Posted by dugpark on November 22, 2009
Ok… been way too long since I posted. Been busy but that isn’t a good excuse, so will just take my lumps and move on.
In the business of the season and in the spirit of holiday chear, I can’t help but think of Southern Tier’s Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout as a bit of a cold weather, comfort beer. It just sounds sweet and tasty a bit like a fine dessert after a long summer of heat and fun. So it was that Mr. Dave, Mrs. Heather, and I popped this one open to enjoy what promised to be liquid dessert… and I have to say it isn’t far off! WARNING – this is not a session beer… it packs way to much oomph to be anything but a treat, but that shouldn’t hold you back. Southern Tier has created something rich and full of sweet vanilla and suger and bottled it up nicely for all of us to enjoy. At 10% ABV it is a belly warmer, as well. In the end, this really nice, really strong, really vanilla-y brew hit the spot. We especially liked it paired with a little bit of cheese, which mellowed it out just a tad. Nice form!
JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again
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Posted by dugpark on November 4, 2009
Dulle Teve… never heard of it, but Mr. Dave thought it would be good and so he picked it up the other day… comes from De Dolle Brouwers in Belgium.
I am as fond of a solid Tripel as the next guy and wow… this one hits you hard. First whiff is super strong Belgian… you get the yeast, the malts… in your face big time. The great thing about this beer is that whiff carries right on through to the taste, the finish, and on ’till morning. It has a bit of a smooth, nutty flavor/texture to it that was pleasing. The finish had citrus undertones. 10% ABV…
Overall, Mr. Dave gives it a Will Buy Again, but I run this blog and I give it a little bit more of a standard rating as nothing really stands out.
JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road
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