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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,240 Ratings
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Ratings: 3240
Reviews: 1272
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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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This poured thick and creamy like a chocolate syrup. The color is black and dull with a head that was dense and creamy as well.

The scent is a thick butterscotch, Werthers candy toffee, light caramel, whipped cream, oats and pecans.

The flavors are similar with a strong toffee, caramel, lighter butterscotch, slight coffee roast, pecan nuttiness and a tinge of booze. As it warms there is more obvious vanilla bean, as the label says, with some roast or char.

The feel is not as thick as it appears but it is solid enough. A bit bitter and boozy, this has a slickness that makes it slide down easier than would be expected.

As a dessert beer this is fabulous, as it has the smell taste and feel of an after dinner drink. This is much better served over 50F as straight out of the fridge restricts some of the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 23:01:28 | More by KYGunner
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/9/2014. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge caramel, toffee, vanilla, butterscotch, cream, custard, brown sugar, toast, light coffee, and light herbal hops. Fantastic aromas with very authentic creme brulee character with light-moderate hop presence; with big strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, vanilla, butterscotch, custard, cream, brown sugar, toast, light coffee, and light herbal/pine hops. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, butterscotch, brown sugar, custard, toast, light coffee, and slight herbal/pine hops on the finish for a while. Incredible robustness and complexity of dark malt, lactose, and vanilla flavors; with just enough hop bitterness to cut out any cloying sweetness on the finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding imperial milk stout! All around awesome balance of dark malt, vanilla, and lactose flavors with moderate hop balance; and extremely smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 06:59:29 | More by superspak
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Vonhinx

New York

4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: dark, dark with limited light brown head that didnt last long
S: sweetness and vanilla. It smells like desert.
T: just like the taste. It is a perfect desert beer, if there is such a thing
M: creamy and limited carbonation

This was a fantastic beer, but I sm a lover of the thick, sweet and dark beers more thzn the hoppy ones. As a note, the high alcohol content of this beer is well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 01:17:16 | More by Vonhinx
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle with a dark brown color, no head. Has an amazingly sweet vanilla, sugar, and caramel aroma. Taste is the same sweet vanilla, but also has a bitterness that prevents it from being too sweet. I can’t help wish this was a pure sweet stout, but maybe it would have been too rich. Has a full body feel and goes down smooth. This is a delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 21:26:42 | More by brutusmuktuk
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glass_house

Ohio

4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

Pours inky black with 1 finger of frothy milk chocolate-colored head that quickly recedes to a thin collar with sticky lacing. Luckily I am a fan of vanilla because the roasted vanilla beans launch a merciless assault on your nostrils. There's also a fair amount of butterscotch, with some coffee and custard in the background.

The aroma lets your tastebuds know exactly what's coming. Sweet, creamy, toasty vanilla is accented with buttery caramel notes and just a bit of mild coffee. Very faint bitter chocolate. The texture suits the flavor profile perfectly--it's soft and creamy and glides through the mouth. Not as heavy as some other big stouts but does have some thickness with a slightly chewy quality.

It seems this is best served slightly colder than most stouts--the flavors are strong enough to come through at a lower temp. As it warms the vanilla can be a bit syrupy and cloying. I thoroughly enjoyed it (much more so than ST Choklat), but couldn't see myself drinking more than 10 oz. or so , as the sweetness is best in moderation. I brought it to a dinner party to share as a dessert beer and it served that purpose admirably.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 14:23:04 | More by glass_house
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oldmankoch

Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours Jet Black with quickly fading head that settles into an extremely thin ring.

Smell is of intense butterscotch, vanilla, cream, ground coffee, and a backer of toast (malt).

Taste follows the nose but the malts and hops balance this beer fairly well too keep the sweetness somewhat tamed.

Medium bodied with low carb that coats the mouth nicely.

Overall excellent for those who love dessert beers. I really appreciated this beer and will definitely be picking it up on occasion. This makes me really want to try their Choklat offering as the only others I've had by them is Warlock and Pumking

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 20:36:17 | More by oldmankoch
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jokelahoma

Missouri

4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a brandy snifter

The Ace of Spades has nothing on this. Superman couldn't see through it. The blackness of outer space looks at this and says "dude, really?". It's dark, is what I'm saying. Thin head dies quickly.

The aroma. Oh my, the aroma. As I'm typing this, the glass is sitting in front of me, and I can still smell it strongly from here. Toasted vanilla and butterscotch. Ever had a Brach's butterscotch candy? Imagine melting one down and taking a big sniff. It's a very pleasant smell. The only hint there's even a beer under there is the tiniest whiff of roasted malt, adding to the burnt vanilla aroma. This smells awesome.

The flavor pretty much mimics the aroma. it's got a good vanilla/butterscotch flavor up front. Then, thankfully, the bitterness hits. It's nicely bittered, too, a bracing smack that keeps this from being obnoxiously sweet and candy-like. In fact, rather than melding or balancing, it's more like the sweetness and bittering are having it out, using your mouth as their pay-per-view venue. Sweet with vanilla, then bitter from the hops and roasted malts, then the butterscotch sweetness kicks in, the, the hop bittering fights back. Only in the aftertaste do the two seem to shake hands and agree to disagree, living in harmony until the next sip. Living in harmony doesn't mean sharing the neighborhood, though. The bright bitterness along with the 9.5% alcohol seems cool on the tongue, while the warm sweetness seems to prefer to sit on either side of my mouth. As the beer itself warms, the flavor of the hops peeks in, too, but never seems to take over. When all is said and done, this is nicely put together, and there's enough going on to keep your interest from drink to drink.

The mouthfeel is coating, somewhat oily, but doesn't seem heavy. For a big milk stout, that's a surprise. A pleasant one, but a surprise all the same.

I'd heard various things about this beer, from outrageously bad to overwhelmingly good. I'm glad I finally tried it for myself. This does taste a good deal like its namesake, but not so much that you forget it's a beer. The 9.5% is a bit sneaky, and since it only comes in a bomber I'd recommend sharing. Very well done, and worth seeking out in the late winter, early spring.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 03:10:18 | More by jokelahoma
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured inky black into pint glass with small toffee colored head. Aroma is coffee and creme brulee (go figure). Taste up front is bitter coffee that becomes very sweet sugariness. Mouthfeel has a bit of a bite, but feels a little thin. Very delicious beer if you can stomach the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 04:10:10 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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Cory_Brown

Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Black with a dark brown head.
Smell- Best smelling beer i have ever had in my life. Smells like vanilla yogurt with a hint of coffee and chocolate
Taste- Just like the nose taste like smooth vanilla and then gets a little bitter at the end.
Mouthfeel- Creamy, light carbonation, very smooth.

Overall- This beer is very good. The smell is ridiculously good as noted before. I would love to try this beer with some vanilla ice-cream or some sort of desert. The only negative is that it becomes too sweet towards the end.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 06:48:32 | More by Cory_Brown
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MECove

North Carolina

3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good points: high content 9.5
Color--rich and dark

The aroma is enticing, but the blast of sickening sweetness on the pallet is overpowering. It could use less vanilla or sucrose so it's not as thick.

It reminds me of my husband's maple whiskey! I would probably enjoy it more if the hops were more subtle (Horizon / Columbus) because in general, my preference is against the bite and bitterness of hops.

Although my opinion isn't raving, it's definitely worth the powerful punch of intense flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 22:41:28 | More by MECove
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 22 oz bottle into snifter.

A-Light brown head, dissipated quickly. Very dark brown in the light, almost black when not in light.

S- Smells like a vanilla/butterscotch candy. Coffee was there, but almost as if it were a vanilla latte from a coffee shop. The sweetness is remarkable.

T- Tastes like a very light coffee with a few vanilla/butterscotch shots in it. the vanilla/butterscotch lingers on the tongue for a good amount of time.

M- Crisp and light. Not as heavy as I was expecting, but with the amount of sweetness, it balances itself out.

O- The amount of vanilla/butterscotch in this took me by pleasant surprise. I was hoping for more roasted coffee/chocolate and a bit more thickness, but overall, the beer to me is very balanced and definitely something to seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 03:35:50 | More by BrandonOakes
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hermit990

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, served in a goblet. Bottle Date: 1/9/2014. Review Date: 3/15/2014.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown/black color, very little head - only a small film of dark tan bubbles that recedes quickly. Little visible carbonation. Looks like a good, viscous stout.

Aroma: The smell is spot on. Immediate burnt caramel/sugar and vanilla bean. Slight roasted grain/coffee/chocolate mixing in. Finishes sweet, a touch boozy. Fantastic aroma.

Taste: A slight sweetness, strong vanilla flavor, into the caramel/burnt sugar. Finishes with a strong, roasted character. Lots of chocolate/coffee bitterness in the aftertaste. A hint of the alcohol is also present.

Mouthfeel: Lots of body to this one. Thick, smooth, velvety. Finishes with a slight warming from the alcohol.

Overall: Creme Brulee is a very interesting take on the style by Southern Tier. The familiar qualities creme brulee mix well with the typical stout characteristics to make a very enjoyable beer. While not an everyday drinker, it's enjoyable to break one out while in season. Should be pretty easy to find and at the price of $8.99 per bottle, it's tempting to pick one or two up on each release.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 04:15:24 | More by hermit990
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darthvohn

Texas

4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Glass Used: Tulip

Appearance: The body is a glossy black which is opaque as a brick wall. A quarter inch beige head formed and quickly scattered leaving only a ring of micro bubbles around the edge of the glass. Virtually no lacing left behind.

Smell: Huge, fragrant vanilla and butterscotch cream, brown sugar, and carmelization notes. A lot of sweetness on the nose here.

Taste: Big vanilla and custard sweetness,with some burnt sugar and malt bitterness. Surprised how balanced it is considering the nose was very sweet. The booze did show up in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Wow. Very chewy, smooth and creamy. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice milk stout but could not finish the entire bomber by myself. It tastes like a creme brulee. If you are a big fan of the dessert (I am) then you'll love this beer. Would love to pair this with a carmelized banana dessert as Southern Tier suggests.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 21:05:44 | More by darthvohn
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flagmantho

Washington

4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: entirely black with some dark brown highlights around the edges. Head is a thick finger of frothy dark tan foam with decent retention. Quite beautiful.

Appearance: butterscotch pudding with a little bit of coffee poured in. Hints of vanilla, toffee, and whatever else goes in butterscotch pudding. I feel wrong for liking it.

Taste: butterscotch pudding with a little bit of chocolate and coffee. Too sweet and dessert-ey to really be considered beer. Again, I feel wrong for liking it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess. Good.

Overall: I can see this beer as not being for everybody. It is enormously sweet and absolutely crazy. Perhaps that is why I like it.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 00:43:55 | More by flagmantho
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RachelSnipes

Alabama

4.8/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hands down, AMAZING! Not my typical kind of beer, but my sister brought it over one night. I was stunned. STUNNED. I'll have to review in more depth when I get my hands on another bottle. The beer store by us says they'll have it sometime this month. It's like waiting for Christmas.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 00:49:06 | More by RachelSnipes
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Well, the first time I had this I thought it gave me diabetes it was so sweet. So I threw it in the cellar for a few years to teach it a lesson. Hopefully it learned that and it will be better. No date, but 3 or 4 years on it must have tamed this beast.

Pours a darker but not too dark colored fizzy head covering that fades pretty quickly, it tries to leave lacing but the alcohol shows it another thing or two, and it quickly disappears. The legs, however, are quite nice, and the beer is a dark essence of pitch black color, light keeps trying to get through but gets beaten down.

Nose, holy shit that's the essence of pure sugar! Like candied caramelized candy carmel... wow, candy kettle corn, brown sugar, molasses, plenty of creme brulee aromas, etc etc, oh and plain burnt sugar. It gets lots of cream aromas as well, milky cream and even a little eggy almost, but that could be my brain high on sugar vapors. Also lots of vanilla, lots and lots of vanilla like sugar marinated in vanilla and milk. Then some mild milk chocolate and cocoa aromas, and even a faint hint of espresso.

Taste, bgbggsshhsixjijsijsdofjodjfoajh, sorry sugar seizure! Wow sweet, candy up the... wait where does candy come from? Well there's just sugar everywhere, it's as sweet as I remember and maybe more. The 4 or so years in the cellar jail didn't tame this beast at all! Sugar, who doesn't love layers of sugar on layers of more sugar, brown sugar to start, molasses, candy, toffee, taffy even, caramlized sugar, candied caramel, and lots of creme brulee. Under all the sweet layers, and by layers I mean walls, comes a mild milk chocolate, more cream as well pretty creamy actually, no egg luckily, but again stacks of vanilla rolled in the sugar and cream and then burnt into cola syrup, and flan. Also hint of super sweet Brazillian style espresso. Finish is just ridiculous sweetness, sticky but not nearly as sticky as I thought, a bit more cream and vanilla, but tons more caramelized sugars, mild espresso dripped into pure caramel, and hint of warming booze.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, but like syrup, it even made my lips get that sticky feel like I just at a stack of pancakes covered in maple syrup, mild warming booze (only mild due to the huge eye popping syrupy sweetness), and decent carb.

Overall, well I am really mad at myself for cracking this by myself. If I somehow get through the whole bottle, I won't sleep for weeks, but at least I'll probably go for a 5 mile walk or clean the garage as I'll be so hyped on sugar. Hmmmm, maybe my Brazilian wife will like it since it's so sweet, let me see... her consensus, not too sweet (not surprisingly as she drinks ice wine and puts more than a 1/4 cup of sugar in one cup of coffee), just a bit too boozy and the espresso flavor is too much. Guess she won't be helping me finish it, I'm on my own. Too late to call in reinforcements, I guess I'll just cut it with lots of snacks and try to work my way through it.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 03:25:29 | More by jlindros
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BeernerdJeff

South Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love this beer. Had it on tap for the first time a few years ago and was blown away. Was thrilled when I found it at a beer warehouse in 22oz bottles. Even though it is $9 a bottle, it is well worth the price.

Appearance-dark like coffee, as one would expect from a stout. Would have liked to have seen a thicker head on this beer when poured into my glass. Very thin head, even after a hard pour.

Smell-vanilla and coffee-would love to have a candle in my office that smells like this beer!

Taste-very impressed that this beer tastes just like it smells-a perfect mix of coffee, sweet vanilla, and a hint of caramel. Finishes with an eversoslight taste of alcohol. Must be careful with this beer as it's hard to tell it is 9.5%.

Mouth- good thickness, not syrupy like some sweet stouts.

Overall-an outstanding beer to enjoy with friends after a meal or an evening out. Definitely a dessert beer, don't see this pairing well with meat and potatoes-would go well with cheesecake, chocolate or doughnuts. I recommend giving this a try.

Serving type: 22oz bottle poured into snifter

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 20:47:21 | More by BeernerdJeff
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ArmedsouthernEr

Mississippi

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer but be warned, you can only drink in small doses. you wont be able to drink a whole bomber of this. pour a glass and sip for an hour or two type of beer. the beer pours a deep dark black with a light medium brown head. the taste is Very sweet, much sweeter than your typical milk stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 02:41:09 | More by ArmedsouthernEr
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a wonderfully dark rich color that is black as as bottom of a swamp on a moonless night. The head is moderate, white and leaves a very decent lacing down the sides of the glass.

The nose is superb, this smells like creme brulee, vanilla, ice cream , coffee, chocolate and mmm, mmm good. One of the best smelling beers I have smelt in a very long time.

The taste is remarkable as well. The alcohol is obvious, but not overwhelming. The hops are very present and well balanced with the incredible sweetness of this beer. the flavors just work wonderfully. The vanilla is very strong and dominant. The hops come in under the sweetness and balance out of the palate. This is a fantastic beer.

The mouthfeel is rich and satisfying, a tad heavy, but perfect for winter.

Overall this is an extremely excellent beer and is extremely drinkable. I will absolutely be drinking this one again.

I highly recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 03:07:46 | More by AtrumAnimus
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kaufmaal

Alabama

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured black with some dark brown highlights around the edges. No head, just some stray bubbles here and there on the surface. Caramel and vanilla notes right off the bat. The smell reminds me of a Duncan Hinse yellow cake mix being poured into a pan and baking, which for me is fantastic. The taste is sweet at first but then turns sour and bitter, like pure vanilla without any sugar. Faint chocolate and coffee flavors. The bitter and sour flavors do linger, like chewing on a hunk of Baker's chocolate. The alcohol is nicely hidden, and it warms very well. A bit too much carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 04:14:27 | More by kaufmaal
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iheartmyTHO

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I remember when I first smelled the Creme Brulee Stout at a local bar. They had run out that night but the folks next to me had some of the last bit and let me smell it. I couldn't believe that a beer could smell so dessert like. You definitely get the vanilla notes right away. I didn't get a chance to actually try the beer until I found one of the bottles at my local liquor store. I've been hooked ever since and it's one of the few stouts my dark beer hating husband will actually drink.

This beer is definitely a dessert beer with a nice sweetness. You can also taste vanilla, chocolate, and coffee quite readily. Because of the sweetness, I can only a drink small cup at a time or else the beer starts to become a bit too cloying for my liking, especially as it starts to warm up.

A local restaurant is serving floats made with the Creme Brulee Stout and vanilla ice cream. I have yet to try it, but look forward to doing so in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 19:23:56 | More by iheartmyTHO
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spense727

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - very dark, with a tan head
Smell - smells exactly as you would think creme brulee would smell very vanilla smell
Taste - tastes exactly like creme brulee would taste, vanilla, caramel, sugar, very sweet
Mouthfeel - heavy, thick and very syrupy taste
Overall - this is definitely a dessert beer. It tastes amazing at first but it is difficult to drink more than 4 oz of t his beer. It is too sweet to drink a whole bottle yourself, definitely a beer to share with others. Pair it with vanilla ice cream

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 03:24:10 | More by spense727
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

a: Black with clear ruby tint at the bottom when seen through light. Finger thick tan head receded quickly to traces of surface foam and some lacing,

s: Vanilla and maple.

t: Creme brulee-ish vanilla with some significant bitterness. The flavor lingers. Some alcohol burn on swallow.

m: Medium to heavy. Quite smooth.

o: Delivers on the name, but becomes cloying after awhile. Unique flavor combination in my experience, but not necessarily one I care to have again. Bitterness offset the malt sweetness too much for me to consider this a good dessert brew. My wife and two grown daughters agreed. One poured some over vanilla ice cream and found the net taste still unpleasantly bitter.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 04:56:33 | More by scotorum
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deaconoflove

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice deep dark brown, decent head.
Aroma is overwhelming vanilla over chocolate. As it warms the alcohol comes out.
Taste is sweet and thick, too sweet. Lots of vanilla,maybe a little banana?, some butterscotch? The sweetness is just too cloying...like drinking a Yankee candle or being trapped in a powder room with one of those plug in air fresheners on turbo.
I am struggling to finish the bomber this evening.
It's not *bad*, but would be much better split with a few friends.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 00:52:34 | More by deaconoflove
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scanny24

Florida

2.83/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This rating would have been lower if not for the redeeming quality it has when mixed with Southern Tier's Pumpking. As for the Creme Brulee on it's own--22 ounces is just too much for it to be enjoyable. What I mean by that is, the first few sips seem good enough. You get the sweetness and the taste of Creme Brulee. Then, the alcohol flavor hits. And keeps hitting. By the time you get halfway through the 22 ouncer, which it is only sold in, it is just overpowering and the beer becomes a bit harsh. Amazingly, however, when mixed with Southern Tier's Pumpking(also available only in 22 ounces) it becomes what is known as a Creamy Pumpkin and it is outstanding. One of the best beer mixes I have had, to be honest. But, unfortunately for the Creme Brulee, I am rating it mostly on its own merrit, which is subpar at best.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 01:44:10 | More by scanny24
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,240 ratings.