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RATINGS: 469   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DrSpaceman (4) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2012 does not count
Nice vanilla note. Possible hint of caramel. Light mouthfeel. Excellent Also from the greatest state in the nation.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (2561) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
0,5l bottle. The "German stadart-type" - interesting that they use it in Maine ;)
The beer is very dark with a nice beige head. The nose is intense and malty-deep. The beer starts viscous, very roasted with hints of Espresso and dark chocolate. The mainpart is slightly sweet but still dry, lots of roasted aroma. But for the deepness and intensity highly drinkable. The aftertaste is great roasted, especially in the end where there come roasted or even burned bread crumb together with slightly sweet espresso-beans or very dark chocolate together with a moderate and well-balamced bitterness. This very great taste stays long on the tongue - but where is the vanilla. I couldn’t taste it even when I think about it.
Nevertheless an absolutely great brewed stout! --> 14/13/15/15

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmericanHobo (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Pours a noce dark color. Hints of maltiness and chocolate in arona. Well balanced. Chocolate and roasted oats on finish

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
troupos40 (67) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Poured into a snifter, dark brown with a light brown head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Tastes starts as predominately coffee, but mellows to a soft vanilla, well balanced sweet and bitter tastes on the tongue. Silly smooth mouthfeel, Very impressive. Overall, this is one of the best stouts I’ve had, highly recommended, I will be looking to load up on this as soon as possible.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours an orangeish black with a thick, creamy, resilient beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut, roasted grains. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, coconut, brown sugar. Finish is loads of vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Very soft. Lingering sugar. Full, thick body, velvety and soft mouthfeel, weak carbonation. This beer just so happens to be everything that I ever looked for in a stout. A pure delight.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalumeaux (54) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (228) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2014
This was interesting. Poured into English pint glass. Thick moca head and a nice lace, close to black. Aroma is roasted malts, espresso and vanilla. Taste is lacking the typical stout flavor, its light at first. Coffee and vanilla. Thick and creamy but easy to drink. The flavor builds in the finish, becomes darker. Coffee, dark chocolates and vanilla. Gets more stouty and warms the stomach. Bottle conditioned and it is yeasty. Complex and dark but the vanilla adds a sweetness and the balance is fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 2, 2012
This was almost a perfect stout. Complex toasty roasty notes over the soft vanilla. Just really a wonderful beer that I was happy to share the experience with a friend.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rwinzing (2) - Bordentown, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013 does not count
Loved this beer! Great taste with a hint of vanilla. Not a huge stout but one of the better ones I have tasted. Also great price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2121) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2013
From the 650 ml. bottle dated 12/10/13. The pour is jet back with a long lasting soft tan head that leaves lacing as it slowly dissolves. Although it never dissipates completely. What an aroma! I get chocolate malts, vanilla beans, coffee, and even the slightest hint of dark fruit. Lovely. The body is medium and incredibly smooth. The taste also brings out that baked chocolate character with a drop of vanilla and a low but slightly biting bitterness. Dryish finish. Really an excellent beer.


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