gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. While I can’t imagine drinking the entire bottle, a glass is fairly yummy. Deep brown with a fast fading beige head. Aromas of vanilla extract and bourbon. Palate is soft and creamy. Taste is primarily vanilla but also toasted sugar and some coffee.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Aroma is big on vanilla, bourbon, oak barrels, coffee, caramel, a mix of a creme brulee and a casked bourbon.
patrick767 (3804) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting - Pours black with a tan head. It smells really great, exactly like creme brulee with the vanilla, caramel, etc. It tastes of sweet roast malt with caramel, vanilla, and butterscotch. It’s full bodied and filling, a superb dessert brew though some will find the sweetness overpowering.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Bishops Arms Järntorget, Porterveckan. Black colour. Very, very sweet, lots of vanilla, caramel, milk, coffee. Very cloying. Guess it´s kind of a love it or hate it type of "beer".
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On one hand this is not a very impressive for an imperial and it does not really taste much like creme brulee as the name suggests. On other hand I found this to be a very enjoyable beer with tons of malty goodness.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a decent dense tan foamy head.
Aroma: Butterscotch candy and or butterscotch coffee syrup.
Taste: Butterscotch, vanilla, roasted malt, and finishes with a slight bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied and slightly sticky.
Overall: If you picked up this beer hoping for something that tastes like creme brulee, you wouldn’t be dissapointed. This beer is just too sweet for me to want to drink more than a half a glass.
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a very small and quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma is vanilla and custard. Flavor and mouthfeel is heavy and sweet; it is exactly what it says on the tin. Alcohol is almost undetectable. It took almost two hours to get through the whole bottle. Felt like I had eaten a carton of ice cream by the end. A remarkable beer and one that I am definitely glad to have had, but I don’t think I’ll be trying it again any time soon.
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black with thin tan head, Aroma is strong with vanilla, caramel, and a bit of toasted malts. Notes of chocolate and alcohol come out. On the palate, it is smooth and creamy, going down easy for the high ABV. The flavor brings out a bit of lactose and really pulls the vanilla and chocolate out. It finishes a bit bitter, leaving a very sweet aftertaste.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep blackish brown, not much light coming through at all. Aroma? Whooo this smells just like dessert. Intense dark chocolate, vanilla bean, roasted malts, lactose, very sweet and intense. Thick bodied and creamy. Finish is vanilla bean and notes of alcohol. Solid beer, this could double as a dessert after a fine dinner.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very opaque thick chocolate brown with a very thin layer of tan-colored head. Aroma is intense. It’s as if I’ve stuck vanilla beans, dark chocolate and toffee up my nostrils and inhaled. Flavor creamy, very nutty with sugared vanilla custard and notes of toffee. Amazing. Chocolate cream malt undertones. So smooth. wow.