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 matcris
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Very murky dark brown, no light coming through the thick part of the glass. Carbonation is hard to see. Pours a 2 finger of tan, foamy head that eventually settles down to a ring on top. Not much for lacing.
AROMA: Nice big chocolate, oatmeal, vanilla, and coffee.
TASTE: Tastes a lot like a cup of iced creamy coffee. Some chocolate and vanilla in the flavor, too. The oatmeal flavor comes through nicely, as well.
FEEL: Medium thin body, pretty dry all the way through, not all that creamy, but it is only 5% abv. Medium carbonation.
OVERALL: This is a drinkable and just maybe chuggable beer. Nice aroma, and decent flavors, it's 5% so don't expect chewy. Nice stuff.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

i like this one a whole lot better than the bourbon one with cinnamon and vanilla. so much less sweet and gunky textured. its still really light as stouts go, as much a dark brown ale as a stout in appearance and feel, but i can taste the grain instead of the additives in it, and it has a lot going for it. the aroma and taste really showcase the oats, and the milk sugar is a nice addition to balance some of the more nutty and bitter elements of the darker grain. i like the caramel malt sweetness in the middle too, it gives it a kind of flow and continuity that works. for me though its still just a bit too sweet, and the mouthfeel lags as well. not much carbonation and lacking in body, especially for the style, and especially for featuring the oats so nicely until this point. it doesnt quite live up to the hype, but i have not had a whole lot of other real impressive stouts from this part of the country, so maybe its inflated by default of not having much competition in the style. i have much preferred the lighter styles from tallgrass though...

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Photo of Gorilla_Biscuits
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's really smooth, creamy, and easy going. Chocolate, hops, cream, coffee, milk, vanilla, and malts. It's almost like a black and tan except with alot more flavor. For a low ABV stout it's actually really impressive.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rich dark brown pour with a 1/5" brown head ring of a lighter shade around it. Big roast and chocolate nose to it. Well done, expected something understated, but nope, this hit the ground like it was a giant imperial.

Hits the spot between smooth and a dry finish. Cool interplay between a session strength beer that doesn't skimp on the malt or chocolate roasted notes. Oatmeal subdues any coffee malt note bitterness pretty well.

This is a good option for mild days out on the golf course.

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Photo of ordybill
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is motor oil black with a small tan colored head. the aroma is sweet coffee and barley. The taste is coffee and chocolate with roasted barley. A very good beer.

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Photo of leadpaint76
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice Oatmeal cream stout. It would pair well with a nice grilled steak or a grilled sausage. Nice beer to introduce a friend to style. Have a great day my friends.

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Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Sigler's in Chattanooga.

Clear but opaque and nearly black body. Medium body and light carbonation. Plenty of dark roasted grain flavor and aroma. The flavor also features coffee and a touch of dark chocolate.

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Photo of Jelitikasez
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like good root beer, with foam just as delicious. Sweet and rich, pretty silky. Full, round beer flavor keeps this from being anything like soda pop. A very "we got this flavor by brewing the beer right in the first place, not by just adding cheap flavorings to mediocre beer" sort of flavor. One of my favorites so far.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

10/27...pours very dark brown, some light at the bottom, with tan foam that settles down. Milky, oaty, chocolate nose. Taste is smooth and creamy, coffee grit, closed with a lactose tasting cream. Sneaky carbonation but creamy mouthfeel. All in all, really good.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not a real significant head for what I expected in a cream stout. Otherwise, pretty decent looking. Black with some tan forthy foam.

Smells like roasted malts, chocolate, and oatmeal with a hint of roasted coffee.

The coffee comes across more in the flavor, but it is mainly chocolate and oatmeal forward with a touch of charred malts to give it a slight ashy taste.

There has to be a decent amount of oatmeal flakes in here becasue the body is very impressive for the ABV.

I was really impressed with this beer. Tons of flavor for a 5% brew. I would gladly crush a few of these for breakfast routinely.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a beer mug. Pours dark brown with a one finger head that leaves a quarter inch of lacing and recedes slowly. Aroma of roasted grain, brown sugar, and a barely noticeable coffee. Taste follows the nose with roasted grains, grassy malt, and bitter coffee with a creamy finish. Full bodied and low carbonation. It's just a little sweet and has a lovely mouth feel and creaminess. It gets a little better as it warms up, but not noticeably.
First offering from Tallgrass and it's a good first impression. It's wonderfully bodied and not overly sweetened, especially for a milk stout.

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Photo of spoony
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 16 oz can (best by October 17, 2015) to a nonic glass. Reviewed from notes dated September 15, 2015.

A-This is a good looking stout. A normal pour produces a medium-height tan head that is dense and pillowy with good retention. The beer is nearly black and opaque.

S-The aroma is smooth and creamy with some nice roasted flavors and good bit of chocolate with just a little whiff of char or smoke.

T-The taste is close to the smell with nice chocolate notes, hints of cream, oats, a little bit of lactose on the back end, and a nice roasted malt blend. Not earth shattering, but above average.

M-The feel is medium to light for the style. This stout drinks easy.

O-This is a solid beer. It certainly looks the part, but I think the smell, taste and feel mostly deliver too. With its smooth feel, lighter body, and good looks, my notes say that this is almost like a more robust version of Guinness.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
2.68/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Nice dark/opaque color. Sweet and slightly smoky aroma. Smoky taste with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Not as complex as some competitors. Good, but not great.

I do really like their vanilla infused version, but that's a different beer :-)

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Photo of madelfonatree
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz enjoyed in a MadTree tulip/snifter September 13, 2015. It is dated December 24, 2015.

Look - Thin off white head. Dissipates quickly. Watery dark brown. No lacing.

Smell - Coffee and must. Light oat. Light dark fruit.

Taste - Coffee. Oats. Light fruit. Roast.

Feel - Watery. No substance.

Overall - Not terrible for the abv. Very watery.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy into a snifter, the beer is jet lack, with no head. Aromas of roasted coffee, milk chocolate, subtle cream sweetness, and subtle char. Flavors are heavily roasted coffee forward, with an instant balance of sweet cream, highlights of milk chocolate, and a roasted backbone. Hints of smoke help to layer, too. The body is smooth and robust, but dry and drinkable. There is a roasted bitter coffee and chocolate balance in the aftertaste, lingering on through the smooth, dry finish. Good beer.

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Photo of spacecake9
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a pint glass.
A - Pours dark brown with a 2 finger head that settles somewhat quickly.
S - Aroma is coffee-like.
T - Typical milk stout flavor, sweet with a little coffee, but with some added roastiness.
M - Creamy, like the label says.
O - This is a good milk stout. I look forward to getting my hands on some of the variations they do on this beer.

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Photo of Savan
4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

a da*n fine beer indeed! Pours a beautiful delicate and soft shade of night and Smells delightfully like espresso and prairie grass with a subtle abutting chocolate malty goodness gives way to the taste of milk-chocolate goodness :) .... where was I.... OH YES, a fine beer indeed! Over all?? NOT for alleged hop heads... For those who of truth DO indeed enjoy beer of all kinds.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

*Can is four months past best-by date, so take this with a grain of salt.

Pours seal brown with a moderate cap of mocha foam that sputters away like cola. Pleasant aroma features tons of roasted malt with a touch of molasses and bittersweet chocolate.

The taste follows the nose, with plenty of roasted malt and oats to boot. Some caramel and milk chocolate emerge toward the back end. Warming reveals a coarser sweetness and even hints of alcohol. Medium-light body and zingy carbonation make for a slightly underpowered and over-carbonated mouthfeel, albeit customarily smooth for an oatmeal stout.

Overall, this is a straightforward and well-exectued oatmeal stout. It’s smooth, roasty, sweet, and drinkable. This is my second dark beer from Tallgrass, and both have been really solid.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drink by 10/6/15.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy super dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, toasted oat, and lactose aromas. Taste is much the same with toasted oat, cocoa powder, char, and lactose flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great mix of cocoa, oat, and lactose characteristics all around.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of Extol
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - dark but not pitch black. Thick tan head. Smell - coffee and burnt chocolate. Taste - slight coffee but mostly a smooth creamy chocolate. Overall - very creamy and good. Would get again.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's black, but not blackout dark. The head does not stick around very long. Not very powering on the nose, some sweetness, some dark roast. It's pretty watered down, but decent flavors.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really fantastic stout. Great creamy texture, which is accentuated by the mildness of the oatmeal. A bit filling, and a great example of a dessert beer.

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Photo of Prasm
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first offering from Tallgrass. Typical stout look, smells of coffee and cocoa, nice mouth-feel - a bit thinner than most stouts, taste mirrors the smell pretty closely - coffee, malt, and cocoa beans. Pretty good beer from the middle of nowhere Kansas.

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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 Zorro
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear black colored beer with a medium sized brown colored head.

Smells strongly of chocolate and patent malt. Distinctly sweet smelling with a lesser coffee scent. Fainter green spice scent, mostly cardamom, smells faintly of Indian spice.

Starts out mildly sweet leaning towards bittersweet in taste. Moderate chocolate and more coffee than the smell. This is pretty easy to drink there are no big flavors to whack you in the mouth here. Roasted malts predominate with a faint rum taste to this. Mild bitterness levels.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall it is the easy to drink factor that makes this one a winner. A beer for any time.

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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 1,361 ratings.
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