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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass Buffalo SweatTallgrass Buffalo Sweat

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We love this beer here at the brewery, and think you will have one of those “I’ve never-tasted-a-beer-like-that” kind of moments when you try it!

What we really like about this beer is the smoothness that brewing with cream sugar brings to the palate. This smoothness balances out the copious quantities of roasted barley used in the brewing process to create a rich, complex, and delicious beer. If you have not been a stout drinker in the past, give this beer a try. It might just change your mind about how dark beers should taste. It tastes so rich, but is surprisingly easy to drink!

20 IBU

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Photo of bort11
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can can poured into a 20 oz pub glass. Tall mocha colored head challenges the lip of the glass. Thin strings of lace surround the glass. Body color is black with thin ruby red highlights around the edge.

Smell is a blend of milk chocolate and cappuccino aromas. The taste brings out more of the lactose milk sweetness. The body is lighter, like the consistency of 1% milk. It still has a creamy texture and goes down very easy.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

im pouring a cellar temp 16 oz can into a tulip/snifter from Ommegang.
The beer pours a dark chocolate brown hue with creamy tan head of 1 cm foaming up and fading gradualy to a thin edge layer. Tight lattice on the glass after each sip.
Aroma is Dark chocolate roasted notes and some coffee and creamer mix. Definitely some lactose notes here. A little brown sugary mixed in as well.
First sip reveals an average body and gentle rolling carbonation. There is a silky smooth texture that make the beer go down my gullet very easily on each sip.
Flavor is as expected from the nose, some roasted malt and dark chocolate bar mixed with a bit of espresso bean and again some rich creamer note that accentuates the silky texture.
No hops anywhere and the abv is gone, of course it is only 5% anyway.
The beer is very easy to drink and I am enjoying this solid version of a milk stout.
Cool name, tasty beer, that makes this a solid purchase if the beer is available in your area.

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Photo of KeefD
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown, small white head, light lacing. Fantastic aroma, mostly roasty malts, and lightly sweet. Taste has a wonderful balance between the bitter roastiness, the sweet malts, and the nice malty background. Light chocolate and some lactose presence keep everything in balance, but I like how the roast is the star but not overdone. Body is medium-full for the style, which I really like. Incredibly drinkable. I think I've already gone through a case and half of this stuff only a few months after it became available here. Fantastic beer from a can and I can't wait to try their others.

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Photo of acelin
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow! Tallgrass has impressed me with this one. Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Smells like Starbucks - so much coffee. Not to dark, rather medium roasts and light hints of cream. Tastes the same - really pleasant with the best stout taste IMO.

Incredibly drinkable for a stout.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Buffalo Sweat pours a black color with a small lacing head. Their is a very creamy malty, slightly smokey and sweet aroma. The taste is very creamy and rich. Just hints of coffee and cream, and there is a subtle sweetness to it. Very nice full flavors, nicely carbonated. Overall a fantastic milk/sweet stout, very well built together.

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Photo of pat61
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours rich black with a thin head. Roast malt and mild coffee aromas and flavors tempered by a light malt sweetness. Most of the balancing bitterness comes from the roast rather than from hops. Creamy, silky, soft carbonation, medium full body, medium low carbonation. A pretty good Oatmeal Stout.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%

Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat has a thin, fizzy, quickly-dissipating head, a dark brown appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of creamy, chocolaty, dark-roasted barley malt, coffee, and brown bread crust. The flavor is of that, with a touch of char, sugar, and very mellow bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and velvety, and Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat finishes semi-dry and highly drinkable. RJT

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Photo of ncsutton
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving - On tap

A - Very dark color, nice lacing with a thick creamy colored head

S - Rich chocolate smell gives hint of what is to come

T - Creamy chocolate taste that really pleases, good roasted malt taste to go along with the chocolate as well

M - Creamy and medium bodied brew, it has some minor carbonation

O - Great brew from Tallgrass, it is a really chocolatey beer and embodies what I think a good Stout should taste like

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Photo of Tone
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, roasted malt, slight oatmeal, yeast, slight coffee, grain, slight hop, hint of pale malt, and a hint of earthy malt. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and creamy with an average carbonation level. Tastes of oatmeal, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, yeast, slight hop, hint of wood, hint of coffee, and slight alcohol. Overall, good aroma, blend, body, and complexity.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big light brown head just sits above a clear really dark brown to black colored stout.

Big well roasted grain malts aroma with just a hint of dark chocolates coming through.

Nice well roasted malt taste with as in the aroma a hint of dark chocolates, gives this beer a full bodied taste.

Dryish aftertaste with leftover roasted malts and dark chocolate tastes that leave a light almost chalky mouth feel on this full bodied beer.

Very drinkable with a good taste that doesn't over do anything but leaves you wanting another drink.

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Photo of uustal
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a tar black with a two-finger coffee cream head. Solid lacing throughout. Aroma of delectable sweet chocolate and roasted coffee notes. Super sweet chocolate notes up front in the flavor profile. Tastes like out of the bag semi-sweet chocolate chips. A really creamy caramel flavor on the back end with the slightest touch of tongue tingling hops at the finish. Nice soft mouthfeel. A great sweet and silky beer without being too much. Great chocolate milk substitute.

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Photo of RobertRodak
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No one ever accused me of being a beer snob. At least not yet. In fact, I'm new to craft beers and am still learning. I've only kegged my second batch of home brew just today. What I do know is what I like. This beer, along with the vanilla counterpart are my current all time favorite brews. I'm sure that nobody would fault me if this Valentine's Day I took my woman to a private place and enjoyed a little Buffalo Sweat. In fact, I highly recommend that you do the same. You won't regret it!

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Photo of PChop
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful black stout with thick, creamy head. But head dissipated quickly. Wonderful roasty explosion of flavor that gives way to chocolatey, dry finish. Mouthfeel little thin for what I was anticipating, but overall a fabulous beer

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Photo of Bung
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. Black, layer of light tan that retains well.

Aroma, Chocolate, dark chocolate. Faint roast. Reminiscent of Youngs Double Chocolate.

Taste, a much finer balance between the chocolates and roast malt. More roast and toasted malt here. Less milk chocolate and more dark chocolate. Cocoa finish.

Creamy mouthfeel, almost like it is nitrogenated. Not real heavy medium body. Drinks great. Very sessionable.

Would definetely seek this out again as a session stout, not as overwhelmingly sweet as some.

I'd say this is even an upgrade from Youngs.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can poured into Goose Island nonic pint. Appearance is dark brown with chestnut highlights at the edges. Tan head forms an retains itself in a thin layer. Minimal lacing left behind. The nose starts with a rush of roasted barley and creaminess from the milk sugar. Layers of oats, roast, and vanilla come to the surface. Very nice aroma, right on for the style. The taste is similar to the nose, starts of with the lactose sweetness. This is followed by a dry and sturdy punch from the roasted barley. This features loads of flavor and is exactly to style. The moutfeel is somewhat thin with mild carbonation. Overall, this is a delicious milk stout. The roasted malt profile is front and center while the lactose sugar features that touch of creaminess which joins the party of flavor very nicely. Definitely worth seeking out if sweet stout is your thing.

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Photo of donspublic
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very good stout, has traces of chocolate, and coffee. Main thing to note here that the coffee is more in the front than most, but does not come thru with the bitterness that most stouts have. I have to my daughter bring some of this back to Texas for me

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Photo of JayS2629
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a very well balanced and enjoyable stout.

It poured a deep black with a thick malty tan head that stuck around pretty good and left foamy rings of lace.

Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, and hints of vanilla. Earthy notes in the back.

Awesome balance of coffee and roasted malt against the dark chocolate and mild vanilla. Earthy notes of hops in the back.

Beautifully balanced and easy drinking stout. Slightly creamy and smooth.

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Photo of keithfitzgeralds
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the pour, it is a very thin beer, especially for a stout. However, the smell is unbelievable. This is definitely a dessert beer. It has a nutty caramel smell. It tastes like a caramel milk stout...yum. I could give up junk food for good if I just had this beer to drink. For an average drinker, they would probably not want to drink this beer all night, but I sure can.

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Photo of dhannes
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a standard pint...can was purchased 4 months earlier and stored cold (this was the last of the four cans--I drank two earlier but could not review until now).

A=Awesomely rich dark brown, like a dark chocolate candy bar, but not entirely opaque. Head was rich cream color.

S=Fairly strong smell of semi-sweet chocolate.

T=Actually, much better than I remembered it to be--still a slight bitterness to it, but not nearly as dominant as before--the other times, I drank out of the can, and this beer either benefited greatly from the pout into the glass or the aging. Dark chocolate flavor dominates, with just a hint of creaminess.

M=A little less body than most; little to no carbonation.

O=Again, when poured, this is a decent representation of the style. If you buy a 4=pack in cans, I definitely recommend pouring the first one you try into a glass...if it is too bitter to your liking, wait a few months and try again...this last can redeemed the others.

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Photo of ToddL
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer I bought in cans and poured into a frozen mug. Could hardly see any light through the mug pretty dark color, It smelled pleasant. It had a medium texture in the mouth for a stout beer. lots of flavor as soon as it hit my tongue chocolate, coffee, and malty. But didn't leave any strong aftertaste. Overall this is one of the best balance dark beers I've ever drank. Can't wait to get more of these.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

big thanks to TATURBO for let me try this beer out! Thanks Chris!

tallboy can into oversized snifter.

Appearance: black bodied beer with a 2 finger tall khaki / mocha colored head from a hard pour. head drops down to a decent cap ontop of the beer. Really nice lacing thats thick, but almost spotty not quite thick though.

Smell: Roasty & nutty, milky lactose notes, and milk chocolates. hint of vanilla. Its nice!

Taste: It actually tastes like a brown ale mixed with a stout. A really mild milk chocolate and lactose notes starts this beer off. Then you get a little bit of roasty notes than taste like a faint coffee note. Beer finishes with nutty note, that is probably the strongest taste that i am finding the beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Milky, slick, creamy, and mouth coating. All while being flavorful, smooth, and drinkable! Can I say session stout? YES it is!

Overall: My first beer from this brewery and its a dandy! A session stout in a tall boy can! Awesome stuff here from Kansas of all places. This Buffalo sweat and Redband stout are my two favorite picks for stouts in a can. I am impressed by this beer! Geez, I am really not sure why this beer gets such low ratings...

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Photo of bfife
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked this one up as we're traveling across North Dakota. Point up front: I'm learning to like stouts more and more.
the aroma is very light. hints if chocolate, coffee, and, like one reviewer said, toast.
Mouthfeel is smooth. thick enough to enjoy without feeling like you need to chew it.
Nice cream ale finish. Easy to enjoy as a single, or through the course of an evening.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from a can into a tulip. Beer is black with a haze, nice tan head, low retention, low lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, nice, malty, smooth.

Beer is really smooth, great mouthfeel, nice bitterness on the finish from the roast, a nice milk stout for sure. I"d have this again, both my wife and I loved it. The lead off is this mild sweetness and the finish is this wet bitterness and roast like coffee, the midpalate is the creamy smooth beer. well done.

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Photo of EgadBananas
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to gwguest for this brew!

16oz can to a Stone Imperial Pint.

Very dark brown, tiny bits of lighter tinges around the edges. Head was a nice two fingers of medium brown head. The head must have been late, late for a very important date, as it dwindled down before I made it back to the computer, leaving practically nothing in it's wake. No matter, the aroma was brilliant, and I quickly stopped caring what the damn thing looked like. Not a coffee stout, but fresh dark roast coffee filled my personal space. Big roasted notes and bittersweet chocolate vie for limelight as well, along with sweetness and brown sugar. Quite intoxicating. The taste didn't disappoint either, though didn't wow quite as much. Coffee tastes were not as prevalent, giving way to more of the chocolate sweetness, roasted malty notes and sugary bits. The feel brings it down a notch. Felt a bit too watered down, and lacked a bit of substance that would have aligned the planets and knocked this out the park. In the end though, it doesn't detract too much from this brew as a whole: It's an amazing smelling, very tasty stout, worthy of keeping at hand.

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Photo of jaycount
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark, clean brown with a dark tan head. Looks like an oatmeal stout as it fills up the glass. Yummm.

S - Dark maltiness, some sweet coffee notes, light milk chocolate.

T - Mmmm, beeer. Creamered/sweetened coffee comes to mind. Light on the palate, doesn't knock you over. Very little hops to be detected.

M - Most interesting of any sweet stouts I've had, the carbonation isn't crazy and it is rather light, not creamy. A "watery" mouthfeel. But it makes it much better for a session beer.

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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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