Willimantic S.W.A.K. Stout
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Unfiltered dark ale with large doses of chocolate and roasted malts along with five other barleys round out this once a year treat. Sealed with a kiss of vanilla. It's a BEER! NO.. It's a DESSERT! NO.. It's YUMMY!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of vanilla, chocolate and earthy with some peppery splashes. Tastes of vanilla which almost smacks you in the face before giving way to some chocolatey undertones. A little over the top on the sweetness even for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
elihapa (1547) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 13, 2008
notes from 3/10/08: on tap at brewpub. Pours a dark brown. Aroma is of intense vanilla, maybe some roasts but not much more. Flavor is sweet of vanilla, cream and sugar. To be honest, this tasted like a light-bodied stout mixed with vanilla coke. I didn’t appreciate the one-sidedness of this brew, nor its soda-sweetness. I suppose that if you are looking for a DESSERT drink this could be the right play, but certainly not what I was expecting from a stout, sweet or otherwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2013
on draft at brewery, NOOOOOOOOO that beautiful just stout is ruined! But a "touch" of vanilla, way too much vanilla, maybe im just too sensitive to it but this one was overwhelming vanilla that unfortunately sweetened the finish.

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