I have a sweet tooth so I've been very excited to see a lot of beers based on desserts being brewed. I have never had an actual Crème Brûlée but if it tastes anything like this stout from New Bristol Brewery then it's a dessert I will be sure to love.
The stout pours a lovely dark brown colour with a small semi-tight tan head that disperses to a thin layer. I was expecting some sediment in the can but there was none at all so I got every delicious drop out.
The smell is to die for! It's buttery, sweet and sugary with notes of creamy vanilla custard and caramelised sugar - just what it says on the tin. The flavour isn't as strong as the aroma, but it's lovely. It's not as sweet as I expected but it's deliciously malty with hints of caramel and a burnt toffee, almost liquorice, aftertaste that lingers on the tongue. Even though it has quite a high ABV at 7% there's no harsh alcohol taste at all. It's full bodied with decent carbonation, although I prefer my stouts a little smoother.
It really is a lovely milk stout and well worth trying if you can get your hands on one. I'll certainly grab one again if I see it so Ale Be Seeing You!
Brewed by New Bristol Brewery, Bristol
My Untappd score: 4.25/5