basaywhat (171) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head and some lacing. Aroma is very sweet with vanilla and butterscotch. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, plenty of vanilla, butterscotch, and sugary notes. Medium body with soft carbonation.
retinadoc (219) - - MAY 4, 2016
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A wolf in sheep’s clothing. The aroma is sweet vanilla and suggests that this would be a dessert drink. Instead, it is a boozy drink that overpowers and overwhelms the vanilla flavors with a strong oak/whisky presence. Reminiscent of the aged oak version of Pumking. Not good. Unpleasant. Can only be sipped.
scoth (664) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark inky brown, completely black in the glass, with a large tan head,
excellent retention. Strong sweet butterscotch, cream, and vanilla aroma. Full body, creamy, smooth, lightly dry, a little hot and boozy. Medium sweet, a little citrus, medium bitter finish. While they certainly nailed Creme Brulee, at this
point, it tastes somewhat chemically flavored. I suspect it would be better bottle aged at least 6 months to mellow.
GlasgowTAD (1336) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Craig is 10 years old today fest. Aroma is wethers originals, peanut butter,nvanilla, caramel. Taste is vanilla sweet, peanut butter, caramel, cocoa, molasses. Medium body.
drjay44 (3370) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651 ml. bottle. Bottled 12/15/15. 10% ABV per the label. Pours a medium thick, tiny bubbled, well retained, light beige head, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 25) body.......nose is heavy vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, light dried fruits......taste is heavily sweet, with lactose, brown sugar, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, toffee/caramel, becoming slightly dried, with mild hop bitterness, balance to the adjuncts and additives......mouth feel, medium sticky body, alcohol heat present, carbonation low with light acid. This is on the dessert end of the Imperial Stout range, and that is of course what the brewers were attempting to achieve, and they got there. Unfortunately it is too manufactured to be a great Imperial Stout within the style, as the multitude of additives are quite dominant and muddle up the contribution of the base malts, hops and yeast. BJCP 5/3/10/4/6
vandc01 (334) - North Branch, USA - APR 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle at home.
Smells like desert. Wow. Butterscotch, vanilla.
Very rich, so splitting a bottle is just fine.
tillmac62 (684) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 12/15/15. Pours black. Outstanding head volume and retention, world class lacing.
World class rich nose of vanilla, cream and light caramel. It screams crème brulee. Underneath is a light coconut aspect.
Medium body with a smooth texture that has creamy moments. Carbonation is world class with a perfect body / carbonation balance that really allows the complex flavors to open up. The middle has a burst of effervescence while the finish is pricky and finely bubbled.
The flavor profile is quite outstanding. Had the alcohol remained covered and suppressed the very slight astringency, it would be world class. It begins with a wave of vanilla that floats above cream then shifts to vanilla over caramel. The middle has a hint of roast oriented bitterness underneath. From the middle to the finish, chocolate and coconut notes emerge. The finish is a slow sweet fade of slightly sweet vanilla with a touch of alcohol flavor and astringency.
raoul_duke (240) - - MAR 27, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Artifical vanilla and caramel aroma. Big tan head. This really does not taste good for me. This tastes kind of sweet in a saccharine sort of way. Would not drink again.
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Bottle. Black pour. Huge Rich sweet aromas of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch. Strong rich flavors of the same with chocolate. Smooth and creamy. Way too sweet for me to enjoy.
N3lson1 (951) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from a pint glass poured from a large bottle, split amongst clowns. Amazing aroma, a beautiful beer. After taste ain’t great.