Brewed by Binghams
Style: Stout
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (1952) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8581) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
2nd February 2012
Cask at the Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Opaque dark brown beer. Suddy dark tan head. Light palate, semi dry. Decent chocolate vanilla malt. Fairly sweet. A trace of orange hops provide an effort at balance but this is all about the chocolate vanilla, which is fine!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2011
Cask @ Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty vanilla aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with sweetish vanilla hints. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1054) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2011
Pint on draught at the Crispin in Wokingham. Black with a short lived brown head. Very nice vanilla/chocolate/stout flavour. Roasted aftertaste. Its pretty good. The aroma is largely chocolate, quite mild.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2011
Cask Conditioned Handpump Craft Beer Co London. A black beer with an off-white to beige coloured head. Full of vanilla in the nose, over and above anything else really although I’m a big fan of vanilla so that’s OK by me. Beautifully balanced in the mouth with the vanilla working with the roasty dark malts. Not over roasty, just a really tasty stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2011 Cask at Craft Beer. Jet black in colour, vanilla very apparent perhaps dominating a little on nose and palate. It was very nice for a change but half would have been enough - a little sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co., London. Brown pour, light tan head. Great roast and light vanilla nose. Medium sweet flavor, good vanilla, some chocolate, nice roast. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, some dirt, faint bitterness, earth, roasty malts, lingering vanilla, light mocha. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4203) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
Cask at the Nags Head, Reading. Sooty black with a loose tan head; aroma of vanilla and chocolate malts; thin and milky consistency, sweet, with a natural vanilla flavour and some chocolate malts; then a dry, roasted malt finish. Even as I write this, some three hours after drinking it, I can still taste the vanilla!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2011
Cask at CPK, London on 19th August 2011. Dark brown with offwhite head. Fruity blackcurrant and vanilla in aroma, sweet berry fruits in-mouth: Ribena(TM), blackcurrant cordials, sweet vanilla. Sweet blackcurrant finish amd a smooth mouthfeel. Too sweet!

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