RATINGS: 1638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joelly3d (48) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Dessert beer for the win. Very sweet but still satisfying. This is definitely a nice beer to top a great dinner off with. It has a rich thick full body texture and smokiness about it but it I balanced by its sugars. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (1284) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rami_pl (2615) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 19, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Rami Rami is drinking a Crme Brle (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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (203) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2688) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Keg Half Pint at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, London in Dec 2011 - Very Dark Brown (almost Black) in colour. Very very sweet and rich stout. Very aromatic; incredibly it does smell and taste like crme brulee. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots and lots of vanilla, toffee, toasted/burnt sugar, chocolate, lactose. Hoppy; spicy floral hops. Unique taste. Stunning dessert beer! Really this is an Imperial Milk Stout or an Imperial Sweet Stout if there was such a style. Lovely Impy Stout! (2011-12-01)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tapefuzz (287) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma is largely vanilla with some toffee, caramel, and sugar. Taste is vanilla, toffee, caramel, and cream. Lightly bitter roast finish with some lingering caramel sweetness. Medium body. Barely any carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little light for an imperial stout but it is pleasantly coating; smooth and sticky.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
polo_marco (328) - milton, Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Smells like sweet sticky caramel and cream. Nice dead of night black color with one finger head thick lacing on the glass. Taste is awesome with butter toffee sugar cookies sweet cream caramels molasses slightly burnt bitter ending. Full thick creamy body with flattish carbonation with smooth tacky finish. Awesome stout but definitely more desert then every day drinkers stout but still tasty none the less. Nice job on that brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikeymike (66) - Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2017 12 oz bottle. Pours very dark brown/black with a 1/2 finger mocha head which dissipates rapidly. Aroma is a a vanilla sugar bomb with a hint of chocolate. Taste is vanilla sweetness and milk chocolate, but very one note. Medium body with decent mouthfeel. Overall, this vanilla bomb was a bit too much for me. I prefer my big stouts with a little more complexity.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (2025) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (3813) - 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.

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