Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat | Tallgrass Brewing Company

Tallgrass Buffalo SweatTallgrass Buffalo Sweat
BA SCORE
3.88/5
1,418 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
Ranking:
#7,676
Reviews:
372
Ratings:
1,418
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
319
Trade:
3
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Photo of Josholson666
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of JayS2629
4.23/5  rDev +9%
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 Eric908
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of CNoj012
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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 Pro_Magnon
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of beer2day
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown pour with caramel notes. Big, airy 2 finger head. Not much retention or lace, however.

Nose is what you would expect from a sweet stout. Light toffee, milk sugar, light coffee, and more mocha than chocolate. Nice mix of flavors and reasonably strong aroma.

Milk sugar, light toffee, and very light coffee combine for flavor. Not much in the way of chocolate. Picking up a heady dose of caramel malt towards the bottom of the glass. Decent bitters in the finish, coming from what chocolate is there.

Very light body, even for the style.

Easy drinking stout. Would work even in hotter weather.

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Photo of Amp
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Wobbly
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Photo of Ssippisam
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of linnymtu
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikereaser
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my dogfish glass on 2/5/11.

A - Pours a dark black with just a little bit of bubbles but no real amount of foam.

S - big roasted malts with just a hint of burntness. coffee and chocolate are there as well, but just subtle.

T - weird almost cola taste, more watered down than I expected. hints of the coffee and roastiness and a bit of caramel.

M/D - light bodied, watered down, light carbonation, easy to drink but lacking any strong flavors.

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Photo of leinie13
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of HollyHops
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served out of a 16-oz can and poured into a tumbler pint glass.

Appearance - Dark walnut to black in color, with very little head, even with an aggressive pour. Head dissipation is almost immediate.

Smell - I had a hard time latching onto a dominant smell, beyond the notes of semi-sweet chocolate. In hindsight, I think allowing the beer to warm a bit would have helped in this area.

Taste - Again I think that tasting this one right out of the fridge deadened the taste, the same way it seemed to deaden the aroma. It is certainly a smooth, easy-drinking stout, and while it has a slightly sweet finish (as milk stouts are wont to do), it's dryer than most other milk stouts I've sampled. There is much less of the intense espresso bitterness than say in a coffee stout.

Mouthfeel - As noted previously, this is an incredibly smooth and creamy stout. The carbonation is a fleeting component, and contributes to the smoothness.

Overall - I can think of several stouts I would choose in front of this one, but I would certainly enjoy this one if it came as part of a Tallgrass sampler or something similar.

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Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of craigbelly
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNBeer1017
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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 Phillyz
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of sliverX
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Miami66
3.09/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,418 ratings
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