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RATINGS: 578   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.

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   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 who’s 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 Donut’s French Vanilla. And then your team lost.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2016
16.9 oz bottle. Black with a large beige head. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla, coffee, and roasted Malts. Taste is dark chocolate, and roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle. The look is dark, brownish black in color, foaming tan head. The smell is vanilla, chocolate, malt, roasty, dessert. The taste is sweet, roast, coffee, malt, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3379) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Coffee and vanilla bouquet. Wow, I can’t recall a low ABV base stout with this much vanilla. Nice complexity with vanilla that gives way to dark roasted malt, expresso, and tobacco notes. Good body and mouthfeel. Impressive, the amount of flavor from 6.5%. It’s not Expedition or Serpent but it’s still a damn fine stout...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2016
500ml bottle - pours an oily back , roasted coffee aroma , bitter chocolate with vanilla finish . Excellent . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle sitting in my parents fridge in Maine. Pour is deep black with a rich big brown head. Nose coffee and malt. Taste is bitter a rich. This feels far too much like drinking carbonated cold brew coffee. Which is far removed from what I expected from opening. Too much coffee for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle at home - Bottle Share. Black - brown head. Vanilla. Burned malts. Milk chocolate. Sweetness. A bit thin. Light bitterness. High caramel. Roasted. Simple - but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Nitro draft at Bru Craft. Opaque dark brown/black pour that started with a solid head of brown foam. Giant showing of lace. Creamy stout flavors of dark cocoa, vanilla and espresso. Semi-glossy black liquorice. Hints of cigarettes and vinyl. Not overly complicated but what is there is well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6512) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
From a 50 cl bottle. Black with beige head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate, vanilla and coconut. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1732) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Dark with thick head and decent lacing. Strong coffee aroma, I do get a hint of vanilla, or chocolate, or both. Nice flavor with a little earthiness. More carbonation than others. Liked it over all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopTsing (565) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2016
From the bottled poured a medium bodied black brew with a brown head. Flavors and aromas of coffee, and malt with a hint of vanilla.

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