a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, - NOV 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask; black, thin bubbly head; thick milk chocolate aroma - like cooking chocolate; tastes of two scoops of chocolate and vanilla ice cream that have been left alone in the sun to melt into one another; slight roasted character; an ok novelty half, but it’s not something I’d readily go for again.
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 (5652) - 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 (819) - 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 (4077) - 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 (2757) - 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.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
47574xeCD (535) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SilverfoX (577) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Sigmund (5571) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.