Bill Becker (1908) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Aug 2008 ads135 (5053) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 9, 2017
I got this bottle in a trade with zapata. Thanks Ben!
It pours a really dark brown bordering on black. A 1" head of foam with some good lacing.
The smell is wow. I've had a few vanilla brews before but this one takes the cake nose wise. I can't smell anything else.
The taste has the big vanilla there but I also get some butterscotch, chocolate and cream. A dessert brew? You betchya! And as such, I won't be able to finish the bottle at one sitting.
It has a thick syrupy mouthfeel and the carbonation is on the light side. It finishes supremely sweet and full of the vanilla. Great taste but like I said, I can only take it in relatively small portions and I don't really factor the abv much as it's pretty well hidden. It's more of the overall sweetness thing going on here.
Bottom line: This is an extreme beer for sure and though I can't say its drinkability is up there with the best of them, it *is* a treat to drink. I can't do anything but place this one firmly in the highly recommended category.
Dark black, thick and uncannily similar to the flavor of creme brûlée. Quite nice as a dessert beer, but too sticky sweet for anything else. rbrew85 (5) - - SEP 28, 2017 does not count
I really enjoyed this beer. The flavors were great and the drinking experience was smooth.
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