shaunfield (68) - adamstown, - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
the aroma of this beer is amazing!!!! It tastes just as good as it smells too. Will definitely get this again
bigda83 (753) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Samples at 05-15-16 Public Day. Pours a dark brown with small foamy off-white head. Aromas of vanilla, toffee, burnt sugars, lactose, caramel. Flavor followed the nose pretty well, but it was overly sweet. Full body, thinner texture, average carbonation, very sweet finish. It’s solid for the style and what it’s meant to be, a dessert beer. If you love sweet and big flavored stouts then you’ll love it. It was just too much for me.
Fujimo2000 (58) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mocha with a lingering lacing. Aroma is vanilla and Carmel. Taste is hops that's just a little too bitter for me. Was expecting a sweeter beer.
MetalNHopHead (1202) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet hedonistic Jesus. Thoughts in my head before having this beer: They can’t make a beer like Creme Brulee. My thoughts while having this beer: THEY TOTALLY MADE A BEER LIKE CREME BRULEE. Toasted sugar, tons of vanilla, cream, and some buttery chocolate. This is one hell of a dessert beer. You definitely get big notes of lactose and vanilla. Delicious. Be sure to bring your sweet tooth.
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 13, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Vanilla extract, french vanilla ice cream, creme brulee, cheesecake, heaven.
A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Sweet, strong vanilla, subtle bitterness, caramel, burnt sugar, cream.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet bitter finish.
O- This smells like heaven. Seriously, best smelling beer ever. Dessert in a cup. I’d give it an 11 on aroma if I could. Taste is very very sweet. 6-8 oz would be perfect, more than that is tough to get through. Overall, this was amazing. Can’t wait to try more from the Blackwater series.
BroadestTom (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, alcohol,
Appearance black, white foam, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness, heavy sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate medium body, long finish,
Overall a little on the thin side and a bit sweet. Long almost burnt finish. I would not suggest this beer to a friend.
basaywhat (153) - 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 (209) - - 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 (660) - 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 (1212) - 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 (3267) - 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