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RATINGS: 1644   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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3.7
Diogène (1208) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
Bouteille de 660ml. Noire opaque surmontée d’une moyenne mousse capuccino offrant une bonne tenue. Arômes de caramel, de vanille, de cassonade, d’érable, de malt torréfié de crème et d’alcool. En bouche, crème brulée, malt torréfié, caramel, vanille, érable, cassonade, alcool et une finale amère. Bière dessert intéressante, mais très sucrée.

3.7
Plovmand (8304) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown body with a medium tan head. Lots sweet caramel, sweet chocolate and burnt dark sugar in aroma. Light roasted as well. The flavour is sweet caramel with notes of vanilla, dark sugar, light coffee and light tobacco.

3.4
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Kind of a novelty - I think the enjoyment of this beer is a bit on the superficial side - take away the brulee flavor and I’m not sure what you’d be left with. It is a nice, new kind of flavor, however.

4.1
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a lacing light tan head. Aroma is pure butterscotch sauce and vanilla bean, also some birthday cake. I guess the point is...creme brulee. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla ice cream. Full bodied with medium carbonation.

4
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2009
660 ml bottle. Intense caramel and vanilla aroma. Clearly a crème brûlée beer. Quite a bit of espresso coffee in there as well. Tia Maria? The vanilla melds into the other flavours and it is the chocolate and the coffee that dominates the flavour. An extraordinarely beer. Dark malts are there but they hide well in the background behind the vanilla and the caramel. Hints of sweet licorice. Very enjoyable. A treat.

3.6
nearbeer (5414) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bomber. Opaque with a small, fleeting foam. Big sweet aroma of vanilla-caramel candy. Flavor is the same, with only a light hint of wood in the finish. Medium-heavy body is smoothly carbonated with well-hidden abv, and is an easy drinker. Nice, and definitely got the sweetness of the creme brulee in there, but could use some dry, edgy roasted malt flavors to keep it in check a bit more.

4.3
shrubber85 (11393) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle. Strong cream/caramel and coffee malt aroma. Black/brown color with thin head. Creamy vanilla malt flavor with light alcohol finish. A dessert in a bottle - very tasty but unlike any other imperial stout I’ve tried.

3.4
spanky167 (17) - , UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS - DEC 23, 2009
Good flavor but I found it hard to drink an entire glass. Tastes and smells just like the name suggests. Good an after dinner drink.

4.6
Cavie (4717) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle courtesy of thirdeye11. Deep ruby pour. Aroma is insane! Huge coffee roast with sweet whipped cream and loads of vanilla beans. To top it off it’s all been slowly roasted over a campfire. Freaken insane. Butterscotch on the nose but I’m certain it’s purposely added, and rightfully so. Flavor is exactly like it smells. So sweet, with butterscotch, chocolate, vanilla. Amazing, I could drink this all freaken day.

3.6
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours jet black body with small creme / beige colored head. Smell of burnt sugar, molasses, cream brulee basically. Taste is of sweet sugar / cream, vanilla, with roasted malts on the finish. Very nice and definitely a unique brew. Overall very sweet though - maybe one of the sweetest beers i’ve had in a long time. Slightly overpowering, though some darker, roastier things come through on the finish. Fun to drink one time, recommended, but not a session beer. Probably would not come back to it.


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