Buffalo Sweat 5.0% ABV
Oatmeal Cream Stout
Tall Grass Brewing Co.
I branched out into some unfamiliar terrain with this beer. It’s from a brewery I had never heard of and I can’t remember the last time I had an Oatmeal Stout. Hopefully I’ll enjoy it, as this beer comes in a 4 pack of 16oz cans for $7.99, definitely a premium price. I poured this Stout into a Weizen glass as I had no other pint glass readily at hand. While it may not be the best glass to drink this stout from, it is a great glass to show off the dark color of this brew.
I take my first taste and what overwhelms everything else, is how smooth this beer is. With my second sip I am able to pick out more of the flavor that the barley produces and the usual characteristics of a stout. The smoothness and creaminess of the brew continues to persist making this stout very easy to drink. Mmm, this is quite a tasty brew. I would definitely choose this stout over a Guinness. After a few more sips I’m able to sense hints of a chocolate nature. I looked up the ingredients and don’t see any chocolate among them. The interaction of the barley, black malt, the oats and hops must produce the chocolate flavor. As I mentioned earlier I was very unsure of what I was getting into, but I am very glad I took the risk. This beer is well worth the premium price and I’m very intrigued with the Tall Grass Brewery now. Their website is incredibly user friendly and if their other offerings are as well made as this one I should be in for some more treats in the future.
I really can’t get over how smooth and creamy this beer is. The website says that it has been described as “a dark chocolate milkshake with an espresso shot.” I have to second that description. This is a satisfying beer that is also not too filling, for a stout. I recommend grabbing a 4 pack of these pint cans so you can enjoy imbibing some Buffalo Sweat for yourself.
Tall Grass Brewing Company boasts that they have free roaming buffalo just 10 miles from their brewery. The brewery is located in Manhattan, Kansas and has been brewing since 2007. Buffalo Sweat was born in November 2009. They have a Winter Seasonal brew Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat that I am definitely going to try out. Look forward to that review coming as soon as I can get my hands on the beer.