mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours oily black, with a small, frothy light tan head. Smells of huge vanilla, and chocolate cream notes, very rich and sweet smelling. The flavor is huge on the smooth vanilla, with chocolate and coffee blended in. Really big on the flavor and definitely got this right if hey were going for creme brulee. I can see why it would be a touch sweet for some people, but I dug it.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
SUPER vanilla-ey aroma. Has a very, sticky sweet, desert-like flavor. Tastes like a milkshake made of coffee and flan.
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the name says it all.awesome blend of chocolate,cinnamon,spice,butterscotch,and coffee.very unique and very tasty.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Goldtwins @ RBSG. Pours brown with a tan ring. Nose is Amazing sweet and sugar butterscotch and amaretto. Taste is sweet and syrupy the desert beer.
islay (1100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small sample from 10 oz. pour, on tap at Waterfront Ale House in Manhattan. Consumed on 8-2-08. Butterscotch and caramel aroma; smells like a Werther’s Original. Also a heavily flavored coffee element to the aroma. Sweet and creamy smell. Very strong and interesting aroma. It’s a little too in-your-face to be great. The appearance is nearly black with thin beige head and good lacing. Tastes like heavily sweetend coffee. The candy-like aspects of the smell become sickeningly sweet in the flavor. Coffee-bitter aftertaste. The taste is way too powerful, but it certainly is unique. Medium body. Oily and frothy in the palate with some liveliness. Comes across as a smaller beer than it is. I guessed it was around 7% ABV, not 10%. Just too much. I sampled about 2 oz. from my friend’s glass, and it already was more than I wanted. Close to the least sessionable beer I’ve ever encountered.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this from a bottle-Poured a jet black with a nice tan head.Aromas were of vanilla,coffee.Flavors were also heavy vanilla,caramel,chocolate and dark strong coffee.Pretty good,but could not have too much of this.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at coles- huge caramel aroma, accompanied by vanilla. Not much else there. flavor is similarly dominated by caramel, but there is a booziness here that is undesirable and unexpected. Still a nice little beer that would be good in one 6 oz. serving. Drinkability- very low.
HonkeyBra (3348) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pitch black with tan head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, cream. Flavor of caramel, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, creme, basically everything except beer. I almost feel like I got a milkshake. Good, though.
dutch23mp (272) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Extreme vanilla cream with a small headvbrowned, tan colored probably good with desert. the flavors hide the high ABV good not great.
mansquito (3351) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown head and a nearly black body. Brown sugar, chocolate, and caramel aroma overpowers your nostrils to extremes that I have never seen or rather smelled. Taste is huge amounts of caramel and brown sugar. Barely tastes like beer for that matter except for one point at the finish. Very sweet and very thick. No hint of alcohol is noticeable in the taste, but there is so much other crap in there though. It’s like eating a cake. I guess at dessert this beer would be cool, but at any other time it is way, way too much. As such my weird rating of this beer. I didn’t really like it, but I’ve never had anything quite like it.