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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
In 2013, two nine-gallon casks were filled with Buffalo Sweat and a handful of vanilla beans, and were stored in Tallgrass founder Jeff Gill’s office. A few weeks later, Jeff entered his office to find one of casks had exploded, spraying beer all over his office and leaving a hole in the ceiling above his desk shaped exactly like the cork bung used to seal the cask. Thankfully, the other cask did not explode. That night at an event in Wichita, Kansas, the beer was so well-received, it immediately got the call to become the brewery’s winter seasonal.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
saltyseadog (46) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2016
AROMA Brown sugar, coffee, sweetened condensed milk, whipping cream, a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. No alcohol smell to speak of, in contrast to several other heavyweight stouts I’ve sampled recently. APPEARANCE Big voluptuous caramel colored head frothing up like it wants to overflow the beer glass. Dark oily liquid with perfectly balanced carbonation, keeping it light on the palate without being fizzy. TASTE Sweet, roasty without the intense coffee notes of many of its peers. Nice balance of malt, sweet, acid, bitterness and creamyness with a well integrated lingering hint of vanilla. Not so much like vanilla ice cream as much as a nilla wafer. PALATE Light, creamy, smooth, viscous and mouthcoating. Well calculated carbonation lightens up the weight of the beer admirably. Very refreshing as dark stout beers go. OVERALL Even better than expected. A highly drinkable, exceptionally balanced sweet stout. The vanilla expression is subtle but shifts the flavor profile just slightly in a way that keeps the beer lighter and more refreshing. Seeking this one out again next year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (839) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 26, 2015
1 pint can. Pours near black with small tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, coffee, some vanilla and cocoa. Taste was vanilla, roasty and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3465) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Black with a creamy tan head that subsides quickly. Aroma of coffee, cocoa powder and vanilla. The flavor is lightly sweet, following the aroma with some roast malt bitterness giving balance to the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (254) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Can to pint glass. Appearance: black with a porous tan head. Aroma: big coffee, dark chocolate, light vanilla.Taste: mocha coffee forward with mild vanilla. Palate: good carbonation, easy drinking. Great dessert stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4913) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Pint on tap. Opaque ebony with a lasting thin covering of foam. Nose is dusty grain, vanilla and coffee. Tastes of semi-sweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, vanilla and a touch of green herb. Near-medium body has a medium, smooth carbonation. Highly drinkable with a light hand on the vanilla bean that complements, rather than overwhelms, the nice beer underneath.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lbianchi66 (325) - FRANCE - NOV 6, 2015
Robe brune et opaque. Fine couche de mousse. Arômes vanille et café. Fumé, café et vanille en bouche. Texture crémeuse. Carbonatation fine. Final sur la vanille longue en bouche. Une Stout originale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (1000) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
Can from Tim, thanks man!! Appearance is black with light mocha head. Aroma vanilla, lactose, light coffe roast, and chocolate. Taste is light roast, vanilla, and a hit of chocolate. This is pretty decent, nice amount of roast balanced with a hint of vanilla sweetness, nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18667) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Can shared in LDN, thanks to Manny G. Pours clear brown with a mild, tan cream topping. Big sugary milk chocolate aroma with touches of coffee grounds and burnt grains. Medium sweet flavor with some cheap-tasting chocolate character, earth, burnt wheat. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with light nutty elements, more milk chocolate, soft earthy bitterness, burnt bread. Tasty if a bit simplistic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17212) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Can split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, thanks to Manny Goldberg for this .rar state rake - just my 3rd, 14/07/15. Light black with a decent tan covering. Nose is vanilla, earthy roast, spice, sweet malt. Taste comprises light roast, sweet licks, maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla bean. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Cheers to Manny. Almost clear but deep amber beer, thin cream colour head. A little pecan nuts on the nose! Palate is airy, soft and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Trace of pecan follows the snout. Mellow vanilla and mild bourbon biscuit. Touch of chocolate. Light semi dry finish. Interesting but never quite reaches full lift off.

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