Had this tonight on tap at the Tap House in Oswego.
Served in a short stemmed Imperial Stout snifter. Black in color with hints of ruby red around the edges. A half inch khaki colored head rests on top and resides quickly leaving a thin ring of foam around the edges of the glass.
The aroma is a surprise! It actual smells just like creme brulee! Toffee, sweet malts, and burnt sugars. Amazing aromas on this beer.
The taste follows the aroma but is not as bold. Toasted malts, caramel and toffee, lactose, burnt sugars blend together to create an amazing creme brulee flavor. The flavors work into the finish adding a hop bitterness which creates a really nice balance to the sweetness. No alcohol noticeable with a 9.6 abv.
Heavy body with light to medium carbonation. Creamy and smooth on the palate with sweet sticky feel on the lips.
Overall, a really impressive dessert beer! The flavors and aroma are bold fresh and amazingly similar to a creme brulee dessert. Very impressive! Very sweet and heavy making it hard to have more than one, but makes a great after dinner beer. If you have a sweet tooth, put this one on your must try list!