Buffalo Sweat - German Chocolate Cake | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
29 Ratings
Buffalo Sweat - German Chocolate CakeBuffalo Sweat - German Chocolate Cake
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States
tallgrassbeer.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jaydoc on 12-03-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,987
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
29
pDev:
6.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Mortarforker
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jkermitj
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 9/28/2018. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Lightly spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, coconut, vanilla frosting, cream, marshmallow, fudge, and toasted dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of dark, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. A bit too fruity/yeasty aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, cocoa, and coconut notes; with solid strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, coconut, vanilla frosting, cream, marshmallow, fudge, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, coconut, vanilla frosting, cream, marshmallow, fudge, toasted dark/brown bread, light herbal/grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, cocoa, and coconut flavors; with a solid roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent flavored cream stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, cocoa, and coconut flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very nice richness for the ABV. Really great balance of all flavors, nothing is overwhelming. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

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Photo of Walnut
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This started super handsome , but the head died pretty fast. Nose is coffee with plenty of milk and sugar.

The flavor shows more complexity, with toasted nuts, coconut, and coffee showing up early. The flavor and texture are both a little understated.

Good flavor but a little less than I was hoping for this brewer with this style.

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Photo of pstam87
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown pour with a creamy beige head of 1/2 finger in my Tallgrass snifter.

Aroma is of oats, swiss cake rolls, lactose, and cocoa powder.

Flavors of lactose, cocoa powder, slight french silk pie mousse, coffee, brown/chocolate malts.

Feel is medium bodied. Not any thicker.

Overall, it's a little underwhelming but it was about what I expected. Enjoyable, not overly sweet - definitely doesn't remind me of a German Chocolate Cake though. More of a...heavily lactose'd cocoa porter.

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Photo of travelguy
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Captain69
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

TASED GREAT , BUT COULD HAVE HADS MORE FLAVOR LIKE THEIR STRAWBERY JAM BEER

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Photo of AGoodStout
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikecd234
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled like coconut, chocolate and toffee. Nice toasted coconut taste with coffee and chocolate.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a deep black with a solid head. The aroma is a bit odd, lots of mil chocolate, as well as fudge, maraschino cherry, and frosting. The flavor is less aggressive than the aroma, and seemingly more natural, with strong milk chocolate and rich fudge, bright cherry, and vanilla frosting. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with frothy carbonation. Overall this is a nice little beer - it is oddly more cake-like than I am fully comfortable with - still tasty, and less artificial feeling than I initially worried.

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Photo of D1noB
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A stout with chocolate, Coco, undertones, slightest of coffee hints.

Taste rating in words: It's that jolt of energy right before the crash.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dustin22martin
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Buffalo Sweat - German Chocolate Cake from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 29 ratings