Vlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout With Vanilla
Hailstorm Brewing Co.

Vlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout With VanillaVlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout With Vanilla
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Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #107
ABV:
12.2%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,814
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 8.1%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
89
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Hailstorm Brewing Co.
 
Illinois, United States
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SCORE
93
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Vlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout With VanillaVlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout With Vanilla
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Reviews by MisfitIK-9:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of cjgator3
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle sealed with orange wax poured into a snifter. Bottling date of 3/29/18 printed on the label.

Bourbon and vanilla notes on the nose and palate. Big warming finish that lingers for quite a while from the high ABV. Definitely a sipper. Tasty!

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spointon
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spycow
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of masterofsparks
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aasher
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mychalg9
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prager62
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- The beer was a dense black color with mocha colored bubbles.

Smell - There is a ton of vanilla in the nose, it was like getting doused in vanilla air freshener.

Taste - There was a lot of vanilla in this stout. The heat made me think the beer was aged in Vanilla Absolut barrels. Dark chocolate and raisins come through in the back with a warm after.

Mouthfeel- The vanilla gives a smooth impression, but this is thick.

Overall- Aside from being a little hot, vanilla runs wild in this one. Well done.

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Photo of Akkveto09
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of larryarms847
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark black with a thin layer of light brown foam.

Deeply roasted malt, sweet vanilla, oak, and a nice whiff of bourbon.

Vanilla comes through quite outstandingly, with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and barrel character adding more complexity.

Full-bodied, low carbonation, sweet, but not cloying, just a touch hot, could use some time.

Overall, this is certainly a delicious sipper and very well done!

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Photo of baybum
3.19/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Something was off with this beer

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Vlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout With Vanilla from Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 89 ratings