metalhead0043 (126) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at Triangle Wine Co. Pours black with a huge, creamy tan head. Aroma reminds me of a Boston cream pie, also with vanilla aromas. Taste is just awful. Okay cream and vanilla flavors up front but an unbearably bitter aftertaste. I don’t mind some sweetness in beers, but this is just overboard. Body is rich, full and creamy. This is one of the very few beers I could not finish. Every other characteristic of this beer is pretty good. It’s too bad the taste is so terrible. I wouldn’t recommend this to my worst enemy. You have been warned.
DearBeer2013 (13) - - FEB 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome stout. Alcohol hits your pallate followed by butterscotch candy flavor, (perfect balance).
jstonerock24 (77) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black with a light brown head. Aroma is a birthday cake frosting. Flavor is very very sweet and tastes like frosting. The name describes exactly what it is. Well done.
ColovianTrader (148) - - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love dessert beers, and this one is as "desserty" as they come. Intense levels of caramel, burnt sugars, vanilla, cream and butterscotch. Sweet flavors balanced with rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Great feel but very heavy. Definitely a sipping beer.
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Taste is a walk through the dessert aisle without being cloying. Custard, ice cream and malty taste. I like this and so will you, as long as you take it for what it is and don’t expect a BIG, boozy stout. Dark Lord, it is not.
Quercus (18) - - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great smell of butterscotch. Taste very sweet tastes like chocolate vanilla caramel. A little alcohol in the back. Decent beer other blackwater beers are better.
mintzmeet (128) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
what the heck. tastes like desert. freal. uuh. burnt ice cream. some vanilla flavor. flavor over powers anything else
udfan07 (65) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
When poured it has a very slight head and a little lacing while drinking. The aroma of the beer is exactly like creme brulee however the beer doesn’t taste all that great. It may smell like creme brulee but I did not taste much of it while I drank the beer. There was absolutely no finish when I would drink it. It tastes too much like a stout so the flavor gets washed out because of it.
trujahwarrior (460) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Special Brews. Pours a brownish black with a tan head that leaves light lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, custard, vanilla, and milk. Tastes of the same things in the smell with a lingering custard aftertaste. Mouthfeel is silky and creamy with great carbonation. This is like desert in a glass. Very sweet and well balanced. Will be getting a glass of this again next time I see it on tap.
bookman10 (573) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark, oily, almost syrupy black with almost no head to speak of. Aroma is dominated by butterscotch and vanilla. Flavor is very sweet, with strong butterscotch element that is undercut just a bit with a rather bitter finish. This is almost, not quite, but almost, the liquid magic it’s described as. That finish needs to be just a bit less stark to really make this work, though. A near classic.