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RATINGS: 1640   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; 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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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Pours a deep brown. Nose is ridiculous! Butterscotch bomb! Loads of sweet malt, cocoa, butterscotch, toffee, caramel. Flavor is more mild, but still insanely sweet. A good dessert stout. I could not imagine drinking this whole bomber though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7808) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2009
22. Pours an opaque black with a dense, creamy, sandy-colored head. Plenty of stringy, sheeting lacing coming down the sides of the glass. Outrageously sweet and creamy, chocolate and vanilla nose. Serious candy bar overload. Drinkable, but just barely. Without a doubt smells like you are trapped in a Willy Wonka outtake. Creamy medium body, soft woolly carb. Chocolate, vanilla, caramel, nougat, the taste that satisfies awaits you...provided youre willing to brush and floss. Intensely sweet stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2009
0.65 l bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Black color. Strong vanilla icecream aroma which can be detected from meters away. Sweet very strong vanilla flavor with coffeish roast, caramel and fudge. Hint of alcohol sharpness. Might be good dessert in small does, but the vanilla is really pungent and overpowering.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2009
this is a dessert in a bottle. rich taste as one could guess by the aroma. best to be enjoyed with a friend.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fcjack1 (266) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle from 99 Bottles. Pours dark brown. Not much head. Smells almost as sweet as it tastes. Good beer in small doses.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BillKismet (3954) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Deep black body supports an appealing chocolate head. Distinctive Creme Brulee aroma, saturated with diacetyl/butterscotch and chocolate caramel. Creme Brulee and roast barley are immediately recognizable on the palate, but come off too sweet. Some dusty coffee grounds on the finish along with a wave of charcoal dust and caramel. A chocolate caramel smoke vein underpins the Creme Brulee experience. Sturdy stout, but saccarine and, consequently, ultimately unenjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Nearly black with a thin tan head. Very sweet aroma with caramel, chocolate, and a little spice. Flavor is huge with creme brulee flavor. This is a dessert beer bar none. The Alcatraz is big too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - NOV 4, 2009
I love sweet stuff, so where we go! Clear though very dark brown with a small baige head. Sweet milky chocolate aroma, loeads of it. Has notes of vanilla, caramel fudge and alchohol aswell. The sweetness carries into the flavor aswell, this is a full dessert! The alchohol is nicely balancing out the sweetness. At first i found it a little strong, but its all good. The finish is a little bitter, so hops are in there. I like it alot!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2010 Almost black with a small beige head that leaves some lacings on the glass as it settles. A very strange smell. It smells more like pasty or cookies than a stout. Burnt sugar, vanilla, toffee - well, it smells like creme brulee. Beneath this massive wall of dessert-like aromas, some muted aromas or roasted malts and a hint of coffee are noticeable. The taste is an absolute mess. Its cloyingly sweet with overpowering notes of vanilla, burnt sugar, caramel and toffee. I get the exact same feeling of pastry, cookies or other desserts that I got from the smell. Some stout flavors or roasted malts, dark fruits and chocolate beneath it all. The finish is quite bitter, but the bitterness is off queue and fails to level the sweetness. A hint of wood at the end. Full-bodied and creamy thick texture that makes the beer quite heavy. Too strange and too sweet to ever get interesting. Its definitely one of a kind, Ill give the brewery that. And the fact that it tastes so much like creme brulee is quite impressive. But it still isnt a good beer. Its basically just a cloyingly sweet dessert disguised as a stout, and if I want a dessert, Ill get a dessert, not a beer. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2009
A black colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of (hopjesvla (Dutch dessert)) nearest English word "toffee". There is caramel with vanilla. The tatste is a little bitter with again the hopjesvla (toffee). Its sweet and some dry. The aftertaste is bittersweet with toffee and vanilla.


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