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style
RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sweet stout aged with whole vanilla beans and vanilla extract.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2963) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Is this the right beer? Not particularly sweet or vanilla-y but lots of smoke in the aroma and taste - which I love! Like eating dark chocolate next to a campfire.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6439) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Draft @ Marthas. The aroma is light roasted, milk chocolates and faint traces of vanilla. The flavor starts roasted malts that give way to a creamy chocolate. The vanilla is really faint and is real subtle. Texture is lightly creamy with a medium body. This stout is good but it really left me wanting something a bit bolder. However, I did drink three pints of this so its good in its own way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12330) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Tap. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is vanilla notes with roast and chocolate malt, dark fruits. Flavor is dark malt and fruits with light hops and bitterness, malt bitterness, vanilla and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (22026) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Draft at the source. Dark maroon color, brown head. Aroma of intense Hersheys syrup and vanilla. Taste is rich vanilla, cocoa, espresso. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (3895) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Drank on tap at the source. Pours a solid black with a thinnish off white head. Smells of chocolate roasted grains and a hint of vanilla. I would have thought the vanilla would be a bit stronger, but it is quite subtle. Taste is roasted grains and milk chocolate with just a hint of vanilla. Finishes with a slight phenolic that shouldnt be there but luckily that was subtle as well. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, light carbonation and a medium body. I could have done without the phenolic, but otherwise this was a decent brew. Nothing to earth-shattering but drinkable just the same.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7129) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
En ft. Verre de dgustation directement la brasserie. Arme: Lgre odeur de torrfaction et de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dune mince col beige mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caf torrfi avec une pointe de vanille. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de cafe en arrire got. (Rating #3156)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeadGuyPerez (106) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Draft at the American Craft Beer Fest in Boston. Deep, dark pour. Smelled like vanilla. Flavor was vanilla, mocha, chocolate. Very drinkable. Pretty great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Pours dark with two finger head. Smooth with little bitterness. Vanilla and roast flavors. Creamy and oily. Medium bodied. OK but would be better with some more bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1959) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2008
On tap at Marthas Exchange. Served in a pint glass. Black pour with a 1/2" creamy tan head. Nice thick lace rings the glass. Palate was dry, smooth & creamy. It was a dream going down. Nose was chocolate & a hint of vanilla. Flavor was bakers chocolate & malt. Some vanilla bean in the flavor too. Could drink these all night. I was impressed enough to bring a growler of it home.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jwardell (23) - Newton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2008
On Cask at NERAX 2008 Somerville, MA. Spectacular dried chocolate flavor with just a small amount of vanilla and malt. Though very dark, it is very light and drinkable. Just a spectacularly strong yet perfectly balanced of flavors. Immediately makes you think, "More Ovaltine, Please!" One of the best chocolate-style beers Ive had.


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