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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oh6gdx (25449) - 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 (4200) - 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 (3029) - 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 (12921) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
I’ll be honest with you, I love creme Brulee. I do, I’m a Creme Brulee fan. For my money, it doesn’t get any better than when it sings "When a man loves a woman". Pitch motherfuckin’ Black. Starts with some impressive looking head in a nice chocolate-milk suit. The nose is like snorting an actual creme brulee, then going out on the streets and wrecking shit. This nose is off the hook...sweet, vanilla custard...pudding. Flavors are somewhat sweet and very vanilla custard like...The hopping is actually quite brisk, yet the mouthfeel remains soft and creamy. The finish hides a little roasty imperial stout qualities, but until then, it’s sweet creamy vanilla custard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1326) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Black color with a nice dark head. Aroma smells like cake frosting. I never thought I’d have a beer that smells like THAT! Taste is really sweet. It almost taste like a beer made from frosting. A true Creme Brulee! This is more of a dessert beer. I tried mixing it with Long Trail coffee stout and it was amazing.

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