|Madagascan Vanilla Orchid Flower and Pods|
Of all the Vanilla Species Madagascar Bourbon (planifolia) is the most common bean used in extracts. Bourbon beans from Madagascar and the Comoros are described as having a creamy, hay-like, and sweet aroma, with strong vanillin overtones.
Attractive enough with its off-white head and deep black appearance the chocolate was sadly all but hidden beneath a very heavy hit of vanilla, this occasional brew from Titanic was a little sharp and aggressive on the palate for my taste. It should taste of nougat and cheesecake with a bitter nutty finish but instead the flavour was cloying and a little plastic for this stout to achieve any acclaim.