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RATINGS: 1571   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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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joelly3d (45) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Dessert beer for the win. Very sweet but still satisfying. This is definitely a nice beer to top a great dinner off with. It has a rich thick full body texture and smokiness about it but it I balanced by its sugars. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (106) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
I have the old label cow pic and it is more hip than the new label been shelving this for a year or two Served with vanilla ice cream Aroma is creme brûlée duh burnt sugar A little heat on the finish Oily appearance Reddish brown colour (note the Brit spelling here...hehe) As it is a nice dessert beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1098) - GREECE - JUL 3, 2015
650ml bottle. Black with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, light coffee. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (816) - - JUN 29, 2015
a stout brewed with vanilla beans;black color; outstanding aroma - tons of vanilla and some chocolate; really smooth;fantastic, choclaty flavor with lots of vanilla and some cream soda notes; pretty sweet; I am not normally a fan of sweet beers, but this one is fntastic;defitely a desert beer

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hophead1234 (46) - - JUN 24, 2015
By far my new favorite. Very smooth and rich. Wonderful nose. All around great flavor. A slight sweet but just right.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (582) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Amazing flavor and aroma. Vanilla and sugar and real sweet caramel scent. Nice stout. Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bomber from Captain Jack’s in Bismarck. Appearance: slight tan head, black color, opaque, film of head remains. Aroma: chocolate, roast, vanilla, very sweet aroma, creme brulee! Palate: full body, soft carbonation, oily texture, bitter finish. Taste: sweet chocolate and vanilla with some alcohol coming through almost immediately, dark chocolate bitterness coming in on the end. Super good, very nice beer, really enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Poured black with little to no head. This beer was just way too sweet for me. Sickly sweet, strong vanilla, caramel malts, can taste the alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KamGoPro (157) - Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Strong true creme brulee nose. Dark caramel pour. Very rich sweet dark bitter chocolate throuout. Finishes light bitterness on back of tongue

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
darb85 (156) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Smells like creme brulee go figure.Pours reddish black. Very mild head that dissipates quickly. Very sweet almost rum lead. Would be great with ice cream. Finishes with cocoa butter flavor. Thin mouth feel with a bit of carbonation. Good but too sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (5413) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Black pour with a thin light khaki head that dissipates a little quick. Dessert like aroma with creamy nougat and caramelised sugar and a little chocolatiness. Lovely flavor with some creaminess, cocoa, butterscotch, cherry, and sugary chocolaty tones.


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