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Bean Dream - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 10
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stakem on 09-13-2012

A creamy milk porter aged on fresh vanilla beans.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 150 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of yergermeister
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PretzelCity
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jhartley
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNPikey
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvghost
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thegerm87
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KAF
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vinithing
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of devilfluff
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.14/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It is a beer that has good potential but it is a bit rough around the edges. It may need a bit of aging to smooth out. I poured some coffee into this beer and it made it tastier.

Photo of mbmiche
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jarrgal
2.88/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Highly carbonated and light porter with rich malt and a smoked/burnt taste.

Photo of Suds_Suds
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured reasonably dark but could tell right away that the beer was very thin. Barely any head.
Nose of vanilla and chocolate with a hint of funk from the lactose. Interesting.
Strong vanilla character in the taste with some roasted malt sweetness.
Was pretty light on the tongue. Not a bad one but nothing exceptional.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.02/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - A bit transparent. Mostly black. Small off-white head.

Smell - Vanilla. Lactose. Kinda nutty caramel malt. Milk chocolate.

Taste - Bright and sharp vanilla up front. Deep roasted malt. Lactose isn't that sweet. A little bit of cola.

Mouthfeel - Pretty light. Well carbonated.

Overall - Kinda weird. Definitely lots of vanilla, but not a very exciting beer.

Photo of berkscountypatom
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.02/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

something was off about this. Aftertaste was burnt, not like smoked malt but like burnt wort, as if it was scorched. Would like to try again on draft or from a different bottle

Photo of zookerman182
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bean Dream from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.