Madagascar | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

MadagascarMadagascar
BA SCORE
4.45/5
760 Ratings
MadagascarMadagascar
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
Ranking:
#209
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
760
pDev:
7.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
472
Gots:
136
Trade:
13
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 760 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of ChrisTota
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jmonah3
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of troupos40
4.27/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ellswrth
4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yeah, this works for me! Lots of vanilla on the nose and taste. Just the right amount of barrel and sweetness. Feel is medium and slick. Overall a delicious stout that i would glady drink anytime.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing from notes. Thanks Brandon for sharing this.

Pours a black body with a small brown head. Aromas are heavy vanilla and chocolate, toffee and butterscotch. Taste matches the nose with big French vanilla, vanilla beans, milk chocolate. Medium body.

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Photo of PDXAmbassador
3.81/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ljjpowers
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kreg02
4.17/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of LloydDobler
2.67/5  rDev -40%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

2015 vintage bottle

Tart cherry on the nose as well as the taste. I had a velvet merkin that tasted the same a couple years ago. Same cola type head that dissipated very splotchily. Just bad for the style, but if you were expecting this in a beer it would be ok. This was an all time want for me so it was a HUGE letdown.

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Photo of durlta
4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vidblain
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lorenwhite7
3.99/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
4.19/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

I had a couple aged bottles (from different batches), I liked them ... but they aged very badly and varied greatly from what they should have tasted like

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Photo of BeerZombies1
4.82/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Phineasco
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pitch black with 4 inch khaki head.
Smell: Vanilla beans, lots of barrel, and chocolate chips.
Taste: Lots of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate chip, charcoal, and licorice.
Mouthfeel: Thick for a milk stout.
Overall: An excellent Bourbon barrel aged milk stout from 4 hands.

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Photo of mwbbq
4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.72/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Stark black with a vibrant mocha foam that fizzles out to a thin ring.

Smell is waxy, bourbon soaked wood, roasted walnut, vanilla-sugared strawberry, and sharp, stinging cola, with a hint of maple emerging as it warms.

Vanilla drenched brownie flavor comes out up front, but is quickly cut by peppery and sharp bourbon that, when paired with the sweetness, translates to a very distinct Vanilla Coke flavor, with a maply finish.

Feel is thin and crisply carbonated with a sticky, semi-dry finish.

Okay, this really does taste like Vanilla Coke. I should know, I spent my entire high school job drinking them left and right. I thought maybe letting it warm would improve it, but ultimately it's way too sweet.

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Photo of Angerhaus
4.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
2.9/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Madagascar from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 760 ratings
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