Chocolate Vanilla Maple Imperial Stout
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Chocolate Vanilla Maple Imperial StoutChocolate Vanilla Maple Imperial Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
12%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 6.7%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
97
From:
Untitled Art
 
Wisconsin, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Gots
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SCORE
95
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Chocolate Vanilla Maple Imperial StoutChocolate Vanilla Maple Imperial Stout
Notes: Collaboration with Angry Chair Brewing
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clayrock81 from Florida

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a black body with minimal head and no lace. Basically the aroma is maple syrup with hints of vanilla. Smooth, well-hidden ABV, has a slight woody and vanilla sweetness, don't really get chocolate, and it is underneath a dominating maple syrup flavor but beer avoids being cloying and is oh so tasty.

Aug 21, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Red wine-tinted Black with two fat fingers of dark tan head. Decent lacing. Maple, roasted malts and chocolate in the nose. The taste follows with huge maple, roasty malts and rich dark chocolate. Hints of vanilla, stone fruit and coffee behind. Full bodied and creamy with modest carbonation. The roasted malts in this are very tasty. Nice dessert beer.

Jun 11, 2019
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a mensch among mensch, C.D. for this can, which I missed when it passed through WI in a few milliseconds. 16 oz. can.

As black & cold & lifeless as the heart of Kay Ivey. Zero head, which is a sad way to live, but I’ll bet Kay does. The nose is rich, sweet, chocolate goodness. I like all those things.

Chocolate Vanilla Maple Imperial Stout – if you don’t screw it up, how could this be bad? Narrator: it’s not screwed up. This has that classic Angry Chair mouthfeel that makes it feel you could walk across a pond of it: thick, that is. The taste is exhaustively described in the book’s title & you get all of it in spades. The maple is lovely, vanilla excruciatingly exact, with enough milk chocolate to satiate my daily ration/addiction, with a fingernail of roast on the end. No problem with this 16” sliding down my throat.

Adjunct city & one of the best stout that hasn’t been infected with a barrel I’ve had in a while. Thick dessert deliciousness & an excellent beer.

May 18, 2019
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drunkpuma from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Holy f*ck. I haven't reviewed a beer on any site in almost ten years but this one had me crying for a review. This is literally candy, a chocolate vanilla croissant in a bottle. If you don't like it, you're wrong and I hate you.

May 16, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Exactly as advertised - huge aromas and flavors of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla, and lots of maple. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy but not thick. 12% abv is well-hidden. Delicious.

May 07, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This one, much like the Gas Station Coffee, is sweet and somewhat astringent, but less so, with maple, vanilla and nutty alcohol that is more apparent than I'd like it to be.

Mar 26, 2019
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superspak from Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into snifter, canned on 10/31/2018. Pours dense opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, maple syrup, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread/crust; with light notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Very slight booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, maple, cocoa, vanilla, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, maple syrup, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread/crust; with light notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy hops; and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, maple syrup, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, dark/brown bread/crust, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, maple, cocoa, vanilla, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a solid roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 12%. Overall this is an amazing flavored imperial milk/sweet stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, maple, cocoa, vanilla, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Insanely rich malt complexity with perfectly balanced cocoa, vanilla, maple, lactose flavorings; and just enough earthy hops to balance sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazingly top tier style example. Just as impressive as the other Angry Chair collab.

Mar 17, 2019
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OompaMentor from Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

11/11/2018; full MF -- loads of chocolate and vanilla with hint of maple and if you allow yourself to believe, a "thin slice" of bourbon on the edge....

Jan 04, 2019
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Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had from Smyrna Beer Market on tap, Dec 2018

Flippin' delicious stout - better than any I've had in recent months, beyond smooth- no smokiness, not overly sweet, liquid butter

Dec 29, 2018
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easily the best Untitled Art beer to date. All the adjunct come through perfectly in the nose and the flavor. Nice thick stout. Drinks like it 8%abv. This beer is firing on all cylinders.

Dec 16, 2018
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Gadzook from Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow

Pours a beautiful motor oil black with a finger of dark tan head leaving nice lacing when dissipated.

Smell is beautiful. Maple up front, but you do not lose the vanilla or chocolate at all. You pick up the malt in there, also a little caramel and lactose sweetness.

Tastes exactly like it says but more following the nose. The maple is front and center and it's definitely a dessert stout. The maple stays there and the high quality chocolate punches through supported by nice caramel and vanilla filled out with a hint of rich malts. This is a very rich beer.

Feels fantastic. Not too chewy. Not too thin. To me, this is just right for a desert stout. Didn't feel like it coated my mouth either. The aftertaste lingers nicely and then it was pretty clean, not syrupy like some dessert stouts can be.

Overall, honestly, I think this is the best stout I've had this year. Hands down. This was absolutely beautiful. Untitled Art's Gas Station stout is pretty solid as well, but this is miles above their milkshake stouts which I feel don't have the right balance as this or the Gas Station. Hard to find, but if you see it and you appreciate the style, you are letting yourself down for passing this up.

Dec 15, 2018
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Pontzie from Florida

4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gifted a can from a friend who sought this out. He worked hard to get it as it is a rare collaboration beer for where we live.

L: Straight black pour. The viscosity is fairly medium in appearance for this style... Not to syrupy.... Not too watery.
Leaves a thin copper head. Leaves really cool thin lacing.

S: Maple up front and center. Dark chocolate is obvious. Very sweet. Mild vanilla. Basically what is says straight on the can.

T:. The sweetness of the maple smell is pleasantly cut into by some bitter chocolate nib. Don't get me wrong, it is very sweet, but it is better managed than some of these dessert stouts. The alcohol creeps in to the after taste. It's great if you want a maple treat beer.

F: Silky and smooth. A bit syrupy as it slides deeper. Alcohol is well held across the palatte.

O: Pretty good stuff. Maple is just a bit overwhelming for my buds. I prefer something a bit less sweet and with a more bitter presence. Still...... There is something fun about this beer.

Dec 08, 2018
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NCSapiens from Indiana

4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with light brown head.
Auroma is fantastic. Smells like maple syrup and vanilla.
Taste is maple forward. Really good. But seriously sweet and dessert tasting. Creamy vanilla on the finish. Some alcohol comes through but is well masked for this high abv. Faint chocolate flavor throughout.
Mouthfeel is syrupy and creamy.
I would definitely recommend if in the mood for a beer that tastes like maple syrup.

Dec 07, 2018
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timmy2b from New York

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost a motor oil black color. Nice dark tan head. Heavy beer with a lot of lacing on the side of the glass. Maple is the strongest scent and flavor. Chocolate is mild in the aftertaste, but is present. Very drinkable, but heavy.

Dec 04, 2018
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of pleasant maple syrup, nice fudgy chocolate, good coffee.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of sweet maple syrup. Very nice vanilla as well as decent coffee. Good caramel and raw maple. Super flavorful.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, alcohol is hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a very solid stout. The maple was rather sweet.

Serving Type: can

Dec 01, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to rudzud

big thick foamy rich creamy head, fades very slowly and nice lacing, decent lacing, pitch black color,

Nose is loads of maple syrup, caramel toffee and candy, so much maple candy, some coffee and espresso extract, little dark chocolate cocoa

Taste quite sweet, tons of maple, raw maple syrup like before it was even extracted and condensed right out of the tree earthy thing, toffee caramel notes, some coffee and espresso roast, touch of vanilla and some marshmallow nougat, some dark chocolate cocoa, a little roast, little bitterness, earthy roast and alittle tannic spicy hops late

Mouth is med bod, creamy rich with nice foamy carb, a flash of alcohol, a bit thinner feeling overall

Overall quite nice

Dec 01, 2018
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ThickNStout from Georgia

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 7.99 (I believe). Canned 10/23/18. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku. Enjoyed 11/26/18.

Pours black with a full cap of rich tan head. The foam shrinks to a fuzzy halo, leaving a few sparce scratches of lace.

Aromas of maple syrup, fudge, caramel and ice creamy sweet lactose.

Maple is still a main player in the flavor. Complimented by dark chocolate, burnt caramel, milk sugar, espresso, a faint herbal bitterness and a healthy dose of booze.

Velvety full body with fairly light carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste with notes of maple glazed dark fudge.

This is the second Untitled Art and Angry Chair collaboration I’ve had and they’ve both been delicious. Chocolate Vanilla Maple Imperial Stout is a decadent, boozey delight.

Nov 27, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

its cool these guys are doing some collaboration with such relevant and sought after breweries, i mean, i cant get angry chair beer here, so it makes this more of an obvious buy, i think a smart business decision for a newer operation trying to get on the map. this beer is huge and decadent, desserty to the max, the sweetness from all of the elements added to it collide to make it almost diabetic, and the booziness is strong, i am glad we are sharing this can around the table several ways. the maple is awesomely forward in the nose, and its there in the taste too, nice with the coffee character of the dark grain, but i get more of a fudge brownie batter with the chocolate and vanilla in here, more so than the malt, but the mix of all these flavors together is really fantastic, if you dont mind all the residual sugar in here, i think i would feel awful if i drank the whole thing on my own. the chocolate is awesome, tastes high end to me, and the vanilla is persistent too. nice complexity here, huge depth of flavor, and cool freshness, which is an odd thing to say about a huge stout, but lately it seems like all my dark beer has been aged, there is a certain newness to this that i find real appealing. wintery and big and sort of cozy, maybe a good weekend morning drink. i liked this a lot, but its a small doses thing for sure. ill keep buying these untitled art beers, they are two for two in my experience so far!

Nov 25, 2018
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Roguer from Georgia

4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours as black as almost any beer I've ever seen, with just a hint of nutty brown hue during the pour. Moderate pour results in a thick (2 finger) dark brown head; firm, with excellent retention.

Aroma is huge, and replete with chocolate, maple, vanilla, brown sugar, and roasted barley. Nuts, bananas, red grapes, and figs round out the profile. It smells like a huge dessert stout, but very smooth, delectable, and absolutely inviting. No hint of booze.

Banana up front (and throughout), mingling with the maple for a sweet experience. Nuts, the slightest bit of char, tons of vanilla (also somewhat mingling with the maple), and smooth, sweet chocolate. Very little hint of the high ABV. Are there any hops in here? Because I can't find them.

Thick and sticky; virtually no heat. Despite the sticky sweetness, drinks way too easily.

Nov 25, 2018
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pkalix from California

4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

um, yeah... i love this! not as sweet as the Angry Chair stuff i have had and perfect proprtions of the stated flavors. nothing overly fake or chemical about it yet, and it warms up nicely. pure breakfast! does have lactose in it? i believe we could be ushering in a new era of stouts, just as the NEIPA was to the IPA....

Nov 16, 2018
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm hoping this beer is the remedy to a headache and a long day. I'm going to find out either way. Pouring this 16 oz. can into a snifter glass this beer pours medium-dark brown in color and forms a pinky width of caramel colored crown that dissipates in less than a minute, leaving only an outer ring. Very little highlights when held to the light. Surprising based on the highlights in the pour. Anyway, the first initial thought of the smell is a big plate of French toast coated with sweet decadent syrup. Chocolate is evident but plays the background while vanilla comes in after that to round the edges out. Absolutely wonderful smell. The taste brings the same aspects, but with slightly different proportions. The chocolate is thicker than in the nose. It's got a lactose and almost "egg like" element that actually works great with the maple. This is literally breakfast in a can. Mouthfeel is wonderful. Thick body not lacking or leaving anything to be desired, unlike most Stouts with lactose in them for me. My headache is gone and my day is better. I'll have to grab more of this...

Nov 16, 2018
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives fudge colored with a one finger tan head; splashy lacing

Smell: Chocolate and vanilla laced with maple syrup

Taste: Chocolate forward with vanilla and caramel building; the maple syrup emerges, through the middle, and the finish is somewhat sweet

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: While the maple syrup pushes this is a sweet direction, it adds an interesting dimension

Nov 14, 2018
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, snifter glass. Dark black body, oily and reasonably opaque, one and half finger mocha head, good retention, splotchy, sticky lacing. Smell is maple and cocoa; it is more of an astringent cocoa than a milk chocolate cocoa; the vanilla doesn't really come across here on the nose. Sweet, dark fruit from the base stout, sugar. The base stout is recognizable as the rest of the other stouts that come out of Octopi. Flavour picks up quite a bit from the nose and beyond, however. It's got a nice maple sweetness, sugary vanilla sweetness, a bit of milk chocolate, lactose, dark fruit with a mildly astringent burnt malt finish. Mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, creamy, nice and smooth moderate carbonation, again with a mildly astringent burnt malt finish that is tempered somewhat by sweet maple and chocolate. Overall, a nice adjunct laden beer, solid balance of adjuncts although I wish the base stout was tweaked somewhat to be less astringent. But then again, with all the adjuncts here, it could be too sweet otherwise. It's sweet but not too sweet.

Nov 08, 2018
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LDjr from Texas

4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a goblet glass.

Look: Poured with a tan head with a mix of small and large bubbles. Head dissipated quickly. Some and infrequent bubbles coming out of solution. Jet black in color. Fairly clear beer when tipped and looking through the "corner."

Smell: Maple syrup immediately followed by chocolate. Low malty-sweetness. Low levels of alcohol/solvent. No hop aroma.

Taste: Heavy chocolate and maple sweetness. Low-esters. Very low roast. Low levels of alcohol heat but as it warms the alcohol note increases. No hop aroma. Flavor lingers for some time.

Mouth Feel: Full-body. Low carbonation.
Lactose smooth and creamy. A bit heavy/syrupy.

Overall: Pleasant to drink. Great maple syrup flavor. Heavy on residue sweetness and creaminess. A bit one-dimension - could use more roast. Can finish the 16oz can in a sitting but that is about it. Was hoping for more carbonation. Generally can be considered an imperial sweet stout.

Nov 06, 2018
Chocolate Vanilla Maple Imperial Stout from Untitled Art
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 97 ratings