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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo SweatTallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat
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3.93/5
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739 Ratings
Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo SweatTallgrass Vanilla Bean 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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jera1350 on 01-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,967
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
739
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of midlifec
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewtalthrone
2.83/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Czequershuus
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a dark black with a large mocha head. The aroma features strong roastiness, dark fruit, berries, and marshmallow. The vanilla comes through more strongly in the flavor, with milk chocolate, dark berries, and a hint of roast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sweet, with fairly strong carbonation. Overall this is a nice little beer, but the dessert flavor is more enjoyable than the aroma, but it does lack a bit in depth.

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4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbehlar
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ICTguy21
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: dark brown, bubbly, no head from a hard pour, looks like a coke

Smell: malts, chocolate, hint of vanilla

Taste: roasty, malty, coffee, chocolate, good amount of vanilla

Feel: sharp and clean, well carbonated, keeps it refreshing

Overall: looks pretty meh but otherwise a very good beer, definitely better than their regular buffalo sweat, and lower abv so you can have a few if you're so inclined

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Photo of pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eammon1920
3.2/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of NolaHopHead
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prager62
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

A pint can poured in a nonic pint glass.

Look- Pours a root beer colored brown revealing a generous two fingers of creamy tan foam. A trace of lacing is left as it settles.

Smell- Vanilla, dark roast, tobacco and chocolate cake.

Taste- Vanilla, chocolate cake, tobacco and cola.

Feel- Thin and unremarkable for the style.

Overall- If there was such a thing as a session stout, this would qualify. It's not a bad beer, just lacking in all facets for the style to make it memorable. Highly drinkable if you crave a stout and don't want the buzz.

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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't get a whole lot of vanilla in the nose or the taste. Usually it's the exact opposite and way too much vanilla. I like the oily appearance but falls short in flavor.

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3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16oz can with best before date printed on the bottom of the can. Dark black color with large creamy light tan head. Taste and aroma mix sweet and roasty notes with a touch of vanilla and a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, decent but not something I'd try again. It's a little sweet without much body that I hope for in a stout.

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4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the Paddlewheel Bar & Grill in Bettendorf, IA on 04/14/17. Paired well with a mushroom & swiss burger and onion rings!

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3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmich24
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a can of Tallgrass's Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat last week at The Lager Mill for $1.69. I tried the other two versions of this beer and I wasn't to impressed, but I thought I might as well try the third one, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks nice, it's got a nice design to it and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a nice dark black color that didn't let any light come through and it had a finger and a half of fluffy slightly creamy lighter tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left just a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking stout, but I wish it had better head retention.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with malts being the first to show up and they impart a roasted malt, chocolate, dark malt and light coffee like aroma. Up next comes some doughy yeast and creamy oatmeal like aroma and it's followed by the vanilla which is on the lighter side, but it's still a little noticeable. The aroma is nice, but I wish the vanilla came through a little more and I wish it was more robust.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with those dark roasted malts still being the first to show up and they show up a little more than they did in the aroma while imparting all the same aspects. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast and creamy oatmeal flavors and that's followed by the vanilla which is noticeable, but still on the lighter side. This is a nice tasting beer, but I wish the vanilla showed up more.

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

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and I thought it was a pretty solid example of the style, it had pretty much all the key aspects that I was expecting, but I still wish the vanilla came through more to make it more noticeable. This beer has nice drinkability, I could drink a couple, but it might start to wear one me after that. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and the mouthfeel, they are both pretty nice and the highlight of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the lightness of the vanilla and I wish the aroma was a little more robust. I don't think I would get this beer again, but I wouldn't turn one down and I don't think it's a must try, but if your want a lighter oatmeal stout with some pretty light vanilla flavors then it might be worth checking out. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I think if the vanilla was bolder it would be a pretty good beer. It's not my favorite Tallgrass beer and it's a solid example of the style. Solid job guys, but there's still some room for improvement with this beer.

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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
1.83/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

This is disappointing. Flat, watery, an unimpressive. not much flavor to go with and smells like some cheap lager. Tastes like a cheap stout. I don't know how it's rated so high. Another craft beer failure.

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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftFan5
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 739 ratings
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