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RATINGS: 1627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
“a stout of great contention” We are not the harbingers of truth as some may suggest but it may indeed be argued that our brewing philosophy is tantamount to a dessert with a bellicose past. How, you may ask, would a brewery determine a likeness to hard-coated custard? Our response is simple; it’s all in the power of history, and of course, the extra finesse needed to top off a contentious treat with definition.

By comprehending the labyrinthine movement of time, one would not think it strange to trace the errant path of an ordinary object such as a cream dessert only to discover that it has been the cause of cultural disputes since the middle ages. The British founders of burnt cream and from Spain, crema catalana, both stand by their creative originality and we respect that, but it was the French Crème Brûlée, amid the strife of contention, that survived to represent our deliciously creamy brew. 9.6% abv • 25º plato • 195º L • 22 oz / 1/6 keg 2-row pale malt / dark caramel malt / vanilla bean / lactose sugar / kettle hops: columbus / aroma hops: horizon

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Pours a nice dark brown with a tan head (had to go off my buddies, I did not get much head out of mine). Aroma was creme brulee and some alcohol, not overly powering, matched and enhanced the flavor very well. Tastes of caramel, coffee and chocolate come through in a manner that is not overly sweet. Seemed a little thin for an imperial and the finish was not quite bad but not very good either. Overall I was quite impressed with this beer and very much enjoyed it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Thanks to Puzzl for this! Dark brown pour with frothy tan head and spotty lace. Extremely complex aroma; Vanilla, roast, cream, and liquor. Creamy flavor combined with vanilla and burnt sugar. Sticky palate. Slightly dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Very dark with a white head and frothy lace. Aroma comes out with silly amounts of vanilla and sweet cream. Flavor is much the same, way to sweet, too much vanilla, too much creaminess, nothing resembling subtlety. The powerful flavors drown out any complexity that might be there. Tastes a lot like Baileys, while that might have its place, I dont see its place as a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Black body with no head formed. Very sweet caramel and vanilla aroma. Indredibly strong nose. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, liqueur, a bit of roasty bitterness. Very sweet all around. Sticky syrupy palate. This is just too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Black with a tan head. Huge vanilla and toffee aroma, a very sweet smell like sweetened coffee creamer. Medium body. Flavor is toasted marshmallow, vanilla, toffee; wow, this is more like alcoholic Thomas Kemper cream soda than stout. Very much a dessert beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Meadowswine (3) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2008 does not count
Dark, rich and beautiful. A great Imperial Stout with a huge vanilla aroma, creamy body and a robust finish. On the palate its like a rich chocolate-toffee dessert. If you can handle a big dessert beer, this beer is sure to please.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1806) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Purchased at The Perfect Pour. Everyone working at the store recomended I try this beer. As soon as it touched my lips I knew why. Dark brown color. Tan head. Strong Vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch aromas. Vanilla, caramel and butterscotch flavors as well with hint of brown sugar with a hop finish. Creamy feel in mouth. Delicious. Southern Tier is doing some amazing things with beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
flatmatt (1487) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours extreme dark brown or black with no head. Aroma very strong sweet vanilla bordering on butterscotch with coffee background. Flavor is a mess of sweet and bitter, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel. The various sweet flavors get muddled and give it a dirty taste that makes each sip a bit difficult. Aroma could have indicated either an amazing, unique beer or a mess, and unfortunately this was the latter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3773) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Bottle. I have been anticipating this beer for awhile, because of the name of course. It actually didn’t disappoint! This is a very interesting and unique beer. For that alone, it is worth trying! Anyway, to the beer...pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma is quite powerful!! Lots of cream, caramel, vanilla, and butterscotch. Flavor is pretty similar: lots of vanilla, cream, coffee ice cream, white sugar. Very sweet, obviously, and heavy on the palate. This is a very good beer if sampled in small amounts. So split a bottle with friends for dessert!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 15, 2008
An absolute wonder of brewing technology. 22 oz. brown bomber bottle. $7.99 each at a local watering hole. Poured out a deep chocolate brown, with a mocha colored head. Aromas are fandamntastic. Cre’me Brulee, with vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, souffle, all mixed into one beer. Egg nog, Christmas cake, and rum soaked fruit round out the aromas. Flavors are burnt sugars, vanilla beans, caramel, butterscotch, chocolate pudding, some malts, and a sweet component. Mouthfeel is phenomenal, with rich, swirling dessert notes mixed in. Total bliss, flavor wise. A top notch effort from ST.

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