hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle pours deep opaque brown with a khaki colored head. The aromas as I pour it is simply amazing with lots of sweet vanilla, some roastiness, and a bit of toffee. Taste is amazingly balanced ad smooth with cocoa, roasted malt, and vanilla, not too bitter or sweet. Overall, a great stout. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2012
A - Pours a dark black-brown with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts with vanilla, cocoa, and coffee.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted dark and chocolate with some sweet vanilla and cocoa. Through the middle, some coffee comes through alongside some more roasted and lightly burnt flavors. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate and coffee with some vanilla.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, roasted, and lightly sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nicely balanced American Stout. The vanilla adds a nice complexity to the beer. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Pour a deep black with a big three finger frothy mocha head that sticks like a champ to the sides of my tulip glass.... Aromas are everything i hoped rich chocolate, vanilla bean, roasted malts and just a hint of birthday cake sweetness. On the palate its smooth creamy and delicious... like the moist piece of heavenly chocolate cake that was dusted with bittersweet cocoa to add just a hint of bitter quench on the tasty finish. Great stout that doesn’t KO you with a huge abv... well done once again Maine Beer Co ! rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle. Black beer with a great lasting brownish head. Coffee aroma, malty, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, figs, roasted, peat notes, hay, figs, licorice, viol, tar notes. Coffee and vanilla flavor, woody, salty, peppery, milk, tar, peat, figs, raisins, licorice, chilli notes, hay, dark chocolate, cocoa powder. Lovely balance, long bitter peat finish, hay, roasted, dark chocolate, salt and licorice. Just lovely! blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottled 10/7/12 super fresh 3 week old! Pour has a super dark brown color and a nice thick one finger brown head. Aroma has chocolate, nice malts, vanilla, and light roast. Mouth feel is nice and rich, somewhat creamy, and has medium carbonation. Flavor has roasted malt, oats, faint vanilla oil, cocoa, and light coffee bitterness. Really well balanced and like a beer milkshake. Yum!
pras (602) - Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Really like this one. Approaching pitch black in appearance. Aroma of roasty goodness and chocolate. Flavor is much like the aroma. Lots of dark roasty malt and chocolate coming through. Finishes dry. Very nice. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Aroma of vanilla, roast coffee and cocoa. Pours thick and black with a huge brown head. Taste is roasty with coffee and vanilla notes. Very dark and tasty. I love it. DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
Pours a pitch black with a small, brownish head. Looks menacing enough to drink.Cocoa, cream, vanilla bean and coffee aromas unfold as it warms up to room temperature. Very inviting.Wow. Vanilla bean, cream and roasted coffee mingle together, finishing in an orgasm of all three flavors. Very palatable. Vanilla lingers the longest on my palate, followed by cream. A light, but memorable finish to an excellent beer.It’s an interesting thing to do with a regular stout and in this case, the aging compliments this stout. Check it out!!!
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
375 ml bottle from trade with seth_lfod. Thanks Seth! Pours pitch black with a perfect 1 finger head that fades slowly and leaves great webbing on the glass. Aroma is faint but nice, mostly vanilla and medium roasted coffee with hints of chocolate, anise, cream, and burnt toast. Taste is awesome. Lots of roasted coffee, vanilla, and burnt toast. Some light smoke, chocolate and cream. Light sweetness and a fairly strong bitterness. Very smooth, long finish of coffee, vanilla, and cream. Everything seems to balance out here, my kinda stout. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. My first Maine Beer Co. beer and I will definitely be seeking out more now. I think this is my favorite non-imperial stout I’ve ever had. Love it. max.shelton (18) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Love it! Another beautifully balanced beer that I will crush whenever I can find it. Aged on vanilla beans so it gives you that POP! Coffee notes hushed down by the sweetness, making it a very approachable sweet stout. If you get the chance, drink this on nitro (like Guinness), it will be an unforgettable experience.