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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle at Jeffís tasting. Reddish brown pour. Not overly heavy. Vanilla and coffee in this. Pretty straightforward but very well made.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
16oz bottled January 27, 2013. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours black with a three finger creamy/foamy brown head that slowly recedes to a small foamy cap and leaves nice rings and webs of lacing behind.

Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, sweet-smelling and dessert-like. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is rich vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, some caramel, moderate sweetness, some bitterness, minimal alcohol. Tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, pretty smooth and creamy but a bit of a carbonation bite too.

Really tasty vanilla Stout. The vanilla isnít subtle, itís definitely here and a big component of this brew, nice chocolate notes too. Iíve got one more bottle that Iíll sit on for a couple of months to let the hops fade out a bit which I think would help.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Drunk from a Sam Smith english-style pint glass. Pours the color of strong French press coffee with a beautiful thick fluffy head that reminds me of dirty roadside snow. Strong aromas of vanilla extract. Weighty and slightly viscus on the palate... The best way I can aptly describe the overall experience of this beer is to admit that it evokes some deep-ceded childhood memories. As a kid we all had one friend whoís mother always ended up chauffeuring you to soccer games. You spent long drives in the unvacuumed third row seats of a minivan while she chain smoked and drank way too much Dunkin Donutís French Vanilla. And then your team lost.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2537) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle at home. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a creamy khaki head and great lacing. Roast, light peat, molasses, maple syrup, vanilla, coffee, somewhat oaky aroma. Taste is big dark chocolate, espresso, sweet vanilla, bread, wood, earthy, and nutty with a big roasted coffee aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Coffee, chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derek881 (997) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Poured from a pint-sized bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a full, rich black color with a wet consistency and a large creamy lighter tan head with good retention, and great lacing and cling. Its aroma featured powerful notes of roasty vanilla with compliments of chocolate and coffee, along with some earthy and cereal hops. The taste was initially a pleasant sweet vanilla with lighter malty tones of chocolate and caramel, and a modest earthy and cereal bitterness as it settled. Its body was crisp, creamy, and wet with a semi-watery, but filling mouthfeel with lower carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Great beer, thanks Siobhan!

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kirk36 (112) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Okay so I support local brewers 110%. This beer did not meet expectations as labeled. I did not detect vanilla. Neither did the person with whom unshared this beer. And is was pricey. 16 ounces of beer for 7.99. A bit watery. Body and no butt. No head retention. It is chocolately. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Nose has amazing notes of vanilla and chocolate, but the taste is actually a bit overbearing on the vanilla and has a slightly over-roasted quality to it. A very good beer, mind, but strangely a bit too much of a good thing in some ways.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1969) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 11, 2013
Black with a large, rocky, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, light sour milk, coffee bean. Full bodied, creamy. Flavor is cocoa, roasted malts, vanilla, sweet cream, a bit of dark fruit. Very enjoyable. Not something I could do more than one or two of in a night, but would do it multiple times a week.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1682) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Draft. Black pour, tan head, little retention/lace. Aroma of coffee, cream, dark chocolate, roast. Taste is sweet, creamy, dark chocolate, roast. Palate is fizzy, creamy, rich finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2730) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours cola brown with a tan foam head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and coffee. Sweet flavor with chocolate upfront followed quickly vanilla with an undercurrent of roasted malt with hint of coffee. Very enjoyable.


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