Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by basica:
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Jet black pour into a La Guillotine snifter glass yielding a one finger thick light brown head that quickly settles to a very thin layer with clingy lacing (4)
S - Strong nose of vanilla upfront with a milky backing and notes of chocolate and caramel (4.5)
T - Big caramel sweetness upfront along with flavors of vanilla, chocolate and molasses blended with alcohol; bitterness was revealed in the middle with burnt flavors and toffee candy in the finish which was well above moderate bitterness (4)
M - Full bodied and slightly syrupy and sticky with just the right amount of carbonation; creamy smooth and goes down with some warming (4.5)
D - Very flavorful desert stout despite being a tad too bitter. However it is admittedly pretty heavy and filling; alcohol is fairly evident as this goes down with significant warming. Definitely something for sharing and sipping on a chilly night (3.5)
Taste was almost a 4.5 but the harsh and overly bitter finish detracted it a bit unfortunately
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2011 13:04:32 | More by basica
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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 3,507 ratings.