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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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flayedandskinned

California

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 6/11/13
Poured into a standard tulip glass.

Appearance:(4)
Pours a thick, impenetrable black with a dark tan, 2.5 fingers tall head. The head has some decent retention and loves light lacing along the sides of the glass.

Aroma: (3.5)
Immediately upon pouring, your nostrils are assaulted by an overwhelming scent of intensely sweet vanilla and creamy, slightly tart smelling custard and not much else. As beer warms, the sweet facade starts to open up, allowing some sweet chocolate notes to surface. A very light alcohol presence cuts through the layers of vanilla as well.

Taste: (3.5)
Very similar to the nose, you're struck first by very sweet cream and vanilla. Building alongside the sweetness, is a faintly herbal twang of hops. Behind this hop presence, is a thick, creamy chocolate malt coating that resides on your palate up until the lightly bitter, off dry finish. Long lingering notes of creamy chocolate, bitter espresso bean and even more vanilla. The 9.5% ABV is hidden pretty well.

Mouthfeel: (4)
Thick and very creamy with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: (3.75)
Wow, this beer is extraordinarily sweet and intense, just like the desert it is named after; It truly is uncanny how strikingly similar the aroma is to actual Creme Brulee. I was hoping that some of the stout elements would be a bit more forward in the aroma, but they definitely shine through in the finish of the beer. Overall, this beer is too intensely sweet for my tastes, but I can definitely see this beer as a fitting after dinner treat. Very unique.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 19:41:27 | More by flayedandskinned
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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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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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