TheBeerSlayer (8) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, roasty, coffee, vanilla, black, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation,
hockeybeerguy (1611) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a pour that is a dark brown close to black color with a one finger off white foamy head in the snifter and a one and a half finger white foamy head. No lacing in the snifter but some sticky white sporadic lacing in the pint glass.
The smell. well Southern Tier did what they’re supposed to and that’s put crème brule in the smell (I get it, its there), however, there’s also an ample amount of caramel and chocolate coming through as well.
The taste was well sticky sweet all around through the crème brule flavoring and still bringing back the caramel and chocolate, sweet sticky caramel/crème brule aftertaste leaving a dry and somewhat chocolatey finish.
On the palate, it sat at/about a decent sipping aspect to it, carbonation seems good for a Milk/Sweet Stout and to have held up this long with the ABV, there is a semi-dry yet smooth aspect rolling around the mouth and tongue.
DrinkinWell (236) - - MAY 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black with off-white head and substantial lacing. An overpowering sense of butterscotch drowns out all other aromas. Incredibly sweet, creamy caramel mouthfeel, syrupy, hints of dark tropical fruit, hints of caramel and molasses. Way too sweet for my taste.
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really nice stout, but not one of my favorites. The beer pours a pitch-black color with a thick brown head. There is no lacing left behind in the glass, though. The nose reminds me of the french vanilla coffee creamers, along with light hops, roasted malt and ground coffee. The body is very thick and full, as are the flavors. The main component I taste is that french vanilla creamer, with some chocolate, coffee, light hops, roasted malts and vanilla bean.
obxsgrl98 (20) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich smell of vanilla right out of the bottle. Smells just like French vanilla coffee. Sweet and thick body, great mouth feel.
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Baz1240 (6) - Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dessert beer with a strong vanilla sent and an aftertaste of caramelization. Light mouth feel for a stout and a mooth to drink.
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horto008 (158) - Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Exactly what it says. As a stout, it’s a little bit odd in flavor. As a beer that tastes exactly like vanilla, burned sugar, etc...it’s awesome. It tastes great, and even my wife loved it. It’s desert in a bottle.
stevoj (2007) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.
skinnycheeks (26) - - APR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It tastes really good like a magical dessert that you are going to slurp but not too sweet lake a real dessert but like a liquid desert that makes you have higher BAC
Dr_Fellini (367) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a thin light brown head. Aroma is ridiculously sweet! Brown sugar, icing, cake batter, a touch of roasted malts. Flavor has a bit more roasted malts, lots of sweet, vanilla, light chocolate. Medium in body with a potent lingering cakey sweetness. Extremely unique. Tasty. Imperial stout? Not really. But still exquisite.