Vanilla BART - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Vanilla BART
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CharlieMurphy on 03-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 4
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Photo of Mattygross44
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth smooth smooth has a hint of Marshmallow. Not to much carbonation i like this beer not worth the $20 price tag maybe more like a $12 would prob buy again

Photo of WortCraft
2.93/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not sure if it was a bad bottle or that I had parabola before this but this tasted soapy and artificial vanilla. Thin body too.

Photo of scottfrie
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a deep dark cola brown with a finger of dense dark tan head. A thick and fuzzy film was left atop the beer most of the bottle through. Wispy streaks of lace were left down the glass.
S: Vanilla is easily noticeable and smells of fresh vanilla bean. It’s sweet, but not cloying, and it has a definite marshmallow quality to it. I get notes of coconut and a hint of chocolate as well.
T: Tons of vanilla, as expected, with flavors full of vanilla ice-cream, puffy marshmallow, and fresh coconut. Hints of caramel and chocolate poke through as well and add some roasted and bitter flavors, but overall the flavors are definitely vanilla-forward. The aftertaste is mellow and smooth.
M: Thick body, but not motor oil, sticky and chewy mouthfeel, with low and fuzzy carbonation. Drink very smoothly with no trace of warming or boozy alcohol at all.
O: A real treat; decadent and delicious. Definitely got to love vanilla to like this one.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, and marshmallow aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla bean, vanilla frosting, and marshmallow flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and super vanilla forward all around.

Vanilla BART from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.