elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful, dark brown with a slight off-white head that quickly dissipates. Minimal lacing. Aroma is distinctly of brunt sugar and vanilla bean. Note that I wrote vanilla *bean* and not merely vanilla--there is a real depth and complexity to the aroma that many beers with vanilla lack. Taste is definitely sweet owing to, what else, the sugar and vanilla. Where it not offset by a slight bitter-sour aftertaste of toasted malts and hops, I’d swear this beer was not a stout at all. Mouthfeel is thick and velvety with some slight carbonation. In summary, a true "dessert" beer where the name accurately describes the contents--no "truth in advertising" issues here whatsoever. If you have a sweet tooth, run to try this one *immediately*. As I have a proclivity for all things sweet, sugary, and in general bad for me, I give this beer my highest recommendation. Cheers!
closey22 (784) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown with thin lacy beige head; aroma is rich vanilla and hints of butterscotch; Flava is rich rich rich phenomenal chocolate vanilla cream kahlua; feels medium thick silky creamy with nice decent fizzy bite; finishes long sweet vanilla caramel dry hints of coffee
mrjaxson (281) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another beverage filed under "it is what it is" because it smells and tastes exactly like a crème brûlée. The booze is nicely hidden. It’s super heavy, though, so definitely save it for the last beer in the tasting session or as a dessert. Enjoyed on tap at Sugar Maple, MKE, WI.
Jojojam (56) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GF. Pours a dark small head. Tons of butterscotch, caramel, and of course vanilla. Smooth mouthfeel. Very sweet. Nice alcohol burn on the finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jkharper2007 (20) - Grovetown, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark with thick head that fades with no lacing. Aroma is very sweet with vanilla and caramel. Tastes the same with a hint of maltiness. Pretty smooth and sticks to the stout style. I really enjoyed this beer. Poured from a bomber into left hand stout glass, second pouring the same but over blue bell vanilla ice cream.
JEprado1 (7) - - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma a chocolate con fuerte infusión de vainilla y toque a dulce de leche, color ópalo, con cabeza avellana poca retención, en boca dulce de leche quemado con chocolate y mucha vainilla, muy goloso, perfecta para postre deliciosa....
HippieFee (49) - - JUN 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Black as midnight, very sweet smell to it. Sweet taste and a lot of vanilla on the palate. Flavor lingers around as well. Lots of vanilla all over the place. A good occasional beer for after dinner.
lefossoyeur (444) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with auburn hues, almost no head. Intense caramel aromas, eggnog, lots of vanilla, dulce de leche ice cream. Full bodied, taste like...crème brulée, very sweet, finishes on this long creamy caramel and crème brulée aftertaste, a bit overly sweet for my liking though. A real liquid crème brulée...
generallee08 (534) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
2.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A big, thick and foamy head sits on top of a very dark brown and opaque body. Its head is dark tan in color and it slowly fades to just a very thin covering. Lacing is rather sparse and slick as it slides down the sides of the glass. The aroma is strong and noticeable as soon as the bottle is opened. The big bold sweetness of caramel and vanilla bean hits the nose. Under that there is a hint of roasted malt and sweet boozy alcohol like butterscotch schnapps. The flavor is overwhelmingly sweet!!! A thick, heavy caramel flavor dominates the over some creamy vanilla notes as well as a hint of dark powdery chocolate. Hop flavor is well hidden with just a slight bitterness sliding in near the finish. Also there is a mild warming from its 10% abv. The body is heavy and full with a syrupy slick, sticky texture. Its carbonation was mild which added to the slickness. Its thick sticky body and its unchecked, unbalanced sweetness made for a very slow sipping beverage. In fact after the first glass I dumped the rest of the bottle.
jimmythefalcon (26) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creme Brulee was one I first tried at a beer tasting, and I remember going back at least twice throughout the event. I bought a bottle and shared it with my wife, who usually hates all things stout. She loved this one, however, and so to I. the vanilla beans really stick out and ST once again delivers a world class stout.
Angelmonster (112) - Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black body with dark chocolate highlights. Head is very thin, eighth of an inch. Lacing and head retention were average.
Smell is of sweet vanilla tootsie rolls. Little bit of burnt caramel also comes through. Some alcohol is present but this beer is pretty much a sugar bomb.
Taste is full of creme brûlée, especially vanilla. Bits of burnt malt and alcohol compliment the sweetness, could swear theres some run or bourbon in here. Hops are non existent.
Mouthfeel is full of carbonation, body is a bit on the lighter side. Head faded unfortunately, wish beer was fuller.
Overall this was a pretty good dessert beer. It was pretty sweet but not anywhere near as bad as people on this site make it seem. This stout drinks well for being almost 10 percent but it needs more malts or alcohol to cut the sweetness. Not my favorite of the Southern Tier Stouts