Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by SilentSabre:
3.7/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Absolutely black body with a light brown foamy head.
The smell on this one is absolutely unreal! Caramelised sugar, caramel candy, vanilla ice cream; everything you would expect from an actual creme brulee desert. Simply stunning.
To my dismay, however, the hops really come through on this one [ in the flavour]. This is still a very tasty stout, but the over the top dessert aromas get you ready for something that doesn't quite show up. All the sweetness in the aroma is also present in the flavour, which is good. However, there is a more pronounced hop bitterness in this than I was really expecting, to be honest. While I understand there must be something bitter present to tame the outrageous sweetness, the combination of ice cream-like flavours with bitter hops is something I simply do not care for. I must say, I am a little disappointed. Mouthfeel while solid, could be a little heavier given the style and the 9,2%abv.
Overall, well crafted, a good stout and definitely unique, my personal qualms aside.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 02:24:52 | More by SilentSabre
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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 3,504 ratings.