ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Puzzl for this! Dark brown pour with frothy tan head and spotty lace. Extremely complex aroma; Vanilla, roast, cream, and liquor. Creamy flavor combined with vanilla and burnt sugar. Sticky palate. Slightly dry finish
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark with a white head and frothy lace. Aroma comes out with silly amounts of vanilla and sweet cream. Flavor is much the same, way to sweet, too much vanilla, too much creaminess, nothing resembling subtlety. The powerful flavors drown out any complexity that might be there. Tastes a lot like Baileys, while that might have its place, I dont see its place as a beer.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black body with no head formed. Very sweet caramel and vanilla aroma. Indredibly strong nose. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, liqueur, a bit of roasty bitterness. Very sweet all around. Sticky syrupy palate. This is just too much.
AmEricanbrew (6722) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a tan head. Huge vanilla and toffee aroma, a very sweet smell like sweetened coffee creamer. Medium body. Flavor is toasted marshmallow, vanilla, toffee; wow, this is more like alcoholic Thomas Kemper cream soda than stout. Very much a dessert beer.
Meadowswine (3) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, rich and beautiful. A great Imperial Stout with a huge vanilla aroma, creamy body and a robust finish. On the palate its like a rich chocolate-toffee dessert.
If you can handle a big dessert beer, this beer is sure to please.
dlovell2 (1734) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at The Perfect Pour. Everyone working at the store recomended I try this beer. As soon as it touched my lips I knew why. Dark brown color. Tan head. Strong Vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch aromas. Vanilla, caramel and butterscotch flavors as well with hint of brown sugar with a hop finish. Creamy feel in mouth. Delicious. Southern Tier is doing some amazing things with beer.
flatmatt (1459) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz bottle. Pours extreme dark brown or black with no head. Aroma very strong sweet vanilla bordering on butterscotch with coffee background. Flavor is a mess of sweet and bitter, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel. The various sweet flavors get muddled and give it a dirty taste that makes each sip a bit difficult. Aroma could have indicated either an amazing, unique beer or a mess, and unfortunately this was the latter.
LilBeerDoctor (3713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I have been anticipating this beer for awhile, because of the name of course. It actually didn’t disappoint! This is a very interesting and unique beer. For that alone, it is worth trying! Anyway, to the beer...pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma is quite powerful!! Lots of cream, caramel, vanilla, and butterscotch. Flavor is pretty similar: lots of vanilla, cream, coffee ice cream, white sugar. Very sweet, obviously, and heavy on the palate. This is a very good beer if sampled in small amounts. So split a bottle with friends for dessert!
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 15, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An absolute wonder of brewing technology. 22 oz. brown bomber bottle. $7.99 each at a local watering hole. Poured out a deep chocolate brown, with a mocha colored head. Aromas are fandamntastic. Cre’me Brulee, with vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, souffle, all mixed into one beer. Egg nog, Christmas cake, and rum soaked fruit round out the aromas.
Flavors are burnt sugars, vanilla beans, caramel, butterscotch, chocolate pudding, some malts, and a sweet component. Mouthfeel is phenomenal, with rich, swirling dessert notes mixed in. Total bliss, flavor wise. A top notch effort from ST.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
[Bottle] The only positive thing about this beer was the appearance of the pour. Really nice oily, viscous black, with a touch of dark tan head. But that’s where it ends. Super overpoweringly sweet aroma of french vanilla, butterscotch, coffee, and more vanilla. Way too sweet and discourages me from even tasting it. But despite what my gut tells me, ST’s reputation urges me to take at least one sip. That is more than enough for me. So much sugary sweetness it would give me a stomach ache (and probably a cavity) if I tried to drink more. Tastes like a reduction of that automatically dispensed french vanilla cappuccino. Overly syrupy. Have I said that? Yeah, very happy I didn’t pay for this one.