Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by rodkin:
3.75/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours black, with a light tan head, spotty lacing. Nice, nothing special.
Smell is delicious. Really strong vanilla, actually kinda smells like a creme brulee. It's not super complex, but it knows what it's going for and gets it right. Vanilla, a bit of caramel, some chocolate. Super decadent, great dessert smell.
Unfortunately, the taste doesn't live up. It really just tastes like fake vanilla. It's got the sweetness which is nice, but it's one dimensional and tastes more like a corn-based vanilla substitute than real vanilla. Pretty disappointing, but not altogether unpleasant.
Mouthfeel is fine. Medium thickness, decent carb. Good, but didn't really stand out.
Overall a fine, if one-dimensional stout. The nose is really the standout part of this drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2012 04:47:42 | More by rodkin
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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 3,516 ratings.