Buffalo Sweat

Kansas
United States
Buffalo Sweat Tallgrass Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

If you only try one dark beer in your life, try a Buffalo Sweat. It will change your entire perception of how a stout should taste. Our secret is milk sugar. The creamy sweetness of the milk sugar is not lost in the brewing process and beautifully complements the copious, copious quantities of the dark-roasted barley to create a medium-bodied beer that is rich, complex, and delicious with a definitive espresso-chocolate aroma and flavor. Gold Medal, U.S. Open Beer Championship, 2012; Gold Medal, Ameri-CAN Canned Beer Festival, 2012.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
20
Hops: 
Glacier
Malts: 
Brewer’s Malt, Goldpils, Vienna, Victory, Carapils, Roasted Barley, Black Malt
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This opaque, jet black beer begins with prominent roasted, chocolate, and burnt dark malt characters with a supporting toasted malt. The flavor continues with the dark malt focus with flavors of roasted, charred, and toasted malt with a subtle sweetness from lactose milk sugar and a silky smooth mouthfeel. No hops or esters obtrude the dark malt-focused aromas and flavors. A light bitterness allows the dark malts to continue to shine through in the finish with a lingering roasted and toasted malt character. The strong toasted malt provides a bit of a disjointed backdrop where brewers more typically choose caramel malt. The lactose sugar adequately balances the acidity of the dark malts but without being overdone, leaving this sweet Oatmeal Stout uniquely quaffable and quite enjoyable.