Saranac Vanilla Stout - Matt Brewing Company
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3.33/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12oz brown bottle no freshness date though it was part of their winter 12-pack 10'-11'.
Big sudsy topping, the head is a little lighter than anticipated. Dark brown color ... this beer is not black. Light aroma of vanilla beans, not much is the roasted or even malt department other than faint cocoa powder. Well rounded smoothness off of a dry-ish faintly roasted malt backbone. Very modest hopping here, vanilla flavor is not overwhelming and seems to compliment everywhere. Dry baker's chocolate finish.
A pretty good stout, I was hoping for a bit more body, roasted sweetness and perhaps even an elevated vanilla character though this beer stays a safer level which is fine.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2011 02:27:59 | More by Jason
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Saranac Vanilla Stout from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.