1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout)Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout)

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

3,877 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 3,877
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3,877 | Reviews: 1,335 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of stomioka
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Ebony in color. Light mocha head. Quickly fading. Some froth remains around the lip.

S: Hugely sweet. Caramelized sugars, sweetened cream, vanilla.

M: Medium body and viscous. Every sip is actually like you're taking a bite of that custardy dessert. Nice carbonation.

T: It has sweetness, but also bitterness and some earthy roast going on. A lot of vanilla bean on back, so much it has an herbal bitter aftertaste.

Photo of dparker7
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jeffleepa
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of domnalbrecc
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hollyhoneysuckle
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of trippnwo
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Premo88
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(2/3/14 born-on date)

L: black but looks super dark brown and possibly somewhat clear around edges; not much of a head, about 1/4-inch of dark tan; keeps a slim collar of tan foam, very little lacing

S: vanilla, and not bourbon-wood kind of vanilla like in a barrel-aged brew, but REAL vanilla, like sticking your nose into a vanilla shake or vat of vanilla extract; over time I can detect just a hint of dark roasted malt, maybe a pinch of oak wood, but this is all sugary sweet vanilla

T: much more balanced than the nose, you get plenty of that vanilla but lots of darker malt notes with some bitterness to balance things; very sweet but lots of burnt malt

F: pretty thick and heavy ... lots of carbonation; made for sipping

O: this beer should not come in bombers. it's a load, just a massive onslaught of malt sweetness with tons and tons of vanilla sweetness fortunately balanced by some burnt malt notes and I'm guessing huge amounts of hops to force them to show through all that sugar. the born-on date says this bottle is over 8 months old, and my bet is it would improve with a bit more aging -- there is a slight bit of alcohol heat here. not much, but it's present.

i love the vanilla notes aging in bourbon barrels gives stouts, so I'd be a hypocrite to say I don't like this beer -- I love it! but it *is* awfully sweet. it's for dessert.

Photo of SteelersX
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of newbeeraday
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of WunderLlama
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap poured

Black liquid

Very sweet creme brûlée aroma

Taste of sweetness and then quickly to roast beer

Burnt coffee aftertaste

Interesting beer

Photo of Rothobinide
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SteveD082791
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of TWStandley
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of David_Menendez
2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of BigTwig
3.24/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of rvisgaitis
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of LakerLeith
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Francesgarcia
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Alwhitmer3
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of SwG237
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of 1jstafan
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of baddison85
4.55/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of lalanya7
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,877 ratings.