Southern Tier Creme Brûlée
9.5% ABV Imperial Milk Stout
Brewery Description: “A STOUT OF GREAT CONTENTION”
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.
Tasting Notes: Pours a deep ruby brown with a half finger tan head. Powerful aroma of vanilla, butterscotch, and caramel. Rich and creamy vanilla flavor with plenty of butterscotch, caramelized sugar, chocolate malt, and custard. Very sweet, yet not cloying, this stout is amazingly balanced and stunningly unique. Finishes with a touch of malt bitterness and some alcohol warmth. A fantastic creation of liquid creme brûlée, this gem is truly a world-class dessert beer meant for sipping.
Food Pairings: Pair with vanilla custard, bananas foster, or with vanilla ice cream.
Valentine’s Day suggestion: Needs no accompaniment, full-bodied, very sweet and flavorful. Pairs just fine with your sweetheart, it will take both of you to finish off a bomber of this deliciousness. Curl up in front of the fireplace with that special someone, this brew is sure to keep you cozy and warm.
Availability: Seasonal, November-February in Michigan stores and in other states where Arcadia is distributed.