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Vanishing Vanilla Stout - Stone Arch Brew House

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10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 48
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Arch Brew House
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout | 4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cokes on 09-01-2005

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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 48
Reviews by ncketchum:
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3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pulphead
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cokes
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The body is a little thin on this beer but that is my only knock on it. The aroma is a nice mix of malt, chocolate and vanilla and the taste is a light roast with a nice hit of vanilla. Carbonation could be a touch more but that's more personal taste than a knock on the beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.52/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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2.99/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark colored drinkable IPA. Worth the price.

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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kdwruck
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biny
4.67/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great vanilla stout! Very smooth

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of Sweffin
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lesingnon
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, black for all intents and purposes. Approximately two fingers worth of foam for the initial head, dissipating to a thin layer that persisted until the beer was gone. Some lacing.

Smell: Dominated by sweet vanilla, very pleasant.

Taste: The vanilla was subtler here, complementing the more standard stout flavors very well and taking a bit of the edge off of the bitterness. I feel it came together pretty well.

Feel: Very smooth, with light carbonation. It seemed a bit thinner than most stouts, but was very easy to drink all told.

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Cravey
3.09/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Vanishing Vanilla Stout from Stone Arch Brew House
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.