Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Deep brown/black, small but solid head. Opaque. Looks tasty.
Smell: Definitely creamy and sugary. Actually smells a LOT like creme brulee. Not much as far as familiar beer-y smells, but that's not a bad thing here. I honestly can't stop thinking about cracking the caramelized top. Yum. Naturally, there's some caramel there, too.
Taste: Sweetness and bitterness up front, mingles into mild bitterness on the way out. A nice smoothness.Well-balanced by my measure except for a moment midway through the taste when the bitterness overwhelms the sweet side, but only for a second.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth for the most part, carbonation just right for me.
Overall: I really like this. Definitely a desserty beer, but good. 9/10 would drink again.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2013 01:06:55 | More by mporter249
4.5/5 rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Deep black in color, with a large, sense, and persistent tan head. Thick, scattered lacing adorns the glass walls
Aroma: Profound aroma of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch and coffee, the aroma is so palpable, one can almost taste it.
Taste: Opens with a massive wave of vanilla and caramel, followed by a surge of espresso. Later in the taste, bitter cocoa comes to the fore. Throughout the taste, the vanilla is omnipresent, at first dominating, and then as a pronounced undercurrent. There is a modest hop presence, or perhaps it isn't modest, but is overwhelmed by the vanilla, caramel, and coffee. Nonetheless, its serves as a counterpoint to the sweetness of this beer. Finishes with a lingering herbal bitterness and a sweet vanilla and caramel flavor.
The high alcohol content (9.6% ABV) is superbly concealed.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and quite full.
Drinkability/notes: Absolutely excellent, a stupendous and over-the-top dessert beer.
Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Sourcing: Purchased at Spec's in Austin, Texas in June of 2013, for $9.99 plus tax for a twenty-two ounce bomber.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2013 21:59:52 | More by Pegasus
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,462 ratings.