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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (396) - - APR 18, 2014
From bomber. This one might get a 5 for appearance. Wonderful dark brown with a finger of tan head. Nice aroma of vanilla and stout. Taste is pretty good. Stout is mild, with the vanilla mild in kind. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Black pour with no head. Aroma is full of chocolate and a little vanilla. Mouth is a little over-carbonated. Taste is full of dark chocolate, espresso and faint vanilla. Slightly medicinal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Pours dark brown to black with a finger of tan head. Aroma of vanilla, molasses, chocolate, light coffee. Taste is balanced chocolate and vanilla sweet with hints of coffee bitter. Body is a bit too light but creamy and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydslip (155) - Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2014
Opaque dark chocolate brown beer with a medium foamy tan head. Nose of cocoa nibs, coffee, balsamic vinegar, and undertones of sweet vanilla. Flavor is much more pronounced than the aroma. It’s quite delicious with deep dark chocolate, bitter french roast coffee, roasted grain all with an underlying sweetness and hints of spice. This is then followed up by some lingering bitterness. Soft carbonation with a silky mouth feel, this is an excellent, smooth stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (396) - Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Nice lacing. Very little aroma with a slight notes of malt. Overall flavor is very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bomber poured into pint glass. Dark brown with a perfect two finger tan head. The smell is dark chocolate with coffee like roast. Tastes good, chocolate coffee and the vanilla appears in the backbone. The oats create a smooth palate. Pretty tasty and enjoyable to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (898) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from my trip to Boston shared with friends at the Pig. Pours a thin dark brown with a very small tan head. Head gone fast and no real lacing. Nice aromas of vanilla beans, dark chocolate, slight coffee, and roasted nuts. The taste was a little less exciting than the aroma but as it warmed the notes of vanilla and chocolate came through nicely. Very thin body. Finish was sweet vanilla and chocolate. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ricoslim (95) - - APR 5, 2014
Poured from bottle. Color is dark. Aroma is of vanilla and coffee. Has a nice sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle: Pours a deep brown with russet highlights topped by a nice frothy beige head and good lace. The aroma is roast, coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate, vanilla bean, herbal hops and a faint plummy ester. The taste delivers a smooth roast and char with a light handed vanilla and mocha note. Some bitterness towards the finish but nothing major. The mouth feel is surprisingly sprite without being over-carbonated, ashy and even a touch astringent. Slick but not heavy, more akin to a porter on the palate than a stout. A nice beer but just seems a touch thin on flavor and mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1271) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Pour is a dark brown with a tan head and a fair bit of bubbles. Nose is moderate roasted malt, notes of cooked coffee bean with a decent touch of vanilla and notes of dark chocolate. Taste is not sweet but does have a good bit of the vanilla. Light roasted malts, rich chocolate and vanilla, a marshmallow quality, well balanced and not sugary. Pretty well done! Medium body and incredibly smooth feel with gentle carbonation. Very easy to drink.

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