BeerandBlues2 (8453) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small, fizzy, light brown head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate), light hops (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of toffee and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
BuckeyeBoy (2323) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Pours out nice black topped with a tan head. The aroma O WOW the aroma. It is so sweet and GREAT. The tast i don’t know what to say but man I love this stuff. A very nice dessert brew. A big thanks to Jake
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy crap was this tasty! This is a massive monster of a beer. Very desert like, with tons of chocolate, cream, vanilla and sugar. It really is desert in a glass. As much as I liked this, it’s something I can take in very limited doses. It’s over the top for sure, but it’s a nice diversion from the regular old Imperial Stout that everyone seems to brew these days.
IndianaRed (2041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black and small tan film of a head. Insamely rich sweet vanilla burnt sugar. Slightly bitter sweet choc flavor.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle form fiver29: pours extrmely black with a small tan head. arima is full of vanilla, caramel, buttery dessert, very sweet with a slight roast. flavour is full of chocolate and vanilla, very sweet and very dessert like with plenty of caramel, great tasting beer.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with some light peaking through, and a slightly foamy, thin tan head. Smell is butterscotch and a hint of roasty coffee. Taste is big, sweet vanilla and butterscotch up front, with a touch of hop acidity peeking through and pairing with a sharp roastiness to bring the massive sweetness back in again. Unfortunately, the two balancing sides don’t really mesh that well, and the result feels rather discordant, with the acidity being overemphasized by the slightly-too-sharp carbonation as well. Medium-heavy body and moderate to light carbonation.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, thanks to Hophead84. Pours dark brown/black with a thin, offwhite head, specks of lace. Smells of vanilla and cocoa with some dark malt. Tastes of very sweet vanilla with some chocolate, roasty malts as well. Too sweet to drink more than half a glass. Full body, good carbonation.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color was dark black/brown. The head was thin, tan, and fizzy. The aroma was buttercream, butterscotch, cinnamon and other spices. The flavor was sweet, eggnog, butterscotch, cherry, and cream. The palate was very smooth and thick. The finish was sweet and spicy.
Trev (1772) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh baby, pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is beautiful butterscotch caramel and vanilla.
Flavour is initially sweet with the butterscotch pudding, some dark roast bitterness underneath and a hit of sticky alc in the finish.
10% is pretty good but could be blended in a bit more as it makes the finish a touch harsh.
Also too sweet, a bomber is too much for me.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at the blind tigerNYNY- nose is intensely vanilla and maple syrup. notes of cola, chocolate and coffee are also there its such a thick scent though like a candle or something.
it looks beautiful though tan head, with a black body. taste is sweet, vanilla, cola, flavours with a bitter hop finish. intriguing but mismatched, and tastes of artificial sweetner. maybe if i paired this with a dessert it would fair better, but on its own in the middle of a summer day in nyc, its not working its magic.