Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by hustlesworth:
4.18/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
A- poured super black into my delirium tremens snifterish tulip and I can't get any light to shine through. Minimal tan bubble head disappears fast but holds strong as a dense ring that drops some spotty lace.
S- crazy vanilla aroma. Like insane. I'm sure the lactose accentuates the vanilla as well. It's just straight up vanilla custard with like a coffe glaze and a dusting of cocoa powder. Incredibly sweet and dessert-like.
T- this is quite a radical achievement. They must have used a shit load of vanilla. They must be crazy. They nailed it, in my opinion. Vanilla vapors flow up through my nostrils with every sip, recirculate down to the palate and become integrated with more vanilla, caramel, and mild coconut. Cocoa, coffee, and any roasted flavors that pull through the vanilla are most definitely set on the back burner. Latte with an extra shot of vanilla syrup? Yeah, kinda like that. Except way more bad ass. Finishes with slowly fading sweetness and a bit more coffee. Roasted bitterness with a smidge of herbal hops appear wayyyy down the line.
MF- full and viscous with tight cooling carbonation. Sticky all up in my beard. Kinda dry on the cheeks from the alcohol but then again the lactose and vanilla sweetness kinda negate that.
D- dessert beer from outer space. I don't have much of a sweet tooth so it's hard to drink this whole bottle in one sitting.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2012 06:07:50 | More by hustlesworth
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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 3,539 ratings.