Buffalo Sweat
Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House

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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #577
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Ranked #13,272
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 11.31%
Reviews:
385
Ratings:
1,470
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Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House
 
Kansas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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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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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.93/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of OliveHatesBeer
1.18/5  rDev -69.7%
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.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of JohnDee
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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Photo of BrewAskew
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
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

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Photo of Mitchster
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of Steveskk83
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into glass. On bottom of can is stamped 'DRINK BY 03/03/18'.
Dark brown colored body, with mahogany highlights when presented to light. Two finger tan head settles to scattered islands and ring. No lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, along with sweet lactose and dark chocolate.
Taste is a smooth procession of chocolate covered dark malts. Just a smidge of sweetness. No bitterness and very little after taste.
A thin mouth feel, with okay carbonation. Very easy to drink.
This is a good candidate for a session stout. Likely very good for the appropriate food pairings; this beer will not overpower rich and savory food dishes.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not the sweetest milk stout but the flavors of unsweetened chocolate and lactic sugars are very well balanced. Not sure if I would have it again since I can think of other milk stouts that rocked my world.

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Photo of D1noB
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A stout that is easier to drink, strong stout mouthful front that fades fast into a crisper smoother finish.

Taste Rating in Words: You start the night in a suit and you end the night in shorts and a t-shirt, it's a journey.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
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 Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Can
Drink By: 11/04/17

Pours a pretty nice dark brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy two-finger tan head, which also leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some nice chocolate/toffee notes, vanilla, slight roastyness. The taste is pretty nice, malty, nice sweetness, chocolate/toffee, vanilla, some roastyness. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well. Overall, this one surprised me, pretty tasty milk stout.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$ 9.65 (Including discount and tax)/six pack of 12 oz cans ($ 0.134/oz) at Spec’s, Live Oak, TX.
Drink by 10/01/17 can stored at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – chocolate malt, slightly bitter. Still evident at the end but very faded.
Head – large (Maximum six cm, aggressive pour), tan, creamy, better than average retention, slowly diminishing to three mm creamy ring and nearly complete thin layer.
Lacing – poor – just a rare tiny island of tiny bubbles.
Body – dark brown/black, opaque.
Flavor – The chocolate nose barely carries over to the flavor but there are definite expresso notes. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no distinct hop flavor but a trace of bitterness. The oatmeal does not impart the expected smoothness.
Palate – medium, watery, soft carbonation.

A decent beer for the price point. I’m glad I picked up a sixer but see no need to pick up another.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.75.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat, 5% ABV, 20 IBU. Pours medium viscosity and black with a slight tan head. Had more head until I dinked around trying to get a decent picture. Not much nose here - and taste follows, no bitterness. Decent mouthfeel, overall very OKish.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fireflour, Bismarck, North Dakota. Figured, I’d take a stab at this since my pizza took a good 45 minutes to show up. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a pure dark brown color with a slim half fingered white to off white foamy head dissipating to a film coating the top of the glass. The smell had a sweet roasted coffee bean with a huge chocolate awesomeness. The taste mostly copied the smell and lead to a sweet semi-dry aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this sat about a medium on the body and had a good sipping quality about it. The carbonation was smoot and lead to a nice creaminess. Overall, definitely a great milk/sweet stout I would love to have again.

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Photo of Act25
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed at Riva Chicago in the can.
a) Average, scant last, not much lace over brown-black body.
s)=Milky roast chocolate and malt not much hop.
t) As with smell but more ample, and more char, milk, malt.
f) Too thin for stout. Want more generosity.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap. Pour is a cola colored liquid with a finger of rich, mocha colored head. Aromas of chocolate and double-double coffee. Flavors follows the nose, with cocoa and cream taking more of the stage than the roast coffee notes. Very easy and smooth.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
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 +4.1%
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 GrumpyGas
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
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 coffee, 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 daliandragon
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
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 yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
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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