Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by BrownNut:
3.24/5 rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
This beer smells like the beer I had invented in my head that I did not know existed. I've been dreaming of a sort of rich, viscous, toasty brown ale with hints of butterscotch. This beer smells even more like that than it did in my head.
Taste is another thing though and this one had too much of that sweetness going on. It was distracting. If I could put it in Photoshop, I would crank down its saturation slider - I want that taste, just not so concentrated and pungent as that. It was like they dumped the flavor extract bottle in there and so it came across very overdone. I only had a 4 oz flight glass of it and would not have wanted to work my way through a whole pint.
It's an absolutely beautiful smell and an interesting thing to take one mouthful of, but I'm out after that.
Serving type: on-tap
01-24-2012 04:44:12 | More by BrownNut
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4.7/5 rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On tap at the Local Taphouse, way back in October 2012 I think. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a dark brown colour, lovely nitro head; yellowish beige nice and dense, retaining beautifully. Looks beautiful.
Fuck. Me. Holy shit that smells as good as God's favourite fried chicken restaurant kitchen. But completely unlike a fried chicken restaurant kitchen, more like caramel, toasty and sweet and vanilla custard. Notwithstanding it just smells amazingly different for a beer, it just smells fucking delicious. Holy shit.
Taste is similar. Bit of roasty malt around the edges, but loads more of that milky, custardy goodness. Yeah, caramel with slight nutty edge and some slight darker edge which needn't be there but still makes you feel like it's keeping it more grounded. Retains a bitterness on the back but for the most part, amazingly sweet desserty beer, so smooth and creamy. It's becoming a cliché in my tasting this beer but holy shit.
Smooth, velvety. Just a whisper of booze on the back. Lovely feel.
About as miraculous a dessert beer as you could dream of. Sweet, delicious, yet without being bogged down in its own self satisfaction. Slight edge to keep you drinking, as if more enticements were needed.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2014 01:18:21 | More by laituegonflable
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,510 ratings.