ARH (772) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle, poured into a snifter. There’s lots of lactose sugar and vanilla on the nose - very custard like - along with graham cracker pie crust and some dark berries late. It’s a dark, opaque, oily brown black with a glassy surface, and a light tan, soft, sudsy head that retains a moderate ring and moderate lace. The taste is a medium bitter and medium high sweet. The texture is thick, oily, and slick with a smooth, but fuzz,y light carbonation. The full malty body is loaded with custard and vanilla flavors upfront, along with secondary flavors of caramel and a boozy warmth. The finish is warm and creamy with a burnt character and a touch of chocolate. The aftertaste is burnt and surprisingly dry with bitter spice and pine notes, and late, abundant sugar followed by nuts and caramel.
TomTron (420) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a coffee black with basically no head. Vanilla beans and coffee in the nose. This is definitely a dessert beer. The caramel malt and vanilla is definitely predominant over anything else. Solid beer, but not a stout that knocks it out of the park for me.
Pumpkin87 (98) - - FEB 7, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful dark beer with deep ruby highlight against the light, a small tan head that persists and leaves elegant lacing.
The nose is a pillow of vanilla, which also leads the way on the tongue, along with caramel, smoky wood, burnt sugar. There’s a touch of heat from the alcohol, and bitter leaves that provide a nice counterpoint but last a bit too long on the finish.
Life is too short to drink bad beer. Try this instead.
Riccardi50 (19) - Montreat, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Caramel, chocolate, coffee, and especially vanilla are all flavors to enjoy. I just want keep drinking this delicious beverage. It has a strong vanilla smell and taste. The name does the beer justice. My only qualm was it has a very slight bitter finish and I think if it had a higher alcohol content that it would finish smoother. But that didn’t stop me from giving this beer one of my highest ratings.
vikingguy (894) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark with small head. Strong sweet vanilla toffee aroma. Taste- sticky sweet caramel and vanilla flavor balanced with some bitter roasted malt and some warming alcohol. Wonderful taste but very sweet. Nice sipping dessert stout.
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Renntag (7) - - FEB 5, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel, nuts, toast, floral, butterscotch.
Nice head. Complex flavours of caramel with a heavy body.
Magnificent execution of creme brulee. What a wonderful stout. This might be a desert pour for most, but many should find the aromas and complexity to be top shelf.
chinchill (2755) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - opaque, but clear, dark red-brown body with great reddish highlights under light. Smallish but durable tan head.
S - smells like a superb liqueur; vanilla and caramel dominate, but has good depth and complexity. I’d give it a 10 were it not for the alcohol, even though it is partially hidden.
T - like the smell, this is rather weet, but well-crafted with the flavors and aromas blending very nicely but in your mouth. Smooth, tiny bitter kick, liquid vanilla creme cake. Very sweet but I like it.
M - light carbonation; creamy smooth; medium+ body; some obvious warming from the high ABV.
O - A bit too sweet, but after all, it is a "creme brulee". Exceptionally smooth; unique flavor. Great dessert beer.
c1raider (67) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2015
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 Its very rare I dont finish a beer, I didnt take 3 sips of this one before I gave it away. Imagine a creme brulee milkshake mixed with a watered down stout. Overtly sweet, palate feel was light and carbonated, huge vanilla notes, Carmel. Even the person I gave it to didnt finish it
Augdraught1981 (176) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW this is a big beer! Black pour, virtually no head with a delicious vanilla coffee & cream aroma. The taste is thick vanilla alcohol forward with some sweet creamed coffee in the finish. I have a big bottle of this stuff and have no idea how I’m going to finish it before it goes bad.
hman43 (504) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours black with a healthy dark brown head. It has a hugely powerful vanilla aroma when first smelled. There are also various creamy aromas as well. It has tastes of vanilla, coffee and chocolate. There is a rich, creamy texture to it that compliments the moderate carbonation.