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Thornbridge McConnells Vanilla Stout

Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Sweet Stout
Bakewell, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Sweet, vanilla and coffee aroma. Tastes similar with vanilla, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Malty and quite smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 8, 2016
Cask @ The Greystones, Sheffield [020916]
Black, ruby edges, dense beige head
Aroma of soft dark malts, hint of chocolate, getting the vanilla
Taste of smooth dark malts, very little roast, nice soft vanilla, smooth, tasty, soft flavours
Palate - Medium body, soft sweet, really smooth. Finish of soft dark malts
Overall - Nice soft stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Milk chocolate, vanilla, creamy, dark grain malts. Very dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More, sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, malts, light bitterness coming up in finish, flat carbonation, medium bodied. Very nice Sweet Stout, great palate. Cask at Priory Arms, Stockwell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (4366) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Cask. Sheffield Tap. Clear, dark ruby red. Bubbly, lasting, pale tan head. Nose has light roast malts. Some coffee. Some lactose. Taste is light, milky sweet, turning mild, roast malt bitter. Light body, verging on thin. More milky sweetness on the finish, with a light bitter close. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2165) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 1, 2016
On cask @ The Rake, London - UK. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: roasted malt and caramel with vanilla hint. Taste: medium palate with roasted malt and good caramel taste balanced with vanilla. Really easy drinkable. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: roasted malt and vanilla. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13418) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Cask conditioned at Greyfriars, Reading, Berkshire. Dark brown with cream head. There is a fruity, vanilla character to this, pretty sweet and fullish on the palate. Sticky chocolate notes, smooth and creamy. It’s fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Cask at The Greyfriar, Readinf. Brown-black with a thick off- white head. Odd grassy notes mixed in with roasty malts in the aroma- really wasn’t convinced by the smell on this one actually. Flavourwise it’s alright though- smooth milk chocolate with light vanilla and just a hint of roastiness. Very smooth- almost too smooth in fact, lacks any real edge or distinctiveness. Possibly my expectations were too high what with it being Thornbridge, but it wasn’t as good as I hoped. Still pleasant enough though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1588) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Cask @The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Pours black with a slightly off white bubbly head. Slight whisky, slight coffee, ever so slight vanilla you have to go looking. In fact the aroma is not at all big. Great taste, coffee, chocolate, dark chocolate, slight orange kick at the end, v.nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (2989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Cask at The Bat. Dark brown. Nose is roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla. Taste is dryish bitter roast, dark chocolate, sweetish vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Smithld1 (196) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Pint at tap east. As the last reviewer say, smells nice but not a particularly robust flavour. A bit bland, promised more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6633) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Fergus for the share. Dark brown / black / cola colour, still, very little head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, soft smoke. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light malts, chocolate syrup, twiggy finish. Nice smell, taste is a touch weak.

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