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Sankt Gallen Sweet Vanilla Stout

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Brewed by Sankt Gallen Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Atsugi-shi, Japan

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (849) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle, from 99 Bottles, in Singapore. Very dark brown, with a long lasting creamy cream head. Lovely aroma of cassisssss, which enforces the strong vinous character of this beer. Not much of a roasted taste, feeling more like a great porter. Chocolates on the flavour, the vanilla seems real, and the dark berry liqueur. Medium bodied, this stout is seductive velvet on the tongue.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
htzpah (99) - - AUG 19, 2014
Vanilla sweetness on the tongue, not a clear sugar-sweetness, which is nice. Chocolate notes and crisp finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1097) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
From bottle Thanks to Owen for sharing Black pour with touches of ruby. Light tan head. Nose is lactose, peat, licorice, roast, and chocolate. Peat was very confusing. Taste is not that sweet and just touches of vanilla. More peat or oak in the taste. Had a fair amount of smoke. Interesting beer. Just flashes of sweetness and vanilla. I suppose more like a porter but tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brentv (369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2014
From the bottle, pours black with a small beige head. No real lacing. Aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is chocolate and vanilla, sweet, and more like a porter than a stout. There’s a lot in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and good carbonation. My personal preference is that this doesn’t need the vanilla. Enjoyed in Narita, Japan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11348) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle shared during GBBF 2013 Day 4 - London. Big thanks to KyotoLefty. Pours clear brown with a creamy tan head. The nose is all milk chocolate and vanilla. Light to medium sweet flavor with sugary fruits and vanilla pods. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderately sweet in the end with more sugary milk chocolate and vanilla. Simplistic but enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (727) - - OCT 13, 2013
Huge toffee nose. Vanilla ice cream flavor, roasted cocoa, bittersweet finish. Lovely creamy sweet stout, almost more of a dessert than a beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle split at GBBF ’13, thanks to Kyoto Lefty the Dutch sounding dude, 16/08/13. Light black with a moderate tan head which dissipates edgeward. Nose is vanilla, light roast, chocolate, sugars. Taste comprises dark toffee, cocoa, sugars, vanilla essence. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish. Ok drinkable stuff but a little overly sweet and sickly, even for a sweet stout! A pint of this would become a chore I imagine!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7075) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle at GBBF 2013 bottle share. It pours darkest brown with a thick light tan head. The nose is mellow roast, earth, light sweetness, vanilla, faint smoke and coffee grinds. The taste is mellow roast, sweet vanilla, treacle, sweet coffee, coconut and mild bitterness with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Well balanced and rather drinkable. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnicolaescu (856) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2013
GBBF 2013 backlog. Thanks to the RateBeer team/KyotoLefty. BOTTLE. Colour: almost black. Aroma: just vanilla. Taste: sweet, nothing more than vanilla. It is so much vanilla dominated, that it feels like artificially flavoured.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toffee malty and vanilla. Thick malty, sweet and dense vanilla. Mild bitterness, otherwise rather sweet toffee malty with a heavy load of vanilla.


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