Skeets (25) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is simply an amazing beer. The aroma is huge butterscotch, caramel, and vanilla. I expected the flavor to be as sweet, but it wasn’t. It started off sweet, but finished much more balanced and stout like. This is definitely for after dinner. You won’t need desert. I just wish I could get this on the West Coast.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Okay, 2 things about this beer: It smells like creme brulee. and it tastes like creme brulee! Unbelievable. The only reason I didn’t rate this beer a 5 is because it is quite rich and heavy, much like the dessert it’s named after, and to me that doesn’t make it perfect.It pours a dark brown, with a brown head. As I said before, the aroma is really the strongest I’ve ever seen in any beer. And the flavor is exactly what I was expecting. Amazing offering from an obviously amazing brewery. Cheers!
jmikolich (1352) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, held onto for a lil bit, pour is a nice black with minimal head.. nose is huge amounts of vanilla and butterscotch, minimal hops and malt to balance out the extreme sweetness, really is like Dessert in a bottle, tough to stomach all 22oz, slight alcohol burn in the finish.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2008 Pours a dark brown with a smallish tan head. Aroma of butterscotch, vanilla, and caramel.
piscator34 (1863) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled sample via (and shared with) oakbluff. Dark brown in colour with light carbonation. Aromas of vanilla, booze, and hazelnuts. Sickly sweet in the mouth, with more vanilla, caramel, and a bit of roasted nuts. Completely out of balance with hardly any roasted or hoppy notes to balance out the sweet vanilla. I could hardly drink any of it.
oakbluff (406) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a chocolate cola colour with minimal head. Nose- blast of thick vanilla. Taste- creamy vanilla- super sweet, with some roasted malts. Some caustic nuttiness and finishes with stale vanilla. thick too sweet. booze is hidden, I will give it that. otherwise uggh
KornDogg (519) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was highly anticipating this release...absolutely amazing... my new fav of the Blackwater series... rich and flavorful, long sweet finish... Great as an after dinner treat... The sweetness might over power some, but def is something everyone should try...
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Opaque rich dark brown pour supporting a tall creamy dark tan head. Unmistakable aroma of butterscotch. Exactly the same for the flavor. Butterscotch overwhelms everything else. Some milk chocolate and roasted malt try to punch through towards the back of the tongue but they’re rarely successful. Creamy texture and long sweet finish.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Sep. Carolina Crew gathering. Butterscotch, vanilla, caramel aroma. Smells great. Doesn’t taste quite as good as ot smells though. Way, way too sweet.
Cornfield (5326) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber: This poured dark brown out of the bottle and turned black in the glass, capped by a creamy tan head that left spotty lacing. I keep wondering if I really like the aroma, a caramel and vanilla custard with a splash of old coffee. This has one of the creamiest mouthfeels that I’ve experienced in a beer in some time. The flavor adds some roasted malt and a hint of chocolate to all that was carried over from the nose. The finish is dry and has a burnt coffee/charred nut bitterness. Interesting Imp, hiding its sturdy alcohol content throughout the drinking.
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