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Salted Caramel | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4.13/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brewed Salted Caramel to pay tribute to one of our favorite sweets. In the same vein as salted caramel chocolates and truffles, our Salted Caramel stout is the perfect balance of sweet decadence and savory salt. Perfect alone, or enjoyed as a float.

Southern Tier Salted Caramel takes a base imperial milk stout (brewed with lactose), Himalayan pink sea salt, and caramelized sugar, to mimic the flavor of the candy. Much like other beers in the Blackwater Series, this dessert beer finishes at 10% alcohol by volume.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,945
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
330
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
72
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 330 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of glass_house
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Coach
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well done. Like this one a lot better than the Creme Brûlée version from Southern Tier. There’s no mistaking the salted caramel flavor, but it doesn’t go so far overboard you can’t tell it’s a stout beer.

My biggest problem with it is that it’s so hard to find. Every other beer in this series is much easier to source.

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Photo of Reggie_Dunlop
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gasanesthesia
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Damned good stuff! The best of the AMAZING Blackwater series. Please bring it back in Bombers!

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4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got to christen my new NASA Kennedy Space Center pint glass with this brew, I am so glad I did...

A beautifully black brew with little head and no lacing gives way to the most delicious of scents of nutmeg, chocolate, and caramel that I have ever had a beer produce to my nose. The only thing the beer lacked was a scent of the 10% ABV, hidden behind all those scents and even hidden behind all the flavor from the taste. The mouthfeel is creamy, but not enough to overcome the considerable carbonation this thing puts off. If it weren't for that it would have been absolutely amazing. A very good dessert beer and another great offering from ST.

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4.84/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerthulhu
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-Brewed with seasalt and caramelized sugars. DOB 08.21.17. Consumed in chalice 03.05.18.

A: Dark viscose pour, coffee colored, has a creamy 1/2 inch walnut toned head that was very stable and lengthy. Small micro-effervesce on the glass walls with a speckled lacing on the interior. Really love the creamy texture and coloring of the head when swirled, like a mocha topping.

S: Big candy caramel sweetness, milky cocoa powder with some peanut candy chew scents. Big dessert style aroma, sight hints of sea salt with a soft and beautiful bitterness and milky chocolate richness @ 10.0% shows no detection of it's alcohol strength. It's big sweet nature just may give you diabetes.

T: Big roasty flavor, deep rich bitterness of freshly ground coffee beans, oily and aromatic, with loads of vanilla and caramel creamer to balance. Milky chocolate and cocoa sweetness, roasty sweetness of caramelized sugars, earthy bitterness and some burnt campfire marshmellow. Silty ash with a touch of that sea salt blending beautifully together with the sweet caramel. Nice finish of roasted bitterness and ash that gently lingers behind with a light dry touch.

M: Heavy milky creamy weight, softly carbonated with a bittering roastiness around the tongues edges.

O: Overall sweet and enticing dessert style beer. Big bold roasty nature is balanced beautifully with caramelized sugars and vanilla sweetness. Milky chocolate and cocoa powder bring some extra sweetening to the pot. Very favorable first impression aroma and flavor wise that stays with you the entire drink. Great drinkability, at 10% you would never suspect the alcohol. Outstanding per style with a very good range of aroma and flavor and nice adjuncts such as the caramelized sugars and sea salt provides a nice innovation and twist. Outstanding big dessert style that will fill you up.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger of dense tan head which retains well but slowly fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of straight caramel on the nose with a bit of chocolate and roasted malt
T: Taste is slightly salty upon entry with a huge blast of caramel followed by some chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Still very caramel forward and sugary sweet. Swallow is a little more salt along with another hit of that caramel character with a little lingering roasted malt
M: This beer is fairly thick in body with a slightly sticky mouthfeel from all the residual sugar. Carbonation is slightly prickly which is a bit higher than I would like it to be while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this beer tastes like what they were aiming for. It's a huge beer that tastes like caramel with a hint of stout. Kind of loud and very sweet on the palate which definitely makes this one a dessert beer. Not bad if you like dessert stouts or super sweet stouts but not one I personally plan to revisit.

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Photo of cd34
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krajnyak
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great look and smell. I got a supriingly balanced caramel flavor, but the salt seems to gone in too much at the end. It’s not overpowering, but definetly identifiable. I’m just not a fan of that aftertaste. Overall, this is a solid brew and worth a try.

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4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.06/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle served in a goblet. 23 May 2016 bottling date.
Smooth, full mouthfeel with partially hidden alcohol. Clear dark body with a weak beige head.
Loads of caramel aroma and flavor yet very good complexity. Sweet, but at an appropriate level for the style. Mildly bitter (and excellent) aftertaste removed the hazard of cloying sweetness suggested by the aroma. Some salt and dark dried fruit notes.
Excellent with dark chocolate.

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Photo of EMV
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip. 2017 edition.

L: Inky black pour with 1 finger of brown head. Falls fast with a solid rim of lacing.

S: Caramel and cocoa... roasted sugars. As advertised... smells like a dessert.

T/F: Burned sugars and sweetness. Mild char... strong caramel and chocolate presence. Mild vanilla and hazelnut. Medium to thick bodied... sticky and warming. Picking up some of the sea salt near the finish.

O: Delivers what it advertises... a big sweet dessert stout. Great flavor... thick and warming... boozy. A sipper for those cold winter nights, and seeing as it's 10 degrees out in PA right now... just what the doctor ordered.

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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Salted Caramel from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 330 ratings