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RATINGS: 1535   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


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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2012
This poured a nice dark brown with little tan head. Its nose was awesome from the get-go: strong coffee and vanilla... Very sweet. Its flavor was somewhat less powerful but still very delicious. It was full bodied and definitely one ill have again.. Id especially like to try it on tap!


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 (849) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leepe_steven (166) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2015
Pours black with little to no head. Smells like....creme brulee...taste is ok. Mouthfeel is velvety. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1101) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 Dark brown pour with a short-lived caramelized colored head. Fitting given its name. The aroma couldnt be closer to a cold creme brle without being a cold creme brle. Rich, coating mouthfeel with enough carbonation to prevent it from being sickening. Its like drinking creme brle. It even has an eggy quality. Aptly named.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlenVargas (144) - Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Motor oil black. Smells like creme brle. Tastes good. Good mouthfeel. 75 characters for stupid ratebeer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours black with a thin tan head and some lacing. Aroma is very sweet with vanilla and butterscotch. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, plenty of vanilla, butterscotch, and sugary notes. Medium body with soft carbonation. Very flavorful dessert brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (408) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2015
bottle from dusty the bomber bottle assassin...nose is vanilla and butterscoth hard candy....really nice....velvety...

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
22oz bottle, poured into a snifter. Theres lots of lactose sugar and vanilla on the nose - very custard like - along with graham cracker pie crust and some dark berries late. Its a dark, opaque, oily brown black with a glassy surface, and a light tan, soft, sudsy head that retains a moderate ring and moderate lace. The taste is a medium bitter and medium high sweet. The texture is thick, oily, and slick with a smooth, but fuzz,y light carbonation. The full malty body is loaded with custard and vanilla flavors upfront, along with secondary flavors of caramel and a boozy warmth. The finish is warm and creamy with a burnt character and a touch of chocolate. The aftertaste is burnt and surprisingly dry with bitter spice and pine notes, and late, abundant sugar followed by nuts and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (414) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Pours a coffee black with basically no head. Vanilla beans and coffee in the nose. This is definitely a dessert beer. The caramel malt and vanilla is definitely predominant over anything else. Solid beer, but not a stout that knocks it out of the park for me.


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