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RATINGS: 1450   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 Crème Brûlée, amid the strife of contention, that survived to represent our deliciously creamy brew. 9.6% abv • 25º plato • 195º 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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcdav2154 (436) - - NOV 11, 2012
Fantastic! Vanilla is dominant in the taste and smell. Very similar to a coffee liqueur. Very sweet and you have to be in the mood for this one.


3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (247) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Dark black hue with off-white head that dissipated to a medium ring. Aroma is huge creme brûlée with notes of caramel, vanilla, sugar all the way. Mouthfeel is very nice with a medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness initially with a quick sharp bitterness following and a lingering ethanol sweetness in the finish. Overall this is a great desert brew. I’ve honestly never really had anything comparable. This is probably one of the most aromatic brews that I have ever had.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamT (111) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2014
22oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Midnight black pour, zero visibility with fully diminishing dark brown head. Virtually no lacing. The aroma was amazing and strong from the beginning until the end. It took me awhile to figure out what it smelled like then I realized it smelled like french vanilla coffee you get out of the convenient store coffee machine. As it warmed the booze aroma started to come out. The taste was absolutely the same as the smell, which was good at first. If the flavor could be toned down a bit it would be an awesome beer in my opinion, the sweetness at the end of the bottle started to be too much. Full body, oily on the palate.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReeceG (35) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
Trade from bigda83. well first i have to say the aroma was absolutely awesome. smelled like a good cheesecake my friend even suggested it would be a serviceable air freshener. on to the taste a little disappointing compared to the aroma but still is a full creamy caramel taste with a slight bitter finish. overall damn good for the style

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 13, 2014
Bue à la pression. Noir profond, arômes de crème brûlée (surprenant !). Au palais, peu de sucre, café, vanille, crème. Superbement équilibrée et complexe. Top !

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luvystypotables (383) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2014
Aroma of caramel, custard, and burnt sugar. Dark colour, no head. An amazing taste of crime brûlée, slightly sweet. A sugary palate with a rich creamy feel.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyforce (477) - Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
Wow the first thing I noticed about this brew is the aroma. Very sugary and delicious smell! Pour is pitch black and flavor is spot on. Smooth and doesn’t taste like alcohol at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frahmo (224) - Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2014
Thin black pour with a quickly fading brown head. Burnt sugar and Carmel aroma. Sweet flavor that mirrors the smell, with a bitter coffee finish. Not a bad beer, a bit thin for a stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (529) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
Sampled from a bomber at the Bluebonnet Brew-off. Poured a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Tasted like a vanilla bomb, marshmallows, and mounds of sugar. Medium carbonation, thick body. Very well crafted beer, it’s just way too overpowering for me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (164) - Belmont, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
No retention and light lacing. Smells of vanilla, burnt sugar and marshmallows. Tastes of burnt vanilla, sugar cane. Boozy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
On tap at The Cove. Pours a very dark brown with beige head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is a strong burnt caramel, vanilla, and roast. Medium mouthfeel with burnt sugar, sweet vanilla, and lingering roast finish. Good.


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