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Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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1,425 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:
#8,181
Reviews:
373
Ratings:
1,425
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
323
Trade:
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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a finger of quickly receding tan head that left a slight ring around the edge. Smells of toasted grains, coffee, milk chocolate, a little nuttiness. Tastes about the same, a bit more of the milk chocolate than the coffee and toasted grains. Medium carbonation and no alcohol heat (5% ABV so wasn't expecting any).

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Photo of Dope
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drink before 7/28/17 on the can

A: Pours dark brown with a very tall and light brown head. Good head retention but very little lacing.

S: Toasted/burnt bread with hints of dark chocolate. Tiniest touch of vanilla.

T: Huh, interesting. Sweet chocolate and vanilla up front. Light coffee backing it up, especially in the middle. Toasted bread in the finish with more lingering creamy chocolate in the aftertaste.

M: Somewhat light bodied, very smooth and creamy.

O: Packs a lot of complexity and sweetness in a 5% stout. Great creaminess, great chocolate and a nice substantial malt presence to boot. Can't go wrong. Almost a session stout if there were such a thing.

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Photo of Dr_Fox
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can, drink by 06/01/17, into a pint glass shows a deep dark muddy-brown, but clear, body and briefly floating a 1/2in tan colored head.

Aroma is weak, but cocoa, and some roasty malt is in there.

Taste is goo-ood. Both the cocoa and roast malt are joined by milk chocolate, pumpernickel, and a bitter roast coffee at the end.

The creaminess is extreme, and appreciated. Medium feel leans heavy and clears the pallette completely without drying.
Overall a great example of the style.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up randomly at a bottle shop in Jackson, MS. Very basic appearance and nose with big roasted and chocolate notes but little else.

Big chocolate and coffee tones drip all over this very drinkable stout. Smooth and creamy as advertised. Fresh and tasty and very easy to quaff for a stout. Nice effort.

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Photo of stanale
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A unique beer. Very creamy and strong oatmeal taste. Pours dark with small tan head and doesnt last very long. Goes down oh so smooth and delicious wanting more

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Photo of Tracker83
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cburnham
4.66/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drunkenmess
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Dark brown pour with a tan one-finger head. Aroma of dark roasted malt and chocolate. Taste has a lot of chocolate upfront backed by coffee, cocoa and vanilla flavors. Can also taste some roasted and burnt malt flavors in the finish.

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

I picked up a bottle of Tallgrass's Buffalo Sweat last week for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I've been wanting to try this beer for a while and now that It's available in Michigan I can see what it's all about, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks good, it goes with the name and it's a little eye catching. It poured a nice dark brown color that didn't change when held to the light and it had two fingers worth of pretty creamy brown/tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left a little patchy lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the a sweet creamy aroma being the first to show up and that goes into a little bit of an estery yeast aroma. Up next comes the malts which impart a caramel, light chocolate, caramel malt, dark malt, light roasted malt and a good amount of sweet malt like aromas with a little bit of a nutty aroma showing up towards the end. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, but it could be just a little more roastier.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but a little roastier and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time it has a little more roast to it and I like that. Up next comes the yeast which is a little lighter and slightly doughy this time and it's followed by a sweet creamy flavor that is a little less sweet than the aroma. On the finish there's a little bit of a nutty flavor with just a slight bit of bitterness with the sweetness taking it's place for the most part and it had a nice roasted malt and creamy sweet aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, it's true to style and I like the roasty flavor.

M- Smooth, a little crisp, creamy, a little velvety, on the thick side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I think it's a solid example of the style, it was true to style and it I liked the roasted flavor with the sweet creamy flavors. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of them, especially when it's cold out. What I like the most about this beer was the roasted malt flavor, the appearance, and the mouthfeel, those were the highlights to me. What I like the least about this beer was the was aroma, it's not bad, but it's a little less roasty and most sweet than I was expecting. I might get this beer again and I wouldn't turn one down, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a solid Cream Stout. All in all I liked this beer and I thought it delivered on pretty much all the aspects that I expect from the style. It's a new favorite beer from this brewery and it's a solid example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a solid Milk Stout, keep it up.

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Photo of Gemini6
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcrawford
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 6/8/2017. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, cream, herbal, light pepper, slight smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roast/bready malt, lactose, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, cream, herbal, light pepper, slight smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, cream, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, lactose, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast/hop bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a great milk stout! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, lactose, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, almost refreshing. Very flavorful, with a nice body and mouthfeel for the low ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ipeters1017
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smells roasty, hints of coffee and chocolate but no strong, prevailing scent.

Tastes of cocoa and coffee, and it's definitely sweeter than your average stout. Vanilla comes through at the end.

Mouthfeel is creamy and full with little carbonation.

Overall, this is one of my favorite stouts and it's a must-have for my fridge during the winter. Easy to drink and I highly recommend it.

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

Photo of TurboBrew
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmich24
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with medium, creamy, tan head that didn't last long.

Smells of coffee, chocolate and roast malt

Tastes sweet roast malts, coffee, cocoa fading to vanilla hints and more roast malt. Semi sweet finish with short coffee linger. Full body with lower smooth, creamy carbonation

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Photo of MrDis
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,425 ratings
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