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RATINGS: 1622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boisebeerguy (168) - boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2015
I’ve had this numerous times from a bottle. Great adjunct beer taste and smells like creme brulee. Would go great with ice cream.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mlauria (3) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
Got a growler of this last year at Tiger Mart: Wall of Beer in Clemson, South Carolina - have been waiting for it to appear again since. Wonderful desert beer. Really does taste like you let a spoonful of New Orleans’ Creme Brulee melt in your mouth and with a nice alcohol kick.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (657) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Aroma: vanilla, caramel, Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, vanilla, caramel, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBomb (14) - Little Canada, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Aromas of carmel,butterscotch and vanilla.pours dark with some lacing on the glass.taste is heavy on the carmel and finishes extremly sweet,and a little boozie not a bad beer just a little to sweet for me

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (436) - USA - NOV 25, 2015
Not really a great aroma, mostly burnt sugar and condensed milk. Not really my favorites individually, let alone in my brew. The flavor is a complete replica of the aroma and the taste is far to sweet for me, but it was good that I just got this out of the way instead of hyping it like I’ve seen this done so many times.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2015
I enjoy sweet beers, and especially milk stouts, but I think this is my boundary. These guys make some of the best "flavored" brews out there, and this is no exception. Dark black pour with minimal brown foam. Vanilla and alcohol dominate the nose with just a bit of malt-syrup coming through. Mostly vanilla initially in the sip, followed by a nice cooked sugar and dark chocolate finish. Very creamy mouthfeel, and any aftertaste is just pleasantly sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AwaKe (201) - Laval, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
En bouteille. Couleur noire qui laisse passer un peu de lumière, reflet rougeâtre. Belle mousse beige. Arômes de vanille très intense, beaucoup de sucre, ça sent le dessert. Similaire au goût, légère amertume style café en fin de bouche. Le palais est un peu faible pour le style, effervescence un peu trop élevé également. Malgré tout très plaisante, une bière à essayer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle from convenience store. Pours black with a medium tan head. The aromas are chocolate, vanilla, light coffee. The mouthfeel is silky smooth with a heavy body and low carbonation. Loved this one! Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyScallywag (273) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Sweet, coffee, chocolate....it's more of a spiked creme brûlée coffee. It's good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
monk191 (1607) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2015
An awesome, incredibly unique beer. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells amazing, tiramisu, Kahlua, vanilla and caramel. Taste is boozy, with lots of kahlua, amaretto and vanilla, with a liquor heat in the finish. Would be amazing as a beer float. Had in the bottle.


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