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RATINGS: 1491   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


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KornDogg (530) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
I was highly anticipating this release...absolutely amazing... my new fav of the Blackwater series... rich and flavorful, long sweet finish... Great as an after dinner treat... The sweetness might over power some, but def is something everyone should try...

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Holy Shit! This is the first time I have done this, but I can only say that the commercial description does this one true justice. Simply outstanding. This brings me back to why I started drinking craft beer. Just blown away.... “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. 10.0% 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

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2012
Shared bottle @ Cardinal. Again - "WOW". This is really an amazing beer, and the skills behind this craft ale must be admired! To have a imperial stout taste like this is a wonderful feat. It pors whick with a dark tan head, dark as night in color. As you sniff in the aromas you’ll expect the usual dark malts and strong aromas of the imperial stout. But no, not with this one. The aromas are filled with.... Creme brulee... Vanilla and burnt brown sugar and some mild flavors from the malts. The alcohol is really well masked, as you can’t sense the 9,6%. The body is rich and the somewhat oily in mouthfeel. This is a beer you’ll enjoy and share with a good friend or partner on a cold day in front of the fireplace, or have it as a dessert after dinner. Recommended to everybody that likes creme brulee!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle poured in a tulip galss, black with a seemingly liquid mocha head Aroma was extremely dominating & out of this world fantastic, sticky & sweet, crème brûlée, condensed milk, ice cream, vanilla pudding, caramelized sugar, caramel, milk, touch of booze when cold but not when room temperature, tastes is extremely sweet, you can almost feel liquid white sugar, crème brûlée, vanilla pudding, condensed milk, vanilla ice cream, slight porter aftertaste. I can still taste it, this remains an incredible experience for anyone who has a sweet tooth, this is pure liquid super-condensed desert. Not a beer for after shoveling the snow this is a true sipper and not for everyone but right for me yesterday.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - FEB 9, 2012
One of thee best imperial stouts that I have tried. Very sweet and creamy this stout stands on its own.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2012
UPDATED: APR 7, 2012 Pours a thick dark brown with aromas of vanilla bean. Tastes heavy of vanilla and boy is it tasty. This beer is one reason why those who don’t try new beers really should. How couldn’t I give this a perfect rating its just too good.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PumpkinBurger (46) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2012 my favorite beer to date... so much going on, all in perfect harmony! pours black as night with a pretty thin light caramel head. Forget putting your nose to it; you can smell the deliciously sweet caramel, vanilla aromas from anywhere in the room! And the flavor is right there with it... imagine taking an actual creme brulee dessert to a food processor, adding some syrup, cream and some roastiness and here you go... perfection!! i could probably use this as a topping for some ice cream or pancakes... think I?ll go do that now.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DarrenSmith (3) - Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2012 does not count
Tastes like creme brûlée. Delicious and would drink again. Try this if you come across it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wiszard (19) - Derry, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours jet black with a tan head that stays. Smells like vanilla. Tastes like Carmel. An outstanding beer

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 Desert in a bottle. Delicious! I couldn’t stop drinking it. I finished the bopper in no time. Hard to believe this is 9.6%. I can’t find a single negative picky thng to say about this and I’m a negative picky a-hole by nature.


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