Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.74/5 rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
I have here a beer dubbed "Creme Brulee" sitting in my snifter at cellar temperature. It's 9.5% ABV, and NOT the 9.6% listed on this site (how DARE they mistake the ABV by a tenth of a percentage point!).
A fairly fast-fleeting head of about two fingers. It was the tan hue of golden brown sugar. The color is black with a tiny bit of murky brown around the edges.
I take a sniff of this milk stout... and I realize that it's one of those beers that not only smells GOOD, but unlike any other beer I've had. Butterscotch, vanilla, and that candy corn that you get around Halloween all come through STRONG in the scent. I can smell it when it's a foot or two away from my nose. There might be a little maple syrup and bourbon in the aroma as well, and also an indescrbably fruity character... It smells SWEET. Damn, that's good.
The taste brings forth what the scent promised, although not quite as much sweetness. It's a rich, flavorful blend of vanilla, butterscotch, and caramel. Like burnt sugar, really. An aptly-named beverage be this, and one what briefly causes me to talk in the manner of a pirate for no apparent reason. True to its style, this is both milky and sweet, but not TOO sweet. Aye, not for me, anyhow. There's an unmistakable likeness to toasted marshmallow in the flavor, and a woody, ashy, roasty earthiness in the finish... a superb stout finish that wraps up an impeccable flavor profile.
The feel? Awesome, like every other Southern Tier offering I've been privileged enough to try. Stunningly, supremely syrupy and sticky, and creamy like custard. I loooove it. Is it weird that a drink what which drinks kinda like molasses is so very drinkable to me?
This one explores the uncharted waters of stout-brewing territory and reaps gloriously unique and resplendent rewards.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2013 02:01:04 | More by Kuaff
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