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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Few ingredients rival vanillaís ability to add richness and roundness to food. Made with a traditional blend of caramel and chocolate malts plus roasted barley and a hint of vanilla. Vanilla Stout will surpass your expectations. Enjoy the brew on itís own or with a bite of dark chocolate for a real treat.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jaid6 (26) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2009
pours dark brown, tan lacy head, sweet flower aroma vanilla tast with coffee undertones and bitter after taste. i got tis in the winter sampler pack and really enjoyed it


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (455) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep black color with a huge, fluffy, brown head that leaves tons of lacing as it goes down. S- Sweet, roasted malt, vanilla, possibly some coffee hints. T- Lots of roasted malt up front with a wave of milky vanilla that comes on, a little thin toward the end. M- Medium body, medium carbonation. D- This was a very enjoyable brew. Glad I got it as an extra. This is a local that I would recommend anyone in the area to check out.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Vanilla in this beer is apparent though not overwhelming. Some chocolate, some roastiness. Overall, a weak attempt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Dark brownish-black color with a medium light beige head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and vanilla. Light-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, sweet vanilla and a touch of coffee. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbopslt (332) - New York, USA - FEB 22, 2013
(From Notes) Pours a dark brown, cream colored head. Head dissipates to a thin layer. Excellent lacing. Heavy malt aroma. Full tasting, sweet malt taste. Nice mouth-feel, definitely a winter beer. Not tasting the vanilla though. Has a coffee taste, which is rather pleasant. Good drink-ability in its class.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1380) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Unibroue snifter. Poured a clear, dark red-brown color but ends up opaque and nearly black in the glass. The short off-white head had moderate retention and leaves little lacing on the glass. The sweet aroma is of roasted malts, natural vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Some alcohol appears after warming. The taste is malty with a pronounced vanilla flavor: A bit overdone IMO, but certainly not unpleasant. The result is a vanilla flavored milk stout. Hops are detectable, but too low to make this seem like a typical American stout. A bit too sweet and syrupy. Smooth and creamy, with a near-medium body that is not as full as it ought to be. Low-medium carbonation. Finish is slightly dry and sticky. O: If you like dark beers with a good bit of vanilla, this oneís for you.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cloudstrife (54) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Notes from 12-21-2008 12oz bottle poured into glass. Very dark black color with foamy brownish head. Only a slight amount of light gets through the beer. Head turns rockier as it slowly dissipates. Cannot pick up much aroma besides the hints of vanilla. Also hints of malts. Good taste, strong chocolate malts present, caramel tastes also. Of course vanilla. Not much carbonation, full body. Overall a great new beer from Saranac, has some room to improve but still something to sit back in the winter and enjoy.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours dark brown with medium brown highlights and fluffy beige head. Pretty good lacing, thin body, medium carbonation, and sweet vanilla aroma. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, some off vanilla, hint of dark chocolate, and light bitter hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottled. Poured medium brown with a tall, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up lots of sweet vanilla and chocolate, with not a whole lot else coming through.. quite sweet, but I canít say I didnít enjoy it. The flavor found similar stuff.. candied vanilla all over the place, with lightly-roasted chocolate and black malts around.. some ashy bitterness and abrasive carbonation on the edges.. finished artificially-sweet with unpleasant roasty bitterness and vanilla.. enough decent stuff in there, but it wasnít close to great. Light-medium bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. too sweet and oddly bitter at times, but it was a decent drinker overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (601) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2012
12oz into a pint. Pours a pure black syrupy flow. Settles profoundly into the glass and the vanilla makes itself apparent from the get go. But its like a knock off splenda vanilla. Sweet, yet watered down, as is the whole brew. the flavor pairing does mesh together, but Im getting a second generation mix up here. Drinkable, but still holds a novelty aspect rather than a pure genius microbrew. Cant blame them for trying.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of vanilla extract and dark roasted grain. Flavor is the same with hints of dark chocolate, notes of caramel and kinda dry. Mouth feel is light-medium but thin and watery with high carbonation. Overall, doesnít seem like alot of love went into this, just tastes fake.


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