Buffalo Sweat
Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House

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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #644
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,564
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 11.31%
Reviews:
386
Ratings:
1,471
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Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House
 
Kansas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
87
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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Reviews by ThaneMcC:
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ThaneMcC from Germany

4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a warm, deep reddish brown with copious head that resolved quickly. Smells of coffee, cocoa, roasted malts. Taste sweet malts forward, coffee and cocoa, hints of vanilla and molasses and a pleasant contrasting mineral note that keeps it from becoming too sweet . Mouthfeel is a little thinner for a stout, but the texture is smooth and creamy with just enoug effervescence to tingle . Slightly syrupy finish with trace coffee and cocoa notes
Overall - I thoroughly enjoyed this stout, and easy drinker- great intro stout for the newbie- I look forward to trying their other beers and I would pick this up again

Aug 10, 2016
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daliandragon from Maryland

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.

Apr 10, 2017
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mikesgroove from South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep dark pour here, black as night with a big head of foam on top reaching a height of around two fingers before settling back down to earth. Nice lacing coating the sides and making it super sticky. Aroma is coffee and sweet sugary notes. Hints of chocolate coming through now. It was an odd coffee aroma, almost a dark, french press kind of smell, which played off the sweetness in the milk stout extremely well. Really impressed here as even as it warmed it seemed to never dull. Rich, creamy feel, almost as thick as a milk shake. Creamy chocolate and rich velvety coffee notes slide together perfectly and leave the palate soaked in sweetness that is simply wonderful, and that is an understatement. Each sip becoming richer then the one before. Long lasting flavor of coffee balanced on the tongue and left a slightly dry finish soaked in vanilla notes.

May 30, 2011
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oooh yeah, tall boy cans ftw! Thanks to bunkrock (Reddit) for this.

Pours a darker mocha colored thick buy fizzy looking almost creamy head rises to a finger but fades at a med pace, then stops at a nice creamy 1/2 finger head covering with some decent lacing, over very dark almost black colored with hints of ruby light sneaking through the corners.

Nose starts with a light metallic roasty almost burnt slightly acrid aroma, but that fades very quickly and turns to nice creamy stout, plenty of cocoa, little cocoa nib like and creamy chocolate milk, lots of oats as well, and a bit of a powdered chocolate, some roasted malts, and a hint of bitterness.

Taste starts creamy, big creamy milk flavor, lactose straight up, a little chocolate milk, powdered cocoa, etc, and some oats. Then a light gritty powdered coffee grind like chewy thing, I can't explain except that it seems like very fine grinds suspended in the beer, with a bit of a coffee flavor, a little roast and slight acrid burnt roast flavor, with a touch of tin. Then a slight bitterness, little chalky finish, fairly dry as well, more of the grinds and gritty feel, lingering roast and cocoa.

Mouth is med bodied but creamy, lush, but at the same time chalky and gritty, decent carb.

Overall not bad, nice malt flavors except a bit of burnt metallic acrid roast, but not a lot, nice mocha, nice creamy oats and plenty of lactose, and another negative with that charred powdered chalky gritty feel.

Nov 08, 2012
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Jun 29, 2017
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Dope from Massachusetts

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.

Apr 29, 2017
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Dnayew from Missouri

4.88/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Super underrated cream stout. This is without question the best milk stout to pair with fried food on the planet. Love stouts and sports? This beer is perfect to pair with your game day faves.

Mar 24, 2015
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A run-of-the-mill Stout with solid flavors but the watery textures really hurt.

Buffalo Sweat pours a dark brown color but struggles with head formation and retention despite high carbonation. No lacing.

Aromas of coffee grounds, burnt cocoa, and malted barley carry the scent from beginning til end. A very straight forward aroma without variation.

Flavors favor the coffee and cocoa with mild hints of caramel, nutty, confectioner's sugar, and a light ash/burnt taste. Low on hops, but the beer balances out pretty well due to the roast.

The lowly textured, watery body makes the beer feel weak and thin. The high carbonation doesn't comnpensate for lack of mouthfeel, but accentuates less desirable features of sulfur and high mineral character.

Buffalo Sweat is more flavorful than say Yuengling Black and Tan but the texture keeps it in the same vein.

Apr 12, 2010
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Time to review this in the can...

Pours a ruby tinged mahogany with a oinky of mocha head. Near zero head retention & lacing, nice oily sheen

S: Coffee & charred grain.

T: Follows the nose, some herbal hops too up front, plus a slight lactic twang, More coffee as this warms & some baker's chocolate. Finishes dry with coffee & roasted malt notes, almost pulled a 4.0

MF: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, thins a bit once warm

Drinks easy, but was better in the bottle, seemed creamier

Aug 03, 2010
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willyburz from South Dakota

4.65/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So surprised by this beer...I almost didnt think anything about it as Ive walked by it off and on for a year or two. I grabbed some finally, WOW...Amazing beer! Two thumbs up, great flavor, well worth the money!

Mar 26, 2015
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MizzouBrew from Missouri

4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 11, 2017
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akttr from Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.9%

Dec 12, 2011
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ElGallo from New Hampshire

3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 07, 2016
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IOWA33 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Feb 02, 2014
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TheDrunkenDwarf from Missouri

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 07, 2015
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RobertRodak from Kansas

4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No one ever accused me of being a beer snob. At least not yet. In fact, I'm new to craft beers and am still learning. I've only kegged my second batch of home brew just today. What I do know is what I like. This beer, along with the vanilla counterpart are my current all time favorite brews. I'm sure that nobody would fault me if this Valentine's Day I took my woman to a private place and enjoyed a little Buffalo Sweat. In fact, I highly recommend that you do the same. You won't regret it!

Feb 15, 2014
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bakkerman1 from Oklahoma

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 28, 2015
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rootbeerman from Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours deep dark brown with a thin brown head
S: seems almost a mix between milk and coffee, along with dark roasted malt.
T/M: not overpowering in the flavors, would be a good starter stout, with light coffee, chocolate and roasted malt flavors. the mouthfeel is sort of odd to me, reminds me of whole milk for some reason.
D: very easy to drink, flavors are mild and not too strong, almost leaves me wondering how this would be on cask or nitro-tap

Mar 11, 2011
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auro0006 from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +28.5%

Nov 19, 2011
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ortie from Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Nov 22, 2012
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bonSreeB from Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -10%

Apr 22, 2013
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Dragyourbone1 from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Continuing my oatmeal stout (or related) quest, I was recommended this canned 4-pack. BA marks it as 'retired' but a quick look to their website makes no mention of it. I've seen this at Steve's in Madison for a while so not sure how this came to be marked as retired. In any case, a very quaffable ale.
A: Dark brown opaque with a thin but puffy an cratered head
S: Malty, coffee, slight vanilla - subtle but noticeable
T: Coffee and vanilla noticeable but not overwhleming, and something else (toffee?, caramel?) - regardless, it was quite easy to drink with nary a hint of alcohol. Well blended.
M: Low-to-medium fullness upfront that melts farily quickly with a very slight fizz on the finish. After the head was gone, the body was much reduced.
O: This fit the hallmarks of a decent oatmeal stout in terms of the body and fullness, though a little less body that I had hoped. The coffee and vanilla paired well balancing any bitterness from the coffee roast. From the website this stout is brewed with cream sugar, so that may explain it.

Jan 24, 2015
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JohnDon from Texas

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.

Oct 16, 2018
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can, 11 238 stamped on the bottom side of it. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is roasted malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, and some coffee. The taste is just like the aroma, with a good balance between the sweet and bitter flavors. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a little on the thin side but also a bit coating with moderate carbonation. It's smooth and very easy to drink. I think it's a solid overall brew, I'd buy this again.

May 09, 2011
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losdizzel from Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Apr 21, 2013
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