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RATINGS: 1542   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; its 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 Crme Brle, amid the strife of contention, that survived to represent our deliciously creamy brew. 9.6% abv 25 plato 195 L 22 oz / 1/6 keg 2-row pale malt / dark caramel malt / vanilla bean / lactose sugar / kettle hops: columbus / aroma hops: horizon


jstonerock24's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a black with a light brown head. Aroma is a birthday cake frosting. Flavor is very very sweet and tastes like frosting. The name describes exactly what it is. Well done.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1637) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2015
This beer was great and everyone I was with loved it. It has a fantastic desert flavor to it and its balanced extremely well. The only downside was that this beer reminded me of an ill-inducing, overly-sweet, coffee like drink I had while working in the hospital a while back. Its me not them.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LorenGeorge (1) - Columbia Station, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
This beer is made to be sipped and not drank. If you do that it is incredible.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cool_Bond (1801) - Kung av l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Sweet, sugar and vanilla on the nose. The taste, the same applies. Very sweet beer. Bitter? No, but the sweetness so out any bitterness total. Much and fills the mouth a weak moment. Good beer but too sweet. Follow me @ Kung av l @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cweade (18) - - MAR 21, 2015
Dull and sweet weird dkjdjdjjdkdkkdkdjciidieiieorieiriicjchhubvegyxuhbe via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (405) - - MAR 13, 2015
Opaque, clear. Vanilla nose, a little coffee. Full body, moderate to intense flavor, silky texture, not much alcohol heat, long palate, flavorful finish. Bittersweet but not cloying, little acidity, good balanced. Pronounced vanilla and coffee flavor, Delicious milk stout dressed up as a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
samsmith33 (479) - - MAR 11, 2015
Aroma. Sweet vanilla, very warm. Appearance: thick looking, syrupy motor oil black with a small off white head. Taste: syrupy sweet. Ashy aftertaste. Vanilla and toasted malt are evident, but sweetness tastes artificial/added, unfortunately similar to the Choklat in that way. Thick feel. Not awful by a long strech, but very low on my list of stouts from quality sources.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
itsjosh (1) - - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
Great color, palate, sweetness, aroma and buzz. Will definitely be buying again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
From the bottle, pours black with a thick foamy white head. Pungent aroma of marshmallows, caramel, vanilla, general sweetness. Smooth and silky, tastes immediately of sweet creamy vanilla that quickly bitters to the strongest of coffee stouts, then mellows again and finishes with a flavor of vanilla and a light earthy bitterness. Very different, but very good. Probably only good for one per night.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sun2u (4) - - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
By far my new favorite. Very smooth and rich. Wonderful nose. All around great flavor. A slight sweet but just right.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (857) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
22 oz. bottle pours a dark black color with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, vanilla, sugar. Full bodied, very good


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