Buffalo Sweat
Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House

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Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House
Kansas, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #504
Ranked #17,307
3.88 | pDev: 11.34%
Jun 09, 2022
Nov 29, 2009
Very Good
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Notes: 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
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Reviewed by jeffdr123 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From a can from a sassy waitress at Farely's in Londsborg, Kansas. Pours almost black. Tastes super toasty, like coffee more than like nuts. Somehow light at the same time. Paired well with the Lingonberrry Habenero sauce on the Mone Cristo.
Jun 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Found this in my cellar while looking for other beers, date read 2018, so 4 years down there. Held up pretty well for a 5% ABV stout!
Poured a very optimistic black topped by a light brown head that forced me to pour twice.
The aroma was mild to my chemical damaged sniffer, but I did get some roasted malts and either scorched black coffee or some hops didn't age well. Overall though, it's pretty good.
The taste; I seem to recall drinking this fresh and being underwhelmed; either this has gotten better (Hops harshness faded or my tastes have changed) Got the roasted malts and bakers cocoa, some coffee, not much in the way of cream, but not bitter either.
The feel was pretty spot on for a low abv oatmeal stout. It was actually the second best thing about this beer for me.
Apr 12, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by Myboymi from Kansas

Dec 05, 2020
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 06, 2020
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottom of can said drink by 7/29/18, so it is well past its date. Pours a pitch black color with a thick foamy head. Head retention is mild. Lacing is good. Aroma of slightly roasted malts, oatmeal and coffee. Very light on the taste but still pleasing. The roasted malts stick out more. Some coffee bitterness on the end. There is also a little sweeter oatmeal.
Feb 21, 2019
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Reviewed by OliveHatesBeer from Kansas

1.18/5  rDev -69.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
This beer literally burned my mouth. It tingled my jaw in a way that I didn't know was possible until I took a swig of this.

It looks really nice and smooth. It has a great color like a rich dark chocolate. But appearance is the only thing it has going for it in my opinion.

The smell made my nose crinkle and my stomach churn. The taste made me gag. And the feel, well let's just say I would rather be tazed than have to drink this beer again. That tingling in my mouth still won't go away.

Overall, this beer is Not for me. I tried it. I did not like it. I am thankful I never have to taste it again. For all of you out there who like this stuff, more power to ya because y'all have mouths and stomachs of steel.
Jan 17, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Thealeusay from Tennessee

Dec 30, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Dec 24, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by singletary from Mississippi

Nov 26, 2018
Rated: 4.2 by jtollefson from Minnesota

Nov 06, 2018
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Reviewed by JohnDon from Texas

3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from can to snifter glass. Look is black with nice 1 inch head of foam, takes over 30 seconds to come down to a quarter inch. Smell is malty. Taste is sweet and a bit chocolaty and vanilla with mild alcohol taste. Feel is light but taste lingers. Overall a pretty good sweet stout.
Oct 16, 2018
Rated: 5 by eafowler7 from Iowa

Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by BLarson31 from Minnesota

Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by Muss42 from Michigan

Oct 05, 2018
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown color with a foamy tan head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is cocoa and oats. Tastes of cocoa and coffee. Smooth and creamy. Good mouth feel.
Aug 26, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by SailIntoTheStout from Michigan

Aug 09, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by ben_tries_brews from Tennessee

Jul 28, 2018
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Reviewed by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L- Huge tan head. Dark, dark, brown color.
S-Immediate oatmeal, coffee, chocolate and nougat. Roasted malts and oats.
T- Slightly sweet, extremely creamy oatmeal flavor, chocolate undertone, roasts nougat flavor, slight bitter bite. It's under-toned in the best way. Very refreshing and rewarding with each sip.
F- Surprisingly light and fresh.
O-Exceptional milk stout. Think it might be the best I've had in a long time. Absolutely delicious. There isn't a single mistake with this beer. If you're a connoisseur you'll enjoy this beer, if you're a beginner you'll enjoy this beer too.
Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Surprisingly balanced, smooth stout that wasn’t as sweet as I expected. Nice dark brown color with some lingering head and lacing. Smells of coffee, caramel and malt. Tastes of nice roast coffee, caramel, vanilla, grain, malt, toffee and a little oatmeal. Smooth mouthfeel and not bitter at all. Decent carbonation. Slightly dry and not too sweet, which is very refreshing as I usually associate this type of flavor profile with the sweeter, heavier stouts.
Jul 20, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by chrisb53188 from Wisconsin

Jul 07, 2018
Rated: 4.48 by ParkbrauFan from Iowa

Jun 16, 2018
Rated: 3.49 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by Eagleyes from Missouri

Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by DutchcdnTEXAN from Texas

Jun 01, 2018
Rated: 3.56 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 23, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by maxmilan4 from Texas

May 20, 2018
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Reviewed by JohnDee from Texas

3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours black with a beige head that dissipates quickly. Tastes mainly of roasted malt. Not as sweet or smooth as I might expect, and rather thin for a stout.
May 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Skywave from Oklahoma

4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours up to a two finger tan head that falls to a thin ring but regenerates easily and leaves bits of lace on the glass. Very dark brown color--nearly opaque. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and toffee. Flavor is roasty yet smooth and tangy, not necessarily sweet. There is an acidic twang that counterweights the residual sugars. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy due to restrained carbonation. Overall this is a well played crisp, dry hybrid version of the popular oatmeal and cream stout styles.
May 13, 2018
Rated: 4 by LauraSchaff from Kansas

May 08, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois

Apr 27, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by ryan_sprayberry from Texas

Apr 09, 2018
Rated: 3.41 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Mar 29, 2018
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Taste: Smooth, sweet, roasted chocolate malts, oats, toffee, creamy mouth-feel. Toasted malt, cocoa sweet nose.
Black, brown, mostly opaque, with delicate foam head and lace. Medium/full body. Very drinkable and would pair well with dessert. 20 IBUs
Mar 21, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Mar 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Mitchster from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Brewed with 2Row Pale, Carapils, Vienna, Victory, Black, Roasted Barley, Malted White Wheat, Lactose Sugar, Flaked Oats. Hopped with Columbus, Willamette. 5.0% ABV, 14 IBU

Bought a 6'er of cans of this on a whim, never having had it before, but new to the area. Pours out to a near black, forming a modest dark tan head with poor retention and good lacing. The nose is quite nice, on the sweeter side, minimal hops, lots of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, dark roast coffee, chocolate syrup. Carb is about 2.5 or so. No off aromas. The mouthfeel is very very nice for a 5.0% abv beer, creamy, smooth, pleasant silkiness, and medium dense body. The taste is decent, but not as good as the nose. I'm not a fan of oatmeal in beers in general unless it's an big big stout which covers up the cardboardy taste, and it tastes here like a low attenuating british yeast and I'm no fan of most british yeasts, certainly every british yeast I've brewed with has been a total disappointment. There are nice chocolate and coffee notes, not overly roasted or acidic, a very nice roast profile. There is a lingering mineral character in addition to the cardboard and newspaper. Although not overpowing the beer, it's certainly a detractor. Minimal bitterness, good for the style, balanced by the lactose.

A nice oatmeal stout. While not a fan of the (what I suspect to be) british yeast and oatmeal cardboard notes, the mouthfeel, roast and chocolate/coffee note makes up for it. Recommended if you're an oatmeal stout fan.
Mar 06, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by hof_1991 from Wisconsin

Mar 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Steveskk83 from Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
It looks okay, a dark brown with a tan head but the head dwindled quickly and leaves no lacing. The smell is roasted malts with chocolate and oats. The taste is a very light stout with roasted malts and oats. The mouthfeel is very light and an easy drinker. Overall it's not terrible, it's more of a session beer, and something I'd enjoy if I was out on an all day drinker.
Mar 03, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Feb 25, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by Franklin-Yeo from Wisconsin

Feb 21, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by Den7854 from Ohio

Feb 17, 2018
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