roxtersoxter (212) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black with medium tan head out of bottle. Aroma very similar to creme brûlée. Flavor of burnt cocoa beans with vanilla and caramel. Excellent beer if you have a sweet tooth.
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Bif (1251) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Served a dark brown color with a thick creamy head that fades slowly to good lacing. Pronounced aroma of vanilla with some sweet caramel and chocolate in the background. Taste of vanilla, malty with caramel and chocolate. Mild bitterness and a lingering vanilla aftertaste. Full body and creamy. Definitely an after dinner drink. Drinkable but not what I enjoyed due to the aftertaste that lingered long after I finished.
degbert (960) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours an impenetrable dark brown-black with a light, creamy brown head. Nose is incredible -- it fills the room with rich, buttery vanilla and caramel. Sumptuous and creamy on the tongue, with more butter, vanilla, caramel, and roasty chocolate notes. Finish is long, elegant, and silky. I think I’m in love.
codfishh (15) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma caramelized sugar, vanilla, light coffee roast aroma, some mild alcohol.
Appearance opaque black little to now head.
Taste sweet caramelized sugar, light coffee roast, big vanilla flavor.
Mouth feel medium body, low carbonation silky mouth feel.
Overall big over the top beer, tastes like desert sweet caramel, lots of vanilla, there could be more roast to balance everything out.
dliberto (71) - Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured bottle into glass. Pours a dark brown/black with an inch dark tan head. Aroma is straight butterscotch. Taste is caramel, marshmallow, butterscotch, vanilla, and a little bit of custard. Heavy bodied, medium carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. My new favorite beer
gkeh (106) - Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wow. Straight up butterscotch, candied sugar, vanilla frosting aroma. So far so good. Then I tasted it. Bleh!!! Bitter vanilla dominated the palate. Alcohol aftertaste. Did not jive well with the sweetness.
pslorenz (2) - USA - FEB 13, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glossy opaque jet black, with a quarter inch light tan head. Nose holds copious vanilla, butterscotch and caramelized sugars hiding hints of chocolate. Quite honestly the nose is overpowering at first, like walking into a scented candle shop. The nose transposes itself into much of the initial taste of the beer, powerful vanilla bean, toffee/caramel and just a touch of malts. Slightly bitter finish with a mild booziness though the overall presentation hides 9.5% quite well. Medium to full body with a velvety smooth mouthfeel.
It’s a dessert stout, and almost cloyingly sweet. Delicious in small quantities or as a once in a while treat as I am not much of a dessert beer person. Possibly would have good cellaring potential based on how much is going on. I think this is one of the first stouts that my wife has enjoyed though
wmoore (2) - USA - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
smells great. The smell overpowers the taste at first until the creme and vanilla kick in. Great beer
Bengibbs6 (32) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle. Pours deep brown/black with 1/2 inch head. Vanilla and rum kn the nose, very similar taste. Vanilla is the star of the show; which is great for a Creme brûlée but not the best for a beer. I enjoy it but 22oz. Is too much. Cold brewed coffee or bourbon barrel aging would be a welcome addition
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Nsanders (391) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. Black with minimal head. Big aromas of butterscotch, vanilla, burnt sugar, woody hops and alcohol. Taste opens up with heavy dessert-like sweetness and finishes with a woody bitterness. Body is heavier with a creamy feel. It’s like an adult version of a&w cream soda with butterscotch, uber delicious.