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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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3.7
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2015
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of.nice fresh vanilla bean, light milk chocolate and mild fresh. Flavor was incredibly smooth like a swirl milkshake with alcohol and coffee grounds spread throughout. A really nice simple sweet stout.

3.9
j12601 (11966) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Can at Paul’s for Andy and Max’s Fantasy Football winnings tasting. Pours a clear brown with a thin tan head. Big roast and cocoa on the nose, soft vanilla. Medium bodied, big roast, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla. Long roast and vanilla and cocoa. Lingering chocolate. Tasty stuff.

3.8
BeerInHeaven (449) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2015
pours an opaque brown/black with a thick brown head. Great lacing. Aroma is malt, chocolate, vanilla, and black coffee. Vanilla comes through in the taste. Along with a little chocolate and coffee. Nice semi-sweet finish. Great sweet stout! Good beer!

3.2
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Can. Deep black body with a light brown sugar colored head. Nose of lightly roasted coffee and dough. Hints of nuts and a very light vanilla are present. The flavor is again, lightly roasted coffee with some milk chocolate. Vanilla is barely present. An ok beer, but I am not sure how it improves on the original. Smooth and light.

3.5
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Can shared at the FF tasting. Poured a deep dark brown, almost black, with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate cake mix, dry dark bread and Tootsie Roll chocolate. Flavor unfortunately is not as good as the aroma, still nice though. Notes of bread, tonic water, chocolate on the end and some vanilla muffins. Fizzy watery body with a quick fading aftertaste.

3.6
Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2015
This brew pours a brownish-black color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of chocolate malt, vanilla and mild coffee. Light-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, vanilla, cocoa and coffee. The finish is roasty with a vanilla coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.9
johnnymusky (983) - 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)

3.6
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Can. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of coffee, vanilla bean and light cocoa. Medium body.

3.6
jredmond (8285) - 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.

3.8
vtafro (7445) - 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.


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