Trillium / J. Wakefield - Vanilla Truffle | Trillium Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We teamed up with Miami's J. Wakefield Brewing to create another dessert-inspired stout! For this edition we simplified things and go to the root of all tasty treats. Vanilla Truffle is an imperial stout with Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans.

Vanilla Truffle announces itself with a big aroma of brownie batter and charred marshmallows. The palate provides deep vanilla, pot du crème flavor with subtle notes of toffee and caramel. A full, rich mouthfeel leaves a coating on the glass and lingering, satisfying sweetness.

MALT: Maris Otter, C80, C120, flaked oats, black malt, chocolate malt, Munich malt, Midnight wheat

HOPS, ETC: Hop extract, Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans

Added by MattOC on 05-25-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
65
pDev:
4.28%
 
 
Wants:
12
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4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with minimal head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa and marshmallows. Taste is heavily sweet. Sticky mouthfeel. Flavors of vanilla, cocoa, marshmallow, brown sugar, and a little hazelnut like flavor. Very nice desert time beer.

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Photo of Xantanamoss
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.11/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slick oil black little too no head smell is pure vanilla upfront . Taste is sweet on sweet the vanilla does shine but too one note left looking for something else to balance it out.

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Photo of user785335
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smaddock
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rizzy17
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.11/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djbrown13
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Plenty of vanilla, some chocolates and roasty malt quality. Very good bt nothing crazy.

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4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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4.66/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JPeterson17
4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Too sweet for me - please move along down the line for a review that considers this special sauce from a more nuanced perspective. After so many beers over time, my palate has become quite finicky and some, not all, pastry stouts often show themselves to be overwhelmingly sweet, and this is what this beer is - a sweet treat.

Enjoyed on draft at the taproom. Viscous black pour with a thin khaki cap that fades to a handful of small bubbles.

Aroma is a sticky sweet brown sugar, cookie dough, fudge brownie, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee. Taste follows the nose with an addition of vanilla extract. Umami hanging around in the background.

Mouthfeel is thick, hearty and cloying. Not sure when the "bourbon" in the Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans comes to the fore - the overall brew was too sweet for me to pinpoint the nuance.

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4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml capped bottle. Dark cola brown body, nearly black, one finger offwhite head, short retention. No lacing. Smell is milk chocolate, a bit of vanilla bean, brown sugar, a little bit of caramel. It's fairly straightforward, but comes across better on the palate, a nice vanilla sweetness, a fair bit of caramel and milk chocolate. Dark fruit. Slightly bitter cocoa. Mouthfeel is full bodied, substantial, good carbonation. Mildly bitter cocoa and raw vanilla bean finish. Solid, hoping for more vanilla. And the vanilla that you do get is a little bit artificial.

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4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 65 ratings