JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle from DuffmanSW who received as trade from Punkrkr27. I have been waiting for this one for quite some time. It poured dark black with small yet very bubbly head. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch, sweet cake, caramelized sugar, and creme brulee. Taste was very sweet but not as intense as the aroma. I tasted vanilla, roasted caramel, cake batter. Medium pallet. Overall so good and tasty like a dessert. Crazy beer, so amazing. Southern Tier with another amazing brew! kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2009
22oz bottle pours an opaque dark brown with a thin, creamy light tan head. Leaves little lasting lacing.
Aroma is rich sweet caramel , toffee and cream with milk chocolate notes. Like a dessert in a glass this beer is richly sweet, redolent of caramel and bitter dark chocolate in the finish but never cloying. jsquire (4537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Dark beer with a fluffy beige head. Damn this smells just like the hard butterscotch candies my grandmother used to keep in her purse, with some chocolate and burnt sugar. This really does taste like creme brulee. Toffee, Hersey’s chocolate syrup, vanilla, burnt sugar. This is a really rich beer. You almost need four people just to finish one of these bottles. faroeviking (11024) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 10, 2009
Botella. Deep dark brown colour with a beige head. Toffee, toffee and toffee in the aroma along with some chocolate. Well filling sticky mouthfeel. Flavour is quite sweet with toffee, chocolate, caramel, some alcohol, vanilla and a bitter sweet well lasting roasty toffee finish. Skinnyviking (9640) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle. Fluffy off-white long lasting head. Pitch black body. Creamy caramel very sweet aroma. Roasted barley malt creamy caramel smooth sweet and lovely flavor. Low carbonation, long aftertaste.
ManvsCity (183) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2009 22 oz bottle pours dark brown with an off white head, no lacing. The aroma is very pronounced caramel sugars, more like butterscotch candy than an actual creme brulee. Body has none of the stickieness usually found in an imperial stout, kind of an average stout feel. Flavors of coconut, oak, sweet stone fruits, alcohol, burnt sugars, and an undertone of hop bitterness. The medicinal aftertaste and burnt elements ruined this interesting experiment for me. JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
(on bottle) marvoules beer, outstanding in the whole spector of being............a fudge beer. Sorry, but the crème brûlée-thing never really comes through here. Yet for me, in a fudgy-aroma of light caramel and the sent of a coffee roastery. It is a pitch black bber, no head and allmost no outer rim, it´s dark. The sent of candystore never disapears, sure the taste is much more complex of vanillabean, coffee and hops and roast, but the small part of a second my nose hovers over the glass, after taking a sip, it´s just drowend in the fudge again. Wouls love to have it cellared, just to show people how diverse beer is. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2009
[email protected]boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Twist, Stockholm. Black colour, small, slightly off-white head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts as well as some berries. And some more vanillaish notes. Flavour is toffee, cream, coffee, lots of vanilla with some slight hints of roasted malts. Totally kickass. Mild smoked wooden notes as it gets warm. A lovaly vanillabomb, which I am really fond of...
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2010 Bottle... Poured black with a thin, beige head. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch and roasted quality. Very easy drinking for 10% -- as most Southern Tier brews are. Still a little boozy which paired nicely with the caramel, butterscotch and dark, burnt sugars. A creamy, lactic character endorsed the insanely sweet in the finish. nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Source:22 oz bottle shared at a tasting in Nashville.
Appearance:Black pour with a one finger tan head.
Aroma:Vanilla, toffee, chocolate cake and caramel.
Flavor:Creme Brulee accurately describes this. Chocolate and a hint of roast as well.
Palate:Full body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Excellent, as are all of the Blackwater series.