Style: Sweet Stout
ABV: 5.0 IBU: 20
Tallgrass Brewing Company Buffalo Sweat
What the brewers say
“The creamy sweetness of milk sugar complements the dark-roasted barley to create a medium-bodied beer that is rich, complex, and delicious with a definite espresso-chocolate aroma and flavor.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Rich roasty notes with medium chocolate, light coffee. A little nutty.”
Flavor: “Roasty chocolate up front with a slight brightness to it. A smooth creaminess hits in the front and carries through. The creaminess blends with some chocolate roast character to provide the taste of a light milk chocolate bar. Medium vanilla and roasted coffee as it starts to warm. The oats come through to support. The finish is quite dry.”
Overall: “Very creamy and smooth character from the oats and lactose make this an easy-drinking stout. There was a nice sweetness and balance from the roasty character. The chocolate and toasty malt character come through nicely. This was a well executed oatmeal cream stout that I could session all evening long.”
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