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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

4,082 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,082
Reviews: 1,398
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 341
Gots: 806 | FT: 33
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,082 | Reviews: 1,398
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.

Photo of Mhpendleton
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer would be good with dessert. Very strong vanilla smell and taste. I would not drink on a regular basis.

Photo of muchos
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L - black, stout-esque. Tan foamy head, hangs on a good while
S - smell gets a 'wow' from me. Sweet sweet burnt vanilla. Nailed it.
T - very vanilla, toasty malt, bitter finish. Kinda weird. Not bad by any means.
F - fairly creamy, not too carbonated.
O - this beer smells awesome, sweeter than actual creme brulee. Maybe that's why I was let down by the taste, because the taste has beer-like qualities. I am glad I tried this beer, not sure I would get it again, unless I am in the mood for something extremely vanilla.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bomber at 45 degrees into shaker
Aroma of burnt sugar and vanilla
Head small (1.5 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 6 mm ring and 1 mm layer
Lacing excellent – complete rings of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins very sweet with vanilla and cream, bitterness of burnt sugar rolls in for the finish. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 4

Photo of Lambo330
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer I as a man have ever had

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

overly and artificially sweet. does have a nice mouthfeel. looks and feels pretty good but the taste is and smell is sugar with a slight toasted dark malts/cream

Photo of monicaglover
4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma along with the taste makes this beer exceptional!

Photo of Dj1931
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

They accomplished their goal and the beer is what it sounds like. Hard to drink more than a glass as a sipper though!

Photo of hopflyer
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 6/11/13

Pours dark brown, one finger head. Remains afloat for sometime.

Holy vanilla and burnt sugar! He nose really hits what's its label says. Strength if the vanilla is unlike any aroma I've ever I've had in a beer.

Taste is big rush of vanilla with caramel mixed in. Sweet cream starts to blend with the vanilla. A little alcohol bite in there too but this is liquid dessert.

Feel is smooth and very creamy. Carb is on the lower side but it's what's needed with the profile.

I saw that this was going to be sweet but I wasn't prepared for the prominence of vanilla. They really hit the mark on what they were trying to accomplish, but it's definitely a novelty type beer that I probably won't go for again. With all the candy and chocolate his Easter morning, I was compelled to finally open this and satisfy my curiosity.

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

Just too sweet and intense. Maybe you could pour some over vanilla ice cream. I put some in my coffee and it tastes like vanilla creamer. But there's no way I am going to be able to drink much more than a shot glass at one sitting.

Photo of imericcraig
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First half is amazing second half just turns into a normal stout

Photo of GTJayG
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Perhaps not for the traditionalist, but as a dessert offering this is a fine selection. Don't try and pair it with a main course, it really would be a poor match. Also if you don't like a sweet note in your beer then this would be one to avoid.

Photo of einman21
4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Heavy stout. Great flavor. You can definitely taste the vanilla.

Photo of sjrodriguez
2.37/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Like trying to drink alcoholic coffee creamer; far too sweet to be at all enjoyable. Drainpour.

Photo of Foxybrau
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Again I find milk stouts too rich for me. It seems like there is a protein element present that is off putting. This one looks great and the body is nice and thick. The nose is strong butterscotch which would be quite nice if it were toned down a bit. It's just too sweet and strong. The taste is similarly overloaded to the point that I finds self just trying to get it down instead of spending any time with it. I don't want to knock it too much since others seem to be high on it, just coming to the conclusion that this family is not for me.

Photo of AFCPar-tie-ers
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The IPA drinkers say its the best stout they've ever had...but they dont know what the fuck a good dark beer tastes like

Photo of GeeL
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is what I call a "novelty beer". It's made with a specific purpose: to taste like something. It's not a quaffing beer, it's a slow sipper as you sit around the table after dinner; or maybe with dessert or even AS dessert. If I were rating this as a quaffing beer, the score would be much lower.

Look: dark, just like a stout should. There's a thick creamy head that things out. There is little to no carbonation; however, it is not a "still" beer. As I swirled the glass I could see how thick the beer was based on the "legs" on the side of the glass. It looked like it would be thick and sweet.

Smell: like Creme Brulee, butterscotch, vanilla, cream. Smelled like dessert.

Taste: this beer needs to be warmer than usual. It's surprisingly balanced for such a sweet beer. It tastes just like creme brulee, this beer could be served as a dessert. It was fun tasting it, but more than two 4-6 oz servings would have been over the top.

Feel: it's thick. Not very carbonated, almost undercarbonated. More carbonation would have resulted in acidity on the palate that would have distracted from the overall taste and experience.

Overall: this is meant to share with friends. Don't serve it too cold. Have it as dessert.

Photo of Sludgeman
2.68/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Split a bomber with my brother in law. Poured into a stemmed flute. A little of something is good but a lot of something can be bad. That describes this beer. Too sweet, too much vanilla. 2.75

A - black with a half finger tan head. 3.75
S - too much vanilla - 2.5
T - cloyingly sweet, malty, vanilla, 2.5
MF - med heavy body with a sweet finish. - 3

Photo of WJones
4.74/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Would be perfect if the high alcohol level didn't show at all...if it were a 7-8% would be PERFECT ! A tad too sweet and rich.

Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Interesting brew. Drinking on tap at The Bier Stein in Eugene.
A: opaque black beer, very much what I expect of a stout. Leaving minimal lacing and had a small head.
S: Smells like creme bruleè even through my stuffy nose. Very inviting, fantastically done nose, spot on.
T: my taste buds are a little out of wack as of late but this beer opens pretty generic stout flavor. A sudden wash of sticky sweet mixed with hop bitter as one would expect from a beer that smells like custard. Finishes with a lingering sweetness.
M: pretty basic, smooth stout
O: a good beer, I sure enjoyed the novelty of it. Good to share.

Photo of Extol
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice. Couldn't imbibe a lot of these But maybe one for breakfast or dessert. Nice vanilla and chocolate bitterness on the back end.

Photo of founddrama
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Strong coffee notes, and the promised sweetness and vanilla. Obviously a bit on the dessert side. Good, and not just "for what it is" -- although you've definitely got to be in the right mood.

Photo of Wbstevens1
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As far as imperial milk stouts go this one is without a doubt my favorite. Strong caramel and vanilla notes complement and somewhat tame the high level of sweetness. Although this is one of the sweetest milk stouts I have had, it is not overpowering as long as you only have one or two. An excellent "dessert beer." VERY hard to find in my area but well worth the search.

Photo of 420Rick
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Quite sweet. Great dessert beer. Wouldn't have more than one at a time

Photo of 5EKF
2.64/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This beer was barely palatable to me. Very artificial tasting and very cloying.

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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,082 ratings.