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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.


HonusWagner's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Nose has amazing notes of vanilla and chocolate, but the taste is actually a bit overbearing on the vanilla and has a slightly over-roasted quality to it. A very good beer, mind, but strangely a bit too much of a good thing in some ways.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (6324) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Lovely jet black with a medium high, frothy, bubbly tan head. Big nose of vanilla, chocolate, soy, cafe au lait. Rich and delicious. Umami comes in with the sweetness, the vanilla, a touch of citrus and the light woody roast. Full creamy body. An excellent beer. Slight tang in the finish along with some hops too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (463) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Draft at the brewery in the "all-in" flight. Black. Sweet Vanilla and coffee dominate with roasted chocolate notes. Medium mouthfeel with low carb, and full body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (641) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Aroma is rich malts, vanilla and a slight grain roastiness. Taste is slightly bitter with obvious vanilla character. Light hop tang on finish bjt not overpowering. Appearance is a black full body with a beige / brown one with a head that retains well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2289) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle picked up at a Binny’s in Schaumburg area, pours nearly black with a thin light brown head, aroma is crazy, tons of roast and chocolate with a good amount of coffee and vanilla all come through, but weaved perfectly together, the flavor has a heavy chocolate and roast front end with some bitterness of coffee in the finish, nice notes of sweet vanilla but not overly sweet, really enjoyed this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (435) - - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at Maine Beer Company. Pours an almost black brown. Beans and coffee on the nose. Very light bodied, but still good flavor. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (747) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 14, 2014
500ml bottle pours dark brown black with light edges and 2 finger creamy tan head. Nose is earthy vanilla coffee, almond, roasty baker’s chocolate. Taste is on the lighter body side, roasty bitter dark cocoa and crisp vanilla. Finish is earthy roast coffee bean, vanilla cream, bitter cocoa.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimspady (178) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Dark black. Awesome malts, hint of vanilla, just enough hops to keep it interesting. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (944) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours very dark brown and airy, tan cap that settles to a thin blanket quickly. Aroma is fragrant coffee, dark chocolate, and very gentle vanilla. Taste is bitter sweet. Muddied earth, creamy mouthfeel, medium dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (578) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near a near black with a active, bubbly, tan head. Aroma is large and roasty. Dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Pretty tasty. Taste is a balanced bitter. Starts with some big, dark chocolate them moved into some vanilla and coffee, then ends in a fine, espresso bitterness. Very nice. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a bit of a creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a dry finish. Overall this is a great stout. Big roasted notes with a subtle undertone of vanilla. Really very good.


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