Style: Barrel-Aged Stout
ABV: 5.8 IBU: 10
Tallgrass Brewing Company Bourbon Buffalo Sweat
What the brewers say
“Our award-winning oatmeal cream stout, aged in bourbon barrels to create a rich, complex, medium-bodied beer with a chocolate-espresso flavor and aroma, and warm bourbon undertones.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A nice complexity in the aroma. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate malt, and coffee with a heavy helping of caramel. A bit of toasty malt in the background. A sweet milk-like creaminess. Light vanilla ice cream thing going on.”
Flavor: “The beer has a nice smoothness. The roast is present with some coffee and chocolate sweetness, as well as bourbon and some dark cherry notes. Hints of vanilla cream sweetness. The body is slightly light but expected at this strength. The beer finishes with some complexity of chocolate and vanilla and a slight dryness. It's not as sweet as the aroma would suggest. There are oak notes in the aftertaste.”
Overall: “The flavors of this beer worked together throughout the taste. The right amount of vanilla and bourbon sweetness cut the roasty chocolate dryness. It was sweet, but not too sweet. A nice bourbon-barrel stout that’s not a night-ender.”
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