michaelinwa (561) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour, thick head, aroma of vanilla and coffee. Taste is sweet with strong vanilla flavor and a background of chocolate, coffee and carmel. Definitely on the sweet side, and best thought of as a dessert beer, but it’s very different and enjoyable on its own terms. So many beers with these types of flavor keep them way in the background, so I admire that this one puts them right up front. A good winter/holiday brew for a change of pace.
Salmoniform (269) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from tap to glass. Dark black hue with off-white head that dissipated to a medium ring. Aroma is huge creme brûlée with notes of caramel, vanilla, sugar all the way. Mouthfeel is very nice with a medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness initially with a quick sharp bitterness following and a lingering ethanol sweetness in the finish. Overall this is a great desert brew. I’ve honestly never really had anything comparable. This is probably one of the most aromatic brews that I have ever had.
Luvystypotables (394) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of caramel, custard, and burnt sugar. Dark colour, no head. An amazing taste of crime brûlée, slightly sweet. A sugary palate with a rich creamy feel.
ReeceG (36) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trade from bigda83. well first i have to say the aroma was absolutely awesome. smelled like a good cheesecake my friend even suggested it would be a serviceable air freshener. on to the taste a little disappointing compared to the aroma but still is a full creamy caramel taste with a slight bitter finish. overall damn good for the style
maddmatt639 (167) - Belmont, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No retention and light lacing. Smells of vanilla, burnt sugar and marshmallows. Tastes of burnt vanilla, sugar cane. Boozy finish.
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Dr_Fellini (273) - 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.
AdamT (113) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Midnight black pour, zero visibility with fully diminishing dark brown head. Virtually no lacing. The aroma was amazing and strong from the beginning until the end. It took me awhile to figure out what it smelled like then I realized it smelled like french vanilla coffee you get out of the convenient store coffee machine. As it warmed the booze aroma started to come out. The taste was absolutely the same as the smell, which was good at first. If the flavor could be toned down a bit it would be an awesome beer in my opinion, the sweetness at the end of the bottle started to be too much. Full body, oily on the palate.
Frahmo (225) - Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin black pour with a quickly fading brown head. Burnt sugar and Carmel aroma. Sweet flavor that mirrors the smell, with a bitter coffee finish. Not a bad beer, a bit thin for a stout.
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bue à la pression. Noir profond, arômes de crème brûlée (surprenant !). Au palais, peu de sucre, café, vanille, crème. Superbement équilibrée et complexe. Top !
TizzleJizzle (536) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a bomber at the Bluebonnet Brew-off. Poured a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Tasted like a vanilla bomb, marshmallows, and mounds of sugar. Medium carbonation, thick body. Very well crafted beer, it’s just way too overpowering for me.
coyforce (477) - Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow the first thing I noticed about this brew is the aroma. Very sugary and delicious smell! Pour is pitch black and flavor is spot on. Smooth and doesn’t taste like alcohol at all.