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RATINGS: 1506   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 Crčme Brűlée, amid the strife of contention, that survived to represent our deliciously creamy brew. 9.6% abv • 25ş plato • 195ş 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffLover (95) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Very interesting brew. More butterscotch than creme brulee though. Had I wanted a butterscotch beer this would be fine, but I didn’t. I would give this an award for originality but would not buy again.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (908) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 26, 2014
Draught. Dark brown color with small off-white foamy head, strong caramelized sugar aroma, sweet milk and caramel taste, low carbonation, thin body, long aromatic finish. Very interesting brew, felt like drinking a dessert!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ogreface (1368) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2014
Ez a név nem hazudik, ez tényleg az ami! Mintha egy nagy odafigyeléssel készített, manufaktúrás desszertbe kóstolnánk bele, kellemesen édeskés, valószínűtlenül krémes, de mégsem geil. Ezt desszert helyett bármikor, bármilyen mennyiségben!

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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1465) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (609) - 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.

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
allmyvinyl (4254) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3570) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (354) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (2179) - 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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