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RATINGS: 449   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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2013
The beer looks great on the pour. Just what I would expect a stout to look like... dark, opaque, nice creamy head. Not so sure about the aroma. Seems a little flat. All I’m really picking up is a lot of barnyard and cereal...maybe some subtle notes under there. I can taste the vanilla and a hint of cocoa...but the sweetness seems a tad artificial. The mouthfeel is pretty dry in spite of the mild sweetness...a little thin. Again, the cereal and barnyard take over. Finish is mildly hoppy....ashy. Not bad but nothing I would seek out.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (733) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
Dark brown almost black pour with large beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, hint of coffee and chocolate and very faint vanilla. Taste of roasted malts, faint cocoa, faint coffee, faint vanilla and a slightly dry bitter finish. Body was a little thin, medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (323) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
L’opacité de cette bière ne laisse aucune place à un imaginaire lumineux. C’est noir, très noir. Une épaisse couche de mousse brune se pose sur la bière. Au nez, tous les arômes typiques au style se battent pour l’attention de nos narines : le chocolat, le café et la torréfaction sont puissants. Ces éléments se retrouvent décuplés en bouche, c’est délicieux. Malgré l’intensité des saveurs, la bière se laisse boire très facilement grâce à sa texture soyeuse et crémeuse. Un autre coup de circuit pour cette brasserie à l’inventaire sans failles.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (322) - - JUL 16, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a rich chocolaty black with a full 2 fingers of foamy beige head that takes a while to settle down. Ample lacing in its wake, and light does not pass; a good sign of things to come. Aroma is muted cocoa powder, roasted malts, and milk chocolate. Flavor is full, especially for a 6.5% offering: round roasty notes with chocolate, mocha and a sweet caramelly finish. Silky and full-bodied with active carbonation. . Light bodied and really easy to drink. I would have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-13-2012

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spab (2289) - 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.

4.2
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (696) - - JUL 6, 2014
On draught at Golden, Brown, Delicious in Washington DC. Served in a goblet glass.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (476) - - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (142) - 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!

3.6
   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.


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