bubbleflubber (2156) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fantastic aperitif or dessert brew. This pours the deepest (almost opaque) mahogany into the glass, with a non-retentive brown head that leaves no lace. The nose is spot on for vanilla and caramel... heavy, sweet and deliciously aromatic. The flavors follow somewhat in tow. There is a ton of vanilla, sweet yet roasted malt, caramel, hazelnut, maple syrup, toffee, coffee and butterscotch in the flavor palate. The finish has just enough assertive bitters to disallow the brew from becoming cloying. The mouthfeel is somewhat creamy, yet a little syrupy. The body is full and bold, with many different complexities intermingling with soft carbonation levels. One of the greatest interpretations of a personal favorite style I’ve ever tried. Great job!
Braudog (6290) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle -- Wow! Only one way to describe this brew. V-A-N-I-L-L-A! Deliciousy sweet, rounded off with some caramel warmth. Absolutely no sign whatsoever of 10% ABV -- kids could drink this a soda and knock their socks off. Amazing dessert beer. (#3640, 8/15/2009)
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OH MY GOD. The aroma is beautiful - liquid toffee/coffee. The flavor is equally exquisite. Great dark syrupy brown color and dark tan frothy head. Used this in a beer float, died, went to heaven.
DerWeg (1590) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Immediately aromatic of syrupy sugar and strong vanila bean. Defiantly dark with a bit of tan head. Big taste of vanilla sugar and some cocoa and coffee, plus some milk sugars not too cleverly sneaked into this. The hops fight it all a bit, and the alcohol is very warm. In general I like it. Finish is a bit confused, thanks to hops and vanilla that will not resolve harmoniously. Agree with ’caramel macchiato from Starbucks’ comment - Brulée Stoutt is a bit crass, but still adventuresome in a fun way.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2009 22oz bottle from once upon a vine. pours an extremely dark brown, damn near black, with a thin khaki head and bubbly lacing. aroma is incredible with huge notes of vanilla cream, butterscotch candy, warm maple syrup, and freshly baked yellow cake with chocolate icing, with a touch of roast coffee, and toasted coconut. flavor is excellent as well with big, creamy notes of french vanilla, toffee, burnt caramel, and espresso with a touch of nutty malts leading to a beautifully sweet vanilla and roast coffee finish. palate is full bodied, creamy, smooth as silk, and amazingly sweet with medium carbonation. overall, an amazingly underrated (how in the world is this not rated 4+ ?!), decadent, and one of a kind, dessert imperial stout.
douglas88 (8324) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber shared by Eric. Pours a dark brown color with a medium head. The aroma was very unusual; loads of caramel, sweet sugars, butterscotch, a Werthers original- loads of candy note. The flavor tasted like something your Grandma would give you; creamy sugars, butterscotch, just so sweet. I don’t think I could drink more than 2 ounces of this. Try drinking 22 ounces Bailey’s Irish Cream- I dare you. I can’t hate this entirely, it is what it claims to be and is a niche beer, lots of people love it, just not me.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i was so excited about this beer when i poured it, aroma was soooooo sweet, caramel, vanila, burnt malt, beautiful dark brown head, deep brown body...so promising...right up until i drank it...sickeningly sweet, overwhelming vanila and toffee, more than i think i have ever tasted in actual creme brulee. i cant imagine how they made this without syrup being added...the sweetness persists through the whole realm of the flavors and then some hop bitterness comes in very very late....kind of sad this wasnt better.
keepersj12 (3058) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
After dinner only. I would imagine rating this beer would depend on when one has it. Definitely not a lawn mower beer. Best when the weather is cool and you want something sweet. Goes great with vanilla ice cream.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Total dessert in a glass. Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Strong aroma of vanilla with some lighter notes of roasted coffee and caramel. The aroma of vanilla is so strong that to me it comes across as artificial. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is very sweet with loads of vanilla and more touches of caramel and coffee. I will agree that this one tastes very much like creme brulee but to me it’s more a novelty than anything. I couldn’t drink 22ozs of it.
tmongoose (2200) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW. poured from bomber bottle with friend and the closer to room temp this beer got the better it tasted. it was so sweet and the vanilla and burnt sugar was outstanding and the caramel flavor lingered for along time. its almost black to pour and smallish head. like all southern tier products it has an almost oily texture. but this dessert beer is very very good. just wish i would have bought more when i had the chance.