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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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87
very good

3,461 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,461
Reviews: 1,290
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 18.3%
Wants: 232
Gots: 472 | FT: 27
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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mfnmbvp

Illinois

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

22 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 06/05/2013 printed near the bottom of the bottle. My bottle lists a 9.50% abv, rather than the 9.60% abv listed on BeerAdvocate. Excited to have this beer in my grasp, based upon it's good reviews, and based on how well I enjoyed the Southern Tier Choklat. Expecting similar results here.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours an opaque black colored body with two fingers of creamy mocha colored head. Some faint ruby shows through when held to the light. Head retention is very good, considering this beer's high abv.

S - This is where the beer really kicks things up a notch. I've seriously never smelled a beer like this before. Big creamy natural vanilla beans, ice cream, white sugar, buttered toffee, caramel, cappuccino, coffee, chocolate, hint of alcohol fumes, and just a dash of cherry tartness buried in the end. Very sweet, but an epic smelling beer, hands down.

T - Taste mimics the nose: although not quite as astounding as I had imagined. Smooth creamy chocolate, vanilla, white sugar, cappuccino, toffee, caramel, a hint of hop bitterness on the end, and some faint alcohol warmth. The big 9.50% abv is expertly well disguised.

M - Feel is sticky and sugary. Full-bodied, with ideal low carbonation. Some dry bitterness lingering on the palate.

Overall, a true dessert of a beer if there ever was one. Not a beer most of us would want to tackle on their own; you'd be best sharing this beer with someone after dinner. I'm definitely glad I finally got around to trying this beer, and it's a shame that it took me as long as it did. An excellent after dinner beer, one I would happily have again.

Southern Tier Creme Brulee ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 03:45:01 | More by mfnmbvp
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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,461 ratings.