - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With Vanilla Beans And Cinnamon
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Reviewed by Sweets69

5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I recently unearthed two twelve oz cans of this long gone brew. The carbonation went quickly. The vanilla and cinnamon had seen better days but damn it was smooth and actually was a real pleasure to take that trip down memory lane. This was easily the best beer Tallgrass, once the largest brewery in the state of Kansas, ever produced. Best in show quality. Tallgrass is a cautionary tale to anyone thinking about entering the craft brewery scene. Simply took on too much in an environment of heavy competition and strayed from their base consumer to try and please the masses. The masses are not going to appreciate a beer like this. Even after all these years, I sure did. The ratings of this beer are being held down by a couple of factors and that’s a crying shame. Some of these folks got the beer 2-3 years after the brewery went under. A flavor like vanilla is not going to hold up that long.
May 02, 2020
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Taste: smooth, sweet, vanilla, cinnamon, caramel, chocolate malt. Slight oak, vanilla bean sweet nose. Black, opaque mostly, big head tan lace. Medium body. 20 IBUs
Mar 22, 2018
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Reviewed by NathanBeets from South Dakota

3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Canned on 11/10/15. Consumed on 3/19/18.

Would have been nice to see a canning date before purchase. Damn cardboard surrounding the 4 pack.

Still a good brew nonetheless.

Cinnamon is still there although most of the vanilla has seen better days.
Mar 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by einman from Minnesota

Feb 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Jan 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by mwvman from Indiana

Jan 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jan 03, 2018
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Reviewed by ABabbidge from Kansas

3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I had this one aged about 8 months. We'll see how it holds up.

L: Black with not much head to speak of.

S: Cinnamon, bourbon, dark chocolate.

T&F: I have had this fresh and I think the bourbon is waaay more noticeable after it has been aged. There is still a strong cinnamon flavor and a little bit of vanilla. Finishes smooth with some chocolate notes. Medium body, somewhat light bodied for a stout.

O: Definitely not a sweet aged as it is fresh. I don't remember tasting much bourbon when I had this fresh, but it is very noticeable now in both the nose and the taste. It's not any better or worse being aged a little, but it is different. Depends if you are looking for more bourbon barrel flavors (aged) or vanilla and cinnamon (fresh).
Jul 26, 2017
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Reviewed by craigbelly from Iowa

4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Black cola appearance. Love the cinnamon addition. I don't get much if any bourbon barrel here. I get a touch of toasted coconut, not sure where that's from. Light carbonation. Smooth silky texture
Jul 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by tvenne from Minnesota

May 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by BarrelAgedG from California

Apr 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Mar 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Jan 08, 2017
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned 10/28/15; drank 12/6/15 @ the Yarchives.

Drank straight from the can; no visual cues.

Cinnamon, milk chocolate & root beer notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Cinnamon, milk chocolate & root beer flavors; no booze heat. A sessionable, flavorful stout...I hope they can this every year!
Dec 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.33 by ta_hagen from Minnesota

Dec 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.64 by stadmo1 from Michigan

Oct 01, 2016
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Reviewed by AngusOg from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The cinnamon is a nice addition that shows up in the finish, but not getting much bourbon barrel character. Still, enjoyable beer that I woukd have no problem drinking again if given the chance.
Sep 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania

Sep 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by cp45 from New Jersey

Sep 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by freewill35 from Indiana

Sep 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by Richter525 from Michigan

Sep 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by Murphious from Illinois

Aug 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - Jet black opaque body, short tan head fading quickly to a hint of a tan line at the rim. No lacing.

S - Pretty quiet, but spice, vanilla and cinnamon, a bit of clove or allspice, and a hint of dark chocolate and roasted malt.

T - Bright spice in the front, vanilla, a bit of sweetness from the barrel, chocolate and toasty malt, and a slight acidity in the close.

M - Thin. Not unpleasant, but more heft would be welcome.

O - The best Buffalo Sweat I've had so far, with a masterly balancing of elements producing great flavor. Enjoy this one.
Aug 20, 2016
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Reviewed by tbryan5 from Louisiana

4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
This is probably my favorite variation on the base Buffalo Sweat beer and I cannot understand why it isn't ranked higher. I get a pleasant wave of both the vanilla and cinnamon on the nose and palate. To me, this is an outstanding beer. Try it if you can.
Aug 09, 2016
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz, canned on 10/21/15
A - cola-like colored body with a tan head that dissipates to nothing very quickly
S - sweet nose with plenty of character: vanilla, bourbon, oak, cinnamon, chocolate, cream
T - nice blend of flavors with notes of vanilla, milk chocolate, bourbon, oak, oats, roasted barley, and cinnamon
M - very low carbonation, medium body and pretty smooth, finishes with some heat from the cinnamon
O - I really like the flavors of this one. I'd get it on tap if I saw it and was in the mood. This was in a mixed "Explorer" 4 pack and I doubt I'd buy the pack again even though it was fun to try some rarities from Tallgrass.
Aug 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Jul 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by rossracing from Illinois

Jul 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Jul 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by bcm75 from Illinois

Jul 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by nicksamuelson from North Dakota

Jun 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Narthax from Texas

Jun 23, 2016
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Reviewed by KYGunner from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I get no barrel, to speak of, but I do get a prominent toasted coconut. Since there is no coconut added I will have assume that's from the barrel aging. Cinnamon is nice and it has a very creamy vanilla tone. Very thin and would like to see this as a 10% entry.
Jun 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by AngEo from Texas

Jun 15, 2016
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Reviewed by barczar from Kentucky

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Canned 6 months ago. Caramel and vanilla dominate the aroma, with toasted, nutty malt and a hint of oak adding depth to the sweetness. Notes of cocoa and roast surface late. Cinnamon somehow brings it all together, subtly.

Flavor is sweet, caramel, lightly chocolatey, with a big punch of cinnamon upfront that lingers into the finish. Oak is subtle. Vanilla blend nicely. The adjuncts definitely dominate, but I'm a sucker for cinnamon and bourbon.
May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.95 by Phoneguy from Indiana

May 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Fabiand from Texas

May 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.34 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by nwhittin from Indiana

May 14, 2016
Buffalo Sweat - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With Vanilla Beans And Cinnamon from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 241 ratings