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RATINGS: 1575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (656) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2015
Tap at luckys cypress. Pours black. Aroma of coffee, burnt sugar, cake. Taste is the same. Well named. Tastes like creme brulee. Very sweet, couldn’t do a whole bomber. Edit: Got tired of this the more I tasted it. Overly sweet. Typical imperial stout palate. Nice, unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought burnt sugar, caramel, toffee, sweet brownie, some slight coffee, roasted malt but it is very sweet smelling with more vanilla. Taste was all sugar, vanilla, dark chocolate burnt sugars into a bit of roast, slight smoky notes, finishing sweet. Maybe a few oz here and there, it is what the label says however.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (336) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bomber shared. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Really strong sweet vanilla aroma. Taste is more malts with the vanilla at the end. Really well balanced and delicious!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (2089) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2015
really sweet, rich, uhhh, creamy. It tastes just like you would expect. it’s a dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1756) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2015
This beer was great and everyone I was with loved it. It has a fantastic desert flavor to it and it’s balanced extremely well. The only downside was that this beer reminded me of an ill-inducing, overly-sweet, coffee like drink I had while working in the hospital a while back. It’s me not them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LorenGeorge (1) - Columbia Station, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
This beer is made to be sipped and not drank. If you do that it is incredible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cool_Bond (2039) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Sweet, sugar and vanilla on the nose. The taste, the same applies. Very sweet beer. Bitter? No, but the sweetness so out any bitterness total. Much and fills the mouth a weak moment. Good beer but too sweet. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (517) - - MAR 13, 2015
Opaque, clear. Vanilla nose, a little coffee. Full body, moderate to intense flavor, silky texture, not much alcohol heat, long palate, flavorful finish. Bittersweet but not cloying, little acidity, good balanced. Pronounced vanilla and coffee flavor, Delicious milk stout dressed up as a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
samsmith33 (608) - - MAR 11, 2015
Aroma. Sweet vanilla, very warm. Appearance: thick looking, syrupy motor oil black with a small off white head. Taste: syrupy sweet. Ashy aftertaste. Vanilla and toasted malt are evident, but sweetness tastes artificial/added, unfortunately similar to the Choklat in that way. Thick feel. Not awful by a long strech, but very low on my list of stouts from quality sources.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
itsjosh (1) - - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
Great color, palate, sweetness, aroma and buzz. Will definitely be buying again.

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