Vanilla Shade
Parish Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #686
ABV:
14%
Score:
93
Ranked #6,797
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 5.67%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
16
From:
Parish Brewing Company
 
Louisiana, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  1
SCORE
93
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black with a half-finger of soupy dark-mocha head that settles quickly into a messy crown.

Red wine, pecans, vanilla, cookie dough and new sneakers in the nose.

Nice, soft vanilla stands out in the taste, sitting atop chocolate-chip cookie dough, cinnamon and fruity red wine. The vanilla has loads of depth and flavor.

Medium bodied and super creamy feeling with a little zip from the carbonation.

Possibly the best use of vanilla I’ve experienced in a beer. Totally natural and layered in the flavors it imparts. Great stuff.

Dec 28, 2020
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needMIbeer from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 17, 2019
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 13, 2019
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jan 19, 2021
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jul 02, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oops I forgot to do a review. Had to order again.

Slick black fingernail of head

Aroma of vanilla tootsie roll and leather/vinyl

Flavor is smooth vanilla-caramel/vanilla tootsie roll, 2nd hand leather, bourbon barrel underneath. Aftertaste of brownie ends and slight caramel brownies.

Feel is hot, medium bodied, burning, sticky.

Overall good shade. Not the most flavorful but it's the smoothest. I'm dunk.

Mar 01, 2021
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PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

4.87/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aug 14, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Decent chocolate brown body, dark enough to be black, half finger white head. Moderate vanilla bean, mild dark fruit, fair bit of milk chocolate and mild roast. Medium bodied, decent carbonation, mild vanilla and dark fruit all the way through on the finish.

May 16, 2019
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 28, 2021
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vfgccp from New York

4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 15, 2019
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Sirnickatnite from Texas

4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Jul 08, 2019
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LXIXME from New Mexico

4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

May 23, 2019
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Jaxmel from Louisiana

4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Jul 17, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing. It looks very lightly carbonated.

This one smells like sugar cookie dough, cookie crumbs, chocolate fudge, fruity vanilla, oak, and bourbon.

This has definitely one of the most unique vanilla flavors I've ever gotten out of a beer - I get cookie dough, cherry cordial, and cake frosting all at the same time. The base beer is silky and fudgy. There's not a lot of barrel, but it's there, with some oak/cinnamon spice, and a touch of bourbon.

This is medium bodied, certainly not a thicc boi, but not thin. It's pretty lightly carbonated, but not completely flat.

Vanilla stout are a dime a dozen these days, but this one managed to be actually be somewhat unique in the sub-style.

Jul 24, 2020
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 08, 2019
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smartassboiler from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 17, 2019
Vanilla Shade from Parish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 16 ratings