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

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

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87
very good

3,236 Ratings
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Ratings: 3236
Reviews: 1271
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 18.3%


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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RyanLigeia

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in 22oz mug.

Pours a completely opaque black with highlights, that could easily go unnoticed, of brown showing at the edges. 1 inch head that condenses to a thin layer of thick foam over the top that lasts for a while. Like a cappuccino. Leaves thick lacing on the mug.

Smells VERY SWEET. Might turn some off but I don't dislike it. I mean what else would one expect from a southern tier imperial milk stout? Vanilla, caramel, mocha, a hint of alcohol but the sweetness definitely masks the actual abv. Almost reminds me of the way baileys smells, or some kind of french vanilla coffee/mocha adult milkshake. Or, well, creme brûlée beer.

Tastes the same as everything listed above basically except for the fact that the 9.6% abv definitely shines through here. The intense burnt caramel, malty, brown sugary, mocha milkshake sweetness still makes it hard to tell the beer is almost at 10% but there is definitely a slight boozy burn that fights its way to the front. I think with some aging this beer would be 5 in the taste category.

The mouthfeel is very syrupy, sticky, smooth. Warming on its way down. Fits the beer well but if anything Id say I wish the body was a little more full to make up for the intense flavors/alcohol.

Overall I would recommend trying this beer for the simple reason that its pretty over the top in flavor. Awesome idea for an imperial milk stout for sure! I do think the abv stuck out a little too much though and at $9 a bomber I doubt I'll be buying it again. Unless i buy it to age it which seems like it'd be a great idea. Id imagine a lot of "veterans" have been/will be bashing this beer because of the overly sugary syrupy boozy flavor but hey, thats what you get for buying an "Imperial Milk Stout". I try to rate the beers according to which category they fall under and for an imperial milk stout I'd say Southern Tier did a great job on this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 02:34:57 | More by RyanLigeia
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle was poured into a large snifter.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is s pitch black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Sweet sweet vanilla and cream, butterscotch candy, lactose, caramel, and a little char.

Taste: Tastes like a flan pudding. A little booze, burnt caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, sweetness, and a little chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Creamy silky smooth, full bodied, a little sweet, low to medium carbonation, and like drinking a desert.

Overall: Smells sweet, tastes sweet, and is still sweet. I like it, but the sweetness could be a bit overbearing for most. Still an enjoyable beer though.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 03:00:26 | More by Flounder57
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4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- pours nearly pitch black with a small light tan head that retains shortly, leaving a thin layer floating on top

S- pure butterscotch, I've never smelled such authentic butterscotch in a beer before. Also notes of coffee, milky lactose, toasted cream, caramel, pure sweetness

T- sweet and malty with notes of lactose, a hint of coffee, brown sugar, charred cream, licorice, the caramel/butterscotch actually comes though on the finish and lingers on the palate long after finishing

M - medium body and carbonation, foamy mouthfeel with a sweet finish

O- it's sweet, but I didn't have any trouble drinking 12oz, loved the aroma, unlike anything I've experienced. Base stout was mostly sweet, the butterscotch aftertaste was what made this one a winner, great beer

Serving type: bottle

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