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Brewed by Binghams
Style: Stout
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Regular.
This stout is infused with vanilla pods which complement the dark malts to create a smooth drinking, deliciously dark stout.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2368) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
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)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2012, Olympia, London. A dark brown coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Sweet, malty, vanilla aroma. Tastes similar, vanilla , malty, roasty. Smooth and tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
The head is ok, the body black. It smells vanilla, roasty. It taste Vanilla bit bitter-dry. In the aftertaste, chocolate, vanilla-bitterdry. 11/11/10/11/-/11

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2012
cask at gbbf 2012 ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... deep roast ... big vanilla nose ... sweet roast ... mellow coffee roast ... soft vanilla ... choclte... nice but im begingin to think im not font of vanilla in stouts

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2012
Honestly...vanilla float. Quite creamy, and easy to drink, with the sweet vanilla and coffee. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Quite much pitch black colour, with a small brown bubbly head. Aroma is roasted malts, some liquorice, quite nice vanilla along with mild ripe fruits. Flavour is quite much the same in a nice balance. Very pleasant and quite full-bodied as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, vanilla, vanilla sugar, a bit artificial ! Flavor is light heavy moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dusty vanilla, vanilla sugar, artificial. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110430]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2343) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Black pour. Slight tan head that lasts almost the whole drink. Might be because I keep swirling it though. Little bit of lacing. Huge vanilla nose followed by some hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is the same. The vanilla gets a little overwhelming at times, but is nicely balanced. Not too shabby.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2012
Cask (CWAF2012, Friday)
Very dark. Very vanilla, like a chocolate cake with vanilla sauce on. Easy to drink, not too heavy (and despite what I just said not oppressively sweet), it’s almost watery at times in the finish. Nice one.


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