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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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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