Vanilla Stout | Stone Arch Brew House

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Brewed by:
Stone Arch Brew House
Wisconsin, United States

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

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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by ncketchum:
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3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Nate K for dropping off the growler today.

Served in a tulip

A - pours a dark brown, not opaque like some of the motor oil I'm used to drinking lately, no sediment to speak of. Off white head, fades to a thin ring

S - Different vanilla than I'm used to from a barrel aged stout. This is more of a sweet vanilla with chocolate, like vanilla ice cream on top of a fresh brownie

T - Vanilla is more subtle here, but definitely present. Coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Not too sweet.

M - lightly carbonated, smooth

O - I really liked this one. I've had other Stone Arch brews and thought they were OK. This one reminded me of NG's Coffee Stout with a bit of vanilla. Super drinkable for a stout. I would buy this again if I run into it again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pulphead
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cokes
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deepened dark brown, inching towards black with a minor tan foam.
Smellling strongly of mocha java, and vanilla extract.
Taste wise, it is much of the same. Medium roast coffee, traces of fudge, and a bright vanilla essence. Traces of milky sourness dot the latter portions, but this largely holds true to its name.
Meduim bodied and lightly carbonated.
This has some merit as a desert brew, but it flavored loudness prohibits successive pints. Decent as a solo, but binding beyond that.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
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 Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jdkitchi
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of wibrewer
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.8/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.52/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

64 oz growler split and poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.

A - Clear on the pour but completely black in the pint, a thick tan head rests on top and lowers slowly to a pile with little lace left over.

S - Very nice malted milk and cocoa powder - hot cocoa powder aroma with sweet chocolate. No hops at all. Low roasted malts with a tiny hint of coffee in there too. Vanilla is low but appreciated at that level.

T - Rich malty smooth bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder with vanilla coming across smooth on the profile. Not overwhelming at all. What a great flavor!

M - Smooth and as soft as velvet with a full body but easy drinkability, I can't even describe how nicely this beer feels going down.

D - Even in mid summer this brew is awesome! It's super smooth, great-tasting, and silky in the mouthfeel! Brilliant beer from Stone Cellar!

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Photo of SF_Posse
2.99/5  rDev -17.4%
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 RogerWolfe
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of kdwruck
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of northcoastwolf
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Photo of mooseisloose
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
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 Biny
4.67/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great vanilla stout! Very smooth

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Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Sweffin
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lesingnon
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
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 smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Cravey
3.09/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Millersbrewers
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Vanilla Stout from Stone Arch Brew House
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 57 ratings
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