RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Brewed in collaboration with our friends at The Royale, this stout is sweet and lucious with subtle notes of fresh vanilla bean. Brewed with lactose, Special Roast and Brieess new Blackprinz malt, this is a smooth and succulent beer.

5.5% ABV
20 IBUs
OG 14.5

Ingredients include:
2 Row
Flaked Barley
Special Roast
Marynka and Willamette hops

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ganache (5773) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2017
Bottle marked 11/16/2016. Nose malt, roast, light coffee, strong vanilla bean, lactose, sweet caramel. Pour a beautiful dark brown with ruby highlights, tawny middles, black lows; head is large and rocky tan. Taste medium-sweet with low bitterness, really very little bitterness save for the emergence of coffee and deep roast in the finish, lactose and a splash of citrus, very lightly tart, but some really nice malt depth despite low intensity. Stronger cola flavor than Id like (thats really what this is, a flatter cola), oily medium body with coffee smack here and there. OK. [2017.04.08: 3.1]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (2206) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2017
On tap. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and trace of malt sweetness. Taste of vanilla, milk chocolate with bit of roasted malt. Mild bitterness and fairly clean finish. Medium body, smooth with a big vanilla presence as advertised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (6320) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and lactose. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gripweed57 (2134) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Pours a translucent cola brown color. Literally no head to speak of. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of coffe and vanilla. Flavor is light coffee and chocolate malt with hints of vanilla and soybean paste. Thin bodied as stouts go. Smooth and easy drinking, but disappointing overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (2240) - Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle - small tan foamy head, pitch black color, pretty sweet roasted malt aroma and flavor, maybe a hint of vanilla, expected a little more to be honest, still good overall though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (775) - Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Smells strongly of lactose sweetness with vanilla extract and light roast in the background. Dull black color with a tan ring of foam. Tastes very light with the same characteristics as the aroma but much less vanilla. Palate is watery. I am biased towards imperial stouts so I struggle to rate this one objectively. It didn't really do anything for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (4328) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Pour is a very dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is a bakers chocolate with some whipped cream. Flavor has more vanilla than the aroma and I also get more of a bitter chocolate. The problem with this beer is it is lacking a malt presence. It is a bit thin but it has plenty of vanilla flavor as advertised.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (6235) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Mild dark chocolate nose. Cola black, thin tan head. Fairly dry chalky bakers chocolate, vanilla finish. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation. Not a lot of residual sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (3186) - New York, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Pours a plain dark from bottle. Malty with sweet milk. Moderate bubbles. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1730) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Nearly black pour with reddish edges and a tan head. The aroma vanilla and milk chocolate. It has a medium body with creamy texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a lip-smacking finish.

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