Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - JUL 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate and raw vanilla bean right up front with a bit of molasses. Beautiful balck body wit ha light tan oily frothy head like root beer is supposed to have in a cartoon. Restrained sweetness is perfect for the dark chocolates and vanilla bean to come though. The Vanilla is very non-candy like which is a surprising and outstanding quality. Finishes with a nice fleeting herbal bitterness and more chocolate and vanilla extract.
mrjez (440) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2016 edition. Bottle, best by 2016.04.15.
L: pours a very dark brown, cola highlights, half finger of slightly creamy, fizzy head, a little lacing.
S: milk right off the top, vanilla coming with it, light roasted malt underneath. As it opens up it smells like milk chocolate. Nice, sweet, good for valentines.
T: follows the nose, a lactose/milk creamer flavour, backed by vanilla, malt, chocolate.
F: it starts and ends quite carbonated, with a middle of creamy medium body. The end carries the sweetness with the fizz, makes it a touch soda-like, perhaps the only real downside.
O: if you dig these sweetened flavours in an easy-to-drink stout (I don’t mind them), this is a decent beer for you.
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 04/13/2015. Pours dark brown, fizzy light tan head, fades down to the surface with nice retention. Aroma a cloud of vanilla bean, rich chocolate undertones, sweet, like an vanilla ice cream sundae. Taste is chocolate malts upfront, porter-like notes, sweet vanilla, mellow roast and bitterness to offset in the finish. Not as sweet as the nose would imply. Light medium body, well carbonated. Decent.
willisread (2272) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great Japan Beer Fest 2014, Yokohama. Nice rich brown sugar color with a small tan head. Huge vanilla bean ice cream aroma with undertones of chocolate milk. Creamy, rich mouthfeel with a slight oily finish. The sweetness can be overbearing at times. Dessert beer for sure.
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ As Sankt Gallen Sweet Vanilla Stout ].
[ Courtesy of KyotoLefty (Mark) ]. ABV: 6.5%. Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, vanilla, artificial vanilla, wood notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, vanilla, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Cantabrian (986) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
htzpah (105) - - AUG 19, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Vanilla sweetness on the tongue, not a clear sugar-sweetness, which is nice. Chocolate notes and crisp finish.
fletchfighters (1399) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Brentv (646) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
biirusaikou (2477) - - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge toffee nose. Vanilla ice cream flavor, roasted cocoa, bittersweet finish. Lovely creamy sweet stout, almost more of a dessert than a beer.