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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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

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Reviews:
14
Ratings:
175
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
47.93%
 
 
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12
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You can look through my reviews and conclude that I dont like vanilla beer much. Maybe so, but this was the best vanilla beer I've had. It was a bit thin but that didnt spoil the experience. Good taste. Great smell. Well done, Al.

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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - A bit transparent. Mostly black. Small off-white head.

Smell - Vanilla. Lactose. Kinda nutty caramel malt. Milk chocolate.

Taste - Bright and sharp vanilla up front. Deep roasted malt. Lactose isn't that sweet. A little bit of cola.

Mouthfeel - Pretty light. Well carbonated.

Overall - Kinda weird. Definitely lots of vanilla, but not a very exciting beer.

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My first Pizza Boy offering since Terry joined the team...

A - Three fingers worth of active quickly receding medium brown colored head with a very rocky top... What's left is a splotchy lacing, thin collar, and lots of carbonation bubbles bursting through the surface... The color is a dark brown teetering on black that allows a bit of light to leak in around the top of the glass... Loads of carbonation bubbles cling the glass, detach and rise at a moderate pace...

S - Interesting nose with good complexity... Vanilla... Peat... Raisins... Cocoa... A touch of roasted malt...

T - Vanilla... Light roasted coffee... Faint chocolate notes... Some dark fruit as well... Nice balance... A tasty little brew...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Smooth... Lightly carbonated... Sleek... Perhaps a tad bit thin...

D - Very quaffable... Much lighter than expected... A tasty interesting brew... Quite sessionable... Definitely took care of the Milk Stout craving that I've had recently quite nicely... I would gladly drink again...

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Bean Dream from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.
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