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RATINGS: 597   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Nice stout. Pours black with a thick pillowy brown head. Aroma of coffee. Tastes like chocolate up front and then finishes vanilla. Flavors are subdued but in a good way. They’re subtle. Medium body. Mouthfeel was pretty thin for a stout actually. I enjoyed this beer.


4
PotjeBier (3218) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2017
500 ml bottle from New Beer Ditributors NYC, shared @ In De Wildeman. Black color. Creamy beige head with pretty good retention. Aroma’s: firm roast, mocha, a bit red fruit. Retronasal it’s roasted, mocha, light vanilla. Flavor is roasty, mocha-ish, light sweet. Medium bodied. Long finish with lots of roast, light bitter. Great stuff!

3.4
fiery_1 (927) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2017
500ml bottle @ Matt’s. 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 I’m not getting much for vanilla.

3.7
Ferris (15020) - 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
Gerbeer (3699) - 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. Can’t get much vanilla.

3.7
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2017
Dark brown. On the nose, there’s 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, it’s more of an old ale or maybe a porter, but whatever you call it, a nice dark ale.

3.9
meccahh69lol (195) - 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
Jabic (564) - 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
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. There’s 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
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
stevoj (4966) - 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


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