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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
88
very good

3,820 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,820
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 281
Gots: 599 | 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:
The brewer suggests a serving temperature of 42 °F for this beer.

(Beer added by: ph2001 on 07-12-2008)
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Finally taking the time to review this luxurious brew.

Appearance: Poured a jet black with one finger of khaki head from a 22 oz bomber into a snifter, head fades slowly, leaving chunky lacing on my glass.

Smell: Strong vanilla, caramel, chocolate and just awesome sweetness. Nothing like a beer, bordering on indulgent dessert but very inviting. Could sniff this for hours...

Taste: Very creamy, silky caramel, a bit of coffee, some milk chocolate, vanilla and dark malty goodness. Loads of caramel, milky goodness and bit of alcohol but very subtle.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with a silky creaminess. A great sipper to be enjoyed after dinner. A bomber is honestly a bit sweet for me to take down myself, yet I accomplished it easily.

Overall: Fantastic for what it is -- a dessert beer and a real treat. I recommend splitting a 22 ounce bomber with a friend after dinner. So sweet but so good.

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Honestly a 4 ounce pour of this would be enough as a "sipping desert" - like a cold sweet Starbucks drink with a kick. At 9.5ABV and 25 Plato, it's just what it is.

Overall, just a bit too much for me. I could taste it again and again when I burped. Just got the feeling it ain't done till it's overdone.

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A: Black as a cow's spot with a one finger tan head that stayed to graze. Lazy lacing.

S: Sweet milk and caramel. Could sniff this one all day.

T: Confectioner's delight. Sweet, and creamy with all that milk, caramel and attitude. Heaven.

M: Medium with thick, frothy carbonation. Let it roll on your tongue.

O: A great after dinner drink. A definite dessert beer. Recommended. Moooo.

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A: Looks good going into the glass, dark black, with a bright tan head.

S: This one is a treat to smell. It does promise the vanilla and sweetness to come.

T: Vanilla and stout make a good mix, but I have some reservations because the hit of vanilla and caramel is so strong. While I'm impressed by the craft shown by the effort, the desert flavors promised almost eclipsed the notes I expect in a stout.

M: The feel was somewhat heavy on the tongue, coating and lingering.

O: Southern Tier has explored the intersection between confection and stout before to great effect. Crème Brulee left me wanting a bit more balance, as the vanilla ultimately took over.

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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,820 ratings.