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Half Acre Vanilla Bean Big Hugs Imperial Stout

Half Acre Vanilla Bean Big Hugs Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This beer is a thug. Big and chock full of tender embrace.

A specialty brew. Grab it when you see it. 10% ABV.

This special version was available via cask pour and treated with Mexican vanilla beans.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016

Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends, Stefansgade 35, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark.

[ As Half Acre Vanilla Bean Big Hugs Imperial Stout ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, cacao, vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long long duration, malt - chocolate bitter, vanilla, dark malt, roasted, dark chocolate. Body is medium to medium full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20160124]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (32889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, wood, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, an soy sauce, leading to a dry roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12653) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2016
Draught. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Stron Vanilla notes. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25140) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2016
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Black colored with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of chocolate with notes of vanilla. Roasted flavor of caramel and chocolate. Roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
From tap. Pours pitch black with a thick and tan hesd. Aroma is fruity, dense vanilla, roasted malt. Sweet, roasted, solid vanilla. Lingering vanilla and roasted finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2687) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Dark black in color... Aroma of vanilla, chocolate... Flavor is unlike any vanilla beer I've had... Tons of vanilla bean, vanilla extract, roasted malts... Super interesting and good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2320) - Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2015
2015 white wax bomber. Lots of vanilla but well balanced with a Bitter malt. Hershey syrup like chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1152) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Cask pour in the taproom on Big Hugs day -- Aroma is strong coffee like the base beer, but the vanilla and cinnamon distract you from it. The flavor brings your attention right back with the strong flavorful roast coffee dominating with the cinnamon and vanilla dancing around it. Very nice one-off.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6812) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Cask pour at the taproom (Chicago, IL). Quick stop in for a one-and-done on an early get out of work. Pours a rich thicker blackish pour, dark opaque body with just a faint touch of brownish light on the edges. A loose darker brown head sits atop and dies down to a ruddy ring, laces small. Aromas are a good dose of vanilla bean, cool and mellow sweet, richer bean elements cover up some cocoa, roast, silky sweet and roasty dark malts intertwine. Bakers chocolate, some coffee, more vanilla for me. Initial is thicker body, lightened a bit, silky smooth on the palate, the vanilla bean treatment brings some bigger flavors. Cocoa, roast, and chocolate. Coffee, caramel, toast, and biscuits. That kiss of dark fruit influence gets covered up a bit for me that I see in normal Big Hugs. Backend and finish throw some more dryness, cocoa, and a good dose of vanilla stays for he duration. Fun cask experiment. Im not the biggest fan of Big Hugs, but the treatment was fun.


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