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 (1679) - 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.
BroSpud (2049) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large Bottle. I really like the Southern Tier stouts. While this one is not one of my favorites it is still well done and very unique. I found it to be a bit on the sweet side for my tastes. Definitely cannot drink too much of this at a time. A snifter after dinner makes for a good desert though.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2012 Pour is Dark Brown. Aroma Is Bailey’s, cream and burnt sugar, custard. Flavor is Super sweet sugar and coffee. Way too sweet to drink, I cannot handle more than a few ounces of this stuff and I choose not to drink even that much. If you are looking for something intensely sweet and sticky you may enjoy this, but it is not something I enjoy.
DeeBee21 (51) - NH, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour, tan thin head. Aroma is soooOOoo sweet! Lots of vanilla custard, and burnt sugar, and chocolate also that boozy Baily’s scent, it actually smells more like tiramisu . Flavor is soo sweeeet but actually not as bad as I would of thought, Still takes a lot more like tiramisu then creme brulee. Has that lady finger flavor, still custardy and cinnamon, sugar, and chocolate. Pretty much just smells like it taste. Taste just how I assumed, sweet but not overpowering. Nice treat.
goldfish19 (50) - Long Island, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2009 ~Purchased this 22 oz bomber from Big Z Beverage in Huntington, NY. You are either going to love this concoction or hate it. I actually enjoyed every moment of this gem from the first sip to it’s last. Even if imperial milk stout’s aren’t your thing, you should give this beer a try at least once – you will not be disappointed! The 10% ABV is undetectable, so drink carefully. Wonderful beer! ~
matthewjk (1069) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sometimes you just have to make a stand. This beer is not drinkable. Syrupy-sweet artificialness all over the place overwhelmed me. I thought maybe this would mellow out, but it did not. I will give credit to Southern Tier for having the gumption to try something different, but this was a drain pour for me. Considering the price, I really didn’t want it to be. Southern Tier’s Jav-ah stout is excellent, so I know they make good stuff.
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Fluffy light brown head. Aroma is sweet, full of molasses, chocolate, loads of vanilla, vague liqourice. Reminds me a lot of Baileys Irish Cream. Flavour of chocolate, vanilla, light alcohol, light coffee, light roast, light caramel. Very nice and again this Bailey feeling. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a sweet and chocolaty note. Quite nice. Hides the alcohol very well.