neepsntatties (1699) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle. Colour... black with some translucent edges and no head. Nose... yup! That’s creme brulee! Replete with vanilla, custard and caramel. Palate... gently caressing CO2, burnt sugar, custard cream, turbinado, brown sugar, vanilla and a very long, coating finish! Very sweet, which will likely be a turn off for some folks, but I love it!
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Notes from I believe the infamous site crash of Fall 08. What the shit is this? Aroma is soo much butterscotch and caramel. Flavor is similar but with a some vanilla extract added and a bit of hazelnut. Occasionally I think there is malt in there and I think I found some hops once. Just sooo overwhelming. More so than any beer I’ve ever had. So frickin cloying and syrupy.
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a glass at the Manchester Pub in NYC. Aroma was huge, strong on vanilla and toffee light malts. Flavor was overwhelmingly sweet, strong notes of caramel and vanilla. Reminded me very much of cream soda. The beer had low carbonation, which made it seem more syrupy. Finish is super-sweet and lingering. Although I love big beers, I must admit that I found myself not completely enamoured with the prospect of drinking an entire glass of this stuff. But I did. It was an experience. I may have to try it again sometime.
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep ruby, muddy brown with a thin, white head. Leaves spots of lacing. Aroma is awesome! Really rich butterscotch, vanilla milkshake, peanut brittle, toffee. Incredibly rich. Taste is a letdown. There is tons of chocolately sweetness, butterscotch candies balanced by some really cardboardy, bitter hops. Aftertaste of coffee and dark chocolate. Light bodied for an impy. Sticky mouthfeel. Dry finish. This is difficult to drink- too much cloying.
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 (3918) - 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.