Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1589   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManvsCity (183) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2009 22 oz bottle pours dark brown with an off white head, no lacing. The aroma is very pronounced caramel sugars, more like butterscotch candy than an actual creme brulee. Body has none of the stickieness usually found in an imperial stout, kind of an average stout feel. Flavors of coconut, oak, sweet stone fruits, alcohol, burnt sugars, and an undertone of hop bitterness. The medicinal aftertaste and burnt elements ruined this interesting experiment for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
(on bottle) marvoules beer, outstanding in the whole spector of being............a fudge beer. Sorry, but the crème brûlée-thing never really comes through here. Yet for me, in a fudgy-aroma of light caramel and the sent of a coffee roastery. It is a pitch black bber, no head and allmost no outer rim, it´s dark. The sent of candystore never disapears, sure the taste is much more complex of vanillabean, coffee and hops and roast, but the small part of a second my nose hovers over the glass, after taking a sip, it´s just drowend in the fudge again. Wouls love to have it cellared, just to show people how diverse beer is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2009
Bottled@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Black colour, small, slightly off-white head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts as well as some berries. And some more vanillaish notes. Flavour is toffee, cream, coffee, lots of vanilla with some slight hints of roasted malts. Totally kickass. Mild smoked wooden notes as it gets warm. A lovaly vanillabomb, which I am really fond of...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2010 Bottle... Poured black with a thin, beige head. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch and roasted quality. Very easy drinking for 10% -- as most Southern Tier brews are. Still a little boozy which paired nicely with the caramel, butterscotch and dark, burnt sugars. A creamy, lactic character endorsed the insanely sweet in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2009

Source:22 oz bottle shared at a tasting in Nashville.
Glass:Fullers snifter.
Appearance:Black pour with a one finger tan head.
Aroma:Vanilla, toffee, chocolate cake and caramel.
Flavor:Creme Brulee accurately describes this. Chocolate and a hint of roast as well.
Palate:Full body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Excellent, as are all of the Blackwater series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3020) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2009
From a bottle poured black with a small head. Sweet malty flavor and aroma of vanillla, with a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to Punkrkr27...Pours black with a thin off white head.. Aroma is amazing with vanilla and cake batter ... Flavor was not overly sweet like I was expecting. It has that burnt flavor, almost like the sugar on top of a real creme brulee. This stuff really does taste like some creme brulee.. Also some vanilla and caramel in the flavor... Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
Shared a bomber pours a dark black colour with a nice head strong cream carmal chocolate aroma, taste very rich cookie cream. I liked it alot but wouldn’t have been able to finish whole bottle by myself

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Dark ruby brown with a lasting tan head. Sweet and cloying caramel, fudge and vanilla aroma. Sweet caramel flavour with a cappucino touch. There is a little drying roast note in the finish, but overall, way too sweet. Fun experiment though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Pours a midnight sky with a luxurious head. Nose of dessert, caramel, vanilla, sugar, sweet cream, with a tinge of alcohol as it warms. Wow. Tastes like it smells, luscious vanilla, caramel, and cream dance in a loving embrace with your taste buds as they waltz done your tongue you get a hint of their darker side, a crisp bourbon flavor. You’re hit with pleasant crisp carbonation up front that ends in a pleasant overall mouthfeel that reminds me of eating pudding.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 107 108 109  110  111 112 113 » 159

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50