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RATINGS: 1631   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2661) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Tasted on 9/23/12 from a capped 650mL bottle purchased somewhere in Chicago. Pours completely black with a thin brown head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is caramel candy with tons of creamy vanilla, and some dark chocolate and coffee malt. Smells just like a caramel creme brûlée. The flavor is quite sweet and more of the same with the coffee and dark chocolate much more dominant. The body is full with just lighter than average carbonation and a very long caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate, and coffee malt finish.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LagerDoctor30 (1) - - JAN 13, 2017 does not count
Never thought of a dessert beer but one never knows enough. Pours dark as night. Sweet, strong vanilla flavor. Creamy and full bodied. A nice after dinner beer for the winter by the fireplace.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1985) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Something else and dessert-like. Aromas and flavors of cream, roasted malt, caramelized sugar with a mild sweetness. Really dark and smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (3771) - 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 brule is there but its too sweet and the vanilla is over the top.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1976) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle a few years old now. This has held up much better than Id thought. Deep black with light brown edges. Nose is massive vanilla, lightly toasted caramel. Taste is quite sweet, cloying. Flavor of creme brle. As youd expect they nail the nose and flavor on this but ultimately, just to rich for more than a couple of ounces.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1893) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2016
From bottle. Pours an almost pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has baileys, dooleys, 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
v8powered (146) - 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

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (1028) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stef73 (599) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
Acheter lors d un voyage au usa, Biere de couleur noir avec trs peu everfesssance. On sens trs bien la vanille et le butterschot.en bouche c est que de la creme brl au on gote . La vanille se mlange la creme, c est trs bon comme produit .

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.


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