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RATINGS: 1496   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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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2008
22oz bottle. Aroma: Sickeningly sweet caramel aroma as soon as I pop the cap. Vanilla extract. Some coffee and chocolate notes if you dig for them. Appearance: Black in color with small brown highlights. Dark tan head was full and creamy with good retention. Good lacing. Flavor: Whatever flavors this beer possessed are overwhelmed by the flavors of burnt caramel and vanilla extract. Palate: Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Light alcohol warmth in back of mouth. Overall: Drainpour. This beer suffers from the same problem that Chocklat did: Overwhelming ’fake’ extract flavors. Nauseatingly sweet caramel flavor and low quality vanilla extract bury anything else going on here. Not for me.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cuso (4732) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1548) - 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!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fajry (647) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2014
Fľaša, Tmavá čierna farba, nahnedlá pena, rýchlo padla. Vôňa úúúúžasná! Vanilková zmrzlina, vaječný likér. Chuť krásna, jemne sladká, začína to vaječným likérom, postupuje jemným kapučínom a končí vanilkovou zmrzlinou. Je to úžasné pivo so stredným telom, vyššou nasýtenosťou a úžasne dlhou dochuťou. Dlho som nič lepšie nepil. Díky Cuso!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya or CBB. I thought I’d rated this a long time ago... anyways, this dessert beer poured a dark inky black with a tan head. The aroma was of a lush freshly baked creme brule. The taste had a bit more of a stout quality to the creme brule and it was exceptionally sweet. It pairs very well with vanilla ice cream, cheesecake and other sweets. Trying to drink a whole bomber in one shot has me thinking it would get exceptionally cloying over time. All in all a well made dessert beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"AS ADVERTISED is the key here. Sweet? Check. tastes just like liquified creme brulee? check. can’t knock a beer for tasting exactly like it says on the label. if you like CB, you’ll like this beer. If it’s a favorite like for me, you’ll love this beer. Burnt sugar, vanilla custard. Yum! I will concede it would be hard to drink a lot of this, but that wasn’t really the point.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3320) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Fine, so I have a sweet tooth. What of it? Pours opaque black, medium brown head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is vanilla chocolate roasty caramel. Flavor is very sweet indeed, tons of vanilla, chocolate, toasted marshmallow, caramel, toffee, hard candies. A respectable amount of bitterness to bring things a bit back toward balanced. Medium body. Enjoyable for what it is.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (530) - Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2014
22oz bottle. Butterscotch aroma, sweet. Black with red tint and beige head. Taste is sweet and butterscotch plus a little vanilla. Much too sweet for me.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Travlr (12341) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Like drinking a tub of butterscotch with caramel sauce. Sickeningly sweet. Intolerable. Drain pour. We tried giving it away at the bar, and no one would take it.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - AUG 15, 2014
(trade w/Olking) what an aroma! Smelled the wonderful sugary sweetness of Creme Brule as soon as I opened the bottle. Small tan head which is pretty much gone now. Somewhat thick body. Flavors of brown sugar, vanilla, and caramel with a boozy backend that lingers on the palate. Perhaps a little too boozy than I?d like. I’ve been wanting to try this for a few years. Now wish I had traded for several bottles!

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BLADT (631) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2014
From tap. Dark brown with small beige head. Hot damn, does this beer nail its title. Blindfolded, you’d swear you were smelling eponymous dessert. Strong smells of french vanilla flavoring, icing, brown sugar, etcetera. Taste follows, though at a slightly reduced intensity. If you plug your nose, all you get is sweet. Thick and heavy. Cloying. Well executed (I think this is exactly what ST wanted to brew), but unfinishable. More marvel than beer.


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