BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours dark brown with an opaque body and average sized, creamy, light brown head which quickly dissipated. It has a powerful sweet caramel aroma with hints of coffee and vanilla. A livelier, carbonation than expected on first taste that thickens at the finish. A heavy sweetness up front with strong caramel and alcohol flavors; a slight burnt and bitter finish. I think this beer hits the flavors it attempts to, but I would prefer a smoother, less sweet version.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique is an undertstatement.
Sweet aroma - heavily loaded with caramel, and a wild sweet, custard flavour that stops just short of becoming cloying.
Keeping all of this sweetness in line is a subtly alcohol presence that reveals itself after drinking.
Impossible to drink quickly, it could be the best after dinner beer ever brewed.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber. Horrible... Taste and smells just like Creme Brulee but thats not what i want in a beer.... Smells nutty and fake, not like a brew. Flavor is also artificial, syrupy, and sugary. They got just what i think they were going for but what they were going for was stupid. BAd beer; way too sweet.
phaleslu (9427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dilly Deli. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a small tan head. Strong aroma of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, cream, roast- definitely can picture the burnt cream and custard when smelling this. The flavor is strong vanilla and caramel-chocolate liqueur, without much else. Medium bodied, with a syrupy texture and mouthfeel. Cloying- would be nicer if it were more subtle, but this one pounds you with an alcoholic creme brulee flavor. Lingering aftertaste.
strowlands8 (185) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black with no head. Aroma is very powerful, with lots of sweetness, specifically caramel and vanilla. Taste is similar with some coffee as well as alcohol. Some carbonation, overall a nice mouthfeel. A great imperial stout for those who enjoy sweet brews.
Frothmeister (733) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Pours dark amber, little head. Beautiful aroma. Lots of butterscotch, caramel, with some vanilla. Honestly, beautiful. As for taste, the alcohol is very apparent. More of the butterscotch, and caramel. Really a decent beer, but FAR too sweet for my tastes. So, so sweet. Would love to try a drier version.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Several bottle samples. The latest from Christian. Thanks man! Deeper than used motor oil, with a frothy mocha cap that lasts and laces well. Nice nose of burnt sugar (creme brulee), milk chocolate, vanilla extract, roasty caramel malts. Tastes very. very sweet. Of roasty chocolate covered coffee beans, creme brulee, with the sugary vanilla, butterscotch, and burnt sugar all being the main contenders. Thick, oily, decadent and sweet finish. Certainly a sipper but very enjoyable. All of ya’ll complaining about the sweetness need to understand what is being accomplishes here. If I can drink two bombers in a night, there is no reason you can’t drink a 1/4 of a bottle.
robinvboyer (4185) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from the lcbo. The aroma is quite incredible. A potent mix of werthers caramels, butterscotch pudding and a sticky cloying burnt brown sugar caramel. The flavor is more is tge sticky sweet caramel, and butterscotch with some intense dry bitterness in the finish. There really isn’t any resemblance of anyroasted malt, the only clue that there is some hops is the intense bitterness in the end. This isn’t bad but good god it’s sweet and a 650ml bomber is way too much for one person .
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance: shade of garnet on brown base , rather small top , light fizzy creme
Nose: sweet , soft creamy caramel , a la Krowka candy. Quiet sweet.
Flavor/Palate : malted , creamy texture , quiet heavy. Melted chewy soft caramel as in aroma. Light burn of brown sugar on sides. Light burn , dynes of alcohol finishing. Interesting , I like sweet beers but this one is cloying candy crazyness.
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650mL bomber from the LCBO (perhaps priced at the more staggeringly high end of the spectrum. Pours an almost opaque blackish brown with a tiny khaki head. Smells so much like Wurthers Original candy it’s.....fascinating. Vanilla ice cream, cream, chocolate, my teeth hurt just from smelling it. I was afraid it was going to be cloyingly sweet but actually the flavours all work really well for me. Starts out intensely sweet yet somehow without getting out of hand, Wurthers candy, chocolate malt, some nice roasty bitterness then follows with a hint of subtle booze in the finish. Lingering aftertaste of vanilla and cocoa bean that is delicious. Slick and oily palate. Feels great. This is actually more or less my favourite ST Imperial Stout I’ve had. I guess I love the lactose sugar in milk stouts. What impresses me the most is that everything works harmoniously and is well presented, when this is a beer that could easily be a train-wreck (and the train would be hauling sugar of course). Very enjoyable.