41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2008
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cannot over emphasize how much I suggest that the 22 ounces of this sucker be shared with 3 or 4 others. Very promising aroma of butterscotch, caramel, candied popcorn and dairy creamer followed by a ridiculouly rich, creamy, toasty tan head(which tasted amazing by the way). That promise quickly faded about 4oz. in while realizing that the beer was never going to gain any complexity. A never subtle barage of sugary waves bombard your senses as you work through this glucose beast. Waaaayyyyyyyy to sweet for my taste, especially throughout a 22oz. pour. Tasted like a thick version of those fake syrupy french vanilla concoctions that a bad coffee shop would make. Great, full 2%dairy like mouthfeel saved this rating from being in the cellar. This beer could be enjoyable as dessert at around 4 oz. to a serving. Totally unbalanced.
JCastner (112) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Standard color and head for the style. An aroma of butterscotch extract overpowered everything else in my sample. Taste was bitter butterscotch with a slight roasted toffee finish, very little malt characteristic with this one. I love Imperials but this was a poor example of the style.
DietPepsican (1571) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good god! Thanks(?) iowa herkeye. Black pour with a thin off white head. Vanilla(!!!) aroma. Flavor is vanilla, cream, sugar, caramel, banana, powdered sugar, and a bit of orange citrus. Finished with an amazingly cloying sweetness. I can’t say I hated this, but I feel bad for the person that tries to drink more than a few ounces of this.
tomthompson89 (1968) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice beige brown head, black as tar body. nose is awsome!!!! it is Creme Brulee!!! burnt brown sugar, chocolate, and caremel. taste is a little too much, good but i dont think i could ever drink a pint by myself, sweet caremel,and sugar and vanilla extract. little bit of alcohol is in here too. extreme to say the least but very cool they tried it. Might mellow with ageing.
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark black with a brown head. Aroma smells exactly like a good creme brulee. Cream and caramel dominate. The flavor is creme brulee mixed with chocolate, caramel, and dark malts. Lots of coffee at the finish. Smooth and silky and hides the alcohol well.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with minimal head. Aroma the most powerful and pronounced I have smelled to date. Immense amounts of caramel. Literally smells like a river of caramel. Coffee and chocolate blaze through as well. Flavor is an amazing blend of caramel, chocolate, and loads of espresso. This is like no beer i’ve ever experienced and is a great example of a rut-breaking impy. This is truly a dessert beer. Palate is smooth and caresses the mouth and tongue. Wow.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a jet black with a small head. Aroma is absolutely exquisite- Caramelized sugar, vanilla, cream, and butter. Flavor is similar, and oh so sweet and decadent. Sweetness pervades the palate as well. Very very nice.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
holy smokes batman. Huuuuuge vanilla, cream, and choc aroma. Perfection in the nose. This beer truly tastes like dessert. I love it. A great change of pace from the usual imp stout.
sebletitje (8286) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2013 Update Feb 2013:
Juste à noter que la première impression est formidable, mais avec le recul, force est d’admettre que un bomber seul prouve être difficile. Le côte crème brûlée est bien rendu (grâce aux extraits) mais devient rapidement épais, et très sucré sur la fin.
Bottle courtesy of Cartdan.
A desert in a bottle. On top of that, it is a hit.
Pours black with brownish head.
Aroma quickly hits you with the strong sweetness, and lactose that really characterize a real Creme Brulee desert.
Taste is loaded with lactose, vanilla, some nice caramel notes, buttery notes and malts.
The beer is hard to descrbibe due ot its unique taste.
Something I would definitely try and buy again. It is very drinkable, and one can hardly notice the 10% abv.
Nephilium (1596) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This has been sitting in my to try list for a while. So I finally decided it was time to put aside the fears, and try this beer. It starts with a very sweet aroma, strong vanilla, caramel, and something underneath that I can’t place. Pours an opaque black, with a thin tan head. Well... I’m not quite sure how to describe the flavor, very heavy upfront sweetness, vanilla notes, touch of caramel, and butterscotch. Very sticky mouthfeel. There is still a touch of alcohol noticeable in the finish. I think I’ve committed myself to a tough undertaking needing to kill the bomber myself. Not a bad beer, but really a once in a while type of beers.