Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.8/5 rDev +23.7%
poured a cellar temp bottle into a snifter. The beer pours a deep cola brown hue with fluffy tan head foaming up about 1 cm and fading rather quickly to a sturdy edge layer and wispy island.
Aroma is Very sweet with chocolate, brown sugar, maple syrup, sweet caramel with a bit of roasted note. Very strong nose sweet sugary candy bar or melted chocolate is what I can think of with every whiff.
First sip reveals a very smooth yet kind of thick body with very fine gentle rolling carbonation.
Flavor is as expected....sweet. I get brown sugar and maple syrup mixed with milk chocolate and caramel. No real hint of ABV and definitely no hops to be found in this brew. Drinkability is high and I would do this one again, although splitting the bomber is probably a good idea. This one snuck up on me a little by the end of my glass.
excellent big malty brew with lots of interesting complex flavors!
07-19-2012 02:05:27 | More by sulldaddy
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured into a snifter.
Milk chocolate-brown, thin and with the clarity of soda. A little thin-looking, with translucent burnt orange at the edges. The head is about half a finger tall, composed of silky bubbles the color of coffee and cream, and quickly recedes to a sticky ring.
An amalgamation of sugary aromas. Brown sugar, coca cola, vodka, custard, vanilla yogurt. Quite unexpected.
Leads with a blend of bitter dark chocolate, vanilla yogurt and custard. Stout notes are more noticeable when cold; creme brulee sweetness emerges when it warms. Lingering mildly bitter toast.
Body is just a touch under medium, smooth and syrupy. Carbonation is nearly absent — just a soft, spicy tingle that breaks the brew into a little silky fizz. Alcohol numbs the tongue a little.
Tasty stuff. I don’t find it as cloyingly sweet as some say — in fact, it’s fairly well-balanced. And the recreation of custard dessert flavors with nothing but vanilla and lactose is pretty impressive. Good stuff.
07-13-2012 03:48:09 | More by Phelps
3.95/5 rDev +1.8%
An opaque black body with a thin tan cap which drops quickly and leaves only the slightest ringlet of lace.
The nose is, in short, creme brulee. Caramel, vanila beans, burnt sugar, cream, chocolate. Fantastic.
Taste is sweet caramel and chocolate, vanila beans, cream and brunt sugar. Sweetness borders on cloying. A nice roasted and bitter quality is there but it is all but washed away by the intense sweetness. Boozy alcohol note is present but mild.
Mouth is voluptuous and silky.
Drinkability is not high. I only wanted one small glass because the intensity of the sweetness was too much for me.
A nice dessert beer. I enjoyed it and it went well with a slice of cheesecake. Key here is to pair it with something even sweeter - say a slice of turtle cheescake - because in comparison the beer is not as sweet.
07-12-2012 01:14:20 | More by sethmeister
2.55/5 rDev -34.3%
The aroma is amazing and the initial taste is sweet/chocolate/vanilla... but then... in the end all I could taste was bitter dark chocolate/burnt malt flavor and it wouldn't go away. That ruined the beer for me... too over the top in the aftertaste to enjoy more than one of these. Mouthfeel was motor oily, very little head in the glass. If burnt coffee taste is your thing then you would love this. But this one is not for me. It does get better by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but it's not enough to save it for me.
07-11-2012 14:33:43 | More by Fatjack
4.55/5 rDev +17.3%
Tried this guy out of a 22oz. bottle I picked up at the local boozery. Very stout-like in its color and pour. It had almost no head at all, and a powerful vanilla smell. The flavor is amazing, but very sweet thanks to a heavy dose of lactose. The only negative thing I can say is that it finishes thick and sticky, and even someone who really likes stouts would have trouble drinking alot of it. Overall, a great dessert beer!
07-08-2012 18:55:28 | More by babbules
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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