Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ralphus:
3.95/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
I've got to give the brewer credit for even trying something like this. Creme Brulee and beer doesn't seem like a natural match.
This one poured jet back. The head I forced on it was a dark tan and it soon receded to nothing.
The smell was better though. Coffee and vanilla.. lots of vanilla. I found it inviting. The taste was more so. Lots of candy sweetness, burnt caramel coffee, a huge dose of vanilla with a touch of bitterness at the end. Quite simply it's an amazing concoction of tastes. The balance is definitely towards the sweet side.
Mouthfeel is smooth if not a touch thick. There was little to no carbonation present in my beer. I found drinkability to be ok.. it went down fast but having more than one in a session could induce diabetes!
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2009 02:16:48 | More by Ralphus
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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
87 out of 100 based on 3,518 ratings.