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


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Cask Half Pint at Kingston Beer Festival, Kingston, Surrey, June 2009 - Black in colour. Very Chocolate. Very vanilla. Malty; burnt malts. Bitter hops. Very full flavoured. Very burnt. Very very bitter hoppy and very burnt throughout. Interesting stout. Unique. (2009-06)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (4340) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2016
Vanilla, prunes, sweet chocolate, pralines, sweet molasses. Hazy, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More intense vanilla, plum and other dark fruits, rich, moist dark chocolate pralines, soft carbonation, full bodied. Super rich on vanilla, bit too much for my taste, otherwise very solid Stout. Cask at Tabard, Chiswick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (1266) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Dark small beige head. Vanilla ice cream big milk chocolate does what it says on the bottle. Bottle at home as a present for fixing a boiler

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 6, 2016
Cask at craft 100. It pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet and lightly roasty malty with notes of lactose vanilla and cocoa. Taste is also medium sweet with notes of vanilla, cocoa, cream and biscuit. Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, quite nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3930) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2016
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ManVsBeer (9760) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
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 - its both chocolate and vanilla in aroma and taste, with the former dominant in its nose. It is thinner in its texture than youd expect it to be though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (2462) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
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 its still a tasty stout. Amazing on cask.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (1450) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 3, 2015
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...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theprof (833) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DebWilson (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2015 does not count
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.

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