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RATINGS: 1580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Great dessert stout. Incredible aroma of vanilla and caramel. Taste follows the aroma with very subtle roasty elements. Smells more strongly of creme brulee than it tastes. Very tasty but wouldn’t want more than one in a sitting.


4.2
BrewBroFla (23) - - JUL 30, 2017
I know I am drinking the big beer the wrong time of the year but couldn’t resist and can say I didn’t regret my decision. Creme Brulee Stout. Very creamy and delicious with the definite taste of a hard-coated custard just as advertised. Why order desert when you can have a Creme Brulee Stout,

4.5
Lager43 (48) - Watertown, Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Great after dinner stout. Had at Eli Cannons. Beautiful, rich malt flavor. Chocolate stands out with a sweet dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
rkwhitehouse (11) - - JUN 22, 2017
Mcscrooges purchase. Drank June 22 2017. Don't remember the price. Recommended by Jason. Beer bought back in the fall. Sat on it awhile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
DWestrick (765) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle. Super sweet imperial milk stout. Not my favorite but very unique and interesting. Definitely craft

3.2
Westy1130 (97) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2017
Incredibly sweet, with no detection of hops or bitter after bite (definitely not a beer you want to mix with something savory). Aroma/Taste: vanilla, burnt caramel and sour milk. A definite try for dessert beer lovers.

3.3
teamsale (273) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Bomber pours a black coffee color with a one finger dark brown head and medium lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel medicine. Taste is not quite what I expected, very medicinal, some banana, light vanilla, very syrupy. Bitterness is a mild medium. The aftertaste is the best part of this one. Definitely tastes better as it sits and the temperature increases.

3.4
ChadPolenz (1827) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2017
DOB:12/12/2016

2015 BJCP Category: 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (base style: 16A Sweet Stout)

AROMA: As the name indicates, the aroma is of Crème Brûlée (vanilla custard). There is some dark malt sweetness, iced coffee, and minor alcohol presence as well. Simple but enticing nose. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Opaque ink black. Moderate tan foam retains and laces fairly well. 2/3

FLAVOR: Vanilla dominates the palette from beginning to end. Slight vanilla extract-like taste at first with a strong caramelized custard flavor on the finish. The dark malt is there mostly for backbone and does not create for much distinctive character. Bitterness doesn’t really emerge until the finish as does the alcohol. Strange combination of bourbon-like vanilla booziness and dry bitterness on the finish with a cough medicine-like aftertaste. The palette is delectable in small doses only. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Full-bodied with fairly low CO2 to give it a viscous, creamy texture. The 10% ABV warmth is gentle, but difficult to ignore. A challenge to drink more than a sip at a time. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Definitely delivers on its name, but goes a little overboard on the sweetness. A borderline novelty brew. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 34/50

4.3
Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Szok. Jak Omnipollo/Funky Buddha :) Mega intensywny creme brulee, budyń waniliowy, solony karmel, krówki. Słodkie, intensywne, intrygujące.

3.6
Turboninja (785) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
[email protected] Castle, NYC, USA. Distinctive, bold nuances like rubber. Slightly artificial.

4.4
Mesjasz (1545) - Lodz, POLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Totalne zaskoczenie. Aromat cudownie waniliowy i śmietankowy, intensywny i zachęcający. Smak słodki, pełno wanilii, laktozy, czekolady, toffee. Zajebiste, płynny deser!


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