commonmac (1234) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2017 BeerInHeaven (446) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 Iíve had from Stone Arch thus far. Good beer!
12oz bottle left by Saturday Shirt. Consumed in a pint glass. Dark rich brown color with a cloudy characteristic. Minimal head but appears to be off white leaning into tan. Nose has almost an artificial vanilla quality along with a healthy dose of roasted coffee. Taste also relies heavily on roasty, nutty characteristics. Plenty of vanilla but once again Iím feeling like itís an artificial vanilla candy...like those vanilla Tootsie Rolls you always got when you were trick-or-treating that you tried to pawn off on your younger siblings. Nothing soft for the mouthfeel here...basically a dry stout. Lingering aftertaste thatís not really what I would describe as pleasant...kind of a residual gas station coffee thing going on. I realize this review is coming across harsh but itís definitely not a bad stout...just hovers basically at average. There are plenty of high quality stouts available so maybe try this one to check the Appleton, WI box and move on. Ktwse (4825) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2017
Pours deep brown with low tan head. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is mild roasty, followed by chocolate and vanilla sweet. Very light and smooth body with soft carbonation. Drake (13662) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2017
12 ounce bottle from Woodmanís Appleton. Dark brown, large frothy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of strong vanilla, roast. The taste is vanilla and roasted malt. Thin, high carbonation, overly dry. mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2016
bottle poured into a tulip..dark brown with a fluffy tan head..aroma of vanilla,nuts,
chocolate..tastes like it smells..heavy vanilla on the palate but not bad. AWISLguy (3053) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Sampler at Trepanier Backyard in Fond Du Lac. Big choco/vanilla. Quite sweet. More of a porter than a stout. Very tasty. 14
Dahlstrom (385) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2016
Black with a medium white head. Strong vanilla aroma, with milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body. Medium bitterness. Low carbonation That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a brown hue when put to the light with a tan head that is gone immediately. Vanilla, DMS, bit of chocolate. Needs more carb. Itís aight. koleminer20 (3498) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed at the Great Taste of the Midwest on August 08. At this point, Iím not going to lie, we were just trying to drink until they threw us out. The pour on this was a medium dark color with a few shines of ruby or garnet and a smaller, light khaki colored head that disappears quickly. The aroma is roasted malts and a touch of cocoa. The vanilla is present, but itís definitely light, and not at the forefront which, for a vanilla stout, is definitely misleading. This should be so much better. The flavors are the same. There is a creaminess here with the malts and a light cocoa presence. The vanilla is less present in the flavor than it is in the nose, which is just a bad sign. The mouth feel is thin and light, with a decent carbonation, but a watery complexion. The aftertaste is lingeringly roasty with a little cream in there. Iíd hoped for a lot more. Ratman197 (14698) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, vaniila extract and a hint of coffee. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bakers cocoa, roasted malt and vanilla extract with a smooth lingering cocoa vanilla finish. 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.