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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
thepatrickman (1358) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - 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!

4.5
ads135 (4607) - 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.

3.6
BlackHaddock (7346) - 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.

3.7
Suttree (6392) - 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.

3.4
DWestrick (758) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2016
can. very tasty, easy to drink stout. fantastic vanilla bean finish. mild overall, but quite good

4.5
Cavie (4718) - 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

3.5
jcr (2705) - 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.

4
basaywhat (282) - 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.

3.8
shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Can. Vanilla, chocolate, oatmeal, malt, and straw aroma. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Sweet chocolate oatmeal cookie, malt, and mildly bitter herbal grass flavor. Medium body - kind of light for the style.

3.5
ARH (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2016
17 oz can poured into a goblet. The aroma starts strong with creamy vanilla, leather, and subtle lactose that turns to brewed coffee, then roasted coffee, with undertones of chocolate, nuts, and oats. The beer pours a rich, dark raisin brown, with tan, soft foam, cream head that becomes rocky and unstable leaving only light retention and lace. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium light bitter. The texture is oily and slick with a soft fizz carbonation and a medium body. The flavor of creamy lactose and vanilla is initially noted, followed by light, brown ale-like raisin and finishes smooth with a flourish of vanilla molasses and lactose sugar - kinda like a root beer float - and a leather funk. The aftertaste is toasted nuts with a slight bourbon- like hint and lactose.


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