medallaisla (91) - - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared on cask with my husband at Volunteer Arms. I didn’t love this beer as much as he did and maybe because it’s not my style but it was obvious that this is a world class porter.
It smelled and tasted of chocolate and vanilla. Very pure and natural.
It was also very smooth. A wonderful dessert beer.
garethjv (1) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maybe this beer doesn’t travel well, judging by some of the other ratings from far away... but at the Volunteer Arms in York, this is an excellent pint of porter - always consistent in quality. I always have at least one pint of this every time I visit there to listen to the music on Saturday evening. The only problem is that it’s a little too strong for me these days!
s_hartshorne (2056) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask kings head Huddersfield. Red black good tan head. Aroma is roasted malts choc taste same some dark fruits and peat. Ok body. Decent stuff.
RichTheVillan (4043) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Birmingham Beer Festival; dark brown pour with a thin off white head, slight roast malt aroma, taste has hints of vanilla, along with some roasted malts.
imdownthepub (11130) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Festival ’14. Black with cream head. This had a tart note from the start with a cidery, apple flavour, hints of sourness alongside dark roasted malts. Quite odd here.
ManVsBeer (5280) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Three Pigeons, Halifax. Very dark with a thick off-white creamy head and a deep roasted malt aroma and taste.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival 2014, London in Feb 2014 - Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roast malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Fruity; hints of berry fruits. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Sweetish roast malty balanced by slight bitterness from the fruit or hops. Quite dry. Very drinkable. Decent.
stravale (2390) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh 
Caramel brown with a thin beige head. Nose of light bitter roast, some English twiggy hop, bit mineraly and slight hedgerow fruits. Taste of soft dark fruits, soft roasted malts, dark caramel, hedgerow fruits, that slight mineraly edge, soft bitter. Palate is fairly thin with a dark fruit soft roast finish. Didn’t get any vanilla in this at all. Average as a porter.
McNeillR (1595) - SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darkest brown, dissipating tan head. Simple soft roast and light sappy sweetness. Decent enough mouthfeel, stressing on slumped oily matching with creamy sweet roasted Ness. No vanilla, and not matching up to the name. Sludgy finish, gritty steely malt and linger of cold Brazilian coffee bitterness.
Cask, Guildford Arms
alanjones1956 (1) - Exeter, Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
With many years of drinking I am drawn very easily towards malty, smoky, tangy, even milds that sometimes have a soapy edge! Mrs Simpson’s Thriller in Vanilla served at the Commercial in Slaithwaite is by far the best mild I have ever drunk. Many, many thanks to the Brown Cow Brewery.
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Hairy Fig, York. Pours thin, dark, short lived had, very high carbonation. Aroma is lemon sour and chocolate, not terribly appealing. Flavor is lacking in most regards; to sweet, not enough richness, vanilla just adding to the overload. Not a spot on Brass Castle or Liverpool Organic’s offering. Really thin, uninteresting body, tart sweetness in the finish. I didn’t enjoy this, I’m afraid to say.