maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Cask & Kitchen Pimlico. A black beer with a thick white head. This has all the classic hallmarks of a vanilla stout with good roasty notes and balancing vanilla. It is however disappointing short in the finish and even gives the impression of being a tad watery. Maybe it’s because it’s Thronbridge that I expected so much better because my score proves it’s a decent beer but I wanted more.
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Paisley Beer Festival 2010. Black colour, tan bubbles. Aroma is roasted malts, sour, licorice. Flavour is roasted malts, licorice, sour fruits, hint of chocolate. Didn’t get the vanilla.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
[RBESG, Sheffield] Grand Tasting @ The Halequin, Sheffield... Black/Brown color with a very thin brown head. Roasted malt, coffee, toffee and vanilla. Very nice aftertaste. Rather thin bodied.
asheft (2499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[bottle @ RBESG 2009, Grand Tasting]
Nice toasted almond-vanilla aroma with some dark malt accents. Clear garnet black with a white ring. Tons of vanilla in the flavour, followed by roasted coffee, chocolate, and a dark malt bitterness. Light body, moderate carbonation, very slightly bitter finish.
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grand Tasting @ The Halequin, Sheffield... Deep brown ... thin bubbly head ... soft roast malt nose ... lovely vanilla and chocolate ... with light roast malts ... vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce.
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grand Tasting @ The Harlequin, Sheffield.
Pours clear ruby-black with a fine, small, creamy, beig ehead. Aroma is lovely roasted, sweet chocolate and blackberries. Light prickly carbonation, okay mouthfeel. Flavour is lovely dry, lots of chocolate and vanilla. Soft, a tad velvety and very dry. Nice.
bierkoning (10100) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2009. Grapes in the vinous aroma. Roasty flavor with coffee and grapes. Roastbitter finish with a hint of chocolate. Fairly thin.
Borresteijn (4620) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting at the Harlequin. Deep dark brown to black colour, beige head. Aroma of cream and vanilla, roasted malts. Flavour is vanilla, cream, roasted malts, coffee, coffee bitterness in the finish. Good stuff.
RichardW (1498) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Bacchus, Newcastle. I was lucky enough to find 2 Thornbridge stouts in one pub the other day. The vanilla in this very subtle and the beer is just on the dry side. Well balanced with nice mouthfeel and not overpowering in the roast department. A good rich black colour with a light caramel head.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Twickenham tasting. Aroma is roasty, small chocolate character. Taste is similar with the vanilla comign through, however not really doing much for me.