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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
16 oz can poured into a snifter. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head and good lacing. Taste is sweet and roasty with dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1526) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is roast, vanilla, caramel, lactose, chocolate, and some earthy notes. Flavor is vanilla, caramel, chocolate, lactose, and some roast. Well-carbonated with a medium, creamy body. Sweet, but not too sweet. The vanilla bean is definitely an improvement on the already solid Buffalo Sweat. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4646) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2017
16 oz can from TN with a BB date stamp of 24 March 2017. Pours blackish-brown with a sizable, fluffy tan head that settles to a durable top coat. Soapy lacing. Aroma: roasted grains, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and a faint touch of smoke. Flavor: lots of vanilla; at the threshold of too much. Roasted grains. Chocolate and and coffee in the aftertaste. Medium-high sweetness for style. Overall: with sweet vanilla and faint coffee overtone, this makes a fine after dinner beverage.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2400) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2017
A nice stout. Sweet and malty. Dark fruit flavors, some roasted notes, chocolate. A dryer finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (5129) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2017
12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 5/12/2017. Pours clear very dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, creamed coffee, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, light nuttiness/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and vanilla/lactose notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, creamed coffee, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, light nuttiness/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, creamed coffee, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, light nuttiness/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and vanilla/lactose flavors; with a nice roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a delicious milk stout! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and vanilla/lactose flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, almost refreshing. Very flavorful with an awesome mouthfeel for the low ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1557) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Can; pours dark brown with a beige head; aroma of vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of chocolate; taste is light sweet with vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee; finish is dry with roasted malt and a hint of chocolate

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1888) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2016
From a can. Loved the sweet chocolate aroma, smooth body, the vanilla names this a cracking dessert beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4987) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Deep brown. Nice head. Vanilla aroma. Sweet flavor with a lot of clove notes. A bit of milk and chocolate. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rei00 (102) - CHILE - NOV 23, 2016
Una Sweet Stout de color oscuro, denso y con mediana espuma que se disipa rápidamente. Su aroma es a café y poroto de soja, calabaza y un dejo de vainilla. Su sabor mantiene el suave amargor del café capuccino, el poroto dulce, calabaza y chocolate con leche. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CObiased (424) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Pint can - pours a midnight brown with a thin tan head. Sweet chocolatey aroma along with vanilla cream and lactose. Sweet, roasty, creamy, thin and dessert like. This would be good with real campfire smores.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
George999 (453) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2016
From the can the pour is dark but light barely permeates the glass,the only light is towards the bottom and is a rich chocolate brown. The head quickly dissipates to nothing but was light brown in color. The aroma chocolate and roasted coffee. The taste is initially sweet rich and smooth, there is a hint of cinnamon in the background and a richness from the vanilla. The finish is almost soda like because of the cinnamon, does not finish like a stout or traditional beer, nor does it leave any overriding flavor notes. The mouthfeel is medium. Overall if I had this without knowing it is a stout, I would not guess it is a stout, it does not finish like one.


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