boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2010 Bottle... Poured black with a thin, beige head. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch and roasted quality. Very easy drinking for 10% -- as most Southern Tier brews are. Still a little boozy which paired nicely with the caramel, butterscotch and dark, burnt sugars. A creamy, lactic character endorsed the insanely sweet in the finish.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Source:22 oz bottle shared at a tasting in Nashville.
Appearance:Black pour with a one finger tan head.
Aroma:Vanilla, toffee, chocolate cake and caramel.
Flavor:Creme Brulee accurately describes this. Chocolate and a hint of roast as well.
Palate:Full body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Excellent, as are all of the Blackwater series.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured black with a small head. Sweet malty flavor and aroma of vanillla, with a lingering aftertaste.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Punkrkr27...Pours black with a thin off white head.. Aroma is amazing with vanilla and cake batter ... Flavor was not overly sweet like I was expecting. It has that burnt flavor, almost like the sugar on top of a real creme brulee. This stuff really does taste like some creme brulee.. Also some vanilla and caramel in the flavor... Good stuff.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a bomber pours a dark black colour with a nice head strong cream carmal chocolate aroma, taste very rich cookie cream. I liked it alot but wouldn’t have been able to finish whole bottle by myself
Christian (12623) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark ruby brown with a lasting tan head. Sweet and cloying caramel, fudge and vanilla aroma. Sweet caramel flavour with a cappucino touch. There is a little drying roast note in the finish, but overall, way too sweet. Fun experiment though
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Pours a midnight sky with a luxurious head. Nose of dessert, caramel, vanilla, sugar, sweet cream, with a tinge of alcohol as it warms. Wow. Tastes like it smells, luscious vanilla, caramel, and cream dance in a loving embrace with your taste buds as they waltz done your tongue you get a hint of their darker side, a crisp bourbon flavor. You’re hit with pleasant crisp carbonation up front that ends in a pleasant overall mouthfeel that reminds me of eating pudding.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ll be honest with you, I love creme Brulee. I do, I’m a Creme Brulee fan. For my money, it doesn’t get any better than when it sings "When a man loves a woman". Pitch motherfuckin’ Black. Starts with some impressive looking head in a nice chocolate-milk suit. The nose is like snorting an actual creme brulee, then going out on the streets and wrecking shit. This nose is off the hook...sweet, vanilla custard...pudding. Flavors are somewhat sweet and very vanilla custard like...The hopping is actually quite brisk, yet the mouthfeel remains soft and creamy. The finish hides a little roasty imperial stout qualities, but until then, it’s sweet creamy vanilla custard.
halfonit (1313) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a nice dark head. Aroma smells like cake frosting. I never thought I’d have a beer that smells like THAT! Taste is really sweet. It almost taste like a beer made from frosting. A true Creme Brulee! This is more of a dessert beer. I tried mixing it with Long Trail coffee stout and it was amazing.
CrankyYankee (1) - USA - SEP 27, 2009 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Few beers that I’ve tried transport me. This is one of them. I would have thought it unlikely that I’d so enjoy this beer so much, given its ambitious name, but it’s well worth the high price per 22oz bottle. Generally, I’d consider this somthing of a dessert beer, but it’s more of an "experience beer." After trying this beer while on vacation on Cape Cod, I made a point of sharing it with beer enthusiast friends. It’s something everybody should try. Some might not like it, but amidst the flavor bonanza that is this beer, the vanilla is so over the top that it makes it very distinctive. The descriptive notes described in other ratings are all there. This is an orchestral suite of flavors. Unlike another evaluator, I do think this beer is something to write home about. My mom and dad like some really good beers, and they would like this one, at least to try.