Pours opaque with a half inch of tan foam. No lacing. Foam quickly leaves the glass entirely.
Roasted malt is at the forefront. Not much else. Surprised there isn't any vanilla, based on the name. A touch of caramel sweetness; slight. Hints of chocolate and coffee.
Taste is roasted malt up front that gives way to some caramel, chocolate, and bitter coffee in the end that lingers into the finish. Hints of smoke and milk sweetness. Back of the throat really caries the coffee, smoke and bitterness; lingering.
Light end of medium body. Overly carbonated. Roasted, bitter dryness.
This is a nice beer but when the can says vanilla, it better have vanilla. I had no traces of the vanilla. The beer is drinkable but the bitterness and roast in the finish make it tough. The taste and aroma fall short when it comes to vanilla, this is a huge hit for me (especially when the date on the can states it is good for another three months). Enjoy!
ears ago we started our cask beer program to experiment with new flavors. Our very first cask creation was Buffalo Sweat oatmeal cream stout infused with whole vanilla beans. It was so well-received at its debut at a firkin festival that it quickly evolved into our winter seasonal. This variety adds the silky sweetness of vanilla to the original Buffalo Sweat, creating a rich and creamy, medium-bodied well-balanced beer.