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RATINGS: 480   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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3.7
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cirrhosis (1209) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (2281) - 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. Im curious about this place now..."

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1883) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
500 mL bottle. Looks like a stout. From the nose Id 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuperTiti33 (534) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Noire opaque. Belle mousse beige. Cacao. Un peu mince. Vanille présente mais douce. Biscuité. Avoine/gruau. Bien.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 [5655-20130816] Bottle. Roasted rich earthy malt grain aroma has a touch of peanut butter. Dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted chocolate malt flavour has a chilli pepper background with a lot of jazz. Full body. Very tasty. (8/3/7/4/15) 3.7+
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)

[5732B-20130823] 1pt.9floz bottle. Strong roasted malt aroma. Black brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Roasted malt flavour has a long coffee chocolate aftertaste. Full body. Very tasty, just a little too roasty. (7/4/9/4/16) 4.0
(c/o Radek Kliber, w/ him, blankboy, jercraigs, Colin)
Overheard: "Its going in my rating... I knew wed get a rating eventually."

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3469) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Very dark beer out of the bottle with only a hint of mahogany when held against the light. Big foamy brown head. Nice nose of vanilla and roasted grains. Very nice natural vanilla flavor with compliments of chocolate, molasses and sweetened coffee. The coffee bitterness comes out in the finish. This is a very tasty beer and the vanilla does not bully it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1155) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
500 mL bottle courtesy of Tyson, served in a stem glass. Pours deep chestnut with a moderate tan head that mostly remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. Vanilla is huge on the nose, along with espresso, dark chocolate, caramel and subtle earth. Hops are minimal. The flavour is medium sweet with vanilla and chocolate up front. Caramel enters through the middle, with subtle dark fruit. The finish is medium in length, with vanilla, chocolate and roasted malts. On the palate, it is medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a very nice vanilla porter; vanilla is quite prominent, but not overwhelming. 2014-09-09

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (970) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Vanilla, cocoa, oat, treacle, lightly roasted malt. Jet black, a few wispy trails of small bubbles and a thin dark tan head. Vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, toasted malt, and a little bit of sourness. Perfectly balanced and eminently drinkable. Silky and creamy, but theres a bit of chalkiness too.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1673) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
sampled at a bottle share. i have to say i wasnt real impressed with this one. will need to try again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
musinj6 (397) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours an opaque black with small tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma of roasted malt that is prominent. Hint of espresso. Little dark chocolate. Hint of vanilla. MIldy sweet up front, but well balanced and becomes mildly bitter toward the end. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation Long, silky smooth finish.


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