Hair6a11 (1226) - Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 On tap at the brewpub; pour is dark brown with a marginal off white head; perhaps a poor attempt at a pour to begin with? There is some very fine lacing present here as well. Creme brule is very present here; roasted coffee, vanilla beans, brown sugar; yeah. This may be a malt bomb but im loving it. Vanilla beans, roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugars, cream; excellent.
kbutler1 (1321) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Poured into a tulip glass a dark, forboding black color with a thick tan head. Very, VERY coffee and vanilla in the nose, one of the most decadent aromas outside of Southern Tier I’ve had in a long time. Medium mouthfeel. The java coffee flavor domintes the start to this but after a second a nice sweet vanilla note joins the flavors and pairs nicely with the coffee. Slightly roasty and dry finish. Some chocolate notes as well. Overall, pretty good.
Streets (25) - New York, New York, USA - APR 26, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I fist thought I was smelling coffee the aroma was so pungent. The body was dark and filling. Dark chocolate and coffee taste.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at HopCat. Served in an imperial pint glass.
Pours a moderate brown color with quite a bit of haze. Single-finger off-white head with a bit of lacing as it goes down. The nose is quite nice with a lot of cream and vanilla plus a good deal of coffee. Some roasted malt lingering in the background. The flavor is a bit too cloying as the vanilla and cream start to take over a bit. Still, nice flavors lingering in the background and I like the addition of the coffee, which makes this much, much more drinkable than Southern Tier’s Creme Brulee. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy and the sweetness works here. I like this version better than the Imperial.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-02-2011
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
a more restrained version of the imperial this comes across with less creaminess and more burnt coffee, its ok but if available side by side with the imperial like I had it going with the imperial
zach8270 (3037) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(beer tasting @ Monty’s Krown - Rochester, NY: Growler) One of the highlights of the tasting. Dark black motor oil pour with a thick tan head. Big coffee aroma. It smells like a freshly brewed pot of coffee. Flavor is big coffee with an equally big vanilla and caramel flavor. Thick body and creamy. It really tastes like coffee mixed with hot chocolate and caramel. Absolutely amazing.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells like a Kamel Red Light cigarette. chocolate, marshmellow, mint, one of the best smelling beers i’ve ever had. now the taste - not so much. no carbonation, burnt toast, & rubber. i should have just smelled it.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at blind tiger with LaCroix. Nose is awesome, a lot like southern tier creme brûlée and java... So maybe more like mochka. Awesome... Lots of java.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hop cats the night of 25 bells tap during RBSG this is truely an amazing brew I could not get enough of the aroma I enjoyed the fragerence of this beer so much i can’t even explain by far thisblows away any creme burlee
poured black with a thick tan head with the most aromatic aromas of toasted brown sugar, java, caramel, and vanilla give me a spoon you got to be kidding me the taste was just as amazing I thought I died and gone to heaven one of the best brews of the weekend followed this up with Olde Bruin OMG! what an amazing trip
BOLTZ7555 (2578) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2011 Sampled at GABF! This is one of the breweries that either totally fails or absolutely nails it...this one was incredible! Hershey syrup pour with a tightly woven latte head that coated the inside of the glass. Aroma of caramel chew, toffee, vanilla, coffee and cocoa powder. Flavor is milk chocolate, rich caramel, brown sugar, and dark roasted coffee. Very velvety texture. Wife even tried it and thought it was amazing (which is surprising because she doesn’t like dark beer or coffee). So good...a festival favorite!!! BUMP!!!