GenDV138 (1474) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes, consumed on 5/16/13. Can poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours black with 4 fingers of fluffy tan head. Head fades quickly, good lacing. Aromas of caramel, coffee, vanilla, chocolate. Tasting notes of vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, subtle roast, coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium body with a syrupy, semi-dry finish.
Iphonephan (3403) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Crescent Moon Alehouse in Omaha. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Coffee nose. Flavors of vanilla and dark cherries. Medium bodied. Roasty finish.
Mongo1965 (15) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and smooth. Great balance of the oatmeal stout and the vanilla. They compliment each other well.
UncleKorm (853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can poured a clear dark brown w/ a large tan fizzy head diminishing to a thin cap w/ sticky lacing. Moderate sweet aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are vanilla bean, medium roast malts, and toast. Medium bodied, watery mouthfeel, and average carbonation.
crossovert (7609) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample pour at Beinnys. Nice drinkable sweet stout, the vanilla is highly apparent lending a creaminess.
fiercepanda (588) - Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black beer with a small tan head. The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and lactose. The flavor is light vanilla and bittersweet chocolate. Very light and easy drinking.
Jow (2207) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can during super bowl. Pours deep brown with nice head. Nose is vanilla and heavy cream. Tastes of mostly vanilla, but with light chocolate, plenty of lactose, some light malt and earth. Creamy and silky mouth feel.
tmoreau (2482) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can poured to a shaker at Lunar Brewing Co., with a black/brown color that showed a bit of ruby highlighting at the base, frothy persistence to the billowy, tan head foam, and waves & spots of clingy lacing. The nose was roastiness, expressive Ghiradelli-like, gourmet chocolate, with vanilla bean, not extract, blended in. The taste had a creamy, milk & chocolate nature to it, less roastiness, light to medium body, with low bitterness, and soft carbonation. Would have preferred some better texture, which came off a bit thin, but still liked this stout’s flavorful drinkability.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black pour with abundant light tan head that fades somewhat quickly. Aroma is full of roast, vanilla, and soft notes of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is more of the same, buttery smooth mouthfeel, cardamom and possibly nutmeg.
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I like the regular one but the vanilla bean stout is not for me. It tastes like metal top me. Not my favorite but not horrible.