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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2009
On tap @ Dilly Deli, deep opaque black with some ruby transparency @ the rim, minimal head that dissipates to night sky haziness. Aroma is very authentically crème brulee, with sweet cream and rich caramel and hazelnut aroma. Very full-bodied with flavor matching aroma and oily sweet syrup coating the palate. Good dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Wow, the aroma is powerful from the moment the bottle is opened. Very sweet aroma with strong notes of vanilla, caramel. Creme brulee is definitely an appropriate title. Strong vanilla flavor with sweet caramel notes. Body is semi-thick with a bubbly mouth feel. A slight bitter finish ends a delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2009
Brown, black colored brew. The aroma is full of creme brulee, vanilla, sugary. Very well done! Flavor is a lot of vanilla and sugar at first. When it comes down to the right temperature the bitter tones are there. Not really exceptional flavors, some coffee, some caramel. A bit too thin. But a nice experiment.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spab (3432) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2009
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with a hint of red and a small tan head. Beautiful, big nose of vanilla with caramel, coffee and chocolate. Taste is vanilla, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Very sugary, but with an interesting bitterness too. Soft carbonation, slightly sticky texture. Very nice beer, although I’m not inclined to drink the full 650 ml again what with the sweetness and the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadieNugget (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2009
one of the greatest imp. stouts iv ever had! the smell of vanilla kicks you right in the face.not to much of a head but very nice texture to it.almost an expresso.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (23711) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2009
Bottled at Örebro Öl- och Whiskeyfestival. Dark brown, small head. Strong aroma of coffee, vanilla and, well... creme brulee... The flavour is exactly that as well - burnt sugar, traecle, coffee, vanilla and caramel. Not bad in itself, just extremely superficial and one dimensional. A good beer for people that don’t like beer. Pseudo-craft beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2009
If you could turn a great Creme Brulee into a liquid, this would be the outcome. A bit much and over the top with flavor, but thats what I love. Not sure If I could drink a whole one myself. This was dark black and had a very strong vanilla and butterscotch. The taste had very little stout characteristics, almost pure butterscotch. The nose was intense.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maddog (522) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Draft at the Dilly Deli. Wow, what an amazingly overwelming beer. Pours a jet black with no head to speak of. The huge aroma is vanilla and caramel, and the flavors are an explosion of vanilla, caramel, toffee and chocolate. Incredibly flavorful, incredibly sweet, this beer is best when handled in small amounts. I could never drink a full pint of this sweet beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
saravn (8) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2009 does not count
This is an amazing beer. It’s aroma is what is most alluring. Its not overly sweet, and can get a little bitter with it’s aftertaste. It’s a must try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2009
650ml bomber: Pours a clear ebony brown some ruby highlights. Smallish tan cap. Soft carbonation. Aroma is dominated by a vanilla-cream-cocoa tones, light caramel sweetness. Medium body, rich oily mouth feel. Big chew of toffee-roasty malts spiked with vanilla in the front, mid palate the cocoa and lactose(cream) tastes join the vanilla in creating a chocolate-custard character, then this dissolves away in the long finish which turns bitter and roasty with slight drying. Great blend of flavors in a strong stout without cloying....intensely flavourful, satisfying and warming....a definite must try Après à manger beer.

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