Rune (6941) - Tromsø, - FEB 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravicask at NWAF 2013, half pint shared with Finn. Bubbly tan-coloured head. Near-black coloured body. Dark chocolate nose added by vanilla. Woody vanilla flavour mingled with chocolate leading to a malty dry bitter ending. Medium bodied and well made (Manchester, 23.01.2013).
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Duck & Drake Leeds 01/05/13. A black beer with a thick off-white head. Lovely vanilla in the nose with coffee notes. Same in the mouth. Smooth and on point. A very decent and tasty vanilla stout. Less chocolate than expected but a mighty fine beer.
Alecwallace (143) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As stouty as stout gets, with a small quick clearing tan head. The aroma is milk chocolate and some roast malt. The flavour reminded me of a Penguin chocolate bar! Lovely and smooth
downender (5661) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Merseyside beeriodical, the Seven Stars, Bristol February 2013. Black with a decent, off-white head. Big, plan chocolate notes, charred malts and a touch of vanilla sweetness, before a dryish finish. Good.
jackl (3477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Euston Tap. The pour’s deep brown with a small, bubbly tan head. The aroma’s very sweet. Plenty of vanilla cream, some rich cocoa, hershey’s chocolate syrup. A ’prepare the epipen!’ nose. The taste is very sweet. Plenty of rich milk chocolate and vanilla. A touch of roasted nuts, earthy malts. Smooth body, soft carbonation. Overall, a bit too sweet and unbalanced for my taste.
Theydon_Bois (5440) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 16/03/12.
Dark brown verging towards black with a small tan head.
Roast malts and chocolate nose.
Creamy chocolate taste with vanilla and a little coffee.
Medium bodied, good feel.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and vanilla aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and vanilla flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty vanilla and chocolate finish.
Theis (12156) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. Chocolate, vanilla, roasted, ok malty, amber malts, light smokey, licorice, high vanilla, butterscotch.
Leighton (8746) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours rich brown with a cascading, tight tan cream cap, a la Guinness. Solid, classic aroma, all big chocolate, mocha, mild roast. Flavor follows fairly well, with light sweetness, deep and burnt cocoa, burnt grass and wood, some charcoal. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. Surprisingly bitter ending, with considerable burnt grass, modest roast and baking cocoa. Pretty decent overall.
joergen (18930) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Fruity and light roasted aroma of licorice and chocolate.
Sweet and roasted flavour of licorice, caramel and vanilla.