Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat | Tallgrass Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,380 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:
1,380
Reviews:
366
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
307
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,380 |  Reviews: 366
Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of indiapaleale
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - deep, dark mahogany and coffee-colored with a nice inch of mocha brown head on top.

Aroma - coffee grounds, milk chocolate, cocoa, dark chocolate and plenty of dark delicious malty goodness. Wow.

Taste - super smooth, almost creamy or velvety in texture. Tons of delicious coffee and cocoa flavors come out and cover the tongue. Nice and sweet but not cloying. The dark, roasty and malty flavors make this a great brew to drink on a cold winter evening. Love that coffee and cocoa combination!

Overall - low in alcohol but oh so rich in flavor. Tons of rich chocolate and coffee flavors make this just plain delicious. Another great brew from Tallgrass and definitely worth checking out if you have the chance.

Would I buy more of it? - definitely. I've got one more can and I will be said when I have to say goodbye.

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Photo of swgwilt
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ssippisam
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Great taste and the smell is really nice like roasted coffee with chocolate. The mouthfeel was pretty thin, which was really disappointing, but expected with a lower ABV oatmeal. Overall this was a great beer.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.79/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Miami66
3.09/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of t8dd
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of donspublic
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
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 Lynn
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Benish
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint can into Irish pint glass. A foamy head started to build up quickly as I was pouring but then started to breakdown quickly afterwards. Upon smelling it, I could sense this is overly carbonated.

Unfortunately the aroma reminded me of cola. Maybe subtle hints of chocolate but not a lot.

Flavor is the best part of this beer. I tasted the roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. It's an easy drinker. The flavors does not wreak the palate and it's not complex. Yet the flavors are still enjoyable!

It has a light bodied mouth feel but seems a bit too carbonated in my opinion. But as the beer started to settle, it started to have a more creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Like other reviews said, I think it should be fixed with nitro.

Overall, on the plus side the flavor is great and it's an easy drinking beer at 5% ABV! On the negative side it seems overly carbonated and the aroma I do not find outstanding. Fortunately as the beer started to settle the mouthfeel became more tolerable as it was smooth and creamy. One other thing I have to add, I drank this pint in maybe 15 minutes or more. Don't know where the time went and I was not in a hurry. Kind of surprised I already finished it. Maybe I do like it.

After finishing the beer from the glass, the glass had a nice aroma of malt and chocolate. NO cola smell present.

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Photo of CNoj012
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very dark brown color and is opaque. The head looks like a taller version of what you would get from coca cola with much better retention, although it eventually fades to a very thin ring. Smell is kind of lacking. Light notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt with just a touch of sweetness. Taste is the same, but much stronger in flavor than the smell would lead you to believe. Feel is light and creamy with above average carbonation. Overall a very good beer. So easy to drink.

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Photo of closisinthehouse
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of TooGood
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of cvm4
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Side by side tasting with regular & vanilla bean.

A - Both have a pitch black body that seemed to pour slightly thin. A little darker tan head to vanilla bean.

S - Regular stout has roasted malts with bitter semi-sweet chocolate. Vanilla bean adds to the smell with what else, slightly sweet vanilla bean. Both beers aren't eye popping smellolicious.

T - Regular has semi-sweet chocolate with a bit of watered down black coffee. Vanilla bean has the same characteristics but that oh so sweet character of vanilla bean it adds is really wonderful.

M - Both are not thick, though slightly creamy with medium carbonation.

O - Loaded down with vanilla bean, this beer just pops and really one I would reach for time & time again. The regular is good in its own right, but man-o-man that vanilla bean is much better!

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Photo of MNBeer1017
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of zrab11
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Lemke10
4.69/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Bernie's in Waukesha, WI. Pours a pitch black color with a light brown foamy head. Sweet malty aroma with a hint of vanilla. A smooth easy drinking stout that is perfect in texture. A must try, very delicious and a nice find from a state that's not as well known for their craft beer.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkermitj
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of blindpiggie
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of sunofneurot
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of fuzzcherry
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,380 ratings.
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