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RATINGS: 231   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
justsayswell (285) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
16 oz can into a pub glass. Big head on this one, dark brown pour, but a little light shows in the bottom of the glass. I could smell the vanilla before I even picked it up. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, and some tobacco. Head isn’t really foamy, more fizzy, and dissipates fairly quickly. Body is pretty light, less carbonated than I would have guessed from the head, really smooth, little sweetness. Muted coffee and dark chocolate. Vanilla isn’t overpowering at all, really, and the coffee/vanilla thing is fairly balanced. Maybe I got a bad can, but my first impression was that it tasted kinda flat and very light bodied. I was excited to try this, but I’m kinda disappointed. That being said, it’s only 5% abv, and its pretty drinkable so it might be a fun session beer.


4
Aggiebob (1296) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 13, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2017 Draft. It poured a dark black with a nice tan head and moderate lacing. The aroma is vanilla, chocolate and some light coffee notes. It is sweet. Very nice.

3.4
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2017
can. near black with one finger head. rather sweet and a bit thin, malty with vanilla, dark chocolate, light coffee. session stout?

4.5
coburn_c (12) - Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Smells like roasted malt. Looks like a stout should look. Tastes like a wonderful chocolate, coffee, vanilla bean milkshake. Feels creamy yet light and effervescent. This is my favorite easy drinking stout. One of my favorite beers. See Xocoveza if you prefer a challenge.

3.6
tompete (348) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2017
Pours midnight brown with a fine tan head. Aroma is vanilla and chocolate. Flavour backs it up with delicious roastiness. Body is wonderfully thin. Finish is roast and vanilla.

4.4
DougsBeer (30) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 28, 2017
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3.9
beer_rookie (660) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Pours a very dark brown color. Mocha colored head, poor retention, no lacing.

Aroma is vanilla, light, but up front and prominent. Light coffee, coffee creamer, raisins. Brownies. Some malts, but not too much.

Taste follows the nose. Quite delicious. Coffee, brownies, raisins, vanilla.

Mouthfeel is medium light. Thin and watery. Has some grittiness, which makes me think vanilla bean ice cream. Maybe that’s not it, but it works. Smooth and creamy.

Overall, pretty tasty. A slight nudge better than the original. Very enjoyable. Yes, I recommend it and I would buy again.

3.7
edgallow (4473) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Taste is vanilla, coffee and grains.

3.6
Niko100 (2994) - Chicago, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, vanilla, cocoa, & dark chocolate; Flavor of roasted malt, milk/dark chocolate, some vanilla, hops, and coffee; Good.

3.6
MavDunk (113) - - MAY 14, 2017
On tap. Pours black with tan head. Scent is coffee and vanilla. Taste is similar and includes malts an cocoa. Body is is on the heavy side. Finish is sticky and sweet.

3.9
Andrew196 (1993) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Pours somewhere between brown and black, fizzy beige head, elusive. Nice aroma, very rich for the abv, deep coffee roast, caramel, earth, chocolate and vanilla galore. Thin as expected for 5% but very nice... Chocolate syrup, vanilla bean, lingering coffee bitterness. Dry finish. Solid.


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