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RATINGS: 1627   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


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blueshockey24 (435) - Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Bomber. Pours black with thin brown head. Aroma is Vanilla, Custard, burnt sugar pretty much exactly like creme brûlée. Taste is thick and sweet like caramelized sugar, vanilla and marshmallow / eggy custard. Finish is a little bitter but assume it will settle down as it warms up. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1429) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Dark, brown color . Thin and weak head. Aroma of milk chocolate and creme brulee . Very sweet , though not cloying taste with roasted bitterness at the end. Good , dessert beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBrain (157) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Poured to snifter as advised on bottle. Dark brown clear syrupy appearance without any head. Nose is clearly dessert up front with burnt sugar and vanilla. Very sweet with immediate alcohol kick on top of the pronounced vanilla and burnt caramel. Pretty thick mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (1265) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours pitch black. Flavor is super sweet well, creme brulee, sweet vanilla icing. As for flavor, wow, smoky, vanilla icing, cream cheese frosting, some roasted malts. Dessert beer. This is sweet. Don’t treat this like a regular Stout. It’s super sweet. You better be in the mood for this bad boy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wrlangin (151) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
Really nice vanilla taste. I enjoy this stout as a dessert drink. It is very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BreWedge (482) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a near opaque brown with a short-lived medium mocha head. Aromas are burnt sugar, Bailey’s, and alcohol. Tastes are akin to a creme liqueur like Baileys, coffee, and some alcohol. Robust, warming alcohol, and a medium sweet/alcohol finish. The mix of sweetness and heavy alcohol did not work for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boisebeerguy (201) - 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 (813) - 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 (25) - 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


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