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Thornbridge McConnells Vanilla Stout
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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Stout
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2012
Bottle.

[ 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. [20080525]
7-4-7-4-15

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. [20120115]
7-4-7-4-14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17201) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with weak hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty chocolate and vanilla finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15824) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
29th March 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Opaque black - brown beer, little tan head. Light dry palate. Rich and unsweet dark malt and chocolate. A little balancing oaky vanilla sweetness on the backend. A whisper of fruits. All right.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14960) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2009
[RBESG, Sheffield] 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14015) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11631) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 Cask at The Euston Tap, London. Pours brown with a tighy, creamy tan head. Definite nips of vanilla in the aroma, with subtle milk chocolate. Medium sweet flavor, some roasty cocoa, semi-sweet vanilla, mild burnt wood. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Dries out a bit on the finish, with some modest tobacco, bittersweet cocoa, vanilla, mild roast. Lasting roasty bitterness. Nicely integrated vanilla in this one. Very good beer. (3.8)

Cask at CPK, London. Pours brown with a beige foam head. Nice vanilla and charred malt roast aroma with cocoa, too. Medium sweet flavor with lots of dry cocoa, light vanilla and chocolate syrup. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish with light, leafy bitterness, vanilla, earth, dirt and rich cocoa. Very nice. (3.8)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11343) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
Cask at The Rake, London. Black beer with a small lasting beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma, licorice, roasted, some smoke. Chocolate flavor, vanilla, licorice, coffee notes, hoppy. Bitter chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11207) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
[RBESG, Sheffield]
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10485) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9636) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Cask at Craft Clerkenwell, 06/08/13. Light black with a moderately sized tan head. Nose is roast malt, vanilla essence, light charring, dark chocolate. Taste comprises chocolate vanilla milkshake, roasty notes, leather, burnt toffee, raisens. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry roasty finish. Decent stout.


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