madmitch76 (14768) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
13th February 2010
Opaque black stout. Light vanilla nose. Palate is light and a little crisp. Sweet burned vanilla malt - quite airy. Minerals. Finishes soft and pretty dry. A distinctive beer but the Southern Tier is casting a long shadow here. Still good though.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, courtesy of Pailhead) Pours a opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of candish cream, chocolate, and roastiness. Flavor is sweet and somewhat taer with mild roasted malt and coffee finish. Interesting...
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Creme Brulee Java Stout
Words: March 2006
opens with a loud pffft, pours solid black with a huge solid tan head, rich roasted espresso aroma with a hint of sweetness, very lively mouthfeel with the abundance of carbonation but eventually settles down and becomes creamy, rich roasted malt flavor, light coffee bitterness hiding a slight tart edge, very dry, not a complex flavor, just a good dry stout with a big coffee edge, goes well with dark chocolate covered espresso beans
Name: Creme Brulee Java Stout
Words: March 2006
tartness coming through more, still lots of creamy coffee and chocolate and lots of roasted malt,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Tmoney99 (10585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured a black color with an average light brown head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Heavy vanilla and caramel coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky creamy texture. Full sweet roasted malt flavor with a moderate finish. Good brew.
Lubiere (9891) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark stout with no head. Torrefied coffee with vanilla notes in aroma. In mouth, just burned coffee, with no hops, no sweetness. Rather thin in mouth. Mondiale 2005.
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2006
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft... This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a creamy, well-tanned head. Excellent retention. Smells like rich Crème Brûlée; vanilla beans, heavy cream, brown sugar and all. The flavor is a blend of coffee, brown sugar and nuts without cloying sweetness. Lightly acidic. Full-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes chocolaty and tangy. Different, world class brew!
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with Styles (thanks!). Bottle labeled best before 8/4/05 & bottled on 4/4/05. Poured a dark black with brown edges and an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of lactose, chocolate, coffee, and light vanilla. I was really into this aroma and it reminded me of a coffee latte. Tastes of light sour milk (is that because this bottle is a couple months past date), bitter coffee, and caramel. Tastes a little bit of a let down compare to the awesome aroma.
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2010 terrific brewed coffee aroma, and very nice appearance. The rest of the experience is average. There is vanilla, some woodiness, but surprisingly sour. A fresh newly bottled beer, thanks to Tim (IPFreely) for sharing
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at GTMW 2011. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of intense caramel, chocolate and a bit of vanilla. The taste is sweet malts, roasted malts, coffee and caramel. Medium bodied.
Dogbrick (7992) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at the "Beer Tasting on the Front Porch", courtesy of JaBier. Pours brownish-black with a medium light brown head that recedes steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Sweet caramel and toffee aroma with a mocha note. Rich and sweet body with flavors of coffee, caramel, vanilla and malt. The finish is sweet caramel with a mild coffee aftertaste. Definitely a sipper, but the coffee aspect definitely keeps it from being over the top sweet like Southern Tier’s version. A great beer overall.