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RATINGS: 1643   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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4.1
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Black pour, thick head, aroma of vanilla and coffee. Taste is sweet with strong vanilla flavor and a background of chocolate, coffee and carmel. Definitely on the sweet side, and best thought of as a dessert beer, but it’s very different and enjoyable on its own terms. So many beers with these types of flavor keep them way in the background, so I admire that this one puts them right up front. A good winter/holiday brew for a change of pace.


4.2
rkwhitehouse (6) - - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
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 (732) - 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 (87) - 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 (1802) - 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 (3310) - 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 (710) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
[email protected] Castle, NYC, USA. Distinctive, bold nuances like rubber. Slightly artificial.

4.4
Mesjasz (1511) - 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!

4.5
rami_pl (3303) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 19, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Rami Rami is drinking a Crème Brûlée (2016) by Southern Tier Brewing Company at Chmielarnia MarszałkowskaNo kurde, nazwa oddaje temat. Pieknie ulozone aromaty, sporo ciala, duzo mleka i w ogole czadzik :) dziekuje, Pan Maciek :)

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

3.5
unclefrito62 (269) - Stow, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2017
22 ounce bomber bottle. Smells sweet. Tastes sweet. Taste like desert. Caramel and vanilla tastes are heavy. pretty smooth on palate. Overall very nice beer.


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