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Vanilla Milk Stout - Thirsty Crow

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Vanilla Milk Stout
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: laituegonflable on 12-02-2011)
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3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewpub.

A: Served a virtual black color with a tan head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of vanila, chocolate and some dark fruit.

T: Taste of chocolate, some coffee and dark fruit with a bit of roasted malt in the background. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Body is quite full, smooth with a creamy texture.

O: Nice balance. Enjoyable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2013 04:50:33 | More by soju6
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3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Inky black. Smooth, creamy, tan head. Great head retention.

Not much aroma. Touches of chocolate and fruitiness. No real roast.

Sweet yet thin. Milk chocolate. Touches of vanilla. Little bits of ester. Caramel. I like the flavours but it's as if the base beer isn't big enough to support it all.

Medium body but it feels thinner than that. Low carbonation. Doesn't really work.

For me this needs a lot more oomph. The flavour is good but it doesn't quite have the backbone that a stout needs. I get that it is supposed to be a drinkable stout but I can't help but feel that this particular one would be better as an Imperial.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 09:16:48 | More by dgilks
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4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black with tan head, unfiltered - can not see through.
Smells of Vanilla, Kahlua, Chocolate, with similar flavours that are complimented with the residual sweetness - slight roasty/coffee character also.
Feels slightly thinner than it should - served a tad too cold.
For the style - it is definitely appropriate.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 06:56:54 | More by Tasered81
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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark colour, mostly black with mahogany tinge when held up to the light. Head is dark ochre, dissipates to a thin film of small bubbles. Lace is OK. Nice.

Smell is stouty, but sweet. Plenty of espresso, coffee and cocoa, but a nice vanilla sweetness to it as well. Touch of nutmeg towards the back. Yeah, quite nice. Could be sweeter actually, for a vanilla milk stout, but it's still pretty simple.

Taste is nicely sweet, yeah. Nice roasty espresso notes underneath that never rise to the surface, in full bitter mood anyway. Lots of sweet desserty characters vie for supremacy, with vanilla, creme anglaise and some bitter chocolate behind. Not insanely sweet though, actually quite dry on the back. Well-rounded palate overall.

Yeah, dry feel, but a little bit sticky midway through. Actually don't love it, but it's stylistically appropriate.

Nice, sweet beer, but still dark and stouty. Good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2011 04:32:59 | More by laituegonflable
Vanilla Milk Stout from Thirsty Crow
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