Dedollewaitor (15386) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to Stobbe74. Pours pitch black with a small creamy head and lacings. Very sweet nose and taste. Vanilla, buiscuit, chocolate, syrup, kahlua. One dimensional and somehow synthetic. Smooth and full palate. Interesting desert!
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours pitch. aroma is AMAZING vanilla, caramel... sooo much a creme brulee it is scary. mouthful is more just amazing creme brulee. this is like a creme brulee smoothy. so wonderful and great with any desert! amazing beer
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown black pour. Frothy, sticky tan head, temporary lacing. Aroma is mostly caramel, but with a decidedly burnt undertone to it. A lot of strength and longevity to the nose. Flavor decidedly sweet, caramel, dulce de leche. Syrupy, but more complex than that, also abundant roasted elements, dark fruit, cola. If you mentally subtract all the sugar there’s a really nice dry stout hiding here. I like it, but not unreservedly so. At moments the sweet and the burnt harmonize together, something like a great cream soda. At others the two sides clash, and the burnt seems acrid against the sweet. On the whole through a positive impression. Very full body, borders on syrupy.
ekstedt (6382) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 From a bottle at SB&WF. Dark brown, tiny beige head. Strong fudgy and caramelly aroma with notes of vanilla and coconut. Medium bodied and very smooth. Sweet and cloying.
redtechnj (292) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A deep dark beer with big vanilla and burnt suger flavors. Could be an overly sweet beer if that isn’t your thing. Very different from any other beer I’ve ever had. Almost like a keg dessert.
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is a very unique beer. Black pour with a tan, creamy head. Notes of vanilla, burnt sugar and chocolate malts. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Certainly full bodied. Take the time to enjoy this one, because there just aren’t a lot out there like this one.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Deep, thick black beer with a big sturdy brown head. Smells amazing. Lots of vanilla, some coffee, and hints of chocolate. For the first few sips, I enjoyed the flavors that consist of dark chocolate, coffee with a lot of cream, and vanilla. The more I drank, though, the more glad I was that I’d split this bottle with 3 other people. The sweetness and vanilla completely dominate the palate, eventually wearing down my mouth. It’s an interesting beer and I can see why some people would love it, but everyone who split it with me agreed it was too overpoweringly sweet to buy again.
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an incredible beer. It really tastes like an alcoholic creme brulee. The vanilla bean aroma dominates the nose and it is very inviting. The alcohol is 10% but it is covered very well, mainly by the unfermented lactose sugar. This is a very heavy beer and difficult to finish a 22oz. bomber, but if you have a couple of hours to sip this all night it is well worth the purchase.
nealblind (1613) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 Rating 4.7 date 8/31/2013: Dark brown smells like the dessert, milk caramel. Tastes like it too. Well balanced though with a slight dry and bitter coffee finish. CLASSIC
Rating 4.5 date 9/15/2009: For me there is no such thing as too sweet. I eat marshmallows like other people eat potato chips.
For me this is a tier one beer all the way. The only thing that could make it better would be a thicker mouthfeel and longer lasting head.
The carmel milky flavor more than makes up for it and the bitter roasted finish encourages you to have another sip. I will have this again when I am trying to seduce someone.
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with just a slight tan head to it. Has a sweet vanilla smell to it. Has a sweet, vanilla and coffee taste to. Little to sweet for me.