In one word: Bitter
Although blown away by the shear size and weight of this vanilla slice, the taste and textures just weren't there. The custard at first seemed the perfect texture, smooth and creamy and slightly eggy. However the after taste became bitter and overpowering in truth. The bottom layer of pastry was a non-event from the start, soggy and flavourless. The top layer of pastry was more crumbly but the bake was underdone, therefore lacking crispness and the golden taste needed. A very thin dusting of icing sugar was the final insult, a near naked slice that lacked sufficient sweetness, plus that bitter after taste.