DrinkinWell (272) - - MAY 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black with off-white head and substantial lacing. An overpowering sense of butterscotch drowns out all other aromas. Incredibly sweet, creamy caramel mouthfeel, syrupy, hints of dark tropical fruit, hints of caramel and molasses. Way too sweet for my taste.
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. just released. pours thin dark brown with small off white head that didn’t last long. this is extremely aromatic and they nailed the creme brulee aroma, tons of vanilla! this is loaded with vanilla flavor as well, some lactose, debittered expresso, and graham cracker. alcohol is well hidden but the body is pretty thin. more like liquid creme brulee than a beer but I’m sure many will really get into this one.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2164) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Asahiya or CBB. I thought I’d rated this a long time ago... anyways, this dessert beer poured a dark inky black with a tan head. The aroma was of a lush freshly baked creme brule. The taste had a bit more of a stout quality to the creme brule and it was exceptionally sweet. It pairs very well with vanilla ice cream, cheesecake and other sweets. Trying to drink a whole bomber in one shot has me thinking it would get exceptionally cloying over time. All in all a well made dessert beer.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"AS ADVERTISED is the key here. Sweet? Check. tastes just like liquified creme brulee? check. can’t knock a beer for tasting exactly like it says on the label. if you like CB, you’ll like this beer. If it’s a favorite like for me, you’ll love this beer. Burnt sugar, vanilla custard. Yum! I will concede it would be hard to drink a lot of this, but that wasn’t really the point.
bytemesis (3312) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Fine, so I have a sweet tooth. What of it? Pours opaque black, medium brown head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is vanilla chocolate roasty caramel. Flavor is very sweet indeed, tons of vanilla, chocolate, toasted marshmallow, caramel, toffee, hard candies. A respectable amount of bitterness to bring things a bit back toward balanced. Medium body. Enjoyable for what it is.
sturmthis (526) - Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Butterscotch aroma, sweet. Black with red tint and beige head. Taste is sweet and butterscotch plus a little vanilla. Much too sweet for me.
Travlr (12291) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Like drinking a tub of butterscotch with caramel sauce. Sickeningly sweet. Intolerable. Drain pour. We tried giving it away at the bar, and no one would take it.
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(trade w/Olking) what an aroma! Smelled the wonderful sugary sweetness of Creme Brule as soon as I opened the bottle. Small tan head which is pretty much gone now. Somewhat thick body. Flavors of brown sugar, vanilla, and caramel with a boozy backend that lingers on the palate. Perhaps a little too boozy than I?d like. I’ve been wanting to try this for a few years. Now wish I had traded for several bottles!
BLADT (630) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From tap. Dark brown with small beige head. Hot damn, does this beer nail its title. Blindfolded, you’d swear you were smelling eponymous dessert. Strong smells of french vanilla flavoring, icing, brown sugar, etcetera. Taste follows, though at a slightly reduced intensity. If you plug your nose, all you get is sweet. Thick and heavy. Cloying. Well executed (I think this is exactly what ST wanted to brew), but unfinishable. More marvel than beer.
rayaron (212) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Dark brown with quickly diminishing low beige head. Heavy mocha aroma, milk chocolate, toffee, vanilla, sweet. Heavy vanilla flavor, medium sweet, mocha, notes of coffee, low bitterness. spicy, complex. The alcohol is well hidden. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Full body. Very nice.
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - AUG 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice
Appearance – Served a black colored beer with a one finger tan head that fades over a moderate amount of time. Upon fading a nice level of lacing is left on the glass.
Smell – The smell is sweet and delicious, like crème brule in a cup. Big aromas a sweet milk, caramel and a lighter vanilla are complemented well by some dark chocolate and roasted coffee smells.
Taste – The taste begins with sweet vanilla and caramel mixed with a roasted malt flavor. Soon flavors of chocolate come to the tongue and bitter the very sweet start. The flavors meld very well at this point and are only complemented and accentuated by a roasted coffee flavor the enters the taste profile more toward the end. Along with the coffee is some alcohol booziness, which when mixed with the other tastes leaves a warming and satisfying taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thick with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thickness and creaminess of the body coats the mouth, bathing the taste buds in the sweet and roasted flavors, really allowing then to be individually distinguished and makes for a nice drinking brew.
Overall – A nice sipper after dinner for dessert. The flavors transition well and complement each other nicely. A good sweet stout if I must say.