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Vanilla Stout - Big Muddy Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Big Muddy Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A traditional Milk Stout infused with pure Madagascar vanilla. Subtle vanilla flavor throughout with roasted notes and a slightly sweet, smooth finish.

(Beer added by: cdrogers on 12-05-2011)
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-22-2013 06:47:47 | More by WoodBrew
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-15-2013 09:50:22 | More by dalepryor
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IPAdams

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-10-2013 04:11:44 | More by IPAdams
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EmptyPockets

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

12-04-2013 23:12:28 | More by EmptyPockets
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michaelfcasey

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-22-2013 04:20:10 | More by michaelfcasey
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-20-2013 21:50:34 | More by NYR_Rob
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Ryan_Graham

Iowa

4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark with a one finger head. Faint smell. The taste is one of the smoothest I've ever had. This beer tastes like cream soda-- I don't know if I like that or not yet. On one hand, there's no bitterness and I love the flavor. On the other hand, it doesn't really taste like beer, per say. It tastes like they just took vanilla abstract and poured it into a stout. The taste lacks depth and I don't feel good about liking this beer.. but I do.

I would certainly recommend this to a friend.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 03:02:30 | More by Ryan_Graham
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-17-2013 12:33:10 | More by hilgart1
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Kroller86

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-09-2013 01:29:33 | More by Kroller86
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jolah6

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-06-2013 22:37:24 | More by jolah6
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DuffDaddy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

10-03-2013 15:34:41 | More by DuffDaddy
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-30-2013 01:16:06 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a short beige head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of vanilla extract are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the beer tastes likes someone poured a bunch of vanilla extract into a stout, although not necessarily in a bad way.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn't a bad beer if you like vanilla, but the taste doesn't seem to be very balanced and is just dominated by vanilla extract flavors. It could use complexity in the form of some other flavors.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 19:58:39 | More by metter98
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

4/5  rDev +8.7%

09-06-2013 02:13:30 | More by Goosehunter75
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ToddL

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This a nice dark colored beer that smells as good as any beer i've ever had. It taste and smells like a malty vanilla chocolate stout beer. The blend of flavors and smoothness of this beer is outstanding, No bitterness, a pleasant, slightly sweet and vanilla after taste. From a small brewery in Southern Illinois. Don't pass this beer up if you every get a chance to try one

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 00:01:37 | More by ToddL
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Neorebel

New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Vanilla Stout pours a translucent dark brown color, with a thin soda-like head. Minimal lacing, but there is definitely some carbonation present. Not bad for the appearance. The smell is very interesting - the first thing that comes to mind is candy - like toffee and caramels. Vanilla taffy. Roasted malt aroma is also big. The flavor is a lot like the aroma - a bit one-dimensional. My first impression was that the vanilla tasted a little artificial or perhaps that it was a little too much. However, after allowing the beer to sit a little while, it grew on me. Basically, this is a decent milk stout with a dose of vanilla ice cream, if you can imagine that. The flavor lingers a while in the finish, which is nice. Light mouth feel and body. Overall - worth a try, if you like light, sweet stouts.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 07:16:24 | More by Neorebel
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-12-2013 21:17:53 | More by mpalestino
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-29-2013 00:26:29 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-26-2013 17:21:32 | More by djrn2
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-20-2013 19:16:32 | More by krl2112
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-08-2013 21:04:45 | More by acurtis
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-07-2013 18:10:10 | More by LoveStout
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up last week down at Buy-Rite in Jersey City. I only saw one other store here in Jersey that had this available but this was the only place that had it via the single bottle. I expected this to be sweet, full-bodied, and to have a strong vanilla taste. One out of three may work in baseball but here, it meant that this beer felt a bit short. It was not that sweet, quite thin, and hit me over the head with what flavor it embodied. If you're a fan of vanilla and like a beer that's claims it's a Stout but feels like it's a Porter, than look no further. This is your brew!

The pour wasn't anything special, as it poured a deep raisin brown with just a hint of light coming through around the edges. Not much of an aroma to this (besides vanilla) and the same was true for the head and lacing, which were thin and short-lived. Lots of vanilla bean to the taste with some hints of powered cocoa, oat, and just a touch of currant. The carbonation was thin so this felt quite thin since there wasn't much to scrub after each sip and there was just a hint of roasted malt in the aftertaste as well.

For a beer that was 6.00% ABV, this felt a bit stronger. I could feel the booze slowly sneaking up on me but it wasn't enough to knock me out. The lactose, sugar, and strong bitter chocolate that characterizes so many Milk/Sweet Stouts was NOT here at all and even though this wasn't bad to drink, I had to drop it a bit in the ratings only because it didn't hold true to style. Some chocolate malt or a fuller body could have made this really great but as is, it's just a beer to mindlessly down while pondering what might have been....

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 07:53:04 | More by JerzDevl2000
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MKorn

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

07-04-2013 17:10:49 | More by MKorn
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle with no date

look is a dark amber, silky mocha head with minimal lacing and poor retention. smell is mocha, coffee beans, and vanilla. taste is heavy on the vanilla, with cream coffee chocolate and English hops. feel is creamy and smooth.

good beer but the vanilla is sort of overpowering

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 03:29:22 | More by jimmah120
Vanilla Stout from Big Muddy Brewing
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