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Sunday, January 15, 2012
Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout
This is a pretty fantastic beer and is solidly in the camp of "unusual". If you can get it, I'm jealous. If you can't, I'm sorry and I'm with you. It isn't distributed locally and we have to beg and bribe friends that travel to the distribution area to grab a couple of bottles.
So, what you're probably thinking is either "Ewww" or "Too Sweet". It has a fantastic beer flavor. It is a great stout. It is also not syrupy sweet. When you pour a glass, the caramel aroma is the first thing you notice. The first sip has the exact taste of creme brulee with just a hint of sweet. As a matter of fact, that's when the bitter from the stout takes over. If you want something different (let's call it a dessert beer) then this might be for you. However, don't be fooled and give this to a beginning beer drinker. It is a stout and is pretty complex. I have one more bottle for now and I'm trying to think of a special occasion to crack it open.