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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
16 oz can into a pub glass. Big head on this one, dark brown pour, but a little light shows in the bottom of the glass. I could smell the vanilla before I even picked it up. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, and some tobacco. Head isn’t really foamy, more fizzy, and dissipates fairly quickly. Body is pretty light, less carbonated than I would have guessed from the head, really smooth, little sweetness. Muted coffee and dark chocolate. Vanilla isn’t overpowering at all, really, and the coffee/vanilla thing is fairly balanced. Maybe I got a bad can, but my first impression was that it tasted kinda flat and very light bodied. I was excited to try this, but I’m kinda disappointed. That being said, it’s only 5% abv, and its pretty drinkable so it might be a fun session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Sampled at rbsg. Dark brown with amber. Big vanilla. Roast and cocoa. Earth and cooked brown sugar. Nuts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MohaBeer (194) - Lima, PERU - JUN 22, 2016
Marrón muy oscuro con baja espuma buena adherencia. Fenol a vainilla alto, avena moderado alto, malta maltoso tostado moderado, ésteres a frutos negros, ciruela, regalís, chocolate, cacao, crema, lúpulo floral moderado bajo. En boca fenol a vainilla moderado alto, avena moderado alto, malta maltoso tostado moderado,ésteres a chocolate, cacao, café con leche, ciruela negra, bayas,, notas a pan tostado, lúpulo floral bajo, lúpulo de amargor bajo-nulo. Final maltoso seco, cuerpo bajo, baja carbonatación

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepatrickman (714) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Can from Greg (gregwilsonstl) -- cheers! This is a very smooth, creamy stout that starts off moderately sweet and quite vanilla-y. As I got towards the end of my glass I was personally pretty overwhelmed by the sweetness, but it was still pretty good -- at least the vanilla tasted authentic, instead of the fake, cream soda stuff that some brewers use!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2016
A really nice dessert beer. There probably isn’t a better base beer to start with than Buffalo Sweat for this kind of vanilla beer because it doesn’t overwhelm the chocolate and the vanilla somehow accentuates the slickness of the mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6063) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Pint can (thanks Greg Wilson) on 26th May 2016. Poured (twice) into a lovely Kasteel stemmed glass while sat in the Californian sun. Black bodied with a deep and full head of tan coloured foam on each pour, sadly the head refused to hang around each time and the beer looked like flat cola. Luckily the aroma and taste made up for the looks, Vanilla first, Coffee second and Chocolate third in both the aroma and flavor stakes. Semi-sweet and smooth, not as rich body wise as I thought it might be, but a very pleasant beer none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (6010) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2016
On tap, Casual Pint Northshore. Pours black, with a ring of foam. The first thing I smell is actually coffee, with vanilla in the background. Some ashy, burnt toast notes, too. Taste is coffee and chocolate, then vanilla. The vanilla is understated, but definitely there. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (639) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2016
can. very tasty, easy to drink stout. fantastic vanilla bean finish. mild overall, but quite good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (4234) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
Can. Dark brown color, clear. Tan foamy head. Lovely bouquet of vanilla, sweet chocolate and light toast. Sweet flavor, coffee ground, vanilla bean and faint wood. Soft finish. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2527) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2016
Can. Deep brown body with a frothy tan head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, cookie dough. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Lots of vanilla in the taste along with notes of sweet cocoa powder, light char, chocolate. Slick oatmeal feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
basaywhat (171) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2016
16 oz can. Pours nearly black with a beige head that lasts. Aroma is mostly vanilla, some chocolate some roasted malts. Milky sweet stout with a hint of chocolate and lots of vanilla.

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