Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.29/5 rDev +10.6%
Produced a 2 finger beige head. Beer color is very dark brown, and non translucent. Left nice lacing.
Smell was nice....caramel, vanilla, burnt sugars.
Taste was more beer like, but the Creme Brulee flavors came through nicely. A slight hop bitterness on the end. The alcohol taste comes in on the end. Heavy mouth-feel, and lowish carbonation.
Great desert beer. Definitely not a session beer...too sweet, heavy, and high abv.
08-30-2013 21:28:06 | More by TCMike
4.16/5 rDev +7.2%
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.
L – Very dark brown color with a 2-finger frothy tan head. Great retention and some nice sheets of lacing. Very viscous.
S – Butterscotch. Tons and tons and tons of butterscotch. You can smell this from across the room. It’s one-dimensional, sure, but it does smell great for what it’s supposed to be.
T – Very sweet all the way through with crème brûlée, lactose, and vanilla notes. There’s no roasted character to be found here; this is all milk stout. Very sweet but very tasty, too.
F – Medium-full-bodied, average carbonation, a smooth, creamy, and velvety mouthfeel, and a sweet and slightly dry finish. Sweetness lingers for a long time, and the nearly 10% ABV is nowhere to be found.
O – I don’t care what anyone says, this beer is delicious. It lives up to its name of being a big and bold imperial milk stout. If you’re a fan of roasted characteristics in a stout over sweet characteristics, you might want to stay away from this one. If you have a sweet tooth, definitely check this one out. I think the thing that puts this one above other very sweet stouts (eg. Imperial Biscotti Break) is that the alcohol is nowhere to be found. This has nearly 10% ABV and is immensely sweet but is still very, very drinkable. I think Southern Tier has a winner here. Cheers!
08-30-2013 14:55:11 | More by BlackBelt5112203
4.63/5 rDev +19.3%
A: with an aggressive pour this has a two finger off-white head that is reduced to a nice film over the beer that is retained. a sticky lacing remains from the top of the glass to bottom once the beer is finished.
S: butterscotch, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, caramel, sugar and cinnamon. incredible.
T: a pleasant sharpness on the tip of the tongue, followed by a creamy vanilla/burnt sugar combination. there is a nice caramel and sugar spiked coffee finish. you could eat this beer as a dessert. for a 9.5% abv, the alcohol is masked superbly.
M: very smooth, the carbonation provides a nice bite and there's a very creamy finish. as the beer warms this doesn't change.
O: fantastic dessert beer. this does well after a meal on its own.
08-29-2013 02:05:32 | More by incogpraecox
4.08/5 rDev +5.2%
A 22 oz bottle I thought I would try.
Poured a beautiful black/brown with a really good head for a stout.
Nose. Vanilla and more vanilla. So incredible.
Taste is not as good as the first two. It comes across as rather artificial and chemical laden. A nice creaminess and sweet chocolate are the main features. I thought I would let this warm up and air out a bit.
This was kind of a Jekyl and Hyde for me. I really got my hopes up but the taste is disappointing.
08-25-2013 21:23:17 | More by daledeee
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,599 ratings.