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Tallgrass Brewing Company Buffalo Sweat

December 22, 2011

Brewery: Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer:
Buffalo Sweat, 1 pint can
Style:
Stout
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.

Manhattan, KS, is lucky to have this brewery. Combining my loves – college basketball and great beer – perhaps a road trip to the brewery and the Octagon of Doom is in order.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 22, 2011 10:03 pm

    One of the best named beers ever.

  2. kaczmagic permalink
    March 8, 2012 7:14 pm

    Brian. It’s now March 2012. Where have all the posts gone? How are you going to meet new internet stalkers turned trivia team co-founders if you don’t update the blog??

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