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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
87
very good

3,541 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,541
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 18.3%
Wants: 239
Gots: 510 | FT: 29
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:
The brewer suggests a serving temperature of 42 °F for this beer.

(Beer added by: ph2001 on 07-12-2008)
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NJBeerguy

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well do you want to drink your dessert? If so this is a beer for you. This is one of the most unusual beers I've had in a long time. The color is dark as night. It's pour was absent of a head. It does have a very distinctive nose, that of sweet caramel(how did they do that?). Taste, well it as close as can be to handing you a spoon to crack the burnt sugar crust from the top of the glass as one can get. The question begs to be asked; is that really a creme brulee nose or have we gone way over the top with vanilla?, is it aged in wood giving off the vanilla?, is it extract?, or did they dare to use vanilla bean? Which ever this beer has a sweetness throughout that I thought the alcohol would balance off. All I get, almost all the way though, is that singular taste of creme caramel, with a sweet vanilla taste that leads into the finish. This beer is a one trick pony, I was looking for balance but got one flavor, yes a very good flavor and one which I personally like for it's named after one of my favorite desserts but, Is this what a beer should be? Shouldn't it be like a great piece of literature, a beginning a middle and an end? This beer has a beginning the nose of sweetness, a middle of creamy vanilla custard, with no end. It's a beer to be revisited, for at 10% ABV I suspect and hope that, the too much sweetness will subside. For a different taste do give it a try!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2008 03:06:35 | More by NJBeerguy
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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,541 ratings.