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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4.4/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2013 - On tap. Part of a flight which included So. Tier Creme Brulee, Java Head, Imperial OAT & Founders Breakfast Stout.
Uber flavors here. Doubt there's any vanilla left in Madagascar after they made this. Chocolate, some coffee & just enough sweet to hit the spot. Not just for the freak effect, this is an excercise in what can be done. Well crafted and well dangerous at 9.6%.
12/20/11 After tasting this from a bottle some time ago (Thanks, Steve) I was so glad to see it untethered. This is one of those rewards for those who venture beyond their comfort zone.
Captured in my glass are a classic, though light stout with high caramel and vanilla notes. Nothing slaps your face except the uniqueness and, as Martha Stewart used to say, 'that's a good thing'.
Serving type: on-tap
07-30-2014 17:01:56 | More by seedyone
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,542 ratings.