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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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A delicious Oatmeal Stout with just enough hops to balance the copious quantities of dark roasted malts, oatmeal for a creamy smooth drinkability, and whole vanilla beans for a rich complexity.


Storm_Shadow's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm_Shadow (116) - British Columbia, - DEC 19, 2013
Bomber. Pours dark. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate and the usual suspects. Pretty sweet but worth trying.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
78samh (194) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2015
22 oz bottle pours dark and thick with a big tan head. Aroma is vanilla, coffee, chocolate and smoke. Taste is similar with a creamy texture. Smooth and enjoyable. Tasty stout!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (963) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle. Dark pour with a big mocha head. Vanilla, coffee, oats. Slight bitter and acidic medium body. Good carbonation. Hides the alcohol level well. Vanilla flavor is strong but the refreshing carbonation and slight bitterness balance out the vanilla well

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GriffDaddy (88) - - APR 1, 2015
Very dark pour with a thin darkish tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and the expected chocolate/coffee. Vanilla in the nose, powerful vanilla on the tongue. Dark and lovely as every stout should be, modest bitterness, but the vanilla is really strong and the overall effect is unbalanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2015
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a smaller sized tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, and roasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (791) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Bomber thanks to Emily. Appearance: finger tan head that does not last but as a film, dark brown, opaque, good lacing. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, light vanilla, light licorice. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, alcohol finish, oily texture. Taste: sweet chocolate with licorice undertones and vanilla present as well, into coffee that goes bitter, with vanilla still lasting underneath. Super smooth, very enjoyable, slightly cloying with the vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1200) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Black pour, foamy tan head. Aroma of cocoa, fudge, vanilla, flavor of vanilla, brownie, fudge, dates, with a roasty coffee finish and light notes of citrus and metal. Full, sticky body.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lbcgreg (46) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Sweet aroma with a slight hint of roasted malt. Strong flavor of vanilla that mixes well with the roasted malt flavor. Very smooth on the tongue and a slight coffee flavor that lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2015
This brew pours a brownish-black color with a medium khaki head that diminishes steadily to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, vanilla and chocolate. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, espresso and vanilla. Touches of hops in the background. The finish is vanilla coffee and chocolate malt. Above average overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CObiased (89) - - MAR 8, 2015
Great creamy head. Rich bitter roasty aroma with chocolate, coffee and a wishful hint of vanilla. Love the big bold stout, slight creamy body and smooth roasted elements.Needs more vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1152) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle to pint glass Lots of vanilla, chocolate, oats, lightly roasted malt, and a hint of blackberry. Dark brown/black with a somewhat mottled thin dark tan head with pretty good retention. Taste is chocolate with muted vanilla, given the broad vanilla aroma. There’s oatmeal, perhaps a hint of maple and plenty of toasted malts. Throughout there’s a nice balancing bitterness. I’m always drawn in to interesting sounding beers like vanilla stouts, but rarely will I be blown away by one. This is a solid beer, but for me, the vanilla is just an accent on what it probably a perfectly good stout.


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