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Vanilla Stout | Stone Arch Brew House

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Arch Brew House
Wisconsin, United States
stonecellarbrewpub.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Vanishing Vanilla Stout

An English-Style stout with high-grade pure vanilla added during brewing. This sweeter flavored beer is vanilla forward but finishes with flavors of smooth chocolate, caramel, and coffee. It is a perfect end of night dessert-like beer.

42 IBU

OG: 1.056

Added by cokes on 09-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,354
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
56
pDev:
14.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbtkd
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stone Arch Vanilla Stout, 5% ABV, 42 IBU. Pours black and thin with a slight tan head. Nose is vanilla, but not picking up much on the taste other than a slight bitterness. OK mouthfeel due to a bit of carbonation burn, watery and not very smooth for an oatmeal stout. Overall very good.

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Photo of Krusader
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown color. The head was white, one finger, and didn't last long.
The nose I get coffee notes, and, of course, vanilla.
The taste is, well, vanilla. I get some hints of chocolate, and maybe coffee. There is some bitterness, as well.
The feel is somewhat watery.
Overall, a good beer, and I'm glad I was able to get a good supply of it.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoying the Packer game at 1919 kitchen & Tap at Lambeau, let's give a pint of this a whirl. Arrived in a 1919 pint glass opaque black with a tan head. Smells of vanilla. On the taste this brew is very much vanilla and roasted malt up front transitioning to a sweet malty middle then finishing tart and dry. A tasty roasted brew.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

always weird to read "with artificial flavor and color" on a beer label. why does it have to be artificial. maybe something to do with packaging law in wisconsin or something, but its unflattering, and lowers expectations immediately. you cant get the color you want with the grains in the mash? seems pretty basic to me, but whatever, this beer isnt bad at all. its reddish brown in color, a little light for a stout, especially in the right light, its more mahogany than anything else. there is a thin airy bubbly head head, tan in color, fading quickly. smells like a whole ton of vanilla, maybe an extract of some kind and maybe a little overdosed. its super intense on the flavor, which wouldnt bother me, but its also incredibly sweet, sugary, brown sugar, syrup, its way over the top, and the coffee notes and the roast in here are not robust enough to balance it out at all, so it ends up stuck to my teeth and tongue and really limiting how much of it i want to drink. they should calm that aspect down a little bit. it has awesome carbonation though, crazy for a stout, effervescent and intense, but it doesnt help to dry this out any, and as much as i like the bubbles, the mouthfeel is still odd because of all the residual sugar. this should be a little better than it is overall, but its not bad. the first beer i have had from these guys, not all the way inspiring.

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Photo of Millersbrewers
4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattLiz312
2.63/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The body is a little thin on this beer but that is my only knock on it. The aroma is a nice mix of malt, chocolate and vanilla and the taste is a light roast with a nice hit of vanilla. Carbonation could be a touch more but that's more personal taste than a knock on the beer.

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Photo of pulphead
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinggimp
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nurt20
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Soneast
3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Looks like a brown ale, not a stout. Light vanilla and graham cracker maltiness. No roastiness evident. Very thin body, watery really. IMO, this is not a stout. Subpar brown ale with vanilla? Sure.

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Photo of Biny
4.67/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great vanilla stout! Very smooth

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Photo of Lesingnon
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, black for all intents and purposes. Approximately two fingers worth of foam for the initial head, dissipating to a thin layer that persisted until the beer was gone. Some lacing.

Smell: Dominated by sweet vanilla, very pleasant.

Taste: The vanilla was subtler here, complementing the more standard stout flavors very well and taking a bit of the edge off of the bitterness. I feel it came together pretty well.

Feel: Very smooth, with light carbonation. It seemed a bit thinner than most stouts, but was very easy to drink all told.

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Photo of Cravey
3.09/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of a_f7
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SF_Posse
2.99/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark colored drinkable IPA. Worth the price.

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Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of RogerWolfe
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

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Vanilla Stout from Stone Arch Brew House
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