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

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Bean Dream
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87
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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:
A creamy milk porter aged on fresh vanilla beans.

(Beer added by: stakem on 09-13-2012)
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Adding this brew as a milk stout even though it is advertised as a milk porter. On tap at the source served in a Pizza boy branded and shaped pint. The brew appeara dark brown in color with a brown cap that recedes to a thin film atop. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a lacing atop.

The smell is sweet with a hint of something like lactos typically found in some milk stouts but with an exaggerated sweetness like vanilla. Some roastiness to this like chocolate and coffee.

The taste has that sticky vanilla bean flavor upfront that dissolves into some roasty grain and faint nutty aspect. A bit of dark fruits and some hints of mineral inclusion to citrus hops on the backend. As it warms up it has a mild spiced aspect faintly reminescent of cinnamon or anise with a touch of rootbeer afterthought.

This is a lighter than medium bodied brew with ample carbonation. Overall not a bad brew, it is easily approachable and easy drinking without the sweetness getting out of control. Worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2012 16:50:07 | More by stakem
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Bean Dream from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.