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Thornbridge McConnells Vanilla Stout

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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Stout
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5477) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Nearly black with a small creamy, slightly off-white head. Not a very stated stout, but it’s thinnish taste may account for this, as well as its fairly easy drinking texture for 5%. There’s hardly any roasted malt in this and its sweetness is low.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Cask at The Rake, London. It pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet and roasty, with notes of toasted bread, espresso, dark chocolate and lactose. Taste is medium sweet with more dark chocolate, lactose, roasted malts. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok sweet stout

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5749) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Cask at the hanging bat. Pours dark brown, thick, lingering tan head. Aromas of vanilla and coffee. Taste is more cold coffee and charcoal. Vanilla doesn’t carry through so well. Nice creamy texture though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2014) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2014
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Pours darkest brown with a beige head. Slick malty taste with a bit of vanilla and a bit of ash. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - JUN 23, 2014
On tap at Craft Beer & Co Clerkenwell, London. Pours black with tan head. Roasted aroma with some vanilla. Roasted malts some coffee and chocolate flavor. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, smooth roast chocolate and light vanilla, light and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2807) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Cask@coopers tavern, burton. Very dark brown with residual head and patchy lacing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Taste is lightly roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla and some licorice. Good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackafholmes (603) - - MAY 17, 2014
Cask from the stags head, Sheffield. Pitch opaque black with a nice stodgy tan(ish) head. Sweet smell of vanilla and coffee. Same taste, sweet and slightly bitter. Nice tingle on the tongue. Lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2157) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Cask Sheffield tap. Black colour ok tan head lacing. Aroma is roasted malts vanilla chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate long bitter finish. Body tad thin. Decent

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3675) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2014
On keg. Appearance - black with a red hue. Nice head. Nose - roast and dark chocolate. Struggling to find the vanilla. Taste - perhaps a faint vanilla note since I’m really searching for it. Again dark chocolate. Palate - medium bodied at most with a creamy texture and a dry finish. Overall - good beer but not great by Thornbridge standards.


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