sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow this was world class big rich nose of fresh cream and milk maid caramel, notes of chocolate and a light perfume were present in the aroma and flavor. smooth and rich with a decent addition of hops to help counter the strong sweetness. velvity and sweet witout being syrupy. oh and vanilla.
BuckeyeSammy (537) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
3.6? Come on people. I cant image why anyone would give the aroma and palate of this brew anything but nearly perfect. Nose is sweet vanilla and coffee, sweet toffee malt, some fruit. Flavor is much of the same. Carbonation compliments this beer. Layers of flavor combinations on your palate throughout. Will probably age beautifully.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Phew! Vanilla? Hell no. The overwhelming butterscotch in this aroma can be detected a good 20 feet away. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Thankfully the taste is more subdued, allowing some roasted malt to come through. Beyond that, more butterscotch and a little vanilla. Alcohol not noticeable. 22 ounces of this? That’s just wrong.
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At first wiff i would not think that it was beer in a glass, but a vanilla coffee drink. The color was almost black with a minimal head. It was very sweet to the taste, like desert in a glass. skip the chocolate cake and have a glass of this.
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the context of beer, the rating for this would be questionable. In the context of dessert, this is amazingly good. Crack open the bottle and butterscotch aromas are already leaping at your nose. It pours deep brown black with almost no head. Delicious flavors of butterscotch, caramel, and burnt vanilla. Lingering boozy warmth. Sitting at the bar, I’d say maybe, maybe not. After a meal, why not have a dessert with 10% alcohol?
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@Richmond/Williamsburg Gathering-22 oz bottle-pours a thin light tan head and bark brown color. Aroma is maple syrup. Taste is maple syrup, tannin-like, dry. Thanks LooseCannon for sharing.
dpjuart (1048) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bocktown, 8/10/08. Pours black with khaki head, quickly dissipating. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, banana and roasted burniness. Taste is exactly like creme brulee. Toasted burnt caramelization with vanilla and sweet caramel. Glad I only got a sample. Sweet as all get out. Very tasty though, just not beer-y enough for me. Slight alcohol flavor and heat.
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of growler. Pours black with minimal head. Delicious creme brulee aroma. Sweet chocolate, vanilla and coffee flavors and lots of biterness. Full body with tingly carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Different but good. I was hoping for more creme brulee flavor after smelling the great aroma.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bomber someone had @ RBSG. Dark brown pour, very thin light brown head. Thick dulce de leche and raisin aroma, caramel, alcohol. Sweet caramel taste, some minor roast astringency and alcohol heat on the back end. A bit rough around the edges and a bit cloying on the nose.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ewestern. Dark brown beer with a thick brown head. Aroma is definitely as advertised, creme brulee. The flavor is the same, very sweet, with strong caramel, vanilla, light coffee and some roasted malt and a chocolaty finish. Kind of reminds me of a white chocolate type liqueur. Basically tastes like liquid creme brulee in a glass. If I really loved this custard desert, I would absolutely love this beer. It’s really my favorite, but I can appreciate it for being something different. ST definitely accomplishes what they set out to do, but it probably won’t appeal to everyone.