doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, thanks to Hophead84. Pours dark brown/black with a thin, offwhite head, specks of lace. Smells of vanilla and cocoa with some dark malt. Tastes of very sweet vanilla with some chocolate, roasty malts as well. Too sweet to drink more than half a glass. Full body, good carbonation.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color was dark black/brown. The head was thin, tan, and fizzy. The aroma was buttercream, butterscotch, cinnamon and other spices. The flavor was sweet, eggnog, butterscotch, cherry, and cream. The palate was very smooth and thick. The finish was sweet and spicy.
Trev (1991) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh baby, pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is beautiful butterscotch caramel and vanilla.
Flavour is initially sweet with the butterscotch pudding, some dark roast bitterness underneath and a hit of sticky alc in the finish.
10% is pretty good but could be blended in a bit more as it makes the finish a touch harsh.
Also too sweet, a bomber is too much for me.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at the blind tigerNYNY- nose is intensely vanilla and maple syrup. notes of cola, chocolate and coffee are also there its such a thick scent though like a candle or something.
it looks beautiful though tan head, with a black body. taste is sweet, vanilla, cola, flavours with a bitter hop finish. intriguing but mismatched, and tastes of artificial sweetner. maybe if i paired this with a dessert it would fair better, but on its own in the middle of a summer day in nyc, its not working its magic.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Wow! Southern Tier loves to put delicious treats in a bottle! Very sweet as you would expect but doesn’t overwhelm the mouth. Maple, cream, chocolate and vanilla flavors. Great for a desert drink.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The vanilla and Creme Brulee are overpowering both in the taste and aroma,,sweet,full and slightly bitter in finish,a little to much for me
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap @ Sierra. Poured in snifter very dark followed by a slap in the face of carmel and vanilla aromas. Took me a long time to knock even the snifter of it down but the flavors are so rich as if you were drinking liquid creme brulee. This is not an everyday drink, but I would be interested to see its aging capability.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Pours a not very appealing dark brown with a light brown head. Smells like burnt coffee with way too much vanilla creamer added. Body is extremely sweet butterscotch with a blast of ruby red grapefruit for good measure. Palate is surprisingly light with some decent carbonation, I expected it to be much more viscous. Very intense, split this one with a few people.
Maverick34 (2514) - New York, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at blind tiger. At first I thought it smelled like vanilla then I realized it was like burnt butterscotch. Alcohol was not well camouflaged and it burned on the way down. Hard to drink really.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft @ sunset grill - my excitement to try this brew quickly faded as it was just an overly sweet mess; jet black with huge aromas of caramel and butterscotch; spot on for the aromas; nothing offensive in the brew, just way too sweet and i couldn’t finish; body is on the light side despite all the sugars; most of the stout characteristics are just simply overwhelmed rather than complimented