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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This black in color imperial stout’s aro-ma is lead by coffee and dry roasty notes. Crème Brulè coffee is brewed and added post-fermentation. This killer stout is highly sought after at every tasting we take it to.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Picked a bottle up at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin head. The nose brings out some chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and a bit of cream. The taste and body together make it evident why this is a "creme brulee java" beer as the coffee and cream flavors mix quite well with a bit of sugar. Chocolate in the background. Good body without too much booze. This was a good-drinking beer and I wish I had gotten a bit more to age. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-12-2010

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
Growler. Pours a black body with a tan coffee head. Aromatically sweet and roasty. Coffee, espresso, milk chocolate tones, vanilla and toffee notes. Bittersweet coffee and espresso with a medium warming and a chewy dark chocolate tone. Very good thanks for keeping this under 10% as well.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
I had this on tap at the brewery into a tulip...The beer is medium black, light tan carbonation, doesn’t last long...The aroma is super strong, exactly like coffee, too strong though. A little too sweet...The taste is sweet milk and vanilla, interesting, really hits the creme brulee on the head. Coffee finish, can drink a little, but right now the flavors are too strong. Tone it down a bit and maybe this will be really good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Growler pour. Aroma:Coffee, chocolate, sugary syrup in the aroma. Appearance:Black and opaque, very little head. Taste:Very sweet. Dark chocolate and caramel. There’s some roasty notes in the foretaste. There’s a little bitterness, which comes out more on the aftertaste. Palate:Medium body, smooth and creamy. Overall:This is quite a delicious dessert beer. I believe it’s best enjoyed fresh, because I had a bottle before that tasted nothing like this fresh growler.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Courtesy of 15_2_Kuhnhenn. 12oz bottle pours dark mahogany with thin mocha head. The aroma forces up a foray of bold rich coffee notes, spicy maple syrup, brown sugar and baker’s chocolate. The taste is skewed from the aroma as I get a thin mouth feel ushering in sharp pulses of tartness like under ripe cherries and tart chalky baker’s chocolate as well as earthy dark roasted coffee and more chocolate murmuring up around the edges. It ends thin with sweet and tart cherry fruitiness coming forward. It seems something here has soured a bit but I didn’t get that in the nose only the flavor.

3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to glazeman for the opportunity to drink this. 3.5 A: Black color. One finger of creamy light brown head falls quickly and doesn’t really leave any lacing. 5.0 S: Holy shit this is amazing. Wonderful coffee aroma and in fact the best smelling coffee I’ve ever experienced in a beer (it’s probably Folger’s or something, haha). Lactose, vanilla, and caramel come in at a forceful tie for second with chocolate in third. Just enough roastiness to keep it all in check. Wonderful strong aroma. Excellent! 3.0 T: This sure is disappointing. I’m not sure how they got so much aroma packed into this with so little taste. The strongest taste by far is the sourish sweetness of lactose. The coffee is barely there, the chocolate and caramel are barely there, and the vanilla is absent. It really is rather bland. Fuck. 2.0 M: I was expecting a thick and sticky, but bubbly mouthfeel. Instead I got a thin, lifeless body. Horrible direction for a creme brulee type beer. 3.0 D: This beer had so much going for it until I took a sip. The only reason the drinkability isn’t lower is because stiffing the brew is a great experience. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-23-2010 01:56:55

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8964) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2010 Bottle. A tale of two beers. Visually stunning black with brown head. Nose nails creme brulee almost perfectly - toasted vanilla, cocoa powder, coffee and creme brulee. Taste is a bit of a disappointment. Weakish body. Taste is burnt caramel, roasted chocolate malts, cocoa butter and vanilla extract.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2010
On tap at the Kuhnhenn Brew Pub. Poured a deep brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Tastes of vanilla, creme, vanilla, caramel, and chocolate. Tastes of vanilla, creme, coffee, chocolate, and roast. A nice sipper.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3247) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2010
12oz December 2009 bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a short tan head that dissolves quickly into a ring. Very pleasant aroma of sweet cream, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, peanut butter and vanilla. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel. Disappointing flavor that is a little sour but also has some smoke too it. Bitterness from roasted coffee. Just missed for me.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
2009 bottle. Smoky burnt coffee nose, little ashy with dark caramel in the background. Jet black, creamy caramel head. Wow. Sour. Pickles. Drainpour. Some coffee and caramel on the edges, but only distantly.


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