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RATINGS: 596   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (1243) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown, near black with a chocolate brown head. Lacing down the sides with a lasting head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Flavor is the same. Medium body, creamy mouth feel. Dry chocolate finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiery_1 (887) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2017
500ml bottle @ Matts. Spring CANBIF 2017, thanks byronic.. Pours opaque black with a small tan head. Nose is quite roasted with hints of dark chocolate. Flavour is also quite toasted with some nutty character and a trailing sweetness. Interesting but Im not getting much for vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14832) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2017
Bottle - Dark roast and some chocolate notes. Deep brown with a decent light beige head. Dark roast, dark chocolate and vanilla. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (3586) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2017
500 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with light bubbly head. Aromas of black coffee and dusty roasted malts. Flavors of same with ash and oats. A bit thin. Cant get much vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (17158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2017
Dark brown. On the nose, theres a lot of toastines, nuttiness. Almost has a smoky quality. On the palate, sweet, with a toasty character, and a light molasses. Decent body...maybe a bit thin but the dark sugars are really nie. For me, its more of an old ale or maybe a porter, but whatever you call it, a nice dark ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meccahh69lol (159) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 28, 2017
Another expensive pint bottle that somehow winds up warranting the price tag from Maine Beer Co. The smell is smooth chocolatey velvety with notes of fresh cut tobacco and pancake syrup. The body is classic stout blackish brownish with a thing root beer head. The taste is rather lovely, smooth choco vanilla that almost gives it a dessert beer vibe, but enough smoke on the backend to prevent any cloying effects. Pret ay pret ay guuud for rocking out to some Waylon Jennings while trying to decide where to get friday night fried chicken product.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jabic (534) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2017
Ar: Tannic wood, smoky vanilla, ash, and dried cherry; a bit of pepper, plus some coffee notes. Ap: Deep brown and opaque; medium mocha head with moderate retention, leaves a frothy ring, suds of bubbles, and a web of lacing on the glass sides. T: Ash and chalk; coffee, and dusty cocoa; a bit of vanilla, though with a dry, medicinal quality; medium-low bitterness, somewhat herbal. P: Medium-light body with high carbonation, finish is dry. O: There are some nice aromas and flavors here, but the beer is too dry and the flavors come off as harsh and flat.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ludhaber (126) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2017
The beer is a fairly typical stout but the chocolate malt does not overpower which makes this enjoyable. Theres no hop notes to speak of and the yeast stays in the background. I has nice malt body. Quite enjoyable but not a value.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (249) - Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2017
A good stout offering, however I am always baffled by the Maine beer following. I have yet to have one of their beers that lives up to the hype.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4851) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Draft at Lost & Found. Dark brown/ black pour, small beige head. Aroma is predominantly chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet and bitter(more sweet though) lingering Pleasantly on the tongue. Body just about right. Can see why this is rated so high.l

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeymike (75) - Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours black with a one finger cola colored head. Aroma is roasted malts, bitter coffee, and vanilla. Taste is big roasted malts throughout, with a middle of dark coffee, an ending of bitter chocolate, and a very mellow vanilla note from beginning to end - but it is underwhelming. Medium-thin body with a slight oily mouthfeel. Overall this is a well executed stout, but needs a little more body and residual sugar to tie everything together.


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