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RATINGS: 1642   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark black with thin tan head, Aroma is strong with vanilla, caramel, and a bit of toasted malts. Notes of chocolate and alcohol come out. On the palate, it is smooth and creamy, going down easy for the high ABV. The flavor brings out a bit of lactose and really pulls the vanilla and chocolate out. It finishes a bit bitter, leaving a very sweet aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep blackish brown, not much light coming through at all. Aroma? Whooo this smells just like dessert. Intense dark chocolate, vanilla bean, roasted malts, lactose, very sweet and intense. Thick bodied and creamy. Finish is vanilla bean and notes of alcohol. Solid beer, this could double as a dessert after a fine dinner.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Pours a very opaque thick chocolate brown with a very thin layer of tan-colored head. Aroma is intense. Its as if Ive stuck vanilla beans, dark chocolate and toffee up my nostrils and inhaled. Flavor creamy, very nutty with sugared vanilla custard and notes of toffee. Amazing. Chocolate cream malt undertones. So smooth. wow.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2009
650 ml bottle, thanks Chimay67!
Poured deepdeep dark brown with a fantastic, stable and foamy-creamy beige head. Absolutly delicious. Interesting and exciting aroma of cocoa and vanilla, fine roasted malt and caramel.Full bodied stout one with oily texture. Sweet flavor of cocoa and vanilla, fine roasted-toasted taste. Like a really fine chocolate. Nice and balanced aftertaste with cocoa-roasted grains. Dangerous because of the well hidden alcohol and the fine body...Yummm

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anker (723) - Hillerd, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2009
Bottle kindly shared by Skinnyviking. Pours a dark brown with a little light brown head. The aroma reminds me of some fudge or chocolate caramels I had when I was a child. Quite sweet and nice with notes of vanilla and a faint alcohol. Flavour is extremely sweet with notes of caramel, chocolate and hops. Ending in a bitter-sweet caramel finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2009
growler. Holy Dessert Brulee Beer Batman! Dark w/ strong nose of caramel. Sweet, spiked, coffee w/ too much caramel. Yeah theres vanilla but caramel, caramel, oh & coffee caramel. Sweet covers the alcohol. Its good, just kinda lacks that "one more glass" drinkability. Still though!

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (760) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - OCT 14, 2009
This must be the first time I have awarded a full 10 for Aroma. Wow, super rich and luxurious vanilla & roastiness overwhelms the schnoz. Dark, heavy, rich, and predictably sweet. Alcohol is pretty well hidden, but you know its there simply by virtue of the brews grand presence. Its a rich beer, and certainly enjoyable, but its not necessarily complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (17047) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2009
Bottled [email protected] Twist
Opaque black color, small brown head. Intensive aroma of vanilla, vanilla ice-cream and cream with some roasted notes. Liquerish palate and full-bodied. Lots of "creme brulee" in the flavor as well as loads of vanilla, some alcohol, roasted malts and licorice. Total dessert beer Big bottle is good to share with friends.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle from DuffmanSW who received as trade from Punkrkr27. I have been waiting for this one for quite some time. It poured dark black with small yet very bubbly head. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch, sweet cake, caramelized sugar, and creme brulee. Taste was very sweet but not as intense as the aroma. I tasted vanilla, roasted caramel, cake batter. Medium pallet. Overall so good and tasty like a dessert. Crazy beer, so amazing. Southern Tier with another amazing brew!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2009
22oz bottle pours an opaque dark brown with a thin, creamy light tan head. Leaves little lasting lacing. Aroma is rich sweet caramel , toffee and cream with milk chocolate notes. Like a dessert in a glass this beer is richly sweet, redolent of caramel and bitter dark chocolate in the finish but never cloying.


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