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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12oz waxed bottle served in a Prairie teku. A - Pitch black body with a firm espresso head on top. Retention is nice and uniform. S - Rich chocolate, whiskey, oak, alcohol, charred chicory, vanilla. T - Roasted/charred chocolate malts, vanilla, whiskey, grassy/herbal hops, chicory coffee, there’s sweetness but it can’t compete with the roast and dry wood. The finish is semi-sweet and slightly bitter with a very dry close. M - Lighter body than I expected, but still quite smooth, extremely dry finish. The vanilla is light but adds a nice touch to heavily roasted malt base and melds well with the whiskey. The body was light and smooth but seemed to lack that decadent feel I was hoping from an oatmeal stout. Serving type: bottle 01-12-2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Aroma: Oatmeal, Mild Chocolate Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Oatmeal, Vanilla, Mild Chocolate Mouthfeel: Decent Mouthfeel, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (991) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to Phillip in OK. Poured black with decent tan head. Aroma of heavy sweet vanilla light choc like baking. Light carb med bod. Pretty bitter choc taste that doesn't match the aroma. Wish it was sweeter and more taste of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (312) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Rated from notes taken on 1 Jun 2014 -- Did a side-by-side tasting of Regular, Coffee, and Vanilla Noir’s. This is an awesome brew. This gets the edge above the other two. The Vanilla just gives it a little something extra that the others lack. The vanilla melds extremely well with this stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6531) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle, RBAG 2014 prelim. Hearty near black, similar profile to the regular Noir with a truckload of vanilla sweetness. Not "extracty" , but if you don’t like vanilla, then this probably will not ring your bell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (884) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle to goblet at the RBAG14 warmup Vanilla, oak, cherry, and caramel. Dark cloudy brown, tan head. Tons of vanilla, coffee, caramel, and toasted malt. I’m loving the vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (561) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Ferris at RBAG. Thick black pour with a thin layer of creamy mocha head. Aroma is very vanilla forward, hard to pick up much else, a bit of oak, some roasted malts. Taste is thick syrupy mouthfeel, light vanilla, a bit of roasted malts, with a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle - Rich vanilla notes with some light chocolate. Jet black with a decent brown head. Dark chocolate and malts with some barrel notes. Nose is bigger than flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (633) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Thanks to joedevivre. Tasted side by side with regular noir. Much sweeter and fruiter than its sister. Very dark brown with khaki head. Aroma of vanilla, barrel, oak, cocoa, dark fruit. Taste had a big almost candy sweetness. Full bodied. Good stuff but I think prefer the normal noir.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
markextrae (886) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
Shared grey / silver waxed bottle with a friend. Poured a dark cloudy Brown colour with a mocha head. There is nothing to say about this beer. INFECTED! Sour metallic taste, with burned coffee, no vanilla. How can They sell this s*** if there are so Many infected bottles?? Big shame! Not worth the hype in Any way if They sell this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Sample @ RBWG, Ashville. Deep brown pour with a tight tan head. Strong vanilla. Cowtails and glazed donuts. Sweet. Toffee and dirt. The taste is similar. Very rich and decadent vanilla dominates. Cocoa and dark chocolate. Slightly bitter. Full, quite oily and viscous. Really pleasing.

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