Vanishing Vanilla Stout - Stone Arch Brew House
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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ncketchum:
3.95/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
02-07-2014 04:10:12 | More by ncketchum
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
Deepened dark brown, inching towards black with a minor tan foam.
Smellling strongly of mocha java, and vanilla extract.
Taste wise, it is much of the same. Medium roast coffee, traces of fudge, and a bright vanilla essence. Traces of milky sourness dot the latter portions, but this largely holds true to its name.
Meduim bodied and lightly carbonated.
This has some merit as a desert brew, but it flavored loudness prohibits successive pints. Decent as a solo, but binding beyond that.
09-01-2005 05:47:01 | More by cokes
4.53/5 rDev +24.5%
64 oz growler split and poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
A - Clear on the pour but completely black in the pint, a thick tan head rests on top and lowers slowly to a pile with little lace left over.
S - Very nice malted milk and cocoa powder - hot cocoa powder aroma with sweet chocolate. No hops at all. Low roasted malts with a tiny hint of coffee in there too. Vanilla is low but appreciated at that level.
T - Rich malty smooth bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder with vanilla coming across smooth on the profile. Not overwhelming at all. What a great flavor!
M - Smooth and as soft as velvet with a full body but easy drinkability, I can't even describe how nicely this beer feels going down.
D - Even in mid summer this brew is awesome! It's super smooth, great-tasting, and silky in the mouthfeel! Brilliant beer from Stone Cellar!
08-21-2010 18:06:37 | More by BeerFMAndy
4.2/5 rDev +15.4%
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.
05-24-2014 17:00:49 | More by LoveThyBier
2.76/5 rDev -24.2%
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.
07-23-2014 02:24:58 | More by vishneda
3.15/5 rDev -13.5%
Had a pint on tap - low carbed equated to no head & lacing. Strong vanilla aroma detected before you even get your nose down near it.
The vanilla overpowers anything else besides the roasted barley and even the RB takes a seat way in the back of the bus.
Quite watery and thin. It slides right down, but you are left with such a strong vanilla punch in the senses that you do not want any more.
You'd have to be a huge fan of this style to have more than one. Or be a vanilla fiend. Might work for a desert beer, but that's about it.
02-25-2009 15:09:13 | More by Chugmonkey
3.95/5 rDev +8.5%
I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. Poured from a growler from the brewery to an imperial pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a thin black color with a fluffy mocha-colored head that doesn't last long. Brew looks thin during the pour.
Smell: Vanilla extract dominates with some coffee coming through.
Taste: Just as the smell suggests, the vanilla dominates, but the coffee comes through. Tastes of sweet chocolate as well.
Mouthfeel: Thin to medium-bodied and lightly carbonated.
Drinkability: A decent sweet stout that may be lacking in the carbonation department because of the growler pour. I received the growler from a neighbor so I'm not sure how it was handled. I am looking forward to drinking the rest of the growler and would drink this brew again at the brewery.
03-02-2010 03:27:56 | More by nsmartell
Vanishing Vanilla Stout from Stone Arch Brew House
83 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.