bleeng (1510) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to kaggie97 at the Houston Impy stout tasting. The love it or hate beer. Poured black with no head. Nose of milk and butterscotch, eeww. Tastes of vanilla, a bit of chocolate, butterscotch. Sweet and sticky and cloying. Kevin actually got the remainders of 2 of the beers at the tasting and sucked them all down. Well, I did not love it but a small apertif beer limited to 4 to 6 ounces I could bear it.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from BlackForestCO. I love you, J. Pours a deep, thick black with a beige head. Aroma is butterscotch, vanilla extract, and candied sugar. Flavor is butterscotch, candied sugar, and butterscotch, with a butterscotch finish. Beer leaves a lingering sweetness on the tongue. Great liquid dessert; I love it.
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from Consumer Beverages; opened in Puerto Rico. Sweet caramel, butterscotch aroma and flavour. Alcohol noticeable, but not overpowering. Nice aftertaste. One of my favourites, definetly worth the effort of driving to Buffalo, and packing in a suitcase.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a small frothy tan head. Huge, dominant vanilla aroma with caramelized brown sugar and sweet milk chocolate. Strong vanilla flavor with more caramelized brown sugar, heavy cream flavor, butterscotch, and huge vanilla and milk chocolate. Oily full body with soft carbonation. I know this has little depth and is incredibly cloying but it it just so delicious and possibly the perfect dessert in a glass. Love this stuff.
kramer (4894) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a minimal fizzy light brown head that faded very quickly. The nose is just big dominating vanilla beans, there is some roast and chocolate there, but it really is hard to get past all the vanilla. More and more lactose comes out as it warms. The flavor is surprisingly good for what I was expecting from the nose. There is a wonderful balance between the chocolate, roast, and vanilla. The slight alcohol kick on the back end does recall drinking vanilla extract straight from the bottle though. Full bodied and quite oily in texture with nice soft carbonation. This is pretty good, but like their Choklat, it gets a little tiring on the palate as you make your way through the whole bottle.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a couple people. Huge sweet aroma of vanilla, butterscotch, general sticky sweetness, and some underlying roast and earth. Pours dark brown with a tan head that resides quickly. Flavors of vanilla and butterscotch initially followed by chocolate, dark roasted malts, and a nice earthy hop profile that rounds it out. Lots of lingering sweet butterscotch and vanilla. Nice what they have done here, the sweetness covers up a lot of the alcohol. This took me over an hour to finish due to the richness of the brew, but it wasnt bad. Interesting.
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This things pours nice dark color. Almost resembles a wine, but I may be making that association by the flavor. You can smell this thing long before you bring it towards your nose. So sweet. The flavor is like liquefied butterscotch. It initially tastes pretty good, but then it just goes to crap after the first sips because it is just too much. This is definitely where too much of a good thing is bad. With that said, it is still really good for about five minutes.
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stotu with a thin moka head. A sweet amaretto aroma, almonds, vanilla, and sultry caramel. Aptly named. In mouth, kicks ass, with warming alcohol, vanilla and caramel ice cream, coconut, some woody notes. Rich and Intense. On tap at Empire brewpub, August 15 2008.
Theis (13353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 Bottle at home - at the Glögg-party. Black - offwhite head. Black - offgwhite head. High burned, roasted, caramel, hazelnuts, chocolate, high sweetness, brown sugar, burnt sugar, light hoppy..... it is all Creme Brulee.... wierd, but this is the new favorite beer of Dixen.....Again: #25 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 01-Maj-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. Tørhumlet med Nutella & Blespand. (6/3/5/2/12)
Bilk (16) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2008
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
I am one of the people who did not get this beer. To me it was horribly sweet and overpowered with vanilla flavor. It was a drain pour.