F - - - Walnut/Cinnamon/Vanilla
Transient Artisan Ales

F - - - Walnut/Cinnamon/VanillaF - - - Walnut/Cinnamon/Vanilla
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Transient Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #857
Ranked #4,848
4.25 | pDev: 9.65%
Jan 14, 2023
Dec 12, 2019
F - - - Walnut/Cinnamon/VanillaF - - - Walnut/Cinnamon/Vanilla
Notes: Imperial Cream Stout aged in bourbon maple syrup barrels with cinnamon, black walnut, and vanilla.
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Rated: 4.21 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 19, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin

Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by Giggy from Michigan

May 22, 2022
Rated: 3.53 by BigIronH from Michigan

Mar 31, 2022
Rated: 4.84 by DruC4 from Michigan

Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours pitch black, completely opaque, and viscous. Pillowy 2 to 3 finger mocha colored head forms on the beer. Head dissipates leaving a thin layer of velvety foam on top of the beer.

The aroma on this is dominated by the cinnamon. Underlying that are notes of warm spiced cake, chocolate, maple syrup, bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. The resulting aroma is reminiscent of a fresh baked, iced spice cake. I personally would have preferred a bit more balance with the cinnamon on the nose, but I will admit that while the cinnamon is dominant, it does still work and provides a lovely aroma.

Taste follows the nose with the cinnamon taking a dominate role in the flavor profile. However, its a bit less dominant in the flavor profile as the other notes are allowed to come through with a bit more pronouncement. There you get notes of roasted malts, caramel chocolate, vanilla, maple syrup, bourbon, walnuts, and oak. The walnuts kind of surprised me - you really can taste them in this and that contributes to the overall impression of spiced cake that I described on the nose. The barrel presence in this one does somewhat suffer due to the dominance of the cinnamon. Its there, but subtly so.

Feel is medium to full bodied. Not thick, but not thin either - somewhere nicely in the middle. Smooth and creamy with gentle carbonation.

Overall this one does not quite reach the heights attained by its cousin the F--- maple syrup/vanilla variant, but its a very nice beer on its own. Definitely worth drinking if you ever get the chance.
Apr 05, 2021
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Mar 15, 2021
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A perfectly black body on an aggressive pour props up a dark tan head that sizzles a bit and dissipates pretty quickly. The cinnamon and Blis maple barrel aromas literally leap from the bottle (and glass after the pour), and there’s also a nice vanilla note and a nutty aroma as well. Wow, does this smell fantastic.

The Blis maple barrel is really forward, but the cinnamon provides a really nice balance, and the vanilla especially smooths out the finish, with a subtle nutty flavor at the very back of the palate. This beer has a LOT going on.

The mouthfeel is creamy and full, as expected in an imperial cream stout. What a magnificent flavor ride this beer is.
Jan 10, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Dec 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Sammonsd from Michigan

4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This is very good. Chris knows what he is doing with these big stouts and has been on fire recently. The walnuts make a great addition to the cinnamon and allow it to feel more robust than normal.
Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by BourbonForBeer from Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Just try it. It's one of the best beers I've had to date. Literally blows away 90% of the beer out there generally speaking. Tastes- amazing, Smells-amazing, Looks-amazing, Feel-smooth/full body, Overall it's one of the best beers I've had!

The 2021 version is insane!!

Name a better beer? KBBS, nope. Had them both... F--- Walnut/Cinnamon/Vanilla is literally one of the best. (MUST HAVE FRESH)

One of the best beers i've had!
Jun 21, 2020
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head. Nice bit of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is heavy cinnamon, dark chocolate and bourbon.

T - The taste is cinnamon, dark chocolate, vanilla, walnut and bourbon.

M - Full body with medium carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel with a sticky dry finish.

O - This is an awesome variant. Huge cinnamon on the nose and flavor. Super rich and tasty.
Apr 16, 2020
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Rated by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Draft sample at The Extreme Beer Fest Boston February first twenty twenty.
Mar 01, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by fossage78 from Massachusetts

Feb 23, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Feb 03, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey

Feb 02, 2020
Rated: 3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Feb 01, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Feb 01, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Jan 26, 2020
F - - - Walnut/Cinnamon/Vanilla from Transient Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 21 ratings