Sankt Gallen Sweet Vanilla Stout

Brewed by Sankt Gallen Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Atsugi-shi, Japan


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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GoufCustom (2352) - HONG KONG - NOV 28, 2017

330ml bottle bought at Hk Brewcraft in Central.

Looks: Clear deep Cola reddish brown with a thin trace of dirt-like yeast sedimentsOne and a quarter finger head with crumpety beige foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing with zero carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant full dark malt, with strong chocolate, strong vanilla, cream, sweet caramel, sticky toffee, black currant, Cola, light roastyness, floral, sugar, spices, strong bread, yeast and light grass.

Taste: Strong sour dark malt, with infected sourness, roastyness, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, coffee, floral, light molasses, spices, biscuits, lemon, mid to strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Medium body. Quite slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Good dark maltyness in a slightly soapy background. Unfortunately my bottle was infected, so there's no sweetness whatsoever and instead full of strong sourness, with perhaps some tartness some the dark malt. Otherwise, good caramel, toffee and chocolate abound, flowery and some base sweetness. Spicy biscuity with strong lemon to round. Could have been a good one but...

Hoppiness: Floral, spices, and light grass in nose. Lemon, floral, spices and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, close to high astringent bitter-sweet dark malty + infected sour finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Chocolately and bitter to mouth.

Comments: Even though I had an infected bottle, based on what is good I can say the aroma is nicely sweet and mesmerizing (those black currant and vanilla!) and the base beer has a solid bitter black maltyness and spicy hops. Will re-rated this one in the future but for now, disappointed and looking forward to a clean one. :(

faroeviking (11483) - Nadando en el mar de las chellas, FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 4, 2017
Botella. Deep dark brown, medium off-white head. Sweet ok roasted maltiness with chocolate, dark fruit and some vanilla. Good mouthfeel. Sweet flavour with a fairly roasted maltiness, chocolate, some dark fruit and vanilla. Nice.

Scipio (1338) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Pours a deep brown with a medium, smooth looking, light beige head. The aroma is sweet, with heavy vanilla, chocolate, light coffee, and cola. The taste is very sweet. Extremely strong vanilla, some chocolate, and some minor alcohol and roasted malts. Weak and lingering vanilla aftertaste. It's light in body, with a smooth texture, and with soft carbonation. This one is too sweet. I would have liked it much more if they toned it down.

mrjez (767) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2016
2016 edition. Bottle, best by 2016.04.15. L: pours a very dark brown, cola highlights, half finger of slightly creamy, fizzy head, a little lacing. S: milk right off the top, vanilla coming with it, light roasted malt underneath. As it opens up it smells like milk chocolate. Nice, sweet, good for valentines. T: follows the nose, a lactose/milk creamer flavour, backed by vanilla, malt, chocolate. F: it starts and ends quite carbonated, with a middle of creamy medium body. The end carries the sweetness with the fizz, makes it a touch soda-like, perhaps the only real downside. O: if you dig these sweetened flavours in an easy-to-drink stout (I don’t mind them), this is a decent beer for you.

jbeatty (1267) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle, 04/13/2015. Pours dark brown, fizzy light tan head, fades down to the surface with nice retention. Aroma a cloud of vanilla bean, rich chocolate undertones, sweet, like an vanilla ice cream sundae. Taste is chocolate malts upfront, porter-like notes, sweet vanilla, mellow roast and bitterness to offset in the finish. Not as sweet as the nose would imply. Light medium body, well carbonated. Decent.

willisread (4028) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Great Japan Beer Fest 2014, Yokohama. Nice rich brown sugar color with a small tan head. Huge vanilla bean ice cream aroma with undertones of chocolate milk. Creamy, rich mouthfeel with a slight oily finish. The sweetness can be overbearing at times. Dessert beer for sure.

fonefan (53396) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Sankt Gallen Sweet Vanilla Stout ].
[ Courtesy of KyotoLefty (Mark) ]. ABV: 6.5%. Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, vanilla, artificial vanilla, wood notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, vanilla, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130816]

Cantabrian (1170) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle, from 99 Bottles, in Singapore. Very dark brown, with a long lasting creamy cream head. Lovely aroma of cassisssss, which enforces the strong vinous character of this beer. Not much of a roasted taste, feeling more like a great porter. Chocolates on the flavour, the vanilla seems real, and the dark berry liqueur. Medium bodied, this stout is seductive velvet on the tongue.

htzpah (105) - - AUG 19, 2014
Vanilla sweetness on the tongue, not a clear sugar-sweetness, which is nice. Chocolate notes and crisp finish.

fletchfighters (1636) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
From bottle Thanks to Owen for sharing Black pour with touches of ruby. Light tan head. Nose is lactose, peat, licorice, roast, and chocolate. Peat was very confusing. Taste is not that sweet and just touches of vanilla. More peat or oak in the taste. Had a fair amount of smoke. Interesting beer. Just flashes of sweetness and vanilla. I suppose more like a porter but tasty.

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