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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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88
very good

3,873 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,873
Reviews: 1,335
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 17.69%
Wants: 300
Gots: 644 | 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:
Beer added by: ph2001 on 07-12-2008

The brewer suggests a serving temperature of 42 °F for this beer.
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Photo of stewart124
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2 year old draft at Dilly Deli. Thanks for holding on to this. Poured into a chalice.

Pitch black with a nice tan lacing.

Dark roasted malts in the nose. Vanilla, fig and prunes stand out with a trace of toffee.

Huge mouthfeel! Toffee, vanilla, prunes and an overall sherry character. So far there is a subtle warming from the alcohol.

The finish is almost cherry-like with huge alcohol warmth that doesn't take anything away from the beer.

This is a tasty imperial stout and something I have yet to find an equal. I am interested in trying out the other stouts from the blackwater series.

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Photo of Smurf2055
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with little head.

Smell is sickeningly sweet, toffee, caramel, coffee, brown sugar, sticky.

Taste is hot, sweet, sticky, toffee, grainy, herbs, nothing bitter at all.

Sweet desert beer, like an Irish Car Bomb but in a beer, great. Hard to finish a whole bottle to yourself though.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Photo of rapidsequence
2.23/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

22 oz bottle. It was $8.50 from Beer Run in C-Ville.

Appearance: Its basically opaque. Thin light brown head is pretty short lived. Every time you tip the glass, you get a sheet of lacing left behind, but it fades quickly too.

Smell: You can literally smell this as you pour it. It has the strongest aroma of any beer I've ever smelled, but it doesnt smell at all like a beer. Smells like caramel and vanilla-- like a bowl of ice cream with that fakey caramel syrup. It smells really good, even my six year old thinks so, but again-- not like beer.

Taste: Very sweet caramel and vanilla. Some pretty sharp alcohol. From the middle of the tongue and all the way back, I am assaulted with a very bitter, very burnt flavor that is not good. I can tolerate and even enjoy the insane dessert like sweetness, but that bitter burnt flavor is just bad. A stout that has burnt and bitter flavors is often good, but not when paired with all this sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Its a little thin for a beer this big actually. A little undercarbonated too.

Drinkability: I've been looking forward to trying this. I was expecting an overly sweet beer, which I got, but I did not expect the awful, burnt bitterness that lingers. I put a wine stopper in the second half of the bottle, and put it back in the fridge. I'll probably dump it. EDIT: I went back to it an hour or so later. This stuff is undrinkable. Drain pour.

Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of cvm4
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours black, doesn't seem thick and has a khaki head.

S - Pure, unadulterated vanilla bean and a little sugar sweetness. Literally a joy to sniff.

T - A sweet vanilla shake from the start that develops into vanilla bean goodness. The end is a little bitter, which detracted a bit for me.

M - Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Has a smooth, velvety body.

O - A vanilla bean bomb... The way people talk about this, I was expecting a sweet concoction and it wasn't.

Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finall caved and bought a bomber of this stuff. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours deep black with dark brown highlights on the edges. Even a rather vigorous pour yeilds only a half inch of mocha colored head that fades rather quickly into a thin thin ring around the glass.

S: This is unbelieve able, the absolsute definition of what an exteme beer is supposed to be. Just an ungodly punch in the face of sweet vanilla ice cream, caramel, coffee and wholo milk, and milk chocolate. Just about the sweetest, richest beer smell there ever was and ever will be. Creme soda smells less like creme than this beer does. Just something to behold.

T/MF: Taste and feel is a bit different than the intial smell. Where the nose relies on vanilla and sugar to get its point across, the taste has much more of a milky, chocolate and caramel coffee character. Little bit of tabcoo and slight earthy hop kick on the back end but this beer is mostly smooth sailing thoughout. Feels like velvet on the tongue, yet at the same time feels just the slightest bit thin in places. Closes smooth and leaves a strong, lingering sweetness on the tongue that just lasts and lasts.

D: Too big to be taken on alone and too sweet to truly enjoy a 10 or 12oz pour, this beer certainly tastes amazing and there are probably few around like it, still does not change the fact that this beer may be too big for its own good.

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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,873 ratings.