Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2011 Vintage (about 3 weeks old) poured into Duvel Tulip.
Appearance: This beer looks really good. Oil black with no translucency, even when held to light. Surprisingly, despite the ABV, a nice 2 finger tan head was obtained with a moderate pour. Head stuck around throughout the glass.
Smell: This is, in my opinion, where this beer shines brightest. Smell is incredible. Vanilla bean is front and center; reminiscent of a vanilla milkshake. Caramel in the background with underlying chocolate malt. Make no mistake though, this one is all about the vanilla.
Taste: This is certainly not a brew I would routinely keep stocked. That being said, this is my third time visiting this particular offering. Sweetness doesn't lend itself to frequent consumption, but for those occasions when I am craving a sweet bomb, this is a fantastic option as it more than fits the bill. Vanilla is prevalent as in the nose and a nice creaminess lingers. Caramel and chocolate underneath with some alcohol mid palate and lingering on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied and a bit oily. Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is pretty good on this one as I do like thick stouts and its appropriate for one this sweet.
Overall: When looking for a sweet bomb dessert beer, this is an excellent choice. My rating of 3.5 reflects the fact that after a bomber of this, you won't likely be reaching for another in the next few months. Wouldn't mind seeing this in 12 ounce bottles to make it a less overwhelming experience.
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2011 00:59:01 | More by dbc5
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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 3,510 ratings.