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.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Wow! Southern Tier loves to put delicious treats in a bottle! Very sweet as you would expect but doesn’t overwhelm the mouth. Maple, cream, chocolate and vanilla flavors. Great for a desert drink.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The vanilla and Creme Brulee are overpowering both in the taste and aroma,,sweet,full and slightly bitter in finish,a little to much for me
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap @ Sierra. Poured in snifter very dark followed by a slap in the face of carmel and vanilla aromas. Took me a long time to knock even the snifter of it down but the flavors are so rich as if you were drinking liquid creme brulee. This is not an everyday drink, but I would be interested to see its aging capability.
dmtroyer (430) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Pours a not very appealing dark brown with a light brown head. Smells like burnt coffee with way too much vanilla creamer added. Body is extremely sweet butterscotch with a blast of ruby red grapefruit for good measure. Palate is surprisingly light with some decent carbonation, I expected it to be much more viscous. Very intense, split this one with a few people.
Maverick34 (1910) - New York, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at blind tiger. At first I thought it smelled like vanilla then I realized it was like burnt butterscotch. Alcohol was not well camouflaged and it burned on the way down. Hard to drink really.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft @ sunset grill - my excitement to try this brew quickly faded as it was just an overly sweet mess; jet black with huge aromas of caramel and butterscotch; spot on for the aromas; nothing offensive in the brew, just way too sweet and i couldn’t finish; body is on the light side despite all the sugars; most of the stout characteristics are just simply overwhelmed rather than complimented
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 Several Four oz glasses at NYBrew Fest. Pours dark brown with small brown head. The aroma is strong vanilla, caramel and deliciousness. Once we got to the Southern Tier section we whored out for a good 45 minutes. :::SECOND TRY::: Bottle Split with RyGuy. Pours pitch black. Aroma is incredible - vanilla, sugar, creme brulee. The taste starts off sweet, finishes with a mildly bitter, roasty flavor which is a great contrast. No alcohol present. +0.1
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
High rating as this is what it is. Creme Brulee in a bottle. Sweet, tons of rich carmel sugar and vanilla. Take hold of the palate and lingers for hours. Mission accomplished.
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a very rich chocolate brown with a tan head. There is a huge nose on this thing! Strong aromas of vanilla overwhelm the bouquet. This beer is SUPER tasty!!! There are very big flavors running around on this thing. Lots of vanilla cream, cheesecake, and even a touch of maple syrup flavors. Very rich, I’m not sure I could drink an entire bottle by myself. This beer is great, the only thing is that I felt it might be a little too thin on the mouth feel to be called a stout, but who’s counting.