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Brewed by Titanic (UK)
Style: Stout
Stoke-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask & bottled; Regular.

Brewed using Roast Barley and Maris Otter Pale Malt which give a huge amount of rich body to the beer and a generous amount of English North down hops to create a bitter edge, the sweetness comes from the addition of Chocolate and Madagascan Vanilla


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3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, - JUN 22, 2012
Cask at The Waterhouse JDW, Manchester. Deep brown with thin tan head. Chocolate and vanilla very strong in aroma and taste. Some roasted malt and subtle fruit. Too sweet and one dimensional.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3517) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2388) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Cask at The Blacksmith’s Arms, St Albans on 29 Sep 2012. Poured black, with a dense tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla pods and dark malt. Fairly full mouth feel. Some roast flavours, mixed with cocoa and chocolate cake. Finish was cappuccino, dates and burnt malt.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
47574xeCD (230) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Cask at The Merchants, Rugby 11/10/14. this is definatley one of my favourite beers, and with the ever excellent Merchants serving it it did not fail to meet up to expectations. Jet Back with a Beige Head, Aroma of Chocolate and Vanilla, sweet on the palate. Lush.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (414) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
wow! what a small does exactly what it says on the tin!! Pitch black with tan lacing.. very very very bitter dark chocolate flavour moving onto a nice smooth vanilla aftertaste, its nearly that bitter that i nearly gave up but i persevered and this is a very decent pint indeed.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (2049) - WALES - AUG 29, 2014
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Black, small bubbly tan head with thick lacing. Aroma has lots of vanilla essence. Body is medium to light, light carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is vegetal…yes, vanilla but not in an overly pleasant way. It’s quite astringent and thin tasting. Below average.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5317) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
500 ml clear bottle, probably from Voldby Købmandsgaard. ABV is 4.5%. BB date 03 2013. Some sediment in the bottle. Very dark brown colour, low beige head. Aroma of mild coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Light bodied and fairly refreshing. The flavour is not very sweet, again with notes of mild coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Some bittering hops (Northdown) in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (138) - - MAR 10, 2014
Cor negra com espuma marrom e cremosa entremeada por bolhas maiores; espuma de média formação e alta persistência com bom lacing; Aroma marcante de baunilha e chocolate ao leite com traços de torrado; Gosto com inicio de café com final de torrado e amargor bem equilibrado. Retrogosto amargo e de torrado; Corpo leve e boa drinkability para uma stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phyrexian (5) - ITALY - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
Schiuma compatta e aderente, fine ma non troppo regolare, non molto persistente. Colore scuro, la luce fatica ad attraversarlo anche in un bicchiere piccolo. L’aroma è molto forte, si sente una prepotente vaniglia e molto cioccolato. In bocca si sente prima una certa dolcezza, ancora la vaniglia e cioccolato fondente, anche se più avanti vengono fuori appena accennati alcuni toni aspri e persino sapidi. L’amaro si sente dopo, ma il finale secco della birra lo rende molto persistente e un po’ fastidioso. Al retrolfatto dopo un po’ emergono dei toni affumicati non proprio piacevoli, anch’essi molto persistenti, che rovinano la vaniglia sempre presente. In generale una buona birra, che parte molto bene ma non finisce nello stesso modo.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AshtonMcCobb (2935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2014
On tap at the Bow Bar. Appearance - opaque black with just the slightest orange chink in the bottom of the glass. Nose - cocoa and liquorice with a chocolate biscuit thing lingering in the background. Taste - sorry but I get cardboard. Then some malt creeping through but it’s like a corked wine. Palate - light to medium bodied with a dry texture and a long dry finish. Overall - this is from a fine ale pub so the fault must be with the beer not good.


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