Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Fulkrum78:
4.72/5 rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I had this on draft in Asheville, NC at the Thirsty Monk South. Pors dark with a nice light head. Smells just like creme brulee, and you can pick the aroma up from a foot away. Taste is sweet and rich, you even pick up something reminiscent of the burnt caramel you'd expect. The alcohol in this beer is present and noticeable, but the sweetness goes a long way towards balancing it out.
All in all, a great dessert beer. I'd happily drink it again!
Serving type: on-tap
08-26-2011 03:45:50 | More by Fulkrum78
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4.35/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle with a dark brown color, no head. Has an amazingly sweet vanilla, sugar, and caramel aroma. Taste is the same sweet vanilla, but also has a bitterness that prevents it from being too sweet. I can’t help wish this was a pure sweet stout, but maybe it would have been too rich. Has a full body feel and goes down smooth. This is a delicious beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 21:26:42 | More by brutusmuktuk
4.01/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter
Pours inky black with 1 finger of frothy milk chocolate-colored head that quickly recedes to a thin collar with sticky lacing. Luckily I am a fan of vanilla because the roasted vanilla beans launch a merciless assault on your nostrils. There's also a fair amount of butterscotch, with some coffee and custard in the background.
The aroma lets your tastebuds know exactly what's coming. Sweet, creamy, toasty vanilla is accented with buttery caramel notes and just a bit of mild coffee. Very faint bitter chocolate. The texture suits the flavor profile perfectly--it's soft and creamy and glides through the mouth. Not as heavy as some other big stouts but does have some thickness with a slightly chewy quality.
It seems this is best served slightly colder than most stouts--the flavors are strong enough to come through at a lower temp. As it warms the vanilla can be a bit syrupy and cloying. I thoroughly enjoyed it (much more so than ST Choklat), but couldn't see myself drinking more than 10 oz. or so , as the sweetness is best in moderation. I brought it to a dinner party to share as a dessert beer and it served that purpose admirably.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 14:23:04 | More by glass_house
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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