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RATINGS: 1504   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


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3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
UPDATED: APR 29, 2014 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark brown color with a one-finger khaki shaded head. It certainly looks like a stout, that’s for sure. S: HOLY SHIZNIT. The level of vanilla, caramel, and cream I pick up on the nose is absolutely ridiculous. Of course, the sugar level is probably ridiculous, but I don’t care. The aroma is amazing. T: The flavors, however, aren’t quite amazing. Having said that, this is probably the most caramel-forward brew I’ve ever had. Seriously, there’s so much caramel and vanilla, it’s fuckin’ ridiculous. No balance between the sweet and bitter qualities at all. But honestly? I kind of like it, even if the sweetness burns the palate. M: I’d really like the feel to be fuller/creamier to properly support all of the over-the-top sweetness. Because of that, this is *VERY* hard to drink. The low carbonation doesn’t help it feel less cloying, either. O: SAH-FUCKING-WEET. Sure, its actual flavor is nice, but this is so hard to imbibe it’s not even funny. Share this with about 4-6 people and you’ll thank me later.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
I can't believe how much this taste exactly like creme brûlée! It is a perfect beer to have with or as dessert. 8 - 10 oz is about all you need otherwise it does become a bit much because of it's sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (581) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated from notes taken 14 Jul 2014 -- This is an exceptional tasting beers. Pour yourself a small tulip and have after a big meal, or drink it as a dessert. This is a perfect beer for that.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, sweet, lovely. Taste is... Just amazing. I have no more words.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1785) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Pours deep brown/black color, beige head. Aroma of vanilla icecream, milk chocolate, coffee, caramel, really like a great creme brulee. Taste is sweet, full of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, alcohol present, caramel, toffee. What a masterpiece!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is creme brulee, vanilla, toffee, cake, taste is huge vanilla, burnt toffee, bitter, dry, sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
The Gavmeister (28) - , SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s...wow. aroma is blancmange creme caramel old skool dessert...palate is rich, smooth mocha with a bit of heat from the booze linger. Amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (346) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - NOV 1, 2014
650 ml bottle from Cervezalandia, Spain. Dark brown to black body with light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and milk chocolate, very intense. Taste is sweet as hell, with liquorice, milk chocolate, vanilla, some alcohol notes. Sweet and long aftertaste. Full body with low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1440) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours black with a tan brown head that lasts a good while and leaves decent lacing. The aroma is vanilla espresso and cream. The flavor is vanilla, cream, espresso and dark chocolate. It almost tastes as though it was aged slightly in a bourbon barrel. Overall this is a nice dessert beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cuso (5067) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from trade wit jtclockwork, many thanks man. Very dark brown color with medium beige head. Chocolate, vanilla, latte, chocolate in aroma. Roasted malt, vanilla, fudge, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Long vanilla coffee finish with fudge. Excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (2161) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Aroma heavy vanilla, milk chocolate. Dark brown colour. Taste is incredibly rich, roasty, chocolate, vanilla. Very good


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