Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat | Tallgrass Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,400 Ratings
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
Ratings:
1,400
Reviews:
370
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
313
For Trade:
3
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Photo of EwaldEichstaett
2.89/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pitch black brew with a brown head, the head fades quickly and leaves no lacing behind.

The smell is very sweet and chocolaty. There are also some smoky roasted malts.

The beer tastes very sweet, (I think I am getting gut rot). Dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee beans, sugar cane... lots of nice flavours, but where are the hops?

Medium body, tastes a bit watery. It has hardly any carbonation. This really kills the beer in my book. Maybe I got a bad can (if that is even possible)... but I don't know if I would bother trying this one again.

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Photo of NCCIndy
2.91/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sabtos
2.92/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark reddish brown with a huge, foamy beige head that leaves a wisp or two of lace, but dies off to nothing fairly quickly.

On the nose are sweet cherries, roasted coffee, chocolate malt, coconut and tobacco. It's kind of promising at first but quickly becomes all sweet.

The sweet nose translates to a very sweet coconut-flavored cola, with metallic malt, and a hint of hard maple sugar.

Semi-dry, fizzy and thin. Just too oddly light and sweet for a stout, I guess that's the purpose of putting "cream" in the label, but this one's not for me.

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Photo of KnappStout
2.94/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of OldRickSputin
2.95/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was very close to being a drain pour.

So,I decided to let it warm up...it didn't help much.

I went easy on my ratings because perhaps I'm just not a fan of this type of beer. Way too much carbonation, nasty smell, and taste that was just not something I enjoyed.

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Photo of zeledonia
2.99/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Has "12 131" printed on the can. If I assume that's a julian best-by date, then it's best by May 10, 2012.

Pour is, simply, as good as it gets. Very dark brown - with light behind it, I can see some reddish brown colors. Two fingers of dense spongy light tan head. Great retention, and sticky gobs of lacing. A beer that reminds me why we rate on appearance.

Smell is faint, and mostly roasty. Nutty dark chocolate, a hint of milky sweetness.

Taste is only okay. It's pretty bland, without much body. The darkest part of the barley roast comes through with bitter chocolate and faint smoke. I keep taking sips, looking for the flavor, but I'm not finding it. It gains some as it warms up, but it still tastes more watery than stouty.

Mouthfeel is thin. And okay, it's a low-ABV stout, but it's lacking the slickness that adds so much to most milk stouts. Carbonation is fine.

A very good-looking, mediocre stout. It just doesn't have much flavor. And having just drank a flavorful mild ale at the same ABV, I know it's possible to bring flavor without a huge grain bill.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of midwestbrewers
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: This beer had a very dark color, almost black. Small tan head with some decent bubbles. Not creamy and very little lacing.

S: The smell was very roasted. Slight after-smell that overpowers the sweet. Fairly balanced smell.

T: The taste was pretty good. It wasn't as sweet on the finish as some other milk stouts but was decent. More of a roasted bitter flavor overall.

This was an OK beer for me. Not too good and not that overly bad either. I would purchase it again, but definitely not on a regular basis. Great beer Tallgrass Brewing!

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Photo of caustin90
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of thatsnotbutter
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed from Spiegelau snifter. Aroma is unexpectedly organic almost sugarbeets and cut grass dominating. Taste is pleasant but a bit hollow like something is missing. Almost feels watered down. More sweet than bitter. Thin mouthfeel. Easy to drink but overall bland and average for style.

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Photo of jmccullough108
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of swaghawk
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of vidguy17
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of PieOhMy
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of krl2112
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of spoonhawk
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of KlayWey
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of climax
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer seemed rather dull from crack to pour. My aggressive pour gave way to a one shade lighter than black mass with a finger of even mocha head. Retention is decent, lacing is minimal.

After taking a whiff I'm thinking this one is going to be an unoffensive easy drinking stout. There's not too much intensity, yet no off-flavors. There is a balance between the medium coffee and chocolate flavors, and no real nod towards sweet or bitter. Cream, a bit of fresh earth, and leather have cameos in this mild nose.

Modesty carries it's humble demeanor into the flavor as well. Here it takes on a sweeter character as brown sugar and milk chocolate overshadow any bitterness. Subtle roasty cues come through as it warms, nutty and maybe even sunflower seed flavors. It finishes very clean.

For a stout, this drinks too easy. I was hoping for a viscous syrupy nectar to coat my mouth and slide down, this is most certainly not that. The light body also seems mildly over-carbonated.

This beer is what it is and only what it is. It does what it is well... if, that is, that is what you it to be. Bottom line: give it to your buddy who is petrified of anything darker than an amber and watch him raise his brow at how easy it is to drink.

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Photo of Fermenticusrex
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of BEERchitect
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A run-of-the-mill Stout with solid flavors but the watery textures really hurt.

Buffalo Sweat pours a dark brown color but struggles with head formation and retention despite high carbonation. No lacing.

Aromas of coffee grounds, burnt cocoa, and malted barley carry the scent from beginning til end. A very straight forward aroma without variation.

Flavors favor the coffee and cocoa with mild hints of caramel, nutty, confectioner's sugar, and a light ash/burnt taste. Low on hops, but the beer balances out pretty well due to the roast.

The lowly textured, watery body makes the beer feel weak and thin. The high carbonation doesn't comnpensate for lack of mouthfeel, but accentuates less desirable features of sulfur and high mineral character.

Buffalo Sweat is more flavorful than say Yuengling Black and Tan but the texture keeps it in the same vein.

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Photo of estlinska
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of psdonnelly
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,400 ratings.
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