Thornbridge McConnells Vanilla Stout

overall
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style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Sweet Stout
Ashford in the Water, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sweet, vanilla and coffee aroma. Tastes similar with vanilla, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Malty and quite smooth.

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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (12355) - Troms, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2017
Cask, shared with Finn at the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer. A patchy beige layer leaving spotty lacing down the glass. Near black in body appearance. Cocoa nose. Black malty flavours of cocoa and coffee on a backbone of subdued vanilla. Slightly roasted endnotes. Rounded on the swallow. Pleasant and not that sweet. (Bristol 29.04.2017).

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (1334) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Smooth and velvety good near black with silky head the vanilla shines through with a hint of milk chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2569) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A deep brown to black colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, some liquorice, slight coffee and subtle dark fruits. Taste of chocolate, liquorice, some vanilla, slight coffee, a little roasted malts and subtle dark fruits. Medium bodied and a creamy texture. A soft bittersweet, chocolate, vanilla and spicy bitterness in the finish. A smooth and creamy stout with chocolate, vanilla and some spicy liquorice too. Didnt touch the sides.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nocheinbier (46) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
A bit watery for my liking.with soft coffee and dark fruits taste, and bitter after taste.didnt had much of the creamy sweetnes that I usually get in a good vanilla stout.the thin white head gone as well after few minutes, which didnt help for the appearance of the beer. lucky i orderd only half a pint.and consider i had it in the "craft beer co" so you cant blame the pub for the quality of the beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wolfcarnival (286) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
tap at the bath hotel. decided to join the sitran christmas party. bittersweet night tbh. really didnt feel like leaving sheffield after it was over. anywayz this pub had a buncha thornbridge taps so this was on offer. pours black with a thin creamy head. aroma of coffee, slight vanilla. tastes similar, iced coffee, vanilla icecream. pretty thin but it was OKKKKK

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1899) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Cask at JDWs in Surbiton. Pleasant coffee notes and plenty of pleasant vanilla but I was expecting it to be a little more full bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (27737) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2016
Cask at Charlies. Black colored with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, vanilla and chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavor of caramel and vanilla with notes of chocolate. Light roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (573) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2016 [email protected] Pours black with beige head. Aroma has dark malt, roasted tones though some sweetness, tone of chocolate and vanilla notes. Taste is roasted malty with dark malts, dark chocolate, grainy notes and vanilla yet slightly grassy and a balanced sweet and dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (10887) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2016
[email protected] Bar, Copenhagen - black pour with beige head. Sweet and slight roasted malty with some nice cocoa and coffee notes, some caramel and fudge, distinct but well balanced vanilla into the close. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (3019) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 8, 2016
Cask @ The Greystones, Sheffield [020916]
Black, ruby edges, dense beige head
Aroma of soft dark malts, hint of chocolate, getting the vanilla
Taste of smooth dark malts, very little roast, nice soft vanilla, smooth, tasty, soft flavours
Palate - Medium body, soft sweet, really smooth. Finish of soft dark malts
Overall - Nice soft stout


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