thomat (2022) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF. Reddish brown with a small tan head. Malty and chocolate btones. Malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. Medium body with a roasted finish.
AdiBeer (1019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: medium bread, grain and toasted malts, some vanilla. Appearance: brown/black, average frothy off-white head. Taste: moderate sweet. Palate: full body, creamy texture, nice malts and vanilla. Overall: great Stout, very nice palate. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.
Benzai (8111) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Very dark brown to black color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, some chocolate, some vanilla, toasted malts. Decent body, soft carbonation.
Erzengel (2536) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask @ GBBF14. Smooth roasted nose. The beer starts intense, vanilla with a nice roasted stout-body. Interesting, but fits great! Roasted hints, Espresso, coffee and nice smooth vanilla.
The aftertaste is smooth, vanilla & roasted malt, nice bittered, not too intense, highly drinkable, great!
joe19612 (1837) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Black colour with a beige head, roast malt aroma, with a hint of vanilla, taste was bitter and the vanilla came through, with a dry bitter finish.
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours black, aroma of roased chocolate, vanilla, blackcurrant, taste is light, sweet fruit, chocolate, vanilla.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival 2014, London in Feb 2014 - Black in colour. Very malty; roasty malts, lots of vanilla, some chocolate and coffee. Fruity; hint of dark fruits. Sweet roast with vanilla and chocolate throughout; dry into the finish. Decent.
BeerViking (2427) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Magpie, deep dark red-black with a loose coffee coloured crema, vanilla, coffee and a little strawberry on the nose. Roasty palate with coffee notes, touches of burnt treacle and liquorice, and just a hint of choc and vanilla. Dry and roast body contrasts nicely with a bittersweet finish.
vipinvelp (2127) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark color with tan foam head, slowly changing to only a foam ring. Aroma is good, coffee, chocolate, little vanilla. Likewise the taste, nice bitter too. Aftertaste is long lasting, coffee. (Velp 201312)
Theydon_Bois (8118) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity Dispense at Merchants Inn Beer Festival, Rugby - 31/10/12.
Light black/very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that soon clears to nothing.
Nose of roast malt, chocolate and vanilla - as it says on the tin!
Taste follows nose, malty, chocolate and vanilla.
Medium bodied with light carbonation and smooth.