Vanilla Stout
Big Muddy Brewing

Vanilla StoutVanilla Stout
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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #875
ABV:
6%
Score:
84
Ranked #41,220
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 13.11%
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
184
From:
Big Muddy Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  8
Gots
  51
SCORE
84
Good
Vanilla StoutVanilla Stout
Notes: A traditional Milk Stout infused with pure Madagascar vanilla. Subtle vanilla flavor throughout with roasted notes and a slightly sweet, smooth finish.
Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 184 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ccg:
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ccg from Virginia

2.96/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour with light carbonation. Light scent of a stout without any hint of vanilla. Mild stout taste with very little vanilla noticeable while drinking. It leaves a mild vanilla aftertaste, but that's about all the vanilla I'm getting from it. Mouthfeel is pretty light and a little on the thin side for a stout. Overall: It's not bad, but it would benefit from stronger vanilla notes and more body.

Jul 14, 2015
More User Reviews:
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mpalestino from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Aug 12, 2013
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Samp01 from New Jersey

3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark cloudy cola brown with a small quickly fading tan head. Aroma is of sweet vanilla beans, dark malt with some roasted notes. Taste is same as taste, has some mild bitterness. Palate is medium body, smooth, sweet. The finish is of sweet mild herbal vanilla bean flavor, a bit of dark roasted malts with light bitterness. Sweet and mildly pleasant. Overall a good after dinner.

Sep 29, 2014
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Lemke10 from Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a dark brown color with a foamy, light brown head. The scent is mildly malty with hints of vanilla. The texture is thin yet a little creamy. You can definitely taste the vanilla in the flavor. It’s kind of like a vanilla cream soda with deeper robust flavors. Fairly decent as it’s better than some vanilla beers on the market but I’ve had at least one other beer that was better with its use of vanilla. An easy find for me, but I guess they are a smaller operation.

Feb 11, 2013
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jheezee from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Feb 04, 2014
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damngoode from Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Feb 15, 2013
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Jul 08, 2013
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vfgccp from New York

3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Feb 01, 2015
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jewellrunner from Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Sep 20, 2014
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Arsenal0328 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.3%

May 21, 2013
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Dec 22, 2013
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BDeibs from Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Jun 30, 2014
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LoveStout from New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Jul 07, 2013
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DuffDaddy from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Oct 03, 2013
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Rostie from Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

May 28, 2018
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hilgart1 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Oct 17, 2013
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 27, 2015
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vinny21bal from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Apr 02, 2014
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match1112 from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: dark brown, almost black. inch of creamy brown head has decent staying power leaving moderate lacing behind.

s: vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, dark chocolate.

t: vanilla and chocolate, no detectable hops or anything that would make me think this is a milk stout instead of just another vanilla infused stout.

m: a lot thinner than i would of hoped for, pours about the same consistency of soda. carbonation was good, not quite as sticky as i was expecting either. rich and creamy.

o: reminds me of a vanilla cream soda more than a stout. otherwise very drinkable

Sep 05, 2012
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Zuidman from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dec 10, 2017
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mjc3151 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Nov 23, 2014
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koutkid41 from Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Its a dark black in color. It has a nice creamy tan head great retention.
S: Strong vanilla aroma, not much other notes noticeable but that's okay. Love the smell and aroma of this beer.
T: Vanilla flavor is very noticeable and sweet, but not overpowering. Really nice and smooth on the palate. Cant get enough of the taste. Plenty of sweet vanilla is up front as it should be. Nice balance to the sweetness, with nice hint of chocolate.
M/D: A medium to full body beer. Smooth easy to drink beer that I just cant get enough of.

Big Muddy did an amazing job with this beer, absolutely cant wait to get these in bottles!!

Mar 10, 2012
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ssteiner13 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So this is the first time I have had a vanilla stout. Wow. I am guessing they are not all this good. The vanilla smell is so pleasant and strong - I love vanilla, so I was super happy about this. The taste matches the smell. Excellent mouth feel and tastes great. Like I said, take this with a grain of salt as I have never had a vanilla stout before, but holy sh*t this is an awesome beer. I loved it.

Apr 11, 2013
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jtierney89 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark chestnut color and about two fingers of tan head. Good clarity. Sweet chocolate and vanilla on the nose, faint hints of charcoal and roasted malts. Touch of caramel.

Nice smooth mouthful. Nice sweetness but not overly sweet. Creamy. Lots of vanilla and caramel flavor. Faintly woody finish Lends balance to the beer adding a bit of dryness. A few astringencies but other wise a nice easy drinking milk stout.

Mar 04, 2013
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Caskaway from Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Mar 10, 2013
Vanilla Stout from Big Muddy Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 184 ratings