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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

3,516 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,516
Reviews: 1,293
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 18.04%
Wants: 238
Gots: 497 | FT: 28
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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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-24-2013 18:40:03 | More by wtkphoto
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

2.96/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A- Poured from bottle into a CCB sniffer. Pours a thin black with just a wisp of a head that only sticks around for just a bit. Moderate lacing. Pretty average looking for the most part.

S- Can smell the vanilla beans from about 2 feet away. Huge butterscotch aroma as well. Brown sugar for days, sweet molasses/maple sugar. Hint of alcohol. I'm not joking on the smell of this one. It is intense. If overpowering was what they were going for, then they hit it on the head. I am very intrigued and worried at the same time. Can't see any way it has any balance.

T- Intense flavors I got from the nose, with some cream and toasted caramel. So sweet it is cloying. Sweet vanilla up front, mellows out some in the finish before and odd, harsh, astringent finish. Balance is off...as expected. Just too much IMO.

M- Seems to have a nice body for the milk stout style. Warmth of alcohol present in the throat, but not too bad. Drinkability suffers because of the harsh sweetness, but the carbonation isn't bad.

O- Just wasn't for me. There is no denying the nose of this beer is intoxicating. I see what they were going for, but they went a bit too far with the butterscotch and sugar and the direction seemed to get lost from there. Honestly, I could always do without butterscotch. Can't knock ST for trying, but I won't be drinking again. I had a tough enough time finishing this bottle.

Bottled on 6/12/13
Consumed on 7/9/13
$8.99 for 22 oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 05:06:40 | More by Bosoxfan20
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-24-2013 02:18:12 | More by gkjhawk
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-24-2013 00:45:46 | More by ADTaber
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-23-2013 14:43:42 | More by sonofliberty2
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-22-2013 23:40:33 | More by Hessian257
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-22-2013 20:26:25 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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dabakemon

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

07-22-2013 20:04:24 | More by dabakemon
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-22-2013 16:36:03 | More by KAP1356
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-22-2013 14:06:25 | More by Nobcefus
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brotherloco

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-22-2013 01:04:23 | More by brotherloco
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RMelyon

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-21-2013 21:04:31 | More by RMelyon
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Kimbo1318

New York

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

07-21-2013 13:24:14 | More by Kimbo1318
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Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

07-21-2013 12:36:17 | More by jaxon53
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New Mexico

2.25/5  rDev -42%

07-21-2013 12:28:40 | More by MatthewD4
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CMUbrew

Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served around 50 degrees in a snifter

A: Typical black as night stout. Not much head forms on this one.

S: Big scent of butterscotch candy dominates the nose. The rest is notes of vanilla, roasted malts, and a whiff of alcohol.

T: Butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, roasted and burnt malts, and a fair bit of warming alcohol.

M: Quite smooth with a decently big body. Alcohol is mouth warming.

O: I can't say I understand the hate on this one. Yes, it has lots of sweet, candy-like flavors, but it is meant to mimic a dessert and it does that. In my opinion it actually has a decent amount of balance because of the big roast presence. A unique must-try I think.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 03:31:43 | More by CMUbrew
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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ercxi

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +16%

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New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Southern Tier Creme Brûlée

10 oz tapper at Benno's in West Allis, WI. Served chilled...

A) Black to dark brown with a fairly thick mocha head, nearly a finger. Decent retention... No lacing noted...

S) A huge amount of vanilla and caramel. Made me think of drinking a Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks. If that is your thing it is hard not to be impressed by the aroma of this beer. Perhaps too sweet for some, but I really enjoyed it.

T) It is near the nose, with the vanilla and caramel referenced above, but the flavor came off as more artificial to me. It's like we went from Starbucks to some type of coffee mate creamer. The warmer this got, the more prevalent the alcohol content became.

M) It's hard for me to say this wasn't full-bodied. It was pretty thick and fairly smooth. As mentioned above a little alcohol burn as it got warmer.

O) Perhaps not the best choice on an extremely hot and humid day. Thanks to fellow beer advocate ncketchum, for the encouragement to give it a shot. A 10 oz pour was certainly enough. It was quite sweet, but overall pretty enjoyable.

Paired with the Super Nachos...
America!!!! Fuck yeah!!!!

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2013 03:43:11 | More by RoamingGnome
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and some lacing

S-big vanilla, caramel, malt, little toffee

T-lots of vanilla, sweet milk, malt, toffee, little chocolate

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth, alcohol well-integrated, maybe a little thinner than I expected

O-interesting imp stout, but too much vanilla for me, may be better aged with a little bourbon to tone down the vanilla

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 02:45:12 | More by MDDMD
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-20-2013 02:39:28 | More by theBIERlad
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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-20-2013 01:40:39 | More by gritz147
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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