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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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1,419 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#7,719
Reviews:
373
Ratings:
1,419
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
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Photo of D1noB
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A stout that is easier to drink, strong stout mouthful front that fades fast into a crisper smoother finish.

Taste Rating in Words: You start the night in a suit and you end the night in shorts and a t-shirt, it's a journey.

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Photo of curlybird
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can purchased in August, 2017 at Happy Harry's in Fargo. Date says good until 12/17/17. Poured into Aslin 2nd anniversary glass.

L: Very big light tan head, like 4F. Eventually reduces to small ring, no lacing. Beer is a very dark brown.

S: Roasted malts, lactose, unsweetened chocolate

T: Mostly roasted malts and lactose. Doesn't really seem to come together and is pretty watery for a stout.

F: Light side of medium body, a little bit of carbonation. Construction lacking. Balance fine.

O: There are just too many better stouts of this variety out there. Drink one of them instead.

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Photo of Metalsnota
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmurphy7
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HermitDan
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spencermcm
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ICTguy21
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

8/22/17 can

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Can
Drink By: 11/04/17

Pours a pretty nice dark brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy two-finger tan head, which also leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some nice chocolate/toffee notes, vanilla, slight roastyness. The taste is pretty nice, malty, nice sweetness, chocolate/toffee, vanilla, some roastyness. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well. Overall, this one surprised me, pretty tasty milk stout.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$ 9.65 (Including discount and tax)/six pack of 12 oz cans ($ 0.134/oz) at Spec’s, Live Oak, TX.
Drink by 10/01/17 can stored at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – chocolate malt, slightly bitter. Still evident at the end but very faded.
Head – large (Maximum six cm, aggressive pour), tan, creamy, better than average retention, slowly diminishing to three mm creamy ring and nearly complete thin layer.
Lacing – poor – just a rare tiny island of tiny bubbles.
Body – dark brown/black, opaque.
Flavor – The chocolate nose barely carries over to the flavor but there are definite expresso notes. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no distinct hop flavor but a trace of bitterness. The oatmeal does not impart the expected smoothness.
Palate – medium, watery, soft carbonation.

A decent beer for the price point. I’m glad I picked up a sixer but see no need to pick up another.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.75.

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Photo of _Adam_
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mindsculptor
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So smooth, so chocolatey.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat, 5% ABV, 20 IBU. Pours medium viscosity and black with a slight tan head. Had more head until I dinked around trying to get a decent picture. Not much nose here - and taste follows, no bitterness. Decent mouthfeel, overall very OKish.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,419 ratings
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