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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our American-style stout aged on organic vanilla beans. Intense notes of coffee and dark chocolate lead way to subtle notes of natural vanilla. Flaked oats generate a silky mouthfeel.


2.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
paljoey (9) - - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
Drinking at club w with my pals. A little tough for me. Good smell, nice color. Maybe again. ...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle, pours a dark black brown color with a tab head leaving heavy lacing. Very little aroma, slight notes of malt. Maltiness comes through in the flavor, notes of coffee and chocolate. Very pleasant mouthfeel very good stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Aroma is chocolate and vanillla. Taste is coffee vanilla and chocolate. Very smooth. Decent mouthfeel. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Pours a black/brown color. Nice latte head to this. Getting a lot of milk chocolate here from aroma to flavor. Not thin but not full bodied either and I like that. Not a chewy beer just a nice regular stout with great taste of milk chocolate and coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (770) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
bottle thanks to Phatdog1. Poured an opaque black color with a thin tan top, and minimal lacing. Taste of roasted and toasted malts, cocoa, chocolate, with a slight dry smokey finish. medium carbonation, medium body, This is one of the best og stouts I’ve had. Must try by all! Cheers!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6727) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium brown head that dissipates quickly with nice lacing nevertheless. Aroma is roasty, dark chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is the same, medium sweet with coffee notes as well, fairly prominent vanilla. Light bitter. Medium body and yep, a nice silly mouthfeel. Pretty darn nice stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a flat black body under a small fizzy off white head. The nose is roasty and thick with a nice light vanilla bean note. The flavor is lightly sweet with a bit of vanilla, slightly chocolaty, nice roastiness, a bit of a coffee note. Nice lingering slightly sweet roast. Medium bodied and slightly clingy with a soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice stuff. I like the vanilla character in this, very subtle and natural.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
A- pours an effervescent deep brown with cola edges. Decent lacing with a beautiful medium tan head. S- watered down coffee for sure. Vanilla beans are there too. Dry medium roast malts, earth, tobacco/vegetable notes (or maybe cigarette butts), burnt popcorn and a rhubarb. M- light watery palette without a great body. Some decent carbonation but not overwhelming. T- day old coffee and bittersweet chocolate up front. Next are some cola, earth, chalk and vegetal notes, followed by hops and grass. Ending is a return to the chocolate and rhubarb. Can't say I found any distinctive vanilla beans.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle from Eddies. Pours black with tan head, moderate head, but good lacing. Aroma is dark-- malty, coffee, not much vanilla. Taste is more vanilla (still not a ton), and toasted malt. Thick mouthfeel, little carbonation. Another good beer, but not my favorite from MBC. I guess that’s saying something, when everything is getting 95%+ on here...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle, thanks Brian! Inky black pour. Nice dark chocolate aroma with a hint of coffee. Medium/full mouthfeel that is quite creamy. More sweet than bitter, this is a very clean beer with a smooth finish. Excellent.


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