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RATINGS: 591   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our American-style stout aged on organic vanilla beans. Intense notes of coffee and dark chocolate lead way to subtle notes of natural vanilla. Flaked oats generate a silky mouthfeel.

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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Handypaul (516) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a big frothy to creamy light brown head that diminishes quickly leaving excellent lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts, ashen malt, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Lightly bitter and lightly sweet taste with soft carbonation, medium body, oily to creamy texture and a brief lightly bitter sweet finish. Flavors of chocolate, hints of coffee and vanilla. Excellent and well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
desrochesb (40) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
une bire dexception que jai dj envie de reboire, la vanille et la faible effervescence donne une dlicatesse a cette stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mchengcit (9) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
coffee, roasty, chocolate, vanilla, black, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, oily feel, alcohol,

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Geez, I couldnt resist, 2 for the last 2 from this brewer, so I grab a second one for the evening. Lovely. Dark brown (not quite "black") pour, off white tan colored head. Aroma of roast and chocolate, no vanilla. Flavor followed, strong firm and bitter roasty ashy flavors, some coffee, chalky, silky mouthfeel, oats just do lovely things for these stouts. Again, no vanilla in the flavor, but a great oatmeal stout.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2014
This was interesting. Poured into English pint glass. Thick moca head and a nice lace, close to black. Aroma is roasted malts, espresso and vanilla. Taste is lacking the typical stout flavor, its light at first. Coffee and vanilla. Thick and creamy but easy to drink. The flavor builds in the finish, becomes darker. Coffee, dark chocolates and vanilla. Gets more stouty and warms the stomach. Bottle conditioned and it is yeasty. Complex and dark but the vanilla adds a sweetness and the balance is fantastic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with a big creamy light brown head. Sweet chocolate malt aroma with a light roast overtone. Vanilla is very forward. You can really taste the vanilla in this and to there are some oaky barrel type notes. Very potently flavored, but to me the forwardness of the vanilla is just a bit overpowering. Moderately carbonated and somewhat thin feeling.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (8447) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
0,5l bottle. The "German stadart-type" - interesting that they use it in Maine ;)
The beer is very dark with a nice beige head. The nose is intense and malty-deep. The beer starts viscous, very roasted with hints of Espresso and dark chocolate. The mainpart is slightly sweet but still dry, lots of roasted aroma. But for the deepness and intensity highly drinkable. The aftertaste is great roasted, especially in the end where there come roasted or even burned bread crumb together with slightly sweet espresso-beans or very dark chocolate together with a moderate and well-balamced bitterness. This very great taste stays long on the tongue - but where is the vanilla. I couldnt taste it even when I think about it.
Nevertheless an absolutely great brewed stout! --> 14/13/15/15

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (941) - Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasting coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet malt up front with flavor of milk chocolate them fades to a finish of vanilla and dark chocolate. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hennessyjk (36) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Rich and varied aromas and tastes. Very full color that does justice to the robust taste. Everything about this beer is positive. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
Draught at Atwoods. Pours a deep black/brown, with a thin creamy brown head that dissipates to nothing. Aroma is spectacular for a stout - tons of chocolate, hints of vanilla ice cream, coffee bean, and I detect just the slightest touch of bubblegum? Medium chocolate sweetness with a light super smooth roast bitterness gives this a perfectly balanced no fuss stout flavour. Full, silky smooth, with a chocolatey aftertaste. Absolutely delicious, almost as good as stout gets.


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