lancenelson (25) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very sweet but with a nice malty after kick to even it out. Not hoppy, very much a stout.
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark with a thin head. Aroma is butterscotch and alcohol. Tastes like liquor not beer. This is like butterscotch schnapps in a glass. Not bad but not what I expected.
edgallow (1989) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla, malts and cocoa. Taste is roasted malts, vanilla and chocolate.
umich03jm (1928) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small thin head that quickly fades away. Aroma is awesome. Toasted marshmallow, vanilla, custard, caramel, and coffee cake. Tastes very sweet and sugary. Big vanilla and coffee cake taste mixed custard and caramel. Some alcohol shows in the finish. Low carbonation. Mouthfeel is decent but not as smooth and creamy as it should be. Overall, great aroma but tastes a bit too sweet. Plus I wish the mouthfeel was a little better. I’ll have to try this fresher next year to see if it makes a difference.
RussianDragon (428) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown/black with crimson hues when backlit. Head fades quickly to light lacing. Aroma is overpowering: vanilla, flan, butterscotch and roasted malt. Flavor is same with very sweet Creme brûlée finish. Impressive.
Mrnoluv (151) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is dark licorice, vanilla, caramel, the look is dark as night, brown head, good lacing. This is it for me, may not be for everyone but this is it. It has bitterness, sweetness, tartness, coffee, vanilla, it drinks so smooth it goes down like a soda!!! The only bad thing I can say about this beer is the strong bigger hangover after the swallow is very hard. ABV is perfect, great beer!
zoucrew102 (501) - - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Rich vanilla bean and lactose aroma that easily overpowers whatever else might be there. Pours dark brown, almost black with a thin tan head and very little lacing. Taste is dessert in a beer. Extremely sweet lactose sugars, like evaporated milk, as well as strong vanilla flavors with a bit of caramel. Finishes smooth with the lactose and vanilla lingering on the palate long after the drinking. Very good, but I find it a bit heavy on the sweetness especially on the finish.
shanoknowsfood (44) - Hawaii, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Just had one these, yesterday, on tap ($8.13 a glass). At The White Horse Pub (English Pub), in Sarasota, Florida.
Appearance was dark brown.
Nose was rich with vanilla bean and a hint of chocolate lased coffee.
Taste was rich cocholate coffee laced with vanilla bean. Hints of plum, raisins and allspice.
Palate was chocolate & coffee.
I hate the taste of coffee, and the 1st few gulps were not easy. But, after that, the alcohol took over and the taste changed to vanilla & chocolate with hints of fruit & spice.
Not as good as a Muncher Doppelbock, but it was quite refreshing, and an interesting experience indulging in a nice blend of flavors.
A bit expensive, but i would definately try it again.
htzpah (78) - - MAY 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells amazing, like the most luscious creme brûlée. Cheesecake also on the nose. No head, rolls like wine. Disappointing taste, too medicinal.
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,