Style: Barrel-Aged Flavored Stout

ABV: 10.8

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Avery Brewing Company Vanilla Bean Stout

What the brewers say

“In this silky stout, a double dose of vanilla derived from both fresh bourbon barrels and the trio of Tongan, Ugandan, and Mexican whole vanilla beans is complemented by essences of chocolate, caramel, and molasses.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Aroma is overall muted, but moderate caramel, mild coffee, light chocolate, moderate toast, moderate plum and cherry, light vanilla. Reminds me of a Belgium Strong or perhaps an Eisbock. As it warms, more spiciness comes out.”

Flavor: “Moderate sweetness, roast, plum, cherry, coconut, earthy. Touch of caramel and vanilla, big dark chocolate and mouthfeel. Big sweet fruity notes up front, almost sangria-like. Light chocolate and coffee notes in the background mixed with a moderate alcohol warming. A nicely balanced beer that reveals more as you sip.”

Overall: “Dark chocolate, vanilla, and hints of roast coffee dominate the front of this beer, and coffee, dark cherry, and dark chocolate linger at the end. Pleasant and easy drinking. Take a sip, and you’re happy to take the next sip.”

What our editors thought



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