Madagascar | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet 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
Ratings:
730
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
7.43%
 
 
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471
Gots:
139
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Photo of jensenmoon
3.99/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.07/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look is near pitch black with 1.5 fingers of tan head.

Aroma is bourbon, chocolate and some vanilla.

Taste is oak, chocolate, booze and a touch of vanilla.

Feel is a bit thin, and a bit boozy to be honest.

Overall I'm a little disappointed in this one. After missing it 2 years in a row I finally managed to snag one. This beer is very good, however it certainly shouldn't have this much hype behind it.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zoomslowik
4.03/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 vintage

L- Black, decent amount of light brown head, but it fades.

S- Mostly booze with some oak. A hint of vanilla with some roast.

T- Very similar to the aroma. Not much vanilla.

F- Medium body. Not that smooth, a little booze burn.

O- It's not really what I was expecting. It's a reasonably solid BA stout, but I barely got any vanilla. Maybe previous batches were better? Definitely didn't seem like a beer that should take considerable effort to track down.

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Photo of moneynoobject
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrnyc
4.71/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rcjennings
4.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nguasta2
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mark000
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MatthewHopHead
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mad3air
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Big_V
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Danny1217
4.02/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.09/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

9oz draft pour into a rocks glass shows an opaque deep dark brown, almost black body and floats a 1/2in brown head leaving sporadic lacing.
Aromas include oak, chocolate, roasty, bourbon, and a slight vanilla.

Flavors match with bourbon being the most present bringing out more vanilla, but the roasted coffee flavor at the end is a downer.

Mouthfeel is full and leaning heavy with a silky sweetness left on the tongue, although the sudden roast coffee bean aftertaste is not my favorite reminder if this imperial stout.

Overall it's great to have so many options.

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Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stefko
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Viperman1316
4.52/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hoppity1
4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Madagascar from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
4.44 out of 5 based on 730 ratings.
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