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RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.


dogfishho's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Pours very dark with chocolate highlights and a coffee colored head. The aroma is sweet with ground espresso, chocolate, vanilla, and roasted meat coming through strongly. On the palate, it is sweet and round with cafe-au-lait balanced out with tannic roasty notes. Not terribly exciting, but really well executed and tasty.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1670) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
migwell (209) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2016
I’m not a fan of the ubiquitous coffee grounds/chocolate stout style, But, this one was on nitro at the Foundry, so why not. It is certainly smooth and goes down easy and of the various food product adjuncts, the vanilla was the most pronounced flavor. Creamy and with a good body and some hop bitterness as well, the nitro really helps this one out.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1395) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Dark brown some tan. Aroma smokey charred roast caramel chocolate. Tastes roasty, cocoa puffs, char. Dry, semithick mouthfeel. Very acidic bittersweet choco.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (661) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Dried blueberry, fig, dry roasted barley, dark chocolate, espresso bean, very faint vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa/chocolate, & coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, hops, and some vanilla; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (1495) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2015
500 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a disappointingly thin medium black with a decent light tan head and no real lace sticking around. The aroma is somewhat hoppy. There is a roasty chocolate and a disappointing roast on the back end. There is a light oatiness that brings a breadiness to the table, but it's disappointing. The flavor is slightly less disappointing. There is a roasty chocolate and a light vanilla. The malts come through and take over and it's just not that great. The mouth feel is light and watery with a decently velvety carbonation. The aftertaste is quick fading and oaty malts. This is another disappointment from MBC. I do not understand how they're so highly rated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is biscuity, roasted malt, dry, light vanilla, chocolate, just light. Appearance is dark brown, light light tan head, thin. Taste is roasted malt, a sweetness I attribute to vanilla, light chocolate, light everything really. Mouthfeel is thin, light carbonation and medium body. Overall, I think I’ll give up on this brewery. I’ll check back for Dinner if I ever get it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1571) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate, vanilla... quite sweet and roasty, with a creamy mouthfeel and medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1676) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2015
16.9 ounce bottle, bottled on 11/10/15, label says to drink within 90 days of stamped born on date. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a couple inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The brew smells like roasted malt, vanilla, milk and dark chocolate, and coffee. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some burnt/charred malt and an earthy flavor noticeable. I like the bittersweet roasty finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, glad I got to try a bottle of this. Hope I get to find more of the MBC beers here soon. $6.99 a bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savage_Night (305) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Pours black with a medium tan head. Head retention is good. AROMA: rich dark malt, freshly roasted coffee, chocolate, spices, roasty, toffee, earthy, raisin, slight coriander, herbal hops, dark dried stone fruit, slight tobacco, smoke, vanilla and slight sweet citrus. TASTE: rich dark malt, freshly roasted coffee, chocolate, spices, roasty, earthy, raisin, slight coriander, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, herbal hop spice, dark dried stone fruit, slight tobacco, smoke, vanilla and slight sweet citrus. AFTER: rich malt, coffee bitterness, herbs and molasses with a medium thick finish


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