Poured into a pint glass this beer is as dark as night, coming to a slight khaki colored head. The aroma is an enticing combination of espresso roast, sweet vanilla bean, and cocoa. This stout is thick and velvety yet extremely easy to drink. The taste follows the nose yet adds minor complexities that make it great. There is a nice coffee flavor that gives off a slight bitterness which is complimented with hints of vanilla bean, chocolate malts, and sugars. Overall, Single Shot with vanilla bean has to be one of the best stouts that I have ever tasted. I give it 9.6 pints out of 10, drink up!