EtTuCthulhu (900) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The color of the beer is a very dark brown with a large off-white head, and the aroma is heavenly as a combination of heavy vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malts. The taste is gorgeous as it is heavily sweet, slightly umami, and a touch sour; furthermore, the way the medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and abrupt finish mesh together is to die for.
jbuskirk (305) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This winter seasonal is in high demand here in the Midwest. One sip and itís easy to understand why. The vanilla isnít a half-baked (half-brewed?) concept. Itís been given time to mature and release its full flavor and aroma. It makes for a damn good addition to what was already a fantastic beer. Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat is a winter treat. I could have can after can of this spicy, chocolatey goodness.
mikedR (938) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 Easily the best low-ABV, "session" stout Iíve had. Black pour; strong vanilla coffee aroma. Taste is likewise, with a good amount of chocolate as well. No bitterness or roastiness; a smooth-drinking stout all the way. Incredibly fresh taste as well. Slightly thin, but perhaps to be expected from the low ABV. Tallgrass needs to make an imperial version of this, but as it is, this is definitely the benchmark by which I will judge <7% ABV stouts, and this one clocks in at a meager 5. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
LiMuBai (147) - - AUG 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich dark brown/black. Has the sweet aroma of vanilla with a spackeling of coffee. The flavor is not overwhelming of vanilla, but just a bit of flavoring. Nice brew!
jazzguitar247 (1) - San angelo, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great day ender. Maybe too much vanilla. Repeat drink for sure. Forced comments aren't helpful.
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KillerMoran (11) - - APR 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good! Not too strong of a flavor, no harsh aftertaste. Smooth as silk.
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BeerKurve (432) - - FEB 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a dirty white head with good retention. The smell has the aroma of chocolate, burnt malts, oatmeal and of course, vanilla. The flavor itself is a rich mixture of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted malts and barley. Body is light with just the right amount of carbonation. A very enjoyable beer overall; Available in cans but try to have it on tap, it tastes a thousand times better!
gendv138 (356) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes, consumed on 5/16/13. Can poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours black with 4 fingers of fluffy tan head. Head fades quickly, good lacing. Aromas of caramel, coffee, vanilla, chocolate. Tasting notes of vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, subtle roast, coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium body with a syrupy, semi-dry finish.
markwise (4347) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can courtesy of RobertDale. Pours a hazy stout brown with an off-tan head. Nose is big vanilla bean, chocolate, some light cocoa, earth, and roast. Flavor follows with cocoa, earth, and big vanilla. Excellent stout overall- light in body, alcohol level is under control and chocolate and vanilla flavors dominate. Whatís not to like?
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bier Station in Kansas City. Pours a black color with tan head. Vanilla, roasty, chocolate, oatmeal, milky sweet flavors. Pretty tasty.