Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by JChristopher:
4.08/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I laid my eyes upon this beer immediately thinking, "Now this is ambitious." Sure, an imperial stout has all the makings of a rich dessert, but can it capture the flavor of the classic European custard? I bought it, I poured it, I sniffed it, and I was halfway convinced. It smelled remarkably like the real deal. I was only slightly surprised that it bore no head even with a slightly vigorous pour. With extreme agitation I managed to whip up a mocha colored head. With that, I sipped upon this brew-lee with great satisfaction. The mouthfeel was quite pleasant and the taste was remarkably like creme brulee and less like the straight vanilla bean. A slight booziness lingered on my tongue as I took in a light stout flavor as the almost saccharine vanilla began to subside. Is it perfect? No. Is it a fantastic endeavor? Indeed, yes, it is. Try it once, you will probably be surprised, for better or for worse.
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2011 04:04:24 | More by JChristopher
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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
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