Tallgrass Releases “King Buffalo” Imperial Stout as 1st Seasonal of Year

It looks like Tallgrass Brewing’s Stout, “Buffalo Sweat.” It has the same dense, foamy head — though it’s a little darker — and it leaves the same sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma is spot-on. Coffee. Chocolate. Roasted barley, hints of toffee and a little bit of booze.

Take that first sip. The familiar coffee and chocolate flavors are there, but they’re bigger, bolder and more complex. The body is thick and robust, with a velvety texture and a bitter, dry and warming finish. There’s no residual sweetness like that of Buffalo Sweat — because there’s no lactose in this brew — but an earthy, herbal hop character that bounces beautifully off the dark roasted malts. Even at 10.5 percent ABV, it’s the perfect silky-smooth stout to get you through the cold months ahead. One Buffalo to rule them all.

King Buffalo
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 10.5%
Malts: 2Row, Vienna, Victory, C60, Wheat, Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Oats, Dehusked Carafa III
Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Northern Brewer
Adjuncts: Brown Sugar
Availability: January-March 2017 (Explorer Series limited release)

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