From our favourite little Belgian brewery located over the Dutch border comes this tasty little beer. Not content with brewing a normal stout, Ronald has created a smoked vanilla stout.
At heart it is a sweet milk stout, and the beer starts off quite subdued. It is quite light-bodied, with an early sweetness of chocolate with hint of roasted malt.
Slowly the Oak Smoked Wheat Malt unveils itself, along with the whole Madagascar and Reunion vanilla beans. These add another layer of complexity to the beer with hints of coffee, wood and smoke. The vanilla is a little more restrained, though surely in there as you look for it.
The beer finishes much drier than the aroma would suggest, with a little hop bitterness making this a very interesting but ultimately drinkable beer.