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Brewed by Binghams
Style: Stout
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16719) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11030) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9359) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8726) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
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.


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