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RATINGS: 1580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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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hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2016
December 28, 2016. Bottle, courtesy of tkrjukoff, thanks!
Dark brown, almost black with a medium sized frothy tan head. Aroma is intense sweet and sugary with vanillin, caramel, milk chocolate and some licorice notes. Taste is sweet. Medium to full bodied bodied, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet with dark sugar, caramel, vanilla and milk chocolate.
The creme brulée is there but it’s too sweet and the vanilla is over the top.

3.8
wchesser (2121) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle a few years old now. This has held up much better than I’d thought. Deep black with light brown edges. Nose is massive vanilla, lightly toasted caramel. Taste is quite sweet, cloying. Flavor of creme brûlée. As you’d expect they nail the nose and flavor on this but ultimately, just to rich for more than a couple of ounces.

3.8
Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2016
From bottle. Pours an almost pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has baileys, dooley’s, dumle, vanilla, candy, cream caramel, toffee, cacao milk, light roast. Taste is sweet, candy... All candy! And then a pretty roasty finish. Average carbonation and a medium full body.

3.2
v8powered (157) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Pours dark black with light white head. Aroma of burnt Carmel and vanilla. Taste is a touch bitter, mostly from a really burnt carmel flavor. Very malty with strong vanilla carmel flavors. Aftertaste has a lot of burnt carmel to it. Don't like the bitterness. If the bitterness was gone, it would be smoother and better allowing more flavor to come through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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Agalover (2) - - JUL 25, 2016 does not count
Had on tap in London - absolutely delicious - pudding in a glass. Viscous, sweet, strong - creamy vanilla caramel taste.

4.1
AdmiralVernon (1198) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
A: Deep dark brown with a thick and huge light brown head. N: Caramel, vanilla, condensed milk T: Vanilla, coffee, burnt sugar O: Actually caramel brulee in a bottle!?! Well sone!

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stef73 (664) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
Acheter lors d un voyage au usa, Biere de couleur noir avec très peu everfesssance. On sens très bien la vanille et le butterschot.en bouche c est que de la creme brûlé au on goûte . La vanille se mélange à la creme, c est très bon comme produit .

3.6
karivogel (1) - - JUN 21, 2016 does not count
high alcohol content makes aroma strong, opens up as it reaches room temp, good after taste thats creme bruleeish. drink again.

3.4
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Samples at 05-15-16 Public Day. Pours a dark brown with small foamy off-white head. Aromas of vanilla, toffee, burnt sugars, lactose, caramel. Flavor followed the nose pretty well, but it was overly sweet. Full body, thinner texture, average carbonation, very sweet finish. It’s solid for the style and what it’s meant to be, a dessert beer. If you love sweet and big flavored stouts then you’ll love it. It was just too much for me.

3.1
Fujimo2000 (194) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Pours mocha with a lingering lacing. Aroma is vanilla and Carmel. Taste is hops that's just a little too bitter for me. Was expecting a sweeter beer.


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