Originally Posted by darrenbrews
This is one of my favorites at the pub. Would it be hard to make for a rookie?
Not at all! I've modified it over time, but the base recipe was just Northern Brewer's Imperial Stout extract kit. I sliced up a vanilla bean and added it to the secondary for 4 weeks prior to bottling. NB has the full recipe on their site, so you can mimic it if you don't want to buy the kit. Just make sure to slice the bean lengthwise first, and then cut each half into 1/2" sections, then drop them right into the carboy. Good luck!