Madagascar | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Milk Stout aged in Bourbon barrels with copious amounts of Madagascar vanilla beans.

Added by ThePorterSorter on 02-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#248
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
843
pDev:
7.42%
 
 
Wants:
471
Gots:
152
Trade:
13
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Ratings: 843 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of Kurzman
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I should start by admitting that I am a vanilla junkie. There is a perfect amount of vanilla flavor In this and it perfectly balances the bourbon barrel flavor from dominating. Great job!

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Photo of brandoneast
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oldn00b
4.14/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Theogre83
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevinramer
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bradaplast
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robotic_being
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of izzyismyrott
4.04/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thefuzzyone
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Masonz223
4.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prospero
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of szmnnl99
4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seeker_11
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer was a let down. I went to the brewery in Missouri and was so excited for the "copius" amounts of Vanilla. The flavor did not come through. This beer should not be on the top 500 let alone 200

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Photo of sordyl
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bnewt21
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HawkeyeJosh
4.13/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
4.07/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark chestnut brown with two-and-a-half fingers of mocha-colored head. Sheets of lacing.

Delicious aroma of cocoa, brownie batter, vanilla, leather, toffee and bourbon in the nose. Really great.

Lighter tasting than the nose suggests. Chocolate, vanilla and milk are the most prominent, with a little nuttiness, leather, tobacco and earthy hops behind to balance out any sweetness. Slight alcohol behind.

Appropriate feel for a the style, but, IMO, it's thin against all these flavors. Also a bit sticky, with modest carbonation.

A little more heft in the body and barrel heat would make it better, to my taste, but this still has a really nice balance of flavors -- especially in the aroma. As a milk stout, it's excellent.

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Madagascar from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 843 ratings