Sweet Tooth
Tallgrass Brewing Company

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From:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
 
Kansas, United States
Style:
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
ABV:
9.2%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 12.57%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
39
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 16, 2018
Added:
Feb 25, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  12
SCORE
83
Good
Notes: None
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Taste: sweet and salty caramel, brown sugar, bready malt with a kick to the finish. Same with the nose but milder. Dark honey/copper hue, Opaque, with tan foamy head. Medium body. Not super sweet. 30 IBUs
Jul 16, 2018
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Reviewed by HopsAreDaMan from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Got this on sale at Randall's North County. 4-pack cans. $7.00 "Canned on 3/10/16"

Nice appearance: what I expect for a Belgian Dark Strong.

Great aroma: alcohol and dark fruits

Nice mouthfeel.

Taste: Like any good dark strong it has a nice Belgian yeast flavor, including dark fruits, with a bit of extra sweetness. Very smooth and well balanced.

Overall a great beer. I am surprised this beer is not more highly rated. Perhaps, because it has benefited from aging: it has nearly 18 months of age on it. Too bad it is discontinued.
Sep 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by Zach136 from Georgia

May 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by MooseBoose from Wisconsin

Mar 16, 2017
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a very effervescent & chill-hazed dirty brown. Viscous look, zero head retention & lacing

S: Slight brown sugar & booze

T: Brown sugar & salt & dryness up front, a little Brown Bread with faint earthy yeastyness with a little mushroom thrown in. Brown sugar, salt & dryness as this warms. Finishes salty with caramel & a little brown sugar

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation

An interesting beer, just doesn't quite deliver. ABV is well hidden. Worth a try, but nothing world changing here
Nov 12, 2016
 
Rated: 2.64 by Fishwhisperer from Michigan

Nov 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.38 by msumike89 from Colorado

Oct 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Sep 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by COR8RFAN from Colorado

Aug 06, 2016
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Reviewed by mlockman from Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Really not very dark overall, and the flavor was just not there. Belgian yeast was only perceptible for the first few sips, and an overall artificial taste really seemed to interfere with the flavors of malt and yeast.
Jul 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.44 by TomMorris from Connecticut

Jul 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by darktronica from Indiana

Jul 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Squire from Mississippi

Jun 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.8 by chris826 from Mississippi

Jun 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Amber in color with a fingernail of beige around the rim. Aroma is of sweet brown sugar and caramel. I taste dark malt, brown sugar, caramel, and salt. The mouth is lightly chewy.
Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.86 by Vivs85 from New York

Jun 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.53 by pezhead_79 from Indiana

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by bgramels from Indiana

May 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by 22Blue from Kansas

May 17, 2016
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours the color of a root beer barrel candy held up to the light. SRM of 22. A butter-popcorn colored head tops the body with towering richness. Lace is left and head remains steady.

Aromas of burnt caramel, confectioner's sugar, cotton candy, bubble gum, waffle cake....practically a county fair in a glass. The pasty bubble gum aromas actually win out favorably though, it comes out the strongest as it's left to sit.

Eye is twitching now. Well....it starts off decent enough with some pop rocks-like candy sugar, bubble gum and yeasty qualities, sticking firmly to the Belgian side of things. Then it seems to rot almost instantly as it turns to a muddy, mushy mess of sweet acidic vomit, grass clippings, and year-old left-in-the-sun bubble tape. Needless to say this is one gigantic, slurry mess. Some lingering caramel malt flavors.

Feel is wet and quite carbonated, leaves off on a yeasty dryness.

Overall? Wish I'd steered clear of this one. I saw the reviews, the can art won. Damn you, Tallgrass.
May 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by Beerhemoth from Illinois

May 16, 2016
 
Rated: 2.13 by Hopstout from Minnesota

May 07, 2016
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
interesting beer right here, loosely belgian with a few modern twists. the malt is very light, definitely supplemented heavily by the brown sugar in this, i can feel its raw cane on my palate right away, sweet but not as offensive there as anticipated, and with some other unique features. the yeast is belgian in nature for sure, hints of bubblegum and saltwater taffy in the flavor, slight fruity aspects come out, dried apricot maybe, a little spice, and then its oddly bitter with all the sugar at the end, mineral laden and heavy. very weird flavor profile here in the finish, not sure i really dig it all that much, but it is unique to say the least. i was hoping for a little more out of this one, it ends up being somewhat different, but also rather underwhelming, a little bit all over the place and messy. i like the yeast, but too much sugar in it, and at such an absurdly high abv for what it is, this is a recipe for one killer hangover. nice to try it, tallgrass has launched the colorado market with tons of products which is cool, but i wont go back for more of this anytime soon...
May 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

May 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by 10Crumra from Texas

Apr 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Apr 27, 2016
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Rated by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the Bridge Tap House & WIne Bar in St. Louis.
A 3.5
S 3.25
T not cloying but definitely sweet. 3.75
MF 3.75
O 3.5
Apr 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Apr 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by vobr0002 from Minnesota

Apr 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.75 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Apr 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by dbarny76 from Oklahoma

Apr 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by Jcarter1221 from Oklahoma

Apr 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a murky amber with a frothy beige head. Medium-long head retention with spots of lacing left behind. Aroma opens with caramel, and then quickly escalates into sugar, sweet malts, and dark fruit. Almost gives you a nose cavity. A bit of yeast in the tail end of the aroma. Taste is incredibly sweet, almost cavity inducing. Caramel, toffee, sugar, dark fruits, with a twinge of yeast on the tail end. Be warned, it is a sweet, sugary beverage. Mouth feel is medium-thin. Overall, good, but I have a major sweet tooth. Be sure to brush your teeth afterwards. Glad I didn't pop on a 4 pack of this.

Served in a snifter. 4oz self-serve pour from draft.
Apr 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by DaftPatrick from Minnesota

Apr 12, 2016
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Reviewed by MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of off white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A sweet and spicy Belgian style aroma with aroma with a scent of caramel malt sweetness and spices. Belgian yeast with a scent of clove, pepper, and cinnamon. Toasted malt with a scent of caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, and cracker. Sweet scent of brown sugar along with some salt hints. Dark fruit hints of fig, raisin, and dates. A pretty solid sweet and spicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a sweet and spicy Belgian style taste with notes of sweet caramel, spices, and dark fruit. Belgian yeast with notes of cinnamon, pepper, and clove spicing. Toasted malt with notes of caramel, toffee, grains, biscuit, oats, and cracker. Sweet taste of brown sugar. Salt is subtle. Dark fruit notes of raisin, fig, and dates. A very good sweet and toasty taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and somewhat sticky. Alcohol is masked well.

Overall: A pretty good take on a Dark Belgian Ale. Good caramel and brown sugar sweetness with the cinnamon spice and dark fruit. Avoids becoming overly cloying.
Apr 10, 2016
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Rated by monty79_1997 from Missouri

2.12/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Tastes and smells like bananas
Apr 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Apr 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Keene from Washington

3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
While its deep amber color and reddish tint put it at the lighter end of the color spectrum in terms of the style, Sweet Tooth makes for an attractive pour with admirable head retention. The aroma says Belgian, too, with sweetness, a touch of fig/date and soft baking spices on the nose. Could that be a tickle of salt as well, or is the packaging asserting its power of suggestion? Either way, this Belgian Strong Dark Ale lacks some of the complexity of its peers. Full-bodied with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, this beer deftly hides its alcohol content, but gets in its own way when it comes to taste. Malty and medium-dry, it doesn't quite succeed as a playful dessert drink or a Trappist/Abbey ale. The word muddled comes to mind. A sweet, salted caramel flavor does emerge in the finish though, followed by a relatively high level of woody, tannic bitterness that seems out of place. Creative, yet confused.
Apr 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by ZombiesAteMyDog from Indiana

Apr 03, 2016
Sweet Tooth from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 53 ratings