Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottled on 6/11/13
Poured into a standard tulip glass.
Pours a thick, impenetrable black with a dark tan, 2.5 fingers tall head. The head has some decent retention and loves light lacing along the sides of the glass.
Immediately upon pouring, your nostrils are assaulted by an overwhelming scent of intensely sweet vanilla and creamy, slightly tart smelling custard and not much else. As beer warms, the sweet facade starts to open up, allowing some sweet chocolate notes to surface. A very light alcohol presence cuts through the layers of vanilla as well.
Very similar to the nose, you're struck first by very sweet cream and vanilla. Building alongside the sweetness, is a faintly herbal twang of hops. Behind this hop presence, is a thick, creamy chocolate malt coating that resides on your palate up until the lightly bitter, off dry finish. Long lingering notes of creamy chocolate, bitter espresso bean and even more vanilla. The 9.5% ABV is hidden pretty well.
Thick and very creamy with moderate to high carbonation.
Wow, this beer is extraordinarily sweet and intense, just like the desert it is named after; It truly is uncanny how strikingly similar the aroma is to actual Creme Brulee. I was hoping that some of the stout elements would be a bit more forward in the aroma, but they definitely shine through in the finish of the beer. Overall, this beer is too intensely sweet for my tastes, but I can definitely see this beer as a fitting after dinner treat. Very unique.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2013 19:41:27 | More by flayedandskinned
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