Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Pegasus:
4.5/5 rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Deep black in color, with a large, sense, and persistent tan head. Thick, scattered lacing adorns the glass walls
Aroma: Profound aroma of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch and coffee, the aroma is so palpable, one can almost taste it.
Taste: Opens with a massive wave of vanilla and caramel, followed by a surge of espresso. Later in the taste, bitter cocoa comes to the fore. Throughout the taste, the vanilla is omnipresent, at first dominating, and then as a pronounced undercurrent. There is a modest hop presence, or perhaps it isn't modest, but is overwhelmed by the vanilla, caramel, and coffee. Nonetheless, its serves as a counterpoint to the sweetness of this beer. Finishes with a lingering herbal bitterness and a sweet vanilla and caramel flavor.
The high alcohol content (9.6% ABV) is superbly concealed.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and quite full.
Drinkability/notes: Absolutely excellent, a stupendous and over-the-top dessert beer.
Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Sourcing: Purchased at Spec's in Austin, Texas in June of 2013, for $9.99 plus tax for a twenty-two ounce bomber.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2013 21:59:52 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
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 3,507 ratings.