jamestulloch (3300) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Black body with a thin beige head. Faint lacing. Aroma of vanilla essence, nuts and cocoa powder. Flavour of blueberries, vanilla ice-cream and milk chocolate. Thin body with a smooth texture. Soft fizz. Quite sweet and heavy on the vanilla, but a decent beer overall.
ManVsBeer (8307) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Three Pigeons, Halifax. Extremely dark, but not quite black, with a thick, creamy, slightly off-white head. It does what it says on the tin - it’s both chocolate and vanilla in aroma and taste, with the former dominant in its nose. It is thinner in its texture than you’d expect it to be though.
Towey1989 (1663) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Titanic Brewery. Pours a deep brown colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, some vanilla, slight oats and subtle roasted malts. Taste of chocolate, some roasted malts, slight vanilla, subtle oats and a little earth. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, roasted, chocolate bitterness in the finish. Superb aroma of chocolate and vanilla, however the taste is a little dryer, some roastiness, subtle earth but it’s still a tasty stout. Amazing on cask.
sharkydodson (1087) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
the aroma is caramel and chocolate with hints of vanilla, robust and brown sugar... the taste is chocolate and caramel with notes of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, toffee and some spices... sweet and bitter aftertaste...
theprof (455) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Direct from the barrel. The vanilla and chocolate is fragrantly evident. Pours expresso black with bubbly head but no lace. A rich mouthful with the vanilla accenting the sweetness of the roasted malt. The chocolate lurks. There is a bitterness left on the palate but this is exactly what it says - chocolate & vanilla. A change rather than a habit. I suspect it could do wonders on draft at a care home that needed to cure overcrowding. A kindness.
DebWilson (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smooth, sweet, tasty. My first ’love at first sip’ brew. Definite chocolate and vanilla aroma and taste. Not easy to find on tap or in stores, however.
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is vanilla, chocolate, roasted, taste is similar.
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Pour is black with a thin frothy head, aroma is toffee chocolate. Taste is toffee, chocolate, coffee, malty, gentle bitterness. Good stuff
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Wellington; dark brown pour with a bubbly light tan head, big vanilla and chocolate aroma, taste has pleasant vanilla, with chocolate, some roast malts, nice creamy mouthfeel, light bitterness.
SarkyNorthener (3929) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@wellington, birmingham. Black beer with small bubbly head. Aroma of chocolate, roast coffee and vanilla. Taste is quite strong vanilla, chocolate and roast malts. Light to medium bodied. Very good.