Erzengel (7548) - 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 (2532) - 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 (10287) - 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 (4104) - 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 (3749) - 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 (16649) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.
evergreen0199 (2973) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
cgarvieuk (21076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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