kramer (5171) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a small frothy brown head that retained as a thin covering. The nose on this is just crazy amazing smelling. Huge coffee and roast with luscious vanilla and sweet cream. Smells more like creme brulee than the actual creme brulee I ordered a while ago at a restaurant. Unfortunately the flavor is just all F’d up. There’s a huge matallic and sour twang that dominates all the coffee and cream notes that were in the aroma. Tastes like I’m sucking on a bag of pennies. The one thing that does make it past is a bit of alcohol and acrid roast. Full bodied with a slight stickiness and moderate alcohol warmth. I can’t believe how amazing this looked and smelled, and how horrible that it tasted. You’d think that there would be some tip-off in the aroma that this was going to be so terrible tasting.
blutt59 (6049) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, black pour with tan foam, aroma is chocolate bars, brownies some cocoa nib, flavors of sour bitter chocolate,
douglas88 (6475) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to footbalm. Pours a totally black hue with a medium beige head. A huge coffee nose, milky and sweet. The flavor is a slightly sour mix of coffee, roasted malts, earthy nutty flavors, cream and milk. Smooth, the sourness doesn’t bother me, but I could see it as off-putting for some. Enjoyable.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks derek. pours blk tan head nose is loaded with coffee and chocolate with a big creme brûlée kick and roast character that compliments nicely. Flavor is sour dark fruit and chocolate, vanilla too but that sour is off killing such great potential too, I’m sad. 8/4/5/3/13.
draft versions were right on point with big sweet creme brulee quality. not my thing but i see why people like it.
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Kuhnhenn - Ridiculously good. Usually I’m not one to overrate imp stouts, but this one is legit (compare esp to southern tier). Arouma of iced cappuccino and creme brulee. Roasty malts, nutty with a nice coffee, earthy bitterness. Sweet caramel and chocolate malts. Perfectly balanced. Finishes boozey and creamy.
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Hopcat. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of gas station coffee with the fancy creamer in those colored containers. Sweet coffee creamer bitter old coffee syruppy sweet. Not great. 7/3/7/3/13 3.3
FrankStallone (13) - , Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2010
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Had at Stubby’s in Gainesville on tap. Extremely sweet all the way through the drink. Luckily, only had a sample cup, because I could not have made it through a whole cup. Way too sweet.
ketchepillar (1171) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at HopCat. The keg actually kicked just before we arrived there, but a few bartenders were holding onto a glass and were nice enough to give it to us. Thanks! Super espresso-y in the aroma. Rich and tons of flavor, but more drinkable that others coughSTcough.
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at HopCat while in town for RBSG. Pours a jet black with a thin beige head. Awesome coffee, sweet caramelized sugar. Toffee and chocolate. Smooth and silky. Long burnt sugar and chocolate and coffee. Sort of like an iced coffee. Another awesome one from Kuhnhenn.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery, and again at HopCat. Kuhnhenn sure knows how to get dessert into beer, and this may be their best effort yet. Amazingly sweet caramel perfection, mild coffee, sotolon, and even a slight umami notes. Sweetness throughout. To compare this to Southern Tier’s offering is silly; one of them is a work of art, one of them is a sweet mess. I’ll let you figure out which is which.