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RATINGS: 1562   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


aubreya's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2008
The color was dark black/brown. The head was thin, tan, and fizzy. The aroma was buttercream, butterscotch, cinnamon and other spices. The flavor was sweet, eggnog, butterscotch, cherry, and cream. The palate was very smooth and thick. The finish was sweet and spicy.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (5232) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChopperPY (56) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2015
It's an experience a way to drink a crème brûlée and a beer in the same time. A lot of vanilla and the cheesecake is a surprise ...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beersmithbacon (100) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Another wonderful smelling and I asking brew. Milk chocolate with creamy chocolate mouthfeel. Light roast coffe in the finish. Overall great tasting beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fidemaster (286) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Another one of my favorite beers. Its basically the best possible stout, combined with creme brulee whats not to love. It pours a deep black. It smells of fresh vanilla. It blends together cream, chocolate, sugar, oak, toffee, nuts, and malt in the perfect mix. Its a bit sweet but its supposed to be. Just amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (846) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Awesome stout like whoa, smells like it tastes like its named, sweet dark malty body, dominated by coffee and vanilla notes like whoa

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (1028) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle; thanks 1970s Boy! Aroma Is Madagascan vanilla pods on aroma. Devonshire cream. Chocolate. Vanilla.Taste is chocolate, vanilla, blackcurrants, leather and cherry tart. I now know why the legend who is The Cad raves about this so much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1045) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 2, 2015
750ml bottle served in a snifter glass. Pours a clear dark brown color forming a medium creamy and thin bubbled beige head with medium retention and lots of small spotty lacings left in the glass. Very sweet nose. Strong notes of caramel and vanilla. Chocolate. Milky. Flowery hops. Taste follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel and vanilla. Chocolate, cappuccino coffee and roasted malts. Good persistent hops bitterness. Grassy and citrus hops profile. Heavy and molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Grassy, caramelized and roasted aftertaste. Excellent drinkability. Unique beer. Southern Tier quality.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (70) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a minimal mocha head and spotty lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, and lots of it! Taste is sweet with the vanilla dominating and burnt sugar and molasses following. Solid bodied and creamy on the palate. Overall, very solid, yet sweet stout that will appeal to your sweet tooth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kingaugusta (22) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
Dessert, and then a slap. Pours inky with a quick light brown head. Nose is vanilla and poignant. The sip is very sweet and creamy for a moment, then the combination of vanilla, hops, alcohol, and roasted barley all come crashing in on the palate. Did I mention this stuff has vanilla in it? Its interesting and will ultimately be a bit polarizing. I could have a small amount but I dont think I could drink a whole bomber of it...too rich.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (480) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2015
Aroma of sweet creme, taste is lactose, creme burlee, chocolate, can only drink a little at once.


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