December 11th

When you’re faced with a bomber of imperial stout, it’s usually a good idea to have someone to split it with. If the beer is supposed to mimic creme brulee, that gives even more reason. At first, the Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout might sound like a horrible idea and, depending on your preference, the final result might qualify as one. It definitely does a good job of recreating the taste and smell, with lots of carmelization from the added lactose. However, the added element of alcohol makes it seem a bit like cough syrup, though I found this less as the beer continued to warm up.

It is also very sweet, so much that it would make me sick to sit down and drink all of this by myself in one go. But at the right time (and with the right amount of people), I can see drinking this in lieu of a dessert. If nothing else, Southern Tier has to be applauded for the effort in trying to create such a distinct beer.

Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout on Ratebeer

Today: 450mL. Year-to-date: 34.42L.

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