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RATINGS: 447   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Had to rate something on 12/12/12 -- 16.9oz bottle from Liquor Shop in Tyngsboro,MA. Muddy dark brown with moderate creamy tan head. Aroma is primarily cocoa with a touch of coffee and vanilla. Flavor is relatively straightforward up front with sharp coffee notes but fades into a complex finish of chocolate, vanilla, and through a myriad of rich roast malts. Complexity really shows up as the beer warms...when cold, the finish is a bit sharp. Nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spab (2261) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
500 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a nearly black, dark brown with large, creamy mocha-coloured head. Aroma is both roasty and sweet with generous vanilla bean, dark chocolate and a little coffee. Flavour is also a nice mix of roast and sweet, neither overpowers but both are assertive, with vanilla bean the most prominent flavour but cocoa and coffee also readily apparent as well as some subtle caramel. Mouthfeel is relatively creamy. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pfeezor (39) - - JUL 7, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1222) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Very nice. Classic creamy stout body. Vanilla aroma, taste is of nice roast been with subtle vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (700) - - JUL 6, 2014
On draught at Golden, Brown, Delicious in Washington DC. Served in a goblet glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2060) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Poured out a thick dark brown cap that faded slowly. Tasty aroma! Mellow vanilla choco, thick and rich, peeled bark, just goodness, weak coffee thing. Flaveroidz: smooth toasty roasty megazoid blinkoids. More choco and solid vanilla, suckable bakers chocolate bitterness, yah. Yummtakuler. Makes my mouth water when filled with this beer. Wxpictaculus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (448) - - JUL 2, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a black color with a one finger head of a thick creamy head of an off tan colored foam which cascades up through the brew as it is poured. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a moderate level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a sweeter roasted malt and vanilla smells with lots of notes of a coffee smell. Along with these smells comes some smells of a more caramel sweet and chocolate smell, which produce a very inviting and dark aroma overall. Taste – The taste begins with a nice creamy roasted malt flavor with tons of caramel and some vanilla. As the taste advances the vanilla gets stronger and stronger with a chocolate flavor working its way onto the tongue. The chocolate and vanilla grow stronger to the end with a little bit of a oaky flavor working its way onto the tongue as well. Along with the oak, so too comes some espresso and a bit of a smoke flavor, which with the vanilla and chocolate leave a slightly bitter but still sweet and smooth roasted flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are nice for the big roasted and vanilla flavors of the brew and allow for a nice soothing mouth coating feel. Overall – A quite enjoyable stout with lots of flavor all at a more modest (at least in big flavored stout terms) abv of only 6.5 %. This was a rather nice roastey and sweet treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (141) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Poured from a 500cc bottle. Pours dark-brown black. Thick persisting toffee head; heavy lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark malt, molasses, and vanilla bean. The flavour follows the nose with pleasant hops to balance the sweetness. Great stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle from pikapp327. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is lots of vanilla, latte foam, and a little baking spice. Taste is pretty roasted, vanilla, and some alcohol. Good finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle courtesy pikapp327. Pours a very dark brown color. Tan head. Aroma is roasty, woody, sweet, syrupy. Flavor is malty, sweet, vanilla, with a light dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (246) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours so dark I cannot see my monitor through it. Pillowy head that settles down to 1/8" and great lacing. Taste is complex. Lightly sweet roasted malts, toast, chocolate, coffee, and some vanilla accents. Body is thin for a stout with lower carbonation

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