Monday, October 20, 2008

Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout

Southern Tier Creme Brule
'We are not the harbingers of truth as some may suggest but it may indeed be argued that our brewing philosophy is tantamount to a dessert with a bellicose past. How, you may ask, would a brewery determine a likeness to hard-coated custard? Our response is simple; it’s all in the power of history, and of course, the extra finesse needed to top off a contentious treat with definition.

By comprehending the labyrinthine movement of time, one would not think it strange to trace the errant path of an ordinary object such as a cream dessert only to discover that it has been the cause of cultural disputes since the middle ages. The British founders of burnt cream and from Spain, crema catalana, both stand by their creative originality and we respect that, but it was the French Crème Brûlée, amid the strife of contention, that survived to represent our deliciously creamy brew.'

Damn you blogger, why do you hate this photograph so much? I cannot for the life of me get this damn thing to format right. Fuck it, I was trying to make this blog more 'professional' or something, but that just isn't going to happen. Sorry readers! (all ten of you). On to the review of this beer that has something to do with time travel in labrynths, I think.

Southern Tier's Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout is the definitive 'dessert beer'. This beer does not skimp on flavors at all- I tasted cream, chocolate, coffee, caramel and powdered sugar right off the bat not to mention a little alcohol and malts in the aftertaste. This is a prime candidate for you fatties out there who like to make 'beer floats', 'beer sundaes' or maybe 'beer fried ice cream'. This drink is a unique experience to be sure, but by the end of this brew I was wondering how much actual beer was in there with all those great milky sweets. This is not the kind of beer you grab from the fridge when you are in the mood for 'any beer', this is something you hold on to for a special occasion that probably involves a BYOB restaurant with a hearty menu. Good stuff, a little too on the 'foody' side for me, but that is what I expected from the getgo.

Musical pairing: the Lightning Seeds- Sense (Pop songs with so much saccharine, You'll get tooth decay after a few listens)


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