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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Southern Tier Blackwater Series Crème Brûlée Imperial Milkstout



Beer comes in array of styles, from very light to very dark. There are hundreds different beer styles, on style is milk style, no it isn’t brewed with milk, but it is brewed from the lactose sugars that are found in milk. This type of sugar makes a mile sweet. This beer here is Southern Tiers Blackwater Series Crème Brûlée Imperial Milkstout, 9.5% ABV. Imperial just mean a bigger ABV. Southern Tier also uses vanilla beans, Columbus and horizon hops Crème Brûlée pours a dark and opaque black with a tan kaki two finger head that fades super slow, and leaves great tight tan lacing behind. You can’t see any light coming though the glass and I could barley see any carbonation bubbles. The aroma on Crème Brûlée is big, strong, sweet caramelized sugar with some vanilla.  The aroma is strong on this beer. The taste is at first sweet with a sugar like sweetness and some vanilla. There is a faint coffee flavor not there as well with a very faint coco note. Then you get a warming slightly bitter alcohol booziness on the back. The mouth feel is full and rich; this really coats your tongue. The finish on this is a little coffee bitterness with a hint of vanilla. The aftertaste really stays a while with less bitter and a little more sugar and vanilla sweetness that is a little sticky. This is a big complex beer. So I this is A- from me. Crème Brûlée is a good sweet beer that is well brewed with a lot going on. I do think if you like stouts and/or sweet beers, then you should try this one. It is good and really does remind me of good Crème Brûlée. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!    

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