Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat | Tallgrass Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
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360 Reviews
Tallgrass Buffalo SweatTallgrass Buffalo Sweat
BEER INFO

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

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

Added by russpowell on 11-29-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
360
Ratings:
1,367
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
302
For Trade:
3
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Photo of whynot44
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, almost black opaque brew with a thick tan head that hangs around and leaves some nice lacing.

The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, hints of vanilla, very nice.

The taste is nicely balanced, creamy, malty with the hints of vanilla with coffee and cocoa in the finish.

Medium bodied with a very smooth, creamy feel, very drinkable.

Overall this is a very well balanced, very enjoyable brew, an excellent sweet stout.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic oatmeal milk stout. For 5% this beer is spot on fantastic. Silky mouthfeel, a light sweet oat and chocolate nose, and a nice sweet chocolate and cream taste.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep brown with a big, 3 finger head. The head sticks around a good bit before leaving a sticky, pretty dense lacing down the side of the glass. Body of the beer is dark, yet still a little translucent on the edges, providing just a bit of red color.

S- Sweet and dark, with lots of different scents going on. First thing that hits the nose is a bit of vanilla sweetness mixed in with some balancing dark malts. Malts have a slightly burnt aroma and preside over most of the smell. Chocolate sweetness is in there a little more towards the end, but not quite as prominent as the vanilla or dark malts.

T- Dark and toasty to start off, with the malts taking center stage. Malts display a hint of burnt flavor, as well as a hint of both coffee and chocolate. Underlying the dark malt flavors throughout the entire drink is a slight vanilla bean sweetness. Pretty one dimensional throughout, but pretty delicious too.

M- Light, kind of thin, and smooth going down. Nice and easy to drink, with both a low level of alcohol and a body that isn't too thick. Medium level of carbonation.

Overall, a pretty awesome example of the style. Dark, sweet, balancing bitterness, and easy to drink. I would like to see this cranked up to an imperial level with a ton more malt and booze, then we would be talking about a downright awesome imperial stout.

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Photo of bort11
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
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 +13.9%
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 ipeters1017
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smells roasty, hints of coffee and chocolate but no strong, prevailing scent.

Tastes of cocoa and coffee, and it's definitely sweeter than your average stout. Vanilla comes through at the end.

Mouthfeel is creamy and full with little carbonation.

Overall, this is one of my favorite stouts and it's a must-have for my fridge during the winter. Easy to drink and I highly recommend it.

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Photo of KeefD
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
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 Groenebeor
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
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 +12.8%
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 +12.6%
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 +12.6%

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 +12.6%
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 +12.3%
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%
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%
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 +11.8%
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 +11.5%
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 secondtooth
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pitch black, with a huge head of tan suds and thick, loopy lace.

Aroma: Coffee, cocoa, chocolate goodness. Really nice.

Taste: Rich cocoa, creamy and smooth as can be. Hint of sweetness and a little bitter at finish. One of the easiest to drink, beautiful, and creamy stouts I’ve had in a long time. Absolute winner and a great stout!

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Photo of Bung
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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 Dead8
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was pleasantly surprised by receiving this beer by accident at a pub one evening. I've been buying this one on my weekly run ever since. I was fortunate enough to have the local Hy-Vee store sell this on tap in 64oz. growlers last week and it was an absolute treat. There are distinct chocolate flavors with a hint of coffee. Nice caramel colored head and smooth finish. I've tried a lot of oatmeal stouts and this one is my favorite even over the Barney Flats.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.24/5  rDev +11%
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%
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 GuyFawkes
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

"Best by 5/16/15"; drank 3/16/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the can into a glass.

Black/brown appearance.

Big dark tan head; nice lace.

Oats, cream & bakers chocolate notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Cream, oats, milk chocolate & faint dirt flavors up front; cream soda notes on the finish with a hint of carbonation bite. An enjoyable, flavorful session stout.

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Photo of JayS2629
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
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 +10.2%
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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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 1,367 ratings.
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