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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
88
very good

3,820 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,820
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 280
Gots: 598 | 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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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer was a brownish-black color with a mocha head that left lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell- In the aroma, I detected vanilla, butterscotch, and burnt sugar. In other words, it smells like crème brulee.

Taste - At the front was big vanilla, coffee, malts, burnt sugar. Perhaps another way to describe it might my a vanilla milkshake combined with a coffee stout. It was almost too sweet for my palate. In the aftertaste, one notes the continuation of the burnt malts and sugar sweetness.

Mouthfeel - I love the smoothness of milk stouts, and this one is very smooth. The vanilla probably creates the impression that the stout is even smoother.

Overall - This is definitely a desert beer. The wife loves it. In the right company, this would be a hit.

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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured Creme Brûlée into a Belgian Tulip.

A - The black brew is black as coal with a half finger of off white head.

S - Vanilla and vanilla beans and not much else.

T - Again vanilla, burnt sugars, light roasted malts mid palate.

M - Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

O - It is what is says it is, Its a Creme Brûlée in a glass. Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: 22 Ounce bottle. Felt it might be alittle much for such a sweet beer. Recommend sharing with a partner or such.

Appearance: Nice dark typical milk stout color with a brown tint to it.

Smell: Sweet and alluring. Gives you a good idea of how it is going to taste.

Taste: Taste as sweet as it smells. A little more than my taste but my wife enjoyed and she hates stouts.

Mouthfeel: Like a typical stout. Sorry for the lack of words.

Overall: Good beer for a relaxing night to enjoy with someone on a cool night. Like I said slightly too sweet for me. But good for someone not use to stouts.

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3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber, bottled 6/11/2013. Served in a snifter

Appearance: Pours black with 2 fingers of a tan head. Body is opaque.

Smell: Incredibly strong aromas of caramel and vanilla are the main components here. Underneath those are some dark chocolate and a hint of roasted malt, but you really have to reach to find them. This doesn't smell like a beer. It smells like an incredibly sweet dessert.

Taste: Intense syrupy sweetness right upfront, which carries through the finish. Huge vanilla notes along with caramel, and burnt sugar. There's a light roastiness in the finish which helps balance the sweetness a bit, but it's still very unbalanced overall.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a thick syrupy mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium and helps move things along, but this is still cloyingly sweet.

Overall: Well for starters I think I may have diabetes now. Putting that aside though, my opinion on this one is tough to describe. The flavors on this are pretty nice and it really does taste close to liquid creme brulee. However, the sweetness becomes cloying very quickly and drinkability is extremely low. It'd be nice to have in a 4-5oz serving, but anything beyond that is too much. This has no business being sold in a 22oz bottle.

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2.95/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark yellow brown almost black with a short off white head that dissipates leaving little lacing, clear

S: Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla, very sweet and malty

T: vanilla, chocolate milk, coco, cream, those bullseye candy things that are all caramel with the white fake milk middle

M: thick and milky, slight alcohol

O: chewy, share with friends, sweet and intense

Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,820 ratings.