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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2008
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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1227) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
On Cask @ Coach and Horses, Dronfield - absolutely certain I’d had this in 2012 already, a classic stout look, jet vlack with a tan head that laces all the way through. The smoothness is there for all to see all the way through the drink, the vanilla notes are there before, during and after with this one... like a black liquid ice-cream. Class in a glass.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7029) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2007
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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2444) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
[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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (12674) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13186) - 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
DanielBrown (3626) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Hand pulled at the Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Licorice aroma. Jet black with ruby shafts. No head. Initially light and smooth choc, but moves thru the gears on the roasted finish. Good bitter finish, but didn’t really get the vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9847) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - 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


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