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Bean Dream | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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3.77/5
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174 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
alsofhampden.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A creamy milk porter aged on fresh vanilla beans.

Added by stakem on 09-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,403
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
174
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
25
Trade:
1
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4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jdschroepfer
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zekeman17
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reebtaerG
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffwise
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dheldman
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ssato27
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lobos62
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopBomb515
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pitch black thin looking pour with a big carbonated head that fades quick and leaves zero lacing. Suggestions of vanilla and roasted malt in the aroma. Notes of vanilla, cola?, light toasted malts, and a bit of off funk from the lactose. Too carbonated, almost soda like and thin. Finishes without a trace. It's off for a porter mouthfeel wise. I would call this average but it's a bit below average if I'm honest. Not quite my style and not quite a porter.

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3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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1.83/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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1.02/5  rDev -72.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Infected. Will edit review if given the opportunity to try it again

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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OGShotzy
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber at Underground (under Brü) in Philly. Had a great vanilla—but kind of sour—aftertaste. Loved it.

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3.14/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Bean Dream from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 174 ratings
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