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RATINGS: 1587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (400) - - OCT 19, 2013
Pours cola brown with quickly disappearing cinnamon head. Very strong nose - smells like a bottle of kaluha...syrupy and sweet. Taste is very sweet - vanilla, caramel, some smokiness on the finish. Interesting, but a little too sweet and syrupy for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (215) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AwaKe (147) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1373) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyScallywag (169) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
monk191 (1451) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (239) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2015
On tap at Middletown Fine Wine and Spirits. Pours dark brown to black with a tan head. Aromas of caramel and burnt sugar. A lot of caramel. Flavors the same with some coffee and chocolate. Caramel is very big here. Very nice depth of flavors. A little alcohol warmth at the end. Very nice on tap!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollsrace (69) - - OCT 17, 2015
Taste like Creme Brule for sure. Very sweet. It’s a good desert beer if there’s such a thing. Also has taste of roasted sugar. Slightly nutty near the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (345) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a fading light brown head. Aroma of vanilla, white chocolate, really sweet. Taste is vanilla, sweet caramel, white chocolate, custard, burnt sugar on the finish. Tastes and smells like a creme brulee although it's very sweet. Medium carbonation, sticky oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
solvaris (162) - - OCT 8, 2015
Tiefschwarz, hellbraune Krone. Nase nach gebrannter Creme, Vanille. Geschmack nach Caramel, Kaffelikör, Vanille, sehr süss und im Abgang leicht rauchig und bitter mit dänischer Tabaknote. Weltklasse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Antmar7936 (4) - Woodstock, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2015 does not count
roasty, caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, black, tan foam, This beer is good although it is a little too strong for me. An excellent beer for someone who likes bold flavor.

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