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RATINGS: 1542   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 Crčme Brűlée, amid the strife of contention, that survived to represent our deliciously creamy brew. 9.6% abv • 25ş plato • 195ş L • 22 oz / 1/6 keg 2-row pale malt / dark caramel malt / vanilla bean / lactose sugar / kettle hops: columbus / aroma hops: horizon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (361) - - JAN 24, 2015
Look: pours black. Clear. Can see a red through the edge of the glass. Light brown thick head. Smell: cream. Vanilla. Sweet sugar. Taste: vanilla. Chocolate. Creaminess. Coffee. Feel: thick. Slight dryness on the back but super sweet on the front. Overall: nice beer. Overwhelming sweetness. First drank: home 1/23/15 Vintage: 1/9/15

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours inky black with a tan head. Powerful aroma of sweet vanilla, cream, chocolate and mild fruit. Tastes of candy, cream, and chocolate, but above all else is tastes of vanilla. This is an imperial milk stout with tons of vanilla that doesn’t taste like it has that much alcohol. A perfect desert treat in moderation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
On tap. Holy shit this beer is absolutely crazy, especially the huge, and I mean huge, aroma of sweet vanilla. I don’t think I have ever had such an aromatic beer. Flavor is very sweet, dessert sweet, but excellent. You must try this one, so good. Can’t even taste the ABV.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
geeklimit (226) - USA - JAN 9, 2015
Pours black with good carbonation and a lace head. Vanilla aroma with a bourbon body. Strong chocolate caramel with vanilla taste with a very prominent alcohol flavor. Caramel aftertaste and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Novelty beer, taste like something you’d expect to try and have a session with, only to vomit later.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCaptMatey (162) - Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Poured a black colour with a tan head that left thick lacing. Aroma of rich vanilla, cream, and caramel. Flavor is of vanilla, cream, coffee, and a bit of roasted malts on the finish. Smooth mouthfeel and full bodied with light carbonation. Sweet all the way through with a light bitter malt finish. A true dessert beer if there ever was one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (723) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2015
This aroma is really, really good. Lots of vanilla and cream. Pretty much a dessert beer. Taste is above average, with lots of milk chocolate and vanilla. I liked this one more than I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1068) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 26, 2014
Draught. Dark brown color with small off-white foamy head, strong caramelized sugar aroma, sweet milk and caramel taste, low carbonation, thin body, long aromatic finish. Very interesting brew, felt like drinking a dessert!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ogreface (1387) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2014
Ez a név nem hazudik, ez tényleg az ami! Mintha egy nagy odafigyeléssel készített, manufaktúrás desszertbe kóstolnánk bele, kellemesen édeskés, valószínűtlenül krémes, de mégsem geil. Ezt desszert helyett bármikor, bármilyen mennyiségben!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
I can't believe how much this taste exactly like creme brûlée! It is a perfect beer to have with or as dessert. 8 - 10 oz is about all you need otherwise it does become a bit much because of it's sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours black with a tan brown head that lasts a good while and leaves decent lacing. The aroma is vanilla espresso and cream. The flavor is vanilla, cream, espresso and dark chocolate. It almost tastes as though it was aged slightly in a bourbon barrel. Overall this is a nice dessert beer.

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