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

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3.77/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,324
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
178
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
24
Trade:
1
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Photo of Stofko1992
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of beertunes
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32oz crowler poured into 12oz goblet. Poured a solid black color with just a thin cap of tan head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma had a nice roast note and a very mild sweetness.

On the tongue though, the true nature of the beer appeared. Nice roast, a good sweet malt, and a nice amount of vanilla.

The body was smooth, even, clean and had a semi-sweet finish.

Drinkability was very good, the beer was very pleasant. Overall, a very nice brew. Certainly worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of meatyard
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerCon5
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rspauldi
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

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

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

Photo of Bdel34
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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Bean Dream from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 178 ratings