Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Awesome aroma! Vanilla and oak, chocolate and coffee, mild smoke and toasted grain. Sweet and smoooth, like a malted chocolate milkshake. Dark black impenetrable body with dark brown creamy lacing head (on nitro). Medium watery body with light carbonation. Starts with chocolate malted and vanilla. Light oak and coffee and sweet-sour tang of brewed coffee or burnt grain. Reminds me a lot of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. Very little bitterness at all. Smooth and just a bit watery. Nice stout.
kramer (6533) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, at brewpub, labeled Vanilla Latte Stout. Pours a flat black body with a small creamy brown nitro head. Nice roasty nose with a really great subtle coffee and vanilla extract note. The flavor is incredibly smooth, with as much coffee flavor as there is Stout. Perfect level of roast, not too bitter, excellent use of lactose, the coffee is spot on, emerging nicely on the finish. I like the restrained use of vanilla, leaving is as a very subtle accent instead of overdoing it. Usual nitro feel with a bit more body than many nitro’d stouts. This is by far the best beer yet that I’ve tried from Abbey Wright. This beer made it worth the stop.
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at brewpub. Tried as Vanilla Latte Stout. Pours black with rimming brown head. Chocolate and coffee nose. Lots of chocolate and coffee flavors with hints of vanilla. Tasty and creamy mouth feel. Nice on Nitro.
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried as Vanilla Latte Stout. Pours a very dark almost black with a thick off-white head. Aroma of very strong coffee and the lactose comes through very powerfully as well. Same goes with the flavor. Roasty coffee and creamy melted ice cream vanilla flavor. A little tangy from the lactose. Nice full body. I’m glad he put this on nitro.
Sammy (11772) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Black, A new offering that is very vanilla almost synthetic, like a milk stout, and does contain a creamy lactose.Drinkable and another offset of bitter roast. Sugar overall and meets the advertised after-dinner dessert. Cask it.