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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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Ratings: 3,965
Reviews: 1,357
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 17.69%
Wants: 317
Gots: 715 | FT: 26
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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3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured the bomber into my Short's Imperial pint glass.

A: Black with a hint of light brown. Poured almost two fingers of frothy, milk chocolate brown head, that retained well, but left little lace.

A: Wow this one's sweet. Vanilla, chocolate, butterscotch, and marshmellow. Caramel malts, and some very subtle earthy hops, and I stress very little.

T: Sugary sweet. The vanilla and butterscotch are over the top. This is for sure a dessert beer. A little espresso flavor finishes it off.

M&D: Little carbonation and a full body, make for a viscous brew. Drinkability is very limited due to the sweetness, number one, but the ABV at 10% doesn't help. Overall, good for an after dinner drink, but way too sweet for my taste. But still a very interesting brew. Skal.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Furlinator
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours opaque dark brown with a 1/2 inch khaki head that fades to just a faint cap on top and leaves spotty lace.

Smell is dominated by butterscotch with faint vanilla and a hint of booze.

Taste is of sweet butterscotch and vanilla with some hop bitterness. Alcohol is detectable but, not overpowering.

Texture is full bodied with medium carbonation.

An interesting take on milk stout. A sweet dessert drink with a light alcohol kick.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tall 650ml brown glass bottle with a pry-off cap. Dairy cows on the label.
Opaque black body with a creamy tan head speckled with small to large bubbles. Good retention and low lace.
Sweet alcoholic milk chocolate and vanilla scent, thick and creamy.
Excellent flavor, vanilla, milk chocolate, mild nut and round spiced incredibly delicious hops. Well balanced and an aftertaste of mellow relaxed hops.
Full and creamy body, residual sugars and a nice coating.
Great drinkability, great stout.


Photo of IronCitySteve
2.9/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap, needed to let it warm a bit.

A: A rich dark black. A very thin tan foam head, dissipates quickly.

S: Lots of vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, caramel and some hints of maple.

T: It is a very sweet. Lots of vanilla and chocolate. Definitely tastes like having a creme brule.

M: A thick creamy film is left on the tongue and mouth.

D: While you cannot taste the alochol, it is masked rather well, it does have a high ABV. It is extremely sweet, a decent dessert beer.

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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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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the first whiff, this beer lets you know that you're in for something different, as it smells nothing like a stout, and everything like a sugary creme brulee. Huge caramel and vanilla bean notes don't so much enter the nose as assault it, and a combination of toffee and flambeed marshmallow provides a backup force of only marginally less-powerful strength. In all, the brew comes across smelling much like a toffee-and-vanilla-bean ice cream bar.

On the tongue, all of the flavors noted in the nose are present in great strength, but are joined by a torrential onslaught of toffee and milk chocolate, with strong currents of tobacco and chocolate malt. The vanilla beans are especially strong on the tastebuds as well, as are the flambeed marshmallows. I can neither fathom nor adequately describe the amount of sugar in the brew, nor can I stress enough that this tastes nothing like beer. I've tried dozens of beers-that-taste-like-something-else, but none have been so complete and delicious as this. No doubt some will criticize this stout for not tasting like beer, but I think it's marvelous. But beware: this brew is so sugary that you might not be able to finish it in one sitting--and at 10% ABV, you might not want to try anyway. Instead, split it with a loved one over dessert.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of MiScusi
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Dyan for getting me some of these!

A- A nice dark black (or dark brown when you look closely as tilted), the light tan head builds up fairly nicely and sits above but fades away pretty fast. If you look at it closely, the dark liquid is actually pretty clear.

S- Butterscotch. Period. I've read a lot about this beer and was expecting a huge amount of Vanilla. Maybe I dont know my vanilla enough, because all I can get out of this is a huge amount of butterscotch. But I like it. It's like butterscotch mocha coffee. Oh yeah and the 10% abv comes through a bit as it jumps out and stings the nostrils.

T- Again, massive butterscotch. Alcohol too, just barely noticeable. Behind all that butterscotch it tastes like there is a little sweet milk chocolate, not sure if they added lactose to this beer but it seems like it.

M- It's actually not THAT thick. I think they nailed it. If it were too thick (like their Jah-Va) it would be really hard to drink with these flavors but they kept it medium-heavy in mouthful.... almost the consistency of a big Belgian quad.

D- I'm really enjoying this, but the flavor is somewhat one dimensional with butterscotch. I'm not sure if this should have more of a stout-like quality to it with more roastiness, or if this sweet butterscotch is the way to go. I really think as it is aiming to be a one-of-a-kind sorta thing it's better off this way. So in the end, I think this is a great dessert beer. But for drinkabilities score, I loved this one glass, and it went fast, but I didn't even want to touch the rest of the bottle.

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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,965 ratings.