Tallgrass Brewing Company Buffalo Sweat
Brewery: Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer: Buffalo Sweat, 1 pint can
POP: Gift from Kate of The Can Van
Price: It was a present, duh.
This lovely can of stout (!) comes courtesy of my friend Kate, a beer pioneer of sorts as one of the founding members of the aforementioned Can Van. Kate – who lives in my former state of California – has been a great beer saint, even risking life and limb at the hands of the law to traffic beer across state lines to bring me a Pliny the Elder, as well as other delicious brews.
Like this one.
Maybe the novelty of stout in a can hasn’t worn off on me yet. Maybe it’s the fact that this beer pours like a Pepsi – dark brown with a bubbly tan head – that trips me out a bit. Regardless, the size of the can (a full pint – more than my “pint” glass) and the wonderful dark chocolate and toasted malt aroma brings me back into adulthood.
The taste is basic dry stout – no surprises or sweetness from caramel malts. Even as it warms, it’s a bit watery in the finish, but otherwise I can find no faults with this beer. Beautiful lacing down the glass as well as a thin layer of foam that sticks around until the very end showcases that this is a well brewed beer with the highest quality ingredients.