fonefan (31706) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2012
[ Courtesy of Mes_and_Sim ]. Clear medium to dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lancing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dusty, moderate to heavy vanilla. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co., 82 Leather Lane, London, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.
Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dry, dark raisin, dark chocolate, sweet chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: Bottle picked up by Sim somewhere in Chesterfield.Awesome appearance. Close to pitch black with a thick and creamy cappucino head. Dusky malty aroma with a ton of coffee and slight hints of vanilla. My god this is gorgeous. Perfectly weighted. Superb Thornbridge stoutiness with clear but not overpowering vanilla. Stunning chocolate and heavy coffee bean notes, perfectly dry and a stunning balancing bitterness in the finish that lasts considerably. Delicately roasted, perfect level of carbonation. Damn. This is adorable stuff.
Fin (6627) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up from their tap near Sheffield, by my dad, cheers dad, had this 28-12-07 Pours almost black but not quite on holding it to the light it actually is just a very dark brown with a nice white head, with osme bubbles around the side of the glass. Aroma is slightly malty but with the best will in the world I failed to get much else on the nose. Taste was first off great bitterness snd the realy lovely roasted malts but there is a tantalising creaminess and with an old fashioned flavour of vanilla one that reminds me of those old Walls blocks of cornish Ice cream in short lovely it even manages to finish a bit dry, another top notch beer from Thornbridge Hall, loved this!
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark red with a tight, very small head. Aroma is caramel, some roast, toast, smoke. Smooth in the mouth, vanilla fades to a woody astringent finish.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Reading BF. Fairly nice. Some nice roasted malt notes, with notes of mocha, vanilla and chocolate. Mouthfeel is slightly thin and lighter than i like my stouts, but this had some nice flavour.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (handpump) at the Fat Cat, Sheffield. The start of another Sheffield trawl by tram, a great beer to kick things off. Let me take you on a journey - roast lightens to toast, the creamy head turns out to be a creamy body, then say hello to VANILLA before a bitter finish.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at Market Porter, Borough. Black beer with brown edges. Tan head. Wonderful burnt malt, charcoal aroma. More wonderful vanilla creamyness in mouth. Great sweet/vanilla stout. Lovely
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2009 1. Cask Stillage from the cellar at the Congress, Longton 04/11/2006
Some fruit aroma. Black slightly rich on the palate and fruity with a smooth and bitter roast finish.
2. From the Bottle at RBESG Harlequin, Sheffield 19/07/2009
Vanilla aroma. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and roasted with a crisp bitter and slightly dry finish.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Good tan head for a British ale; red-ruby highlighted black beer. Wood as from casks, a bit sweet, slightly roasted as from the roasty bits of a, well, roast - still following? Further some perfumey notes, not really vanilla. Vanilla-infested, however, perfumed taste; wood with a bitter end that clashes. Unbalanced - to put it mildly. Creamy texture, like a nitrokeg beer. Ouch. Easy on the vanilla, please.