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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

3,531 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,531
Reviews: 1,293
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 18.04%
Wants: 239
Gots: 506 | 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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eat

Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black, opaque body with a thin beige head. Some lacing.

Smells really sweet and malty and quite like a real creme brule, complete with the burnt sugar on top. Lots of vanilla custard, brown sugar, a little coffee, alcohol, touch of hops. Pretty fantastic.

This stuff is really sweet. It also tastes quite a bit like creme brule, though not as accurate as the nose. Tons of roasted malt (supplying the "brule" I suppose), brown sugar, a definite lactic element. All the sweetness is just about balanced with a drying cocoa finish, which fades in as the creme brule fades out. If this beer was only claiming to be an imperial stout I would take off points for being too sweet but it's obviously intended as a dessert and as such works nicely.

Medium body with fairly low carbonation. Doesn't stand out or detract. Could maybe be a touch thicker.

This is a dessert beer if I've ever had one and I'll rate the drinkability accordingly (ie. as a dessert beer). Way too sweet to be a regular drinker but definitely worthy of being pulled out occasionally after a dinner with friends. Bonus points for mostly living up to the name; I couldn't imagine a beer called Creme Brule being much more appropriate than this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 04:44:25 | More by eat
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paulthebeerguru

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: snifter. pours a deep, impenetrable black color, with a gorgeous light brown head. mild head retention and nice lacing.

S: huge aroma of vanilla beans, not just plain vanilla. caramel, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. it smells like a french vanilla coffee creamer.

T: it literally tastes like a damn creme brulee, with some coffee. wonderful roasted malt flavors, with some caramel, vanilla, coffee, light chocolate, and some lactose.

M: definitely full-bodied. huge palate, with a wonderful bite that is hidden. perfect carbonation level for this dessert beer.

D: well its definitely a dessert beer and absolutely delicious. I shared it with two non-beer lovers and it was a huge hit. well worth a try, but it is a little sweet.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2008 02:27:51 | More by paulthebeerguru
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marcpal

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap and poured into oversized goblet.

This is a beer that will do one of two things: blow your mind or make you sick. My review shows which end I fall on with this one.

A: Black as night, cappucino colored head that was thin and some lacing. Had the look of the creamiest of chocolate milks, not a weak yoo hoo.

N: Good God, I smelled this coming out of the tap from about 4 feet away. The best smelling beer I have ever come across. It was all butterscotch and vanilla. Phenomenal, 5.5 and as it warmed you could pick up some of the hops. How they escape I dont know but I can smell this all night and day. If they made it air freshener form, Im hanging it in my car.

T: Whipped cream, vanilla, butterscotch, espcaping bitterness, powdered sugar, maple syrup. Intensity bursting out of this one. As it warmed, it took on more vanilla than the raw sugars and was tremendous. I equate this one to drinking a milk shake flavored with chopped up vanilla Charleston Chews. Fantastic.

M: Smoothness is there and dont understand how some claimed it to be thin- I thought the milk shake creaminess was like whipped cream. Sweetness of Baileys but more texture.

D: Sure its like a dessert, sure its like you need to eat it with a spoon, yet bizarrely drinkable. I probably couldnt drink them all night but I had no problem savoring the shiznit out of the goblet I got and am looking forward to picking up a large amount to put in the cellar.

I have always like Southern Tier's more mild beers and been back and forth on their imperials, but this freaking thing is pure genius. Loved each and every delectible sip. Not for the faint of heart.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2008 12:28:03 | More by marcpal
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Nickls

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an Imperial Pint Glass from 22 oz. bottle.

I haven't reviewed many beers on this site even though I've tried plenty. When I have reviewed, I have followed the traditional A, S, M, D formula.

I am going to break with tradition because this beer is very unique in my opinion. The nearly jet black color is very appealing, but where this brew picks up steam is in the aroma.

The smell is a hybrid between vanilla and butterscotch (very close to an actual creme brulee). It only gets better with the first sip. Every bit of what you expect from the aroma with sweet vanilla and butterscotch maltiness up front, with the following roasty-good finish.

Despite its coating sweet-goodness in my mouth, I could definitely drink a few more of these for my dessert. What a brilliant beer...so brilliant that I have to quit this review and enjoy the rest!

Edit: Have sample this several more times, and have found the drinkability scale to have gone down for me a bit. Just finding it too rich to really quaff well. Also, the flavors have risen on the sweeter scale for me...changing palate I suppose. Still wonderful stuff!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2008 02:08:30 | More by Nickls
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Completely black with little to no head that leaves just a tiny bit of sticky lacing.

S: Very sweet dessert smell. Vanilla and butterscotch.

T: Very sweet with just a tiny bit of hop bitterness. Vanilla first and foremost, then some caramel.

M: Full bodied with soft carbonation. Thick and creamy. Just a tiny bit dry.

O: I liked this, but the price and the extreme sweetness make it a beer I won't try again. It was fun and interesting to try though.

Serving type: bottle

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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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