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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
Blackprinz
Flaked Barley
Special Roast
Marynka and Willamette hops

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (2255) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Tastes like milk. Dark black. Solid vanilla. This should be served to kids instead of chocolate milk.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5942) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (3095) - New York, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Pours a plain dark from bottle. Malty with sweet milk. Moderate bubbles. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1673) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3577) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown. Aroma of vanilla, sweet caramel, and oats. Fairly thin body. Bittersweet, a bit oath, chalky with vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8680) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle thanks to Greg. Pours a pitch black color with a small white head. A big sweet roasty chocolate nose. Big vanilla, chocolate, caramel, a dark fruit roast element that is great. Not over the top lactose or vanilla which is great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3626) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Tap at brewery pours black as expected with a small soapy tan head and great lacing. Noseis vanilla chocolate and some light a shy burnt notes. Flavors exhibit the vanilla and ash but this is good. Very mild sweetness maybe baking chocolate. Body is crisp and lite and low abv. Finish has lingering vanilla and ash. On par for this style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (2280) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 14, 2015
Draught. Sweet, thick and viscous. This is a nice deep stout with lots of roasting and low hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6874) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Pours black . Smell is vanilla , lactose undertone . Taste is bitter , some roasted grains . Sweet , vanilla . Slightly lactose in the undertone .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Keg @ Meridian Pint. Deep brown with a Small head. Nose is strongly sweet, similar to the original. Plenty of milk chocolate, cocoa and vanilla. Taste is similar. Malteasers, milk chocolate. Vanilla. Light spice. Light body, soft carb. Ok.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (22563) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Draft at Meridian Pint. Clear deep maroon color, tan head with good retention and lacing. Nice vanilla aroma with espresso and dark cocoa. Taste is big rich vanilla. Tasty.


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