Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout)Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout)

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very good

4,158 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,158
Reviews: 1,426
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 353
Gots: 846 | FT: 34
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ph2001 on 07-12-2008

The brewer suggests a serving temperature of 42 °F for this beer.
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Photo of reds2harleys
4.81/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Luv Southern Tier - Enjoyable brew, very tasty.

Photo of Trentt2
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A wicked sweet stout. The name does it justice, tastes just like a Creme brûlée a tad toasted. Southern tier does another excellent job

Photo of FrankSchramm
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smooth, sweet, big on vanilla.

Photo of Balliet
1.59/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.25

Tastes like the smell of cheap perfume. My least favorite stout ever.

Photo of Kevin67
2.34/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A sickeningly sweet, artificial taste that was hard to place and a texture in my mouth like motor oil and lidocaine. The numbness in my mouth from this horrible beer lasted all day, but the taste was still on my tongue the next. Worse than a hangover. The people who rave about this have obviously never had a great Crème Brulee because this doesn't capture the taste or feel of one at all.

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sweetest beer I have ever had. Couldn't finish. I don't understand the hype (there should be none)

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.51/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Creme Brulee - Southern Tier Brewing

Imperial Milk Stout

ABV - 9.6%



APPEARANCE: As I began to pour this beer it slowly came gurgling out like it was waiting for an invitation. Black motor oil liquid that devours the glass into a deep darkness. Small amounts of a milk chocolate rim variations sit underneath a dense latte colored head. Dense and tightly bubbled head that has a long lasting retention.



AROMA: Imagine taking the best creme brulee you have ever smelled, chopping it up and snorting it. Ya that's what this beer smells like. Its insane I can smell the intense vanilla from 2-3 feet away. Loads of caramelized and slightly burnt brown sugar join the vanilla as dominate aromas coming forth. If you can get beyond the vanilla and sugar there is a very creamy milk aroma and marshmallow that gives way to a slight coca dusting. It honestly smells amazing I've never gotten this much vanilla on the nose of any beer before, outstanding!



TASTE: Liquid custard, heavy cream, vanilla Nesquik tons of lactose that adds a residual sweetness that is delicious as a creme brulee is. There is a slight break in the upfront sweetness that shows some malt characteristics, caramel, nuttiness with some light espresso flavors. The presence of vanilla is undeniable, although it doesn't quite dominant the palate as it did on the nose.That leaves room for the caramelized and burnt sugar flavors to join in on the fun. As this beer begins to warm up it does reveal a layer of the traditional stout flavors, with some bitter chocolate and roasted malts that tie this beer together and really round it out.



MOUTHFEEL: Low plus carbination with a medium plus body. Almost drinks like a melted creme brulee milk shake, with a very creamy mouthfeel. The nearly 10% abv can be detected and i think its a welcome reception to remind myself that this is a beer after all.



OVERALL: Its funny to read all the reviews and see how people are bashing this beer for being to sweet. Did you not read the label and see its said "Creme Brulee" and "lactose sugar" ? I for one new exactly what I was getting into, I saved it for after dinner, late night when i was ready to drink my dessert and it did not disappoint. It drinks like liquid creme brulee, that a stout was poured on top of and then flamed. Whats not to like about that? The nose on this beer is in the top I have ever let my nostrils consume, amazing. My only complaint i would say is there is a thin line when letting this warm up, its nice to get the stout flavors to come out but let it get just a tad warmer and it does start to get a medicinal, astringent thing going on.



RATING: 4.6/5 Zombie Heads!

Photo of tlema1
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

God, this is sweet... Good in small doses, like half a pint. Tasty but very rich

Photo of Arnar_Hallsson
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

If it would taste as it smells it would've perfect. The smell is gorgeous but the taste is too sweet and shallow.

Photo of Amy1912
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was perfect! Southern Tier is my new favorite brewery!

Photo of StinkyFishBoys
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Has the aftertaste of a man who doesn't eat his fruits when his girl in town.

Photo of SomethingClever
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into snifter about a year old

A: pure darkness in color no light getting through very little head

S: lots of vanilla it smells exactly like creme brûlée

T: very sweet lots of vanilla the beer tastes exactly like it says creme brûlée

M: nothing outrageous but has a nice body

O: this beer is a lot of gimmick but I love it. It is over the top sweet but tastes amazing, this is one though that doesn't open up at room temperature so if you like it cold it is just as good.

Photo of PG2G
2.55/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Way too sweet, wouldn't want to drink more than an oz of this

Photo of GaBeerGarden
4.89/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Just finishing a 64oz Growler and it is still spectacular as a desert in a bottle. It definitely lives up to its name.

Photo of bubseymour
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent stout with heavy vanilla and cream flavor and a little hop bitter finish to balance.

Photo of xbrettfavrex
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Awesome beer overall. Very decadent and rich. My only complaint is how cloyingly sweet it can be if you don't have some salty food to balance it out. A definite sipper!

Photo of mitchgx
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Truly like having a glass of dessert; it's amazing how much sweetness, vanilla, and burnt sugar character they are able to put in a glass.

Photo of matador0861
4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great milk stout with a great espresso finish.

Photo of beerchic
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nose is straight up vanilla and burnt sugar. Taste follows the nose with added butterscotch notes. I liked this, even though it is very heavy and sweet. Dessert only beer that gets better as it warms.

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

dark brown in color, VERY Vanilla in smell and taste. A nice desert beer.

Photo of CycleDad
2.16/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap in Jacksonville, FL. Think cream soda with sweetened coffee. Way too sweet but that should have been expected with "Creme Brûlée" in the name. Stopped after a few sips.

Photo of dbl_delta
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A little overwhelming. Too much vanilla, too sweet. Artificial sweeteners? Odd chemical taste at the finish. Not something I'd go back to anytime soon.

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't want to give it a bad review. It's a hard one for me to fully appreciate because it is too sweet for a guy with a minimal sweet tooth. It's really good if sweets is your thing.

Photo of Clockwork420
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black pour, with little to no head. White thin layer left on top.

Smell is vanilla and cake batter. Reminds me of when my mom would let me lick the whisk after doing some baking.

Majorly sweet. Confectionery sugars and vanilla upfront. Cake battery goodness and finishes with warming alcohol booziness.

Mouthfeel was thinner than I expected.

Smell was incredible. Taste was good as well but I think it would be better as a lower ABV, but that is just me. The mouthfeel was what would be expected from what would be a higher alcohol content brew. If it would have been say 6-7% and had a little more body (think, more Katy Perry less Kate Moss) this would be a nearly perfect across the board.

Very good offering. Solid brew. Basically have to nit pick to find something wrong with it. Would buy again, but highly advise to share it with a couple other people to share the experience with.

Photo of Stevedore
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split a 650ml bottle with my wife. Served in a snifter 4/20/2015.

A- Darker brown body, opaque, thick brown head with excellent retention time, fair amount of lacing feeding a thick, creamy film and collar.

S- Smells of pure sugar and vanilla bean aroma. That's all it is. It's very authentic, but it's very rich and sweet.

F- A tough one to drink more than a few ounces of, but it's very impressively vanilla-forward with some roasted, burnt malt. It pretty much tastes like what you'd expect. Very intense vanilla bean sweetness.

M- Medium bodied, as stated above, tough to drink due to how sweet it is. But otherwise it's put together reasonably well, good carbonation.

O- Jeezus, this is very sweet and not all that easy to drink. Not a favourite of mine by any means, but it is an interesting concept that they've taken to such an extreme.

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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,158 ratings.