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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
polo_marco (320) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 7, 2016
Smells of coffee chocolate, vanilla and hints of wood. Nice dark black color. Taste starts off with light roasted barley with chocolate notes followed by beautiful vanilla. Coffee comes through after the vanilla then chocolate fudge like finish that tends to linger, very nice. Nice full body with crisp carbonation that falls off after a while then picks right up at the end. Could of incredible for the fizz to do that. One of the best stouts just wish the crispness was continuous throughout and didn’t call off but still very Delishous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2016
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and molasses. Pretty thick mouthful. Flavor it’s similar with a bitter taste that lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (578) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 27, 2016
Vraiment pas mal étant donné le titrage. Mais m’attendant à quelque chose de plus moelleux, je suis un brin déçu (oui, c’est pas une impérial stout...). Le nez est très joli : très bourbon, par mail de café et de chocolat au lait, quelques notes de chocolat blanc. On sent un côté fumé un peu porter, on sent un côté un peu vert, artichaut. Bel équilibre. En bouche, attaque très légère, assez chocolat et un petit café léger. On part sur une amertume très sympathique de torréfaction avec un fond houblonné assez floral et un fond fumé bien équilibré. Les notes vanillées/bourbon sont beaucoup plus discrètes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Nitro at Doherty’s, 3/19/16.
Huge, dark beige head tops an ebony body. Strong retention, of course. Indeterminable clarity.
Trying to smell through/around the thick nitrogenated head is annoying, but I do get some dough, plaster, dark, bitter chocolate and light vanilla notes. Smells pretty standard stout-like, with a bit of marshmallow or grassy character in there too. Light coffee and cola notes with warming. No alcohol or flaw.
Nicely attenuated with real vanilla flavor and deep, burnt, bitter roast providing rich coffee and cacao flavors. Vanilla beans add light bitterness as well (and of course the vanilla flavor), while there’s some green, juicy, somewhat citric hop character on the end. I guess the nitro makes it more drinkable on account of it making it more watery/loose in texture, but I certainly prefer it much more not on nitro. Great beer, though. Hoppy, but not overdone there and very dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (722) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2016
On tap into shaker pint glass at Jimmy’s Culpeppers. Appearance is dark brown, almost black, pour with finger-width foamy light brown head, decent retention, fair lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with strong dark fruits, some cocoa, and milder vanilla. Taste is as aroma. Palate is medium bodied with light, creamy texture, average carbonation. Overall, not the most complex offering in the world but very strong at what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ByTheirLimpin (281) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Super fresh 10 day old bomber. Bomber to chalice. Dark tan leathery head. Nose is toffee and malt. Palate is even keeled, slight char to the roast follows start to finish as a binder. There’s a tease of sweetness, but nothing more. Caramel silky mouth feel. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6101) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4 oz pour on nitro at Rustico Alexandria. Black with creamy light beige head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, cocoa. Tastes of cocoa, vanilla, chocolate, roast. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nicki0329 (12) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Deliciously roasty aroma & flavor atop a smooth, silky mouthfeel. Notes of chocolate. Wish vanilla was more prominent - hard to detect. Nice, smooth bitter/hoppy balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Random note from couple month ago. On tap at Giant Eagle in Grandview: black pour with off-white head. aroma of roasty, chocolate. tastes are cocoa, malty, little burnt, oat. sweet vanilla. thinnish palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (2021) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle from Beers of the World, Henrietta. Nice enough roasty and vanilla aroma. Tasty sweet taste; chocolate, biscuit, vanilla. Highly bitter finish. Good vanilla stout.

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