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RATINGS: 467   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalumeaux (49) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Wonderful aroma of coffe and hints of chocolate pours dark yet has a smooth silky mouth feel with a slightly smoky finish. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (637) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Aroma is rich malts, vanilla and a slight grain roastiness. Taste is slightly bitter with obvious vanilla character. Light hop tang on finish bjt not overpowering. Appearance is a black full body with a beige / brown one with a head that retains well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2288) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle picked up at a Binny’s in Schaumburg area, pours nearly black with a thin light brown head, aroma is crazy, tons of roast and chocolate with a good amount of coffee and vanilla all come through, but weaved perfectly together, the flavor has a heavy chocolate and roast front end with some bitterness of coffee in the finish, nice notes of sweet vanilla but not overly sweet, really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (435) - - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at Maine Beer Company. Pours an almost black brown. Beans and coffee on the nose. Very light bodied, but still good flavor. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (747) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 14, 2014
500ml bottle pours dark brown black with light edges and 2 finger creamy tan head. Nose is earthy vanilla coffee, almond, roasty baker’s chocolate. Taste is on the lighter body side, roasty bitter dark cocoa and crisp vanilla. Finish is earthy roast coffee bean, vanilla cream, bitter cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimspady (178) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Dark black. Awesome malts, hint of vanilla, just enough hops to keep it interesting. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (944) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours very dark brown and airy, tan cap that settles to a thin blanket quickly. Aroma is fragrant coffee, dark chocolate, and very gentle vanilla. Taste is bitter sweet. Muddied earth, creamy mouthfeel, medium dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (578) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near a near black with a active, bubbly, tan head. Aroma is large and roasty. Dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Pretty tasty. Taste is a balanced bitter. Starts with some big, dark chocolate them moved into some vanilla and coffee, then ends in a fine, espresso bitterness. Very nice. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a bit of a creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a dry finish. Overall this is a great stout. Big roasted notes with a subtle undertone of vanilla. Really very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2014
My 300th review!! Bottle. Pour is a dark brown/black, with a thick tan head, done sediment, good lacing. Aroma us slight coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, a hint if vanilla. Taste is bitter chocolate, licorice, a hint of coffee, a hint of smoke maybe. Not getting the vanilla beans at all in the flavor. Finish is nice and dry, perfect mouthfeel. Good dry stout but the vanilla is hard to detect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1092) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2014
Sweet, for sure, but the vanilla is nicely-utilized. This is a ’full-mouth’ beer, meaning at least for me that the beer challenges all parts of the palate, so there is a nice drying bitterness to this. Like all Maine Beer, this is balanced.

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