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RATINGS: 517   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Best by 2/5/14. Chocolate malt and dusted cocoa dominate a mild nose. Deep black with a great tan head that leaves a lace. Tastey stout with dark roasted malts dominating some chocolate flavors. Bitter. I get a touch of vanilla in the finish. Wanted a little more. Medium body.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
LuckyDog (605) - - APR 23, 2015
Very nice stout. Moderate to high hops. Good malt backbone. At the brewery in a sampler.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2877) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours jet black with a short lacy tan head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor of roasted coffee, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts and a touch of molasses.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (412) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
2015/04/05 - Pours a jet black colour, with a foamy, beige head that slowly reduces and leaves ample lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee, bitter cocoa, vanilla, mild smokiness and a hint of oak. Taste is strong vanilla, bitter cocoa, roasted coffee and hints of oak and smoke. Mouthfeel is silky with a medium to heavy body and a dry, moderately bitter finish. Nice vanilla notes without being overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
anthony850 (331) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Very smooth stout with a great vanilla taste. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cool_Bond (1896) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Lovely scent and taste of chocolate, coffee and sweetness. Exquisite bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Really good beer to drink. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (372) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Thick and rich. Velvet mouth feel. Oak and coffee. Vanilla is light but the heavy hit is still good. You must enjoy a thick stout and want to have a filling beverage for this baby. Bottle

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3845) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle from PhillyCraft. Thanks Vin! It pours a very dark brown/black color with a tall, but shrinking tan head. The aroma has rich chocolate, toast and some lactose sugar, vanilla notes along with some coffee roastiness. The flavor is coffee forward with some intense roast and acidity. Mild vanilla notes add some needed sweetness. Nice bready/toasted malt throughout with a good roasted finish. Light bodied for the style, but enough to support all the flavors. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Very thin easy drinking stout with light head. Dark pour with roasted chocolate, coffee, and hints of vanilla. Strong presence and pretty enjoyable with pretty low alcohol compared to many other stouts. Was expecting more but still quite satisfied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pacv27 (53) - - FEB 21, 2015
Beige creamy head 3 fingers in depth. The beer is very dark brown, nearly black in color. There is smokiness in the aroma along with some chocolate notes. Not getting much else. Mouthfeel is a little light for a stout. There is a lot of coffee taste in this stout with an oaky and smoked character to it. Really not getting much of the vanilla. Not really thrilled with this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (3517) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Tap at Blind Tiger, New York. Colour is black with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, hints of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Served as ice cold. This is actually quite thin but again very drinkable.


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