RateBeer
Marthas Velvet Elvis Vanilla Bean Stout
     click to upload
overall
78
49
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sweet stout aged with whole vanilla beans and vanilla extract.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Draft @ Martha’s. The aroma is light roasted, milk chocolates and faint traces of vanilla. The flavor starts roasted malts that give way to a creamy chocolate. The vanilla is really faint and is real subtle. Texture is lightly creamy with a medium body. This stout is good but it really left me wanting something a bit bolder. However, I did drink three pints of this so… it’s good in its own way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10056) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Tap. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is vanilla notes with roast and chocolate malt, dark fruits. Flavor is dark malt and fruits with light hops and bitterness, malt bitterness, vanilla and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Draft at the source. Dark maroon color, brown head. Aroma of intense Hersheys syrup and vanilla. Taste is rich vanilla, cocoa, espresso. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (2446) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Drank on tap at the source. Pours a solid black with a thinnish off white head. Smells of chocolate roasted grains and a hint of vanilla. I would have thought the vanilla would be a bit stronger, but it is quite subtle. Taste is roasted grains and milk chocolate with just a hint of vanilla. Finishes with a slight phenolic that shouldn’t be there but luckily that was subtle as well. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, light carbonation and a medium body. I could have done without the phenolic, but otherwise this was a decent brew. Nothing to earth-shattering but drinkable just the same.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6016) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de torréfaction et de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’une mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de cafée en arrière goût. (Rating #3156)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeadGuyPerez (106) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Draft at the American Craft Beer Fest in Boston. Deep, dark pour. Smelled like vanilla. Flavor was vanilla, mocha, chocolate. Very drinkable. Pretty great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (796) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Pours dark with two finger head. Smooth with little bitterness. Vanilla and roast flavors. Creamy and oily. Medium bodied. OK but would be better with some more bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2008
On tap at Martha’s Exchange. Served in a pint glass. Black pour with a 1/2" creamy tan head. Nice thick lace rings the glass. Palate was dry, smooth & creamy. It was a dream going down. Nose was chocolate & a hint of vanilla. Flavor was bakers chocolate & malt. Some vanilla bean in the flavor too. Could drink these all night. I was impressed enough to bring a growler of it home.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jwardell (23) - Newton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2008
On Cask at NERAX 2008 Somerville, MA. Spectacular dried chocolate flavor with just a small amount of vanilla and malt. Though very dark, it is very light and drinkable. Just a spectacularly strong yet perfectly balanced of flavors. Immediately makes you think, "More Ovaltine, Please!" One of the best chocolate-style beers I’ve had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2007. A pitch black beer with a disappearing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of roasted malt as well as light notes of vanilla. The flavor is sweet again with strong notes of roasted malt, but stronger notes of vanilla than in the aroma. The finish is dry and very roasted.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50