Buffalo Sweat - German Chocolate Cake
Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House

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From:
Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House
 
Kansas, United States
Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 6.86%
Ratings:
43
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 21, 2019
Added:
Dec 03, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  6
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: None
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Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

Middle of the road stout, nothing really unique here. This is a different level of flavor but a bit different from a can. I could taste the metallic components of this brew with a stout. It is not that killed the stout entirely but it was something I di not expect.

Jan 21, 2019
 
3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Nov 17, 2018
 
4 by mwvman from Indiana on Aug 25, 2018
Photo of basaywhat
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by basaywhat from Illinois

12 oz can. Pours a dark brown with a large mocha brown head that has excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with chocolate and roasted malt flavors while having a full body and silky smooth mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with oatmeal, very little coconut and lactose sugar sweetness.

Aug 12, 2018
 
4.36 by MattyG85 from Minnesota on Aug 08, 2018
Photo of NathanBeets
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by NathanBeets from South Dakota

Could be so much better. ONly if it were BA. Would easily be a 4.5/5, at least. Lacking mouth feel, a bit watered down on the flavors. Other than that decent adjunct notes, would consume again.

Jul 31, 2018
Photo of beersampler6
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Very refreshing with restrained sweetness. Tried this one on tap. Very nice dark black color, a little bit of head and some spotty lingering lacing. Smells of dark chocolate and a little vanilla. Tastes more of milk chocolate - almost like German chocolate cake - along with its frosting, vanilla hints and a little hazelnut. Also has faint notes caramel, malt and coconut. Very nice and smooth, mild slightly creamy mouthfeel and good amount of carbonation. I definitely enjoyed this one more than Tallgrass’ oatmeal stout.

Jul 29, 2018
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3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by bbtkd from South Dakota

Tallgrass German Chocolate Cake, 5% ABV. Pours black with a 2+ finger tan head which left no lacing. Nose is slight chocolate, taste is strong dark chocolate, slight roast malt bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

Jul 22, 2018
 
3.75 by Dave2234 from Minnesota on Jul 19, 2018
 
3.72 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Jul 11, 2018
Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by mothman from Minnesota

Good beer, but a bit light.

Jul 10, 2018
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3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by dertyd from California

The beer pours out a black color with red hues and a thin dark khaki colored head------------------- the aromas are of dark chocolate and roasted malts(very subdued nose)----------------- the flavors follow the nose with dark chocolate and roasted malts(no coconut at all)the beer has a thin mouthfeel with a roasted bitterness on the finish---------------- overall this beer didn't live up to the name German chocolate cake, I got the chocolate but no coconut to be found anywhere-----

Jul 09, 2018
 
4.04 by Goosehunter75 from Missouri on Jul 03, 2018
 
3.83 by Isarnan from Michigan on Jun 30, 2018
 
3.31 by Mortarforker from Texas on Jun 18, 2018
 
4 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Jun 17, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 9/28/2018. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Lightly spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, coconut, vanilla frosting, cream, marshmallow, fudge, and toasted dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of dark, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. A bit too fruity/yeasty aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, cocoa, and coconut notes; with solid strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, coconut, vanilla frosting, cream, marshmallow, fudge, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, coconut, vanilla frosting, cream, marshmallow, fudge, toasted dark/brown bread, light herbal/grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, cocoa, and coconut flavors; with a solid roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent flavored cream stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, cocoa, and coconut flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very nice richness for the ABV. Really great balance of all flavors, nothing is overwhelming. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

Jun 16, 2018
 
3.67 by Walnut from Missouri on Jun 04, 2018
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3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by daliandragon from Maryland

This started super handsome , but the head died pretty fast. Nose is coffee with plenty of milk and sugar.

The flavor shows more complexity, with toasted nuts, coconut, and coffee showing up early. The flavor and texture are both a little understated.

Good flavor but a little less than I was hoping for this brewer with this style.

Jun 02, 2018
 
4.02 by pstam87 from Illinois on Jun 02, 2018
 
3.63 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on May 31, 2018
 
3.44 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas on May 30, 2018
Photo of hoptheology
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by hoptheology from South Dakota

Dark brown pour with a creamy beige head of 1/2 finger in my Tallgrass snifter.

Aroma is of oats, swiss cake rolls, lactose, and cocoa powder.

Flavors of lactose, cocoa powder, slight french silk pie mousse, coffee, brown/chocolate malts.

Feel is medium bodied. Not any thicker.

Overall, it's a little underwhelming but it was about what I expected. Enjoyable, not overly sweet - definitely doesn't remind me of a German Chocolate Cake though. More of a...heavily lactose'd cocoa porter.

May 29, 2018
 
4.09 by travelguy from Ohio on May 24, 2018
Photo of Captain69
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Captain69 from Illinois

TASED GREAT , BUT COULD HAVE HADS MORE FLAVOR LIKE THEIR STRAWBERY JAM BEER

May 23, 2018
 
4 by AGoodStout from Kansas on May 20, 2018
 
4.31 by Mikecd234 from Michigan on May 20, 2018
 
3.64 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on May 18, 2018
 
3.75 by Gagnonsux from Texas on May 18, 2018
 
3.65 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on May 16, 2018
Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled like coconut, chocolate and toffee. Nice toasted coconut taste with coffee and chocolate.

May 14, 2018
 
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on May 08, 2018
 
3.5 by jgunther71 from Illinois on May 07, 2018
 
3.75 by krome from Illinois on May 07, 2018
Photo of Czequershuus
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Czequershuus from Minnesota

This beer pours a deep black with a solid head. The aroma is a bit odd, lots of mil chocolate, as well as fudge, maraschino cherry, and frosting. The flavor is less aggressive than the aroma, and seemingly more natural, with strong milk chocolate and rich fudge, bright cherry, and vanilla frosting. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with frothy carbonation. Overall this is a nice little beer - it is oddly more cake-like than I am fully comfortable with - still tasty, and less artificial feeling than I initially worried.

May 02, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by D1noB from Oklahoma

A stout with chocolate, Coco, undertones, slightest of coffee hints.

Taste rating in words: It's that jolt of energy right before the crash.

Apr 29, 2018
 
3.85 by BrewNoob1 from Minnesota on Apr 28, 2018
 
3.55 by dustin22martin from Missouri on Apr 28, 2018
 
3.91 by 22Blue from Kansas on Apr 20, 2018
 
3.54 by jaydoc from Kansas on Apr 18, 2018
Buffalo Sweat - German Chocolate Cake from Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 43 ratings