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RATINGS: 1575   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


2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Poured black with little to no head. This beer was just way too sweet for me. Sickly sweet, strong vanilla, caramel malts, can taste the alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KamGoPro (162) - Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Strong true creme brulee nose. Dark caramel pour. Very rich sweet dark bitter chocolate throuout. Finishes light bitterness on back of tongue

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
darb85 (168) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Smells like creme brulee go figure.Pours reddish black. Very mild head that dissipates quickly. Very sweet almost rum lead. Would be great with ice cream. Finishes with cocoa butter flavor. Thin mouth feel with a bit of carbonation. Good but too sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (5726) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Black pour with a thin light khaki head that dissipates a little quick. Dessert like aroma with creamy nougat and caramelised sugar and a little chocolatiness. Lovely flavor with some creaminess, cocoa, butterscotch, cherry, and sugary chocolaty tones.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChopperPY (56) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2015
It's an experience a way to drink a crème brûlée and a beer in the same time. A lot of vanilla and the cheesecake is a surprise ...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Another wonderful smelling and I asking brew. Milk chocolate with creamy chocolate mouthfeel. Light roast coffe in the finish. Overall great tasting beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fidemaster (288) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Another one of my favorite beers. Its basically the best possible stout, combined with creme brulee whats not to love. It pours a deep black. It smells of fresh vanilla. It blends together cream, chocolate, sugar, oak, toffee, nuts, and malt in the perfect mix. Its a bit sweet but its supposed to be. Just amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (896) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Awesome stout like whoa, smells like it tastes like it’s named, sweet dark malty body, dominated by coffee and vanilla notes like whoa

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (1260) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle; thanks 1970s Boy! Aroma Is Madagascan vanilla pods on aroma. Devonshire cream. Chocolate. Vanilla.Taste is chocolate, vanilla, blackcurrants, leather and cherry tart. I now know why the legend who is The Cad raves about this so much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1104) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 2, 2015
750ml bottle served in a snifter glass. Pours a clear dark brown color forming a medium creamy and thin bubbled beige head with medium retention and lots of small spotty lacings left in the glass. Very sweet nose. Strong notes of caramel and vanilla. Chocolate. Milky. Flowery hops. Taste follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel and vanilla. Chocolate, cappuccino coffee and roasted malts. Good persistent hops bitterness. Grassy and citrus hops profile. Heavy and molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Grassy, caramelized and roasted aftertaste. Excellent drinkability. Unique beer. Southern Tier quality.


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