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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: 4,037
Reviews: 1,381
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 17.69%
Wants: 334
Gots: 778 | FT: 30
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Burdick's Wings West in Kalamazoo, MI. Served in a snifter.

A- Nice frothy light brown head. Medium level dark black, some light coming in on the edges.

S- Smells like a vanilla cafe latte. Light coffee roasts and a strong vanilla aroma. Very much a dessert beer.

T- Similar to aroma light chocolate, medium coffee roasts, and big vanilla presence.

M- A bit lighter and not as creamy as expected but still a nice medium mouthfeel.

O- I was surprised how big the vanilla was and if you are looking for a drinkable dessert beer this is one to lookout for. Wish maybe it was more roasty that vanilla but still a great beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, served in a goblet. Bottle Date: 1/9/2014. Review Date: 3/15/2014.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown/black color, very little head - only a small film of dark tan bubbles that recedes quickly. Little visible carbonation. Looks like a good, viscous stout.

Aroma: The smell is spot on. Immediate burnt caramel/sugar and vanilla bean. Slight roasted grain/coffee/chocolate mixing in. Finishes sweet, a touch boozy. Fantastic aroma.

Taste: A slight sweetness, strong vanilla flavor, into the caramel/burnt sugar. Finishes with a strong, roasted character. Lots of chocolate/coffee bitterness in the aftertaste. A hint of the alcohol is also present.

Mouthfeel: Lots of body to this one. Thick, smooth, velvety. Finishes with a slight warming from the alcohol.

Overall: Creme Brulee is a very interesting take on the style by Southern Tier. The familiar qualities creme brulee mix well with the typical stout characteristics to make a very enjoyable beer. While not an everyday drinker, it's enjoyable to break one out while in season. Should be pretty easy to find and at the price of $8.99 per bottle, it's tempting to pick one or two up on each release.

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Glass Used: Tulip

Appearance: The body is a glossy black which is opaque as a brick wall. A quarter inch beige head formed and quickly scattered leaving only a ring of micro bubbles around the edge of the glass. Virtually no lacing left behind.

Smell: Huge, fragrant vanilla and butterscotch cream, brown sugar, and carmelization notes. A lot of sweetness on the nose here.

Taste: Big vanilla and custard sweetness,with some burnt sugar and malt bitterness. Surprised how balanced it is considering the nose was very sweet. The booze did show up in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Wow. Very chewy, smooth and creamy. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice milk stout but could not finish the entire bomber by myself. It tastes like a creme brulee. If you are a big fan of the dessert (I am) then you'll love this beer. Would love to pair this with a carmelized banana dessert as Southern Tier suggests.

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Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: entirely black with some dark brown highlights around the edges. Head is a thick finger of frothy dark tan foam with decent retention. Quite beautiful.

Appearance: butterscotch pudding with a little bit of coffee poured in. Hints of vanilla, toffee, and whatever else goes in butterscotch pudding. I feel wrong for liking it.

Taste: butterscotch pudding with a little bit of chocolate and coffee. Too sweet and dessert-ey to really be considered beer. Again, I feel wrong for liking it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess. Good.

Overall: I can see this beer as not being for everybody. It is enormously sweet and absolutely crazy. Perhaps that is why I like it.

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