Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,125 | Reviews: 1,253 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.21/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station in Kansas City. Was tapped on 6-20-2013 as part of a Southern Tier tap takeover. Served in a small wide tulip glass.
A - Pours a dark, oily walnut brown with almost zero clarity. Slightly translucent around the edges. Head is creamy, about 3/4th finger and dissipates quickly, leaving a rim of foam around the edge of the glass. Lacing is slick and faint.
S - This is straight-up caramel and sweetness. Like a caramel macchiato. Very little of the chocolate-y charachetristics that come with milk stouts. If the taste is as sweet as the aroma, this is going to be like a melted milkshake. The name is very apt.
T - Thankfully, the sweetness is much more muted, but still present. Dulce de leche, cinnamon and vanilla overtones on a faint bittersweet base like burnt sugar. Reminds me a bit of a lighter, drier Kahlua.
M - Viscous and creamy with medium-to-heavy body. Light carbonation is just the right amonunt to keep it from feeling slimy. Lingering and sticky aftertaste.
Overall a unique and delightful beer. Would be perfect with the right desserts. Or AS dessert to be honest. Very tasty, but I do have a bit of a sweet tooth, so be warned. Definitely a sipping beer.
Serving type: on-tap
06-21-2013 23:11:18 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
3.91/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - 3.75 - dark brown-black beer with a nice head that dissipates rather quickly and doesn't leave much lacing
S - 4 - Irish cream, milk, sugar, chocolate, coffee, huge caramel, butterscotch,
T - 4 - butterscotch, caramel, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, milk, sweet cream. Exactly what I would expect from the name.
M - 3.75 - medium-heavy mouth feel, alcohol is a little too present. Aftertaste is milky chocolate and coffee, with butterscotch
O - 3.75 - its a good beer, and is what it is. But I feel like somethings missing to push it to the 92-94 level. More complexity? The flavors are a bit cloying.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 19:19:32 | More by ISmith87
4.06/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
For a dessert beer this one is near the top. It's a smokey butterscotch and vanilla bean offering that masks the AC well. Drinks like a 6.5 or 7% stout. If I had to summarize the experience I would say that drinking this beer was like smoking a sweet, quality cigar that had been dipped in vanilla. Served at The Brewer's Kettle in High Point.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2014 18:09:20 | More by yanspin
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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