Every so often I come across something in the LCBO that I had no idea existed. Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout by the Southern Tier Brewing Company is just one of those things.
According to Amelie, breaking the crust of a Crème Brûlée is one of life’s greatest pleasures…and I tend to agree. Breaking open one of these stouts might just be up there as well.
This isn’t so much a beer as it is a dessert. It’s easily just as tasty as any confection and equally as filling. And yes, it does taste as advertised. You still get a distinct stoutness to though, and it isn’t so sickly sweet that you feel as though you’ve drank a pint of carmalezied sugar. It certainly might have a very thick scent of caramel, but it’s nicely balanced when it comes down to the drinking bit.
But, really, one of these and you’re good. Split it with a friend and you’re golden.