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RATINGS: 1557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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“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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
samsmith33 (523) - - MAR 11, 2015
Aroma. Sweet vanilla, very warm. Appearance: thick looking, syrupy motor oil black with a small off white head. Taste: syrupy sweet. Ashy aftertaste. Vanilla and toasted malt are evident, but sweetness tastes artificial/added, unfortunately similar to the Choklat in that way. Thick feel. Not awful by a long strech, but very low on my list of stouts from quality sources.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
itsjosh (1) - - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
Great color, palate, sweetness, aroma and buzz. Will definitely be buying again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
From the bottle, pours black with a thick foamy white head. Pungent aroma of marshmallows, caramel, vanilla, general sweetness. Smooth and silky, tastes immediately of sweet creamy vanilla that quickly bitters to the strongest of coffee stouts, then mellows again and finishes with a flavor of vanilla and a light earthy bitterness. Very different, but very good. Probably only good for one per night.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sun2u (4) - - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
By far my new favorite. Very smooth and rich. Wonderful nose. All around great flavor. A slight sweet but just right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (879) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
22 oz. bottle pours a dark black color with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, vanilla, sugar. Full bodied, very good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leepe_steven (196) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2015
Pours black with little to no head. Smells like....creme brulee...taste is ok. Mouthfeel is velvety. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1180) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 Dark brown pour with a short-lived caramelized colored head. Fitting given it’s name. The aroma couldn’t be closer to a cold creme brûlée without being a cold creme brûlée. Rich, coating mouthfeel with enough carbonation to prevent it from being sickening. It’s like drinking creme brûlée. It even has an eggy quality. Aptly named.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlenVargas (144) - Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Motor oil black. Smells like creme brûlée. Tastes good. Good mouthfeel. 75 characters for stupid ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours black with a thin tan head and some lacing. Aroma is very sweet with vanilla and butterscotch. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, plenty of vanilla, butterscotch, and sugary notes. Medium body with soft carbonation. Very flavorful dessert brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (486) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2015
bottle from dusty the bomber bottle assassin...nose is vanilla and butterscoth hard candy....really nice....velvety...

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