Special thanks to CBCer Steve for his well thought out review of Southern Tier Creme Brulee Imperial Stout:
Pours thick and very deep brown, but not quite black with a lacy tan
head. Nose is absolutely amazing – loads of vanilla and caramel, but also some roasted malts, sweet cake, and even a hint of anise. Taste is best described as opulent; amazingly rich and creamy with heavy vanilla and burnt caramel, like what a cupcake store smells like on a good day. Some alcohol on the first sip, but the richness overwhelms everything else. If you don’t like things overly sweet – this is not the beer for you; but as a single dessert beer it is the best I’ve ever had.
My mouth watered when I read his review. Might be having dessert first next time!