In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer seasonal from Tallgrass Brewing. It is their Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat Stout. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know this brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a black color with a light tan head on this vanilla stout. The smell is heavy vanilla with some chocolate notes. The taste is smooth and creamy vanilla to slight chocolate notes. The aftertaste is a hint of vanilla notes. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.tallgrassbeer.com):
Style: Oatmeal Cream Stout Brewed with Vanilla Beans ABV 5.0% IBU 20 Full Brew Birthday: November 2012 Interesting Fact: There are free-roaming buffalo just ten miles from our brewery.
To create Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat we start with our best-selling beer, Buffalo Sweat. We carefully infuse this award- winning oatmeal cream stout with whole Ugandan vanilla beans. This enhances the beer’s natural dark-roasted flavors of espresso, chocolate, and creamy sweetness. “Liquid chocolate chip espresso cookies” is how one fan described its unique flavor.
The perfect treat on a winter’s day.
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In closing, I was getting worried when I moved out of Chicago that I would not have a chance to get my hands on this brew. I was happy to make it in town to move more things back to Michigan to get my hands on this beer. I was pretty excited. This brewery cannot make a bad beer. They are like Tesla and Iron Maiden. Both of those bands never put out a bad record and Tallgrass Brewery has not put out a bad beer. The vanilla bean cuts through the chocolate and creamy stout. The chocolate notes are still there but vanilla shines through this beer like some kind of prime time movie star. If you are a fan of stout and/or vanilla bean, you will need to find a can of this great liquid. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser