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RATINGS: 1503   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2223) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
bomber from a local nonratebeer trade. pours black with a fizzy tan head. aromas of caramel, vanilla, some hops. flavours, very sweet, complex, burnt sugar, caramel, hops in the middle, vanilla, very sweet. overly sweet but still enjoyable. a bomber is too much.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Black with a tiny off white head . Very sweet aroma with toffee, coffee, caramel and chocolate notes. Flavour was very sweet with coconuts, cocoa, vanilla and toffee notes. Finished very sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2009
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with carbonation bubbles present. Practically no head. Yummy aroma of crème, vanilla, caramel, toffee, malts, and sugar. Smells like Ben and Jerry’s Crème Brûlée ice cream. Flavour of chocolate, vanilla, lactose, sugar, toffee and caramel. Lightly carbonated. A bit sweet but pretty delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy thin tan head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, butterscotch, vanilla bean and notes of chocolate. flavor was extremely sweet with intense vanilla, butterscotch candy, sticky caramel, chocolate cake and a touch of toffee with a creamy texture and has a rich sweet and boozy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2009
On first sip, there was a delicious blend of caramel, vanilla bean, chocolate, and cream. Soon the taste buds get saturated with too much sweetness. By the end, it is overly sweet caramel and barely palatable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiver29. Pours a clear dark brown with a reddish hue and a small, beige head. Intense aroma of burned caramel. Medium body, hard roasted malts, chocolate and intense caramel. Malt bitter finish. Would be tough to drink a lot of, rather cloying. 010509

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle 650ml. @ [ Chris O’s pre NYE Tasting ].
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, milk chocolate, coffee, nutty, vanilla, coconut. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. [20081230]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 bottle at DLD (may)2009 ... Dark copper brown ... sweet toffee toce cream and banoffee pie ice cream nose ... sweet juicy ... its pie pie pie ... wow ... banana toffee toffee ...4.1

Tk2 dec 2009bottle at home .... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... sweet creamy toffee and vanilla nose... soft roast ... loads of toffee ... very pudding .... sticky toffee pudding ... nice but really need to share ... 3.9 ...no on second thoughts even though its nice for a little... its tooo sweet to be balanced.... 3.9 ->3.5

bottle at home Nov 14 ... dark black .. thin tan lacing ... soft sweet roast ... sweet vanilla chocolate .. light roast nose ... just rich sweet and intense... wow... nice .3.9

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pinball (10922) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2009
#25 at papsø blind tasting clear dark brown small light brown head. aroma of cocoa, licorice, coconut, faint toffeee, and caramel. too much for me. flavor is sweetish, cocoa, licrice, toffee, chocolate. can’t help rating this low - it’s far too sweet chocolatey for my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
#25 Bottle. [Papsoe grand American tasting] Small beige light creamy head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Black color. Heavy notes of nutella, chocolate, mild mocha, toffee, coconut, strong roasted malt. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Heavy sweet and roasted bitter flavor. Lingering roasted malty and toffee finish. 7 / 3 / 7 / 3 / 15 = 3.5


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