Brewed by Binghams
Style: Stout
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
This stout is infused with vanilla pods which complement the dark malts to create a smooth drinking, deliciously dark stout.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7042) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Cask at the Wellington; dark black pour with a thin tan head, aroma has roast action plus hints of vanilla, taste has dark roast, hint of vanilla, some coffee, chocolate in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6884) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2016
Cask 1/3 pint, gravity dispense, at the 16th Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival. Black colour, beige head. Pleasant aroma of vanilla, chocolate and moderately roasted malts, hints of mild coffee. Very nice flavour, moderately sweet, again notes of vanilla (but not too much), chocolate and mild coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1621) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival on the 7th October 2016. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin dark tan head. Malty aroma with chocolate malt and fudge in evidence - struggling to note the vanilla though. Thin but creamy texture to the mouthfeel and poor lacing throughout. Dark malt complex gives a rich depth of flavours with treacle fudge, dark chocolate and mocha coffee present in the mouth. Dry hop resins give a bitter bite to the balanced aftertaste. Finish is sweet and smooth with chewy treacle, coffee crme and a hint of liquorice. This stout is full of depth and flavour and tastes stronger than the 5% ABV implies. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17457) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Cask gravity at Firkin Alehouse Folkestone. Black beer thin tan head. Vanilla chocolate aroma. Dry stout. Good. Good balance. Lovely chocolate sweet vanilla ok but not the best beer in Britain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeardedAvenger (357) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle at home. Bought at Inn At Home, Guildford. Sweet coffee/malt aroma, with a hint of vanilla. Cola coloured. Very sparse beige head. Sweet at first, then bitter, especially in finish. Relatively light bodied for a stout. Carbonation is front and centre in terms of mouthfeel - the jury is out on this element. There is some vanilla there but as per the aroma am getting sour coffee and berries. Prefer it to their coffee stout. But its confusing me - sweet and sharp/bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Parmenion777 (171) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2016 Pours a deep dark brown with a foamy light tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma with hints of vanilla. Smooth roasted chocolaty and sweet flavour, a little vanilla and a very light bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (8007) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 30, 2016
Cask at the Hope and Champion, Beaconsfield. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasty malt. The flavour is moderate sweet with a dry roasty coffee sweet malt palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6826) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
August 2016 - Cask handpull at GBBF 2016 as Binghams Vanilla Stout, 5%. Champion Beer of Britain this year. Dark brown, opaque, foamy off-white head. Aroma is vanilla, light coffee notes, some resin. Body is light with tingly carbonation. Taste is chocolate, molasses, some vanilla, light varnish and sweet all the way through. For me, this needed something more to balance the sweetness, but its fine. (3.2)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamVimes21 (283) - - SEP 24, 2016
Cask @ Salopian, Shrewsbury, black with a tan head with a slightly sweet taste with a hint of vanilla, and a aftertaste that makes you think of milk chocolate , a nice stout overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (4603) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016
Cask @ The Three Fishes, Shrewsbury. Pours dark, small tan head. Aroma is lightly sweet, chocolate, faint roast. Taste is smooth, very light milk chocolate, very soft dark malts. No real discernible vanilla in the taste, although there is a subtle sweetness. Decent pintworthy stout, but nothing outstanding.

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