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Vanishing Vanilla Stout - Stone Arch Brew House

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Arch Brew House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 09-01-2005)
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

smartassboiler, Oct 19, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +5.8%

Hendrick24, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jdkitchi, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

harpus, Sep 23, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 5/23/14

Very sweet vanilla candy smell. Dark body. Sweet delicious taste. Very good stout. Our favorite beer from them.

kkleu357, Sep 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Nice body, but overwhelmingly vanilla-y

BriaCloette, Sep 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

WalterDragon, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

northcoastwolf, Aug 08, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This one was a bit too over on the cocoa and caramel for my tastes. Overall I felt these flavors dominate the beer too much. It's not a horrible beer, but there is a lot of competition in this space. There is a decent vanilla presence and the beer has good look in the glass, but it was closer to a chocolate vanilla porter than a vanilla stout and the balance just wasn't there for me.

vishneda, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Ginepiece, Jul 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

Ncpogs, Jun 20, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This would almost be considered a desert beer. The brewers start with their Stone Cellar Stout ( Oatmeal stout) and add in vanilla beans during the process. The result, and easy drinking stout with a sweetness of fresh vanilla. Almost want to make a float out of it. Bring on the ice cream! It's a refreshing stout, not heavy and overwhelming. Pleasant, and not too complex.

LoveThyBier, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

tgraven, May 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Dovers, Apr 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

hotdogtornados, Mar 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

BeerDazed, Mar 02, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Nate K for dropping off the growler today.

Served in a tulip

A - pours a dark brown, not opaque like some of the motor oil I'm used to drinking lately, no sediment to speak of. Off white head, fades to a thin ring

S - Different vanilla than I'm used to from a barrel aged stout. This is more of a sweet vanilla with chocolate, like vanilla ice cream on top of a fresh brownie

T - Vanilla is more subtle here, but definitely present. Coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Not too sweet.

M - lightly carbonated, smooth

O - I really liked this one. I've had other Stone Arch brews and thought they were OK. This one reminded me of NG's Coffee Stout with a bit of vanilla. Super drinkable for a stout. I would buy this again if I run into it again.

ncketchum, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

derkfromwi, Nov 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Satan70, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

kdwruck, Jul 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

hailster, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

boehmer7, Oct 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

mychalg9, Sep 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Kunstman, Jul 02, 2012
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Vanishing Vanilla Stout from Stone Arch Brew House
80 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.