Honey Granola and Vanilla
Trimtab Brewing Company

Honey Granola and VanillaHoney Granola and Vanilla
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Trimtab Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
Stout - American Imperial
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3.92 | pDev: 0%
Feb 19, 2021
Jan 22, 2021
Honey Granola and VanillaHoney Granola and Vanilla
Notes: Honey Granola and Vanilla flavored Imperial Stout. Part of our Cellar Reserve Stout Series.
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3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by WickedBeer from Alabama

Canned 01/04/21.

It's got a good viscosity on the pour, something that this series has lacked for the most part up until the last couple of releases. Quarter inch of beige head rises above the body of the beer, but is quick to settle.

Honestly I wasn't really sure why TrimTab chose these adjuncts for this Cellar Reserve release, but I gotta say that I'm getting them pretty much as-advertised. It needed some time to warm, but right away there's definitely some Vanilla Bean Granola vibes countering undertones of that familiar toasted malt backbone that these guys just can't seem to hide away in any of their stouts. There's a pleasant sweetness throughout, and it finishes roasty and malt-heavy.

On the palate the vanilla plays second fiddle, but coupled with the honey granola there's a good sweetness that punches through immediately. Toasted malt on the tail finishes a touch bitter, but all-in-all there's a more traditional Dry Irish Stout quality to this beer that I enjoyed. The adjuncts are odd but if you really look for them they're there, and together everything seems to just work.

Viscosity is pretty good, medium-full. Carbonation is a little high, but it goes down smoothly and the 8.7% is hidden very well. There's a touch of lingering bitterness, but it's not off-putting and overall this is one of the better experiences in this category that I've had from beers in the Cellar Reserve line.

Feb 19, 2021
4 by richj1970 from Alabama on Feb 07, 2021
Honey Granola and Vanilla from Trimtab Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2 ratings