RATINGS: 225   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 Gills 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 brewerys winter seasonal.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7458) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle @ The Clerkenwell Share. Thanks to Manny! Deep brown pour with a modest white head. Nose reminds of of frosted sugar shredded wheat. Unmistakable shredded wheat, some brown sugar. Vanilla cream. Taste is quite sweet. Restrained by some toasted grain. Nice balance. Creamy, easy going on the palate. Good for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (13736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Can thanks to Manny G. It pours cloudy deep brown with a small tan head. The nose is sweet vanilla right in your face, coconut, pretty creamy, milky way, nuts and some maple syrup. The taste is smooth, toasty, earthy roast, wood, roasted nuts, maple syrup and shredded wheat. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and no real sign of the 5% alcohol. Not much depth, but very drinkable anyhow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7588) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Can share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Padraig for the new State! 5.0%. Black with a red hue, small foamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, soft biscuity malts, cookies. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is chocolate, Weetabix and vanilla. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (10860) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle shared at craft beer co JackL leaving drinks. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a. Fleeting greyish head. Aroma is sweet maple pecan, woody, wheat, vanilla. Sticky toffee. Flavour is composed of malty. Toffee, vanilla bean, toffee. Maple pecan. Palate is woody, semi sweet, little sweet, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
16oz can 6/19/15 (Jewel Mix A Six)-38 in English Pint-Pours black with ruby tints and a light tan head. Aroma of vanilla. Taste of vanilla and more vanilla. This medium bodied brew is all vanilla so if you enjoy vanilla this beer is for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Poured the 16oz can into an English pint glass -- this is super creamy, sweet, and nothing but vanilla goodness. Much win.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlmostHome (68) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - APR 25, 2015
Liked it, surprisingly so. Not usually a fan of "flavored" beers. This tasted like a good combination of beer and vanilla. Drove the pint cans. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9553) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2015
Pour on tap at Happy Gnome, dark brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of nice cocoa, roast and vanilla bean into some coffee, earthy, grassy notes with a hint of fruit. Taste was a mix of cocoa, roast, coffee into nice vanilla, caramel into a bit of grassy notes, finishing fairly sweet, slightly roasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (6100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2015
Location: Bottle shared at Max and Andys Tasting, 2/28/15

Aroma: Strong malt aroma, vanilla, chocolate, dark malts, roasted notes, mild smoke
Appearance: Dark brown color with a pretty decent sized, foamy, light brown colored head on it
Flavor: It has a fairly sweet flavor, good mix of vanilla and chocolate, some coffee as well
Palate: Has a smooth and clean mouthfeel, drinks rather nicely, medium bodied
Overall Impression: Definitely a solid beer. I enjoyed the overall feel of this one. Gets close to being cloying, but somehow steers clear and remains a tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YigSvartka (304) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Opaque brown. Minimally sized beige head with little retention. Roast and dark chocolate dominate the aroma with little vanilla. Initial flavour of roast and dark chocolate slowly coalesces with sweet vanilla and a relatively dry finish. Minimal hops as well. Not as amazing as I had anticipated.

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