After years of admiring what Bottle Logic has done with vanilla beans, it was only plausible that when we had the opportunity to collaborate for the first time in the days surrounding Field Trip, we were going to brew a massive imperial conditioned on a considerable amount of Bourbon Madagascar vanilla beans. Observing Reason pours a glass-coating deep black with hickory highlights and a mocha-colored head. Mouth-watering aromas of warm baked goods, from brownies to frosting-coated chocolate cupcakes are immediately present. Notes of marshmallow, vanilla, and a hint of peanut play their complementary roles on the back of the palate. Mild sweetness and thick mouthfeel round out this truly indulgent Imperial Stout.