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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (933) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
UPDATED: APR 3, 2015 poured from can...pour is black with a 2 inch frothy head....nose is all vanilla and chocolate....mouth is the same with a little coffee mixed in....very solid....love tallgrass beers....(#406)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Can. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of coffee, vanilla bean and light cocoa. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Can at Paul’s February 2015 tasting. Pours a deep brown with soft white lacing. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with delicious vanilla bean in the nose and clean malt, vanilla, and chocolate tootsie rolls on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Can. Dark brown pour with tan head. Vanilla and roasted malt aromas. Light vanilla bean, some darker malt and chocolate flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Poured from a tallboy into a glass. Nice dark body. Sweet slightly roasted aroma. Tasty beer. some notes of coffee and chocolate with a lot of vanilla flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4805) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Draft. Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like sweet vanilla, chocolate, toasted malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Dark pour with a dark brown head. Aroma is vanilla, oatmeal, roasted malt. Taste is creaminess of oatmeal, vanilla finish. Roasted malt in the finish. All flavors combine for a tasty treat. Nice lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5143) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, and very noticeable vanilla. Flavor is creamy with rich chocolate and vanilla notes that blends great. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours a thin black with big brown head. Taste and smell is sweet with vanilla. Body melds nicely with the Bean. A tad thin, but otherwise delightful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2015
1 pt can, poured into a snifter at approximately 50 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a deep, dark, bordering on black brown, which pools into the glass as black liquid shot through with carbonation. It forms a thick, fizzy head of tan foam, which rapidly dies away completely, leaving no trace. The surface of the beer bubbles continually in much the same way as a soft drink. Smell: Chocolate and vanilla well out of the glass, wreathed around a backdrop equal measures roasty and sweet with lactose. There’s just enough of a coffee hint to make one think of some ice cream parlor’s go at a cappuccino flavor. Taste: The flavor opens with a twin rush of cocoa and vanilla, buoyed by a remarkable sweetness. Some subtle notes of light coffee emerge through the middle, bringing just a hint of bitterness, and dark fruits swell out of the background towards the finish - raisin, plum, and black cherry. The aftertaste has a mixture of lactose sweetness and something almost ashen, with quickly fading echoes of chocolate and vanilla. Mouthfeel: For a stout, this is rather thin, almost tempting me to use the term "watery", though it never quite gets to that point. There’s definitely an overabundance of carbonation, with attendant fizziness and sharpness. Overall: Thus far, I’ve been in areas where this beer sees distribution twice, and I brought some home both times. It’s a rather refreshing adjunct milk stout, almost what one could term a "session dessert beer" as far as drinkability is concerned. I’m a fan.

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