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Stoudts Fat Dog - Chocolate & Vanilla Beans | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Teleweizen2 on 07-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 9
Photo of corby112
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Firkin at Capones in Norristown, PA.

Pours pitch black with a very thin mocha colored head that quickly disappears.  No lacing.  

Silky chocolate malt aroma with vanilla bean, vanilla extract and subtle roast.  Slightly artificial smelling with sweet chocolate, lactic cream, coffee bean, caramel, toffee and a very strong vanilla presence.

Thinner than expected with a silky vanilla presence that's really strong overpowering the chocolate notes and malt profile a bit too much.  Vanilla bean and French vanilla ice cream flavor along with silky dark chocolate, coffee bean and  toast.  Decent but a bit too sweet/artificial tasting, overshadowing everything that I like about the base beer.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: firkin at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Dark black-brown pour, impervious to light, a few stray bubbles on top, but otherwise no head to speak of. This was served not a degree below room temperature. Aroma of roasty dark malts, notes of chocolate and vanilla bean. More of the same in the taste...this beer basically delivered what it promised. Vanilla cream, chocolate, roasty malts with a slight coffee bitterness, which plays second fiddle to the sweetness. Pretty smooth and creamy, low carbonation, though only about medium in body, a bit thin for a stout, but no surprise for a typical Stoudt's brew. Still it's one of the better selections I've had from them, and I'd get it again...perhaps a little colder and better yet, on nitro.

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Photo of Teleweizen2
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - pours completely opaque. Though it does have faint brown colors from a top view. Looks velvety/silky. No foam whatsoever.

S - smell is mostly oily coffee beans, with notes of chocolate syrup and caramel. Hints of licorice and alcoholin the backround keep nose round.

T - strong vanilla flavors up front followed by notes of sweet chocolate syrup. Hints of fruit in the center mostly cherries. Warm coffee bitterness at the end which lingers.

M - slick, smooth and creamy. Carb is just slightly noticable.

O - awesome. I would love to drink this again. Good show stoudts.

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Stoudts Fat Dog - Chocolate & Vanilla Beans from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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