The_Osprey (6351) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
August 2016 - Cask handpull at GBBF 2016 as ’Binghams Vanilla Stout’, 5%. Champion Beer of Britain this year. Dark brown, opaque, foamy off-white head. Aroma is vanilla, light coffee notes, some resin. Body is light with tingly carbonation. Taste is chocolate, molasses, some vanilla, light varnish and sweet all the way through. For me, this needed something more to balance the sweetness, but it’s fine. (3.2)
SamVimes21 (267) - - SEP 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Salopian, Shrewsbury, black with a tan head with a slightly sweet taste with a hint of vanilla, and a aftertaste that makes you think of milk chocolate , a nice stout overall.
minutemat (4312) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Three Fishes, Shrewsbury. Pours dark, small tan head. Aroma is lightly sweet, chocolate, faint roast. Taste is smooth, very light milk chocolate, very soft dark malts. No real discernible vanilla in the taste, although there is a subtle sweetness. Decent pintworthy stout, but nothing outstanding.
MrBishop (45) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Castle Tap Reading. Glad to find this so soon after it won champion beer of Britain. Dark amber appearance. Taste of vanilla obviously but not at all sweet
sound67 (699) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[GBBF 2016, Olympia] - Bingham ’s Vanilla Stout, 5%. Dunkelbraun, fast schwarz. Schmale, sämig beige Krone. Vanille, dunkle Schokolade und Kaffee im Aroma, leicht süßlich. Mittlerer Körper, noch etwas wässrig. Kräftiger Kaffee und süße Vanille im Antrunk, dazu Gewürze. Zur Mitte immer noch Mischung aus Süsse und Bitterkeit. Finish milder Kaffee, im Nachhaltigkeit wieder Vanille und Kaffee. Ausgewogenes, gehaltvolles Stout, das noch etwas mehr Körper vertragen könnte. Championship Beer of Britain 2016.
ekstedt (6516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Black, beige head. Soft roasted chocolate aroma, some discrete vanilla notes. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Semi dry, low to medium bitterness.
wheresthepath (2122) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2016 Cask at the Hope Tap, Reading. Black with a thin beige head. Light fizz. Vanilla is obvious in the whiff, and I was afeared this may be unbearably sweet. But no- it’s well balanced by the roasty malts and heavy coffee notes of the underlying stout. Incredibly smooth and silky. I love Binghams Doodle Stout and this is a great variant of it (unlike the hot dog version). Like a vanilla latte mixed with the flavour of a creme caramel dessert, but with the sweetness checked just enough by a sprinkling of dark roasted coffee beans and a hint of wood. Nice. Really nice. Possibly even be better than the original version. A superb stout.
imdownthepub (13233) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Festival ’15. Black with cream head. Well there is certainly vanilla in this one, aroma and taste are full of it, an ice-cream sundae of a dark beer. There is a darkly roasted element, drying chocolate malts, hints of bittering, but perhaps the vanilla is just a little too prevalent for me, good though.
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours pitch black with a small off white head. Aroma is dense vanilla. Toasted dark malty, caramelish. Vanilla. Caramelish dense maæty. Dry and solid vanilla finish.
teorn88 (6473) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at WHOAF 2014, London. It pours a deep brown color with a small beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is vanilla notes, quite sweet and rich with chocolate cake and light roasted malts. Taste is quite sweet, again vanilla notes, more dark chocolate and light wood and leather notes. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, nice one