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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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3,658 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,658
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 256
Gots: 550 | FT: 29
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mjtiernan for sending me this one!

Pours an opaque black with a small 1/2 inch khaki head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. Small amounts of lacing slide back down into the rest of the beer on the drink down. Smells exactly like creme brulee. Very sweet milk, vanilla, and caramelized sugar aromas. Taste is a bit different than I was expecting. Up front there is a pretty bitter roasted malt taste that develops into a sweet cream, vanilla, and caramelized sugar aftertaste. The bitterness fades after each sip leaving the creme brulee flavors on the palate. This beer is definitely less sweet than it smells. Mouthfeel is very rich and creamy with a lower level of carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer that smells and tastes very similar to the creme brulee dessert. I split this one with my wife and she absolutely loved it. This and the Choklat are the best ST Black Water Series beers that I have tried.

UCLABrewN84, May 28, 2011
Photo of metter98
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a finger high tan head that quickly faded away and left lacy patterns of bubbles floating on the surface.
S: There is a strong and sweet aroma of butterscotch and vanilla beans in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of caramel, brown sugar, heavy cream and vanilla beans.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth and slightly viscous on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: Drinking this beer is practically like having dessert; it goes down very easily and there's not a trace of the alcohol content in the smell and taste.

metter98, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As Southern Tier does with all Black Water beers in the series, this one oozes with creamy goodness of chocolate cream pie, to the point that I forget that this is a 10% Milk Stout.

Very strong aromas of, well... Creme Brulle. Strong vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Very well balanced and mouth watering. A light hint of cola comes in the end.

Flavors of vanilla and powdered sugar start off in as well as any beer imaginable. Soon, strong coffee, chocolate, vanilla, heavy cream, and merange (sp?) engulf the beer and dive heavy into a Khaluha-like alcohol taste and strength. Very nice but that extra sweetness begins to take the form of aspirtame from time to time.

Quite heavy on the palate due to light carbonation, heavy sweetness, and firm maltiness. Bitterness seems to come from a lot of directions; hops, bitter cocoa, coffee, and again that aspirtame bite. Finishes a bit cleaner than expected with a deep chocolate and vanilla linger. I would probably prefer this beer without the disjointed bitterness.

Again, this is not a desert beer- It is the desert!

Thanks JNN4V

BEERchitect, Jul 25, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

brecklem, Today at 12:08 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

kotzbauerm, Today at 10:45 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Buck_Jones, Yesterday at 01:31 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Much to my surprise I really liked this. First beer I ever had that truly fit into a desert beer category. Unique experience.

RancidAggro, Yesterday at 08:03 PM
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4.48/5  rDev +15.2%

boogieman6, Tuesday at 04:24 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

excellent if you like the sweet taste, no trace of alcohol at all. Overall, it is a very good "desert" beer.

Vpr5002, Tuesday at 02:53 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

myteam24, Tuesday at 01:45 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Intense creme brulee taste! Completely takes over the palate. Very rich with no trace of alcohol heat despite its 9.6% abv.

riotontheroad, Monday at 03:59 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

rbrefbeerman, Monday at 03:20 PM
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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

DuffDadddy, Monday at 01:41 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Nat1975, Sunday at 11:21 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Lucnifter, Sunday at 03:39 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

cdm1313, Sunday at 01:22 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

joegdmb, Sunday at 12:36 AM
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

abeeronthebeach, Sunday at 12:06 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +8%

s35keith, Saturday at 08:53 PM
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

gooche, Saturday at 08:42 PM
Photo of MarkQ617
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Picked up a growler of this, pretty damn good. It pours a deep black. There is a strong sweet taste of vanilla and caramel. The nose is strong, you could basically have this thing for dessert (I don't know how great it would be with normal foods. Heavy alcohol content, heavy stout.

MarkQ617, Saturday at 07:49 PM
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4.24/5  rDev +9%

Locrian777, Saturday at 07:42 PM
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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%

BryanFlaherty, Saturday at 07:41 PM
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2.16/5  rDev -44.5%

MikesnoHSL, Saturday at 06:57 PM
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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,658 ratings.