rader58 (815) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours extremely dark brown. Aroma of vanilla, sweet cream, toffee, Irish Cream liquor. Flavor is vanilla, coffee, sweet cream, hazelnut. Tastes like a hazelnut/cream/sugar coffee drink, but cold...and it’s beer. One is plenty.
eduardovl (1025) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle served in a snifter glass. Pours a clear dark brown color forming a medium creamy and thin bubbled beige head with medium retention and lots of small spotty lacings left in the glass. Very sweet nose. Strong notes of caramel and vanilla. Chocolate. Milky. Flowery hops. Taste follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel and vanilla. Chocolate, cappuccino coffee and roasted malts. Good persistent hops bitterness. Grassy and citrus hops profile. Heavy and molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Grassy, caramelized and roasted aftertaste. Excellent drinkability. Unique beer. Southern Tier quality.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (68) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown with a minimal mocha head and spotty lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, and lots of it! Taste is sweet with the vanilla dominating and burnt sugar and molasses following. Solid bodied and creamy on the palate. Overall, very solid, yet sweet stout that will appeal to your sweet tooth.
kingaugusta (17) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dessert, and then a slap. Pours inky with a quick light brown head. Nose is vanilla and poignant. The sip is very sweet and creamy for a moment, then the combination of vanilla, hops, alcohol, and roasted barley all come crashing in on the palate. Did I mention this stuff has vanilla in it? It’s interesting and will ultimately be a bit polarizing. I could have a small amount but I don’t think I could drink a whole bomber of it...too rich.
CpyNPrnT (474) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of sweet creme, taste is lactose, creme burlee, chocolate, can only drink a little at once.
WABeerFiend (301) - - APR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber into a chalice on 03.20.15.
A: Creme brulee. Sweet cream, vanilla, and caramelized sugar.
A: 1 finger off white head that fades to a ring and some fluff. Black body with no red in the glass.
T: Sweet cream, vanilla, and caramelized sugar dominate. Chocolate, bitter chocolate on the back end, woodiness, and marshmallow are subtle.
P: Creamy smooth. Thin, but not watery.
O: They really nailed the flavor. It is super, almost icky sweet, though. I should have shared the bottle because the sweetness wore on me.
Lizardking3 (174) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whoa, this one lives up to the name! Pours dark black with small tan head. The aroma, holy crap the aroma... Tons of creme soda and butterscotch. You won’t smell another beer like this. The taste is massive vanilla and bitter malts, the finish is big time butterscotch and toasted marshmellow. This beer is big on lactose, so understand that you’re drinking a sweet stout. It is quite sweet.
rdixon77 (1409) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Yeah, really really sweet. Dark pour. Creme brulee elements all there caramel, creamy, burnt sugar, vanilla, some coffee and chocolates. It is just so amazingly sweet its hard to drink more than a few sips. Maybe a dessert beer shared with several friends.
daleharshman (968) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from my buddy Jon Upson in December 2013 (not sure how old it was then, but should be nicely aged by now). Pours black with some dark brown around the edges and one finger of tan-brown foam. Gorgeous AROMA of big (and very sweet) crème brûlée right off the bat, sticky butterscotch, rich vanilla, caramel, toasted coconut, roasted nuts, with a hint of popcorn butter(?!). FLAVOR of butterscotch candy, crème brûlée, creamy vanilla, coconut, toffee, vanilla latte, Bailey’s Irish Creme, with some earthy-dirty dark roasted malts. Certainly sweet but not yet to the point of cloying (I am thinking that the aging has mellowed the sweetness somewhat). Soft and creamy on the palate and somehow the quite big ABV is utterly concealed under all the dessert notes. I had heard about this beer years ago and really wanted to try it as I am a big fan of vanilla and crème brûlée. It’s quite amusing reading other ratings of this beer as it becomes obvious that it is mostly a love-it-or-hate-it kind of beer. I thought this might be really one-dimensional and lack nuance, but I was wrong. Certainly not something I want to drink with any frequency, but judged by itself in isolation, this is very satisfying. Thank you @JonUpson for saving a bottle of this for me. (1550, 964)
yewberry (6) - USA - APR 11, 2015 does not count
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I’m reading all the 4 and 5-point reviews and wondering if I drank the same beer. If you’ve ever wanted to tuck into a butterscotch Yankee Candle, this one’s for you.
Also, all who claim this tastes/smells "exactly like a creme brulee" must never have had one. Maybe you’re thinking of butterscotch instant pudding? Only sweeter, if that’s possible.
tfontana (61) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Epsom Circle Market, Epsom, NH. Aroma is strongly caramel malt with mild burnt smell. Appearance is dark brown to black--almost completely opaque, with 1 finger off white head with fair retention. Taste is heavy sweet caramel. Palate is full bodied, thick without noticeable carbonation. Finish is sweet and long. Overall, this is a great dessert beer if you are looking for Creme Burlee. There isn’t much complexity here but that’s probably unfair to ask given how it’s advertised. Very good at what it does and props for achieving it with malts and not running it over a bed of caramel.