Brewed by Binghams
Style: Stout
Reading, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
This stout is infused with vanilla pods which complement the dark malts to create a smooth drinking, deliciously dark stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (7296) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresthepath (2027) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
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- itís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17473) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - 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 Iím a big fan of vanilla so thatís 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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3848) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours black, aroma of roased chocolate, vanilla, blackcurrant, taste is light, sweet fruit, chocolate, vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2895) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (20241) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12381) - 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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