wheresthepath (2068) - 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 (12910) - 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 (39955) - 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 (6038) - 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
Sledutah (6896) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF
Dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is vanilla, dark malts and chocolate. Taste is vanilla and chocolate
thomat (3228) - 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.
MrTipple (3177) - 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 (12760) - 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 (7385) - 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 (2501) - 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.