EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2015
This beer pours a very, very dark brown color with a small khaki-colored head, and the aroma blends vanilla (which nearly overpowers the nose), chocolate, and a hint of roasted malts. The taste is slightly umami and mildly sweet with a strong lingering vanilla flavor with only a touch of roast in the aftertaste; overall, the flavor is lackluster when compared to the aroma. The palate fuses a light body, slick and thin texture, and a soft carbonation. tmoreau (4365) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a clear, ruby highlighted, dark brown, almost mahogany color, with a light layer of off white foam that reduced quickly to a thin ring & film, and left some light spots of lacing. The aroma was an expressive nose of roastiness, covered by chocolate, vanilla, and syrupy sweetness. Very dessert-like! The flavor, on the other hand, was a disappointing, minimized version of the nose offered to the taste buds, with a little spritz to the carbonation, thin texture, and light body. Inoffensive, but a bummer! arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Dark brown to black pour. Cocoa and powdery roasted malt with cream. Flavor is gentle roasted malt and chocolate with a light cream/vanilla finish. Lingering espresso and cream. Thin body. Very drinkable. kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Very sweet vanilla candy smell. Dark body. Sweet delicious taste. Very good stout. Our favorite beer from them. mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Ordered a flight at the pub & immediately fell in love with this one. Great oak & vanilla notes. Not too heavy, but still substantial body. Will definitely drink this again!
BeerInHeaven (450) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2014
pours dark brown with a smallish tan head. aroma is malt and bread. Creamy mouth feel with a really pleasant taste. The vanilla is dominant but not overpowering. A little reminiscent of cream soda for obvious reasons. Ever so faint hop presence. Just a hint of bitter on the finish. The best I’ve had from Stone Arch thus far. Good beer! jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a thin tan head. Nose is malt and vanilla. Average creaminess and mouthfeel. Flavor is of vanilla, dark roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Slight hop not on finish. Pairs well with ham and rye sandwiches. steeleliver (130) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Tap at the BWW. Very dark brown/black pour, with minimal head. strong scent of vanila. Quite underwhelming, palate was quite poor and flavor had nothin very distinct. Vanilla didn’t exist in the flavor like it did in the nose. jkwalking05 (4740) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Black in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma definitely has vanilla with some roasted malts, and chocolate notes. Taste has the vanilla as well, but it is balanced well with the bitterness of the roasted malts so that the beer is not offensively sweet. The taste profile also includes notes of milk chocolate and coffee. ipanoway69 (2) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
This beer has a very strong, sweet vanilla aroma. There is a little bite at the finish, overall is a really nice v-stout.