suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The intense butterscotch flavor is the first thing you noticed upon cracking this baby open. Smells incredible. Very dark brown beer with a disappointingly thin head that vanished quickly. Flavor is an incredible mix of roasted malts and butterscotch. It actually tastes almost exactly like a caramel frappucino in the best possible way. A very delicious beer which holds the 10% well.
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark red with a thin tan head. Nose is heavy butterscotch and caramelized sugar. Flavor is incredible! Caramel porter by Saranac tried to be butterscotchy and failed. Southern Tier pulled it off perfectly. Not too sweet. A slight taste of alcohol. Slightly roasted bitterness on the finish with a nice warming effect. Mouthfeel is full and slightly oily. Lacing, like the head, kind of disappointing.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle opened by Ryan at the bottle shop. Thank Ryan. Another nose pounding beer from Southern Tier. I donít know how they do it. Huge vanilla bean and caramel aroma. Smells very sweet, but the taste is only slightly sweet. Delicious. I donít the other people like it as much as me.
garthicus (2661) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2009 On tap, Coles, Buffalo. Appearance: Black body with a brown head. Aroma - wow, I feel silly saying it, but JUST like Creme Brulee, Awesome. Flavour: Melted creme brulee with malt, alcohol and coffee. Rerate: Bottle from LCBO. Pitch black with the tiniest brown head, barely noticeable.. Aroma: Metallic at first making way to an absolute bomb of a Creme Brulee - wow... so similar itís uncanny. Flavour: Sticky initially and a lot of coffee and dark chocolate followed by a punch of creme brulee. Just lovely.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with a brown edge and small tan head. Huge caramel sauce, like from a sundae, aroma with notes of vanilla and a roasted malt base. The flavor has the same sweet caramel in it as the aroma. Also notes of burnt sugar. The sweetness is moderate to full but then disappears leaving a bitterness that seems to be more from burnt roasted malt than from hops on the finish. Medium bodied.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a dark brown to black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is ridiculous -- just too many smells to label -- but definitely notes of candy sugar, toffee, butterscotch, cream, vanilla, caramel, almost like smelling a fresh tiramisu cake. Flavor is ridiculous as well -- Amazingly complex array of coconut, cream. vanilla, custard, ripe dark fruit, liquor, coffee, toffee and other notes. Generally medium body with a sweet and syrupy finish. Amazingly different beer.
blankboy (6007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (650ml). Pours a very deep amber-brown with lots of hard to see bubbles and an average size frothy tan head. Good lacing. Aroma: Wow, thatís unique! I get Irish Cream first, followed by some espresso, roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla and caramel too. Flavourís quite sweet -- can I drink a whole bomber of this? Vanilla, Irish Cream again, espresso, caramel and some alcohol in the bitter coffee finish -- definitely not something to drink if you arenít in the right mood. Creamy mouthfeel. Itís certainly an interesting beer, and I like it, but I think I will give half of the bottle to my wife, a bomber of this is way too much.
jkwalking05 (3685) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma is of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, and custard. Taste is of custard caramel, sweet milk, butterscotch, vanilla, and roasted malts in the finish.
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22oz). Been in my fridge DARING me to drink it - Iíve conquered my fear, here goes.Oily-looking black pour, lasting average-sized fizzy tan head (4-). Aroma - BAM! - really nails you behind the eyes ... burnt sugar, incredibly sweet, a lot like caramel pudding (custard, I guess - I donít eat custard), with chocolate, mild coffee, table cream, sweetened butter, salt, a hint of fig - but nothing bitter except moderate alcohol and the carbonized sugar - lovely, but overpowering, really coats the nostrils. The taste - helldamn thatís sweet AND bitter - like a chocolate All-Sort slightly scorched and soaked in vodka - there seems to be actual bitterness here, but fricked if I can tell what from - booze, burnt and buttery-sugar keep assaulting my tongue. Slick, thick, syrupy, boozy, with a long .... I dunno, burnt I guess, linger. Love that aroma, but itís such a burnt-sugar bomb I was left a little drunk and I felt like a hummingbird on a sugar-water overdose. WHY is this in bombers!?!!! Fer fuckís sake!
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle courtesy of Tayner, thanks a bunch. This was dark black and had a very strong vanilla and butterscotch. The taste had very little stout characteristics, almost pure butterscotch. I don;t know if that was intentional or not but it was not my cup of tea. Choklat is a much better offering in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-21-2008 02:16:26