I made this a while ago. I took it easy and did the extract brewing method. I am almost at the bottom of the keg. *sigh. This was possibly my favorite beer I've made so far. It turned out Smooth, almost with a semi-dry feel, and a wonderful, slight hint of vanilla. Great, great Recipe!
Recently, I had a garage sale that attracted about 10-20 people to my kegerator in my garage. Before I knew it, they were all drinking the Vanilla Stout asking for me to make them beer for money baha! I think that speaks for itself with this recipe.
Oh yeah, my favorite context for this beer is with a nice fat steak and mashed potatoes. It is amazing.