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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2261) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle shared by mdfb79. Thanks Dan. The beer is dark brown with a beige head that leaves ample lacing stuck to the glass. The aroma offers some pleasant roast and chocolate notes. Lots of tasty roast in the flavor as well. Light bodied and really easy to drink. I would have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-13-2012

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1212) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle of batch 1 thanks to FooFaa, pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and hops. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Not amazing but nice and drinkable, a lighter stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
500ml bottle-rich foamy lt brown head with trailing lace-black. A-rich dk malt-roasty/cocoa, some earthy. T-dk malt-roasty/ashy/cocoa/anise, earthy hops. Occasional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2209) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
12oz bottle form Decicco’s Ardsley. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and bit of espresso. Flavor of roasted malts, vanilla, and some chocolate and very light coffee. Body is a little thin, but this is a pretty solid stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a black color with a small longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate vanilla and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Had to rate something on 12/12/12 -- 16.9oz bottle from Liquor Shop in Tyngsboro,MA. Muddy dark brown with moderate creamy tan head. Aroma is primarily cocoa with a touch of coffee and vanilla. Flavor is relatively straightforward up front with sharp coffee notes but fades into a complex finish of chocolate, vanilla, and through a myriad of rich roast malts. Complexity really shows up as the beer warms...when cold, the finish is a bit sharp. Nice stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2012
pours dark (almost black) with moderately thick brown head. the aroma is mostly roast, coffee, and cocoa; these are also predominant in the taste, although some very nice vanilla flavor starts to come through at the end. overall, the vanilla is understated and the beer is fairly dry. medium body. very drinkable - a nice change of pace from some of the more extreme imperial stouts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1317) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
500 mL bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Very dark brown, almost black, pour with a creamy brown head. Faint aroma of vanilla that is mostly overpowered by dark cocoa, charred malts, and roasted coffee. Nice dark roasted malt flavor with notable coffee and dark chocolate and a more subdued vanilla in the background. Medium bodied and full of flavor yet quite drinkable at only 6.5% ABV. Nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with a short, dark brown head. Aroma is cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee notes, roasted malt and light vanilla notes. Taste is bigger vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, burnt caramel, cocoa and dark chocolate. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly, but creamy, carbonation. Ends slightly more bitter with cocoa, vanilla, stronger coffee, roasted malt and burnt caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
matthewgerke (67) - - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle. Poured almost black with a thick caramel-colored head. Aroma of chocolate and some coffee. Both were also present in the flavor along with some roasted malt notes and then finishing with a non-overpowering vanilla flavor.


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