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RATINGS: 487   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 (527) - 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 18/20
halfonit (1169) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thick amber head. Aroma is of vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, and some coffee. Flavor is of dark chocolate, malts, coffee, vanilla, toastyness, and molasses. Leaves a toasty vanilla and malt finish. Another great brew from these guys.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (363) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours black with a decent off-white head. Aroma heavy of roasted malt, cocoa, and a touch of vanilla and earth. Taste is mostly roasted malt and cocoa, but the vanilla is definitely present on the back end. Full body, really well balanced, not overly sweet. This is an outstanding stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (875) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Large bottle a smidgen past their recommended 90 days into a tulip glass, deep dark brown color with dark tan head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt and slight nuttiness. Taste adds notes of char, milk chocolate, oat meal, caramel, toast and mild bitter earthy hop note. Medium-heavy body, low carbonation-moderate, creamy with roasty earthy finish. Very nice vanilla stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle courtesy of my wife. Deep black pour topped by a thick tan head. The aroma is awesome. Loads of cocoa, soft roast, vanilla and a lightly sweet toasted malt character through the middle. Softly sweet and well balanced. The vanilla is really quite subtle but the roast and cocoa are there in full abundance. Bitter-sweet, rich palate, really delicious. Silky and unctuous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1766) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle, bottled on May 13, 2014, poured into a snifter. Black with medium light brown head which dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma vanilla, medium body, creamy texture, medium carbonation, and thin small-bubble lacing. Taste is chocolate, coffee, some vanilla, some oats, some roasted malt, and some herbal hops. A little dry, but a good stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
llcooldave (1101) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Black in the glass with a soapy head. Nice aroma of a Chunky Bar; chocolate, almonds and fruit. Awesome flavor of coffee and cocoa with a dry nutty note aftertaste. Overall... Awesome, very drinkable. Thanks BarZigKin for sharing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
e303 (94) - - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. The pour is really nice and dark with a big beige head. The nose on this is awesome. Lots of roasty coffee notes and vanilla coming through. The taste is great. The natural vanilla gives a really nice counter to the bitter coffee and chocolate notes. It's super smooth on the finish. Overall, a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cirrhosis (1214) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Thick black body with a massive tan crown floating on top. Yum!! Coffee, earth, creamy, vannilla....... maybe. Aroma is ok. Taste is the same but has massive building bitterness. Not to sweet, not to massive, easy drinking. Almost cherry, light ash. Dry mouth feel leaving my mouth filled with pasties. I can drink the crap out of this beer but the price point says no to drinking this often. Mmmmm want more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"In your face (in a good way) for a lower abv beer. Big aroma of cocoa, vanilla, and hearty roasted malts. A little hops in the flavor as well, which is both sweet, roasted, and very very dry. Super drinkable, bittersweet dry finish. I’m curious about this place now..."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1913) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
500 mL bottle. Looks like a stout. From the nose I’d guess this is a coffee stout. From the flavour as well; the vanilla really takes a back seat to the coffee and roast flavours. Still a very good stout, though.

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