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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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3,507 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,507
Reviews: 1,293
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 18.04%
Wants: 238
Gots: 491 | 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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Photo of JRdaSconnie


4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

P: Bomber into taster glass at homebrew club meeting. This beer has become a favorite seasonal of the club's.

S: Creme brulee. Caramel, burnt sugar, cream, dark chocolate, roast coffee, just plain sugary. Little booze. No hops here.

A: Dark, black, opaque. Dark tan head, but not too frothy.

T: Fantastically sweet. Don't drink it and complain...it's a SUPER sweet beer. More creme brulee flavors very similar to aroma. Lightly burnt sugar and caramel, more roast and booze helps to counter the sugary flavors to keep it from being cloying.

M: Thick luxury. Minimal carbonation to fluff it all up. Ends heavy on the palate.

O: Fantastic dessert beer. Love it, and got three bottles to cellar and will keep adding next year. You have to like the sweet stuff to appreciate this. Tried brewing my own clone, which is good, but pales in comparison to this. Can't wait to see what a year of aging does!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 02:49:23 | More by JRdaSconnie
Photo of JeepinJJ

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-14-2012 14:53:31 | More by JeepinJJ
Photo of shand


4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter.

This beer pours out black with almost no head. The aroma is on a serious creme brulee tip. Burnt sugar, caramel, milk chocolate. It's diabetariffic! The taste is a bit roasty with a bit of vanilla at first, but goes quickly to the super sweet burnt sugar, milk, and caramel flavors. I can't really fault it on taste, it really does taste like creme brulee. The mouthfeel is thick and lightly carbonated. The drinkability is strange here. It absolutely does mask the alcohol completely, yet the beer is so sweet that it is still rather difficult to drink. Overall, this is really what the label says. It's a creme brulee stout. It's a good dessert beer, just don't go into it thinking you're going to be able to drink all 22 ounces, because you won't be able to. Get it on tap, or split it with a friend or two.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 04:44:19 | More by shand
Photo of cardern


3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-14-2012 02:51:26 | More by cardern
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4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pitch black pour with a half finger mocha colored head that quickly dissipates leaving almost no trace of foam at all.

S: Wow. Immediately upon opening this beer, an awesome buttery caramel aroma is present A slight hint of vanilla is present as well.

T: Again, wow. Definitely one of the best tasting beers I've had. Just, incredible. A smooth, creamy butterscotch taste followed by vanilla and hints of toffee.

M: Medium amount of carbonation with a medium body, almost too much carbonation for the rest of the flavor.

O: Overall, fantastic. If I could buy a case of this beer, I would.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 23:17:34 | More by Daktyls
Photo of martyl1000


4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

OMG. I don't care what anyone says about this being the Disneyland of beer, I f-ing love it. Granted, the sweet cream and vanilla are a bit over the top. But I do love me a sweet double stout.

With all the exaggerated names in beer--"pie", "cake", etc.--I assumed this one was like all the rest, all hyperbole and disappointment. But this, this is real. Believe the hype.

The aroma has the buttery caramel put in mind by the tan, rocky head. One can't say enough about this aroma -- it's like an Octapus Car Wash employee has squirted the "vanilla" fragrance into the vat of this brew.

One could say it's sickeningly sweet, that is, if this beer weren't so delicious. Holy bejeezums. This one has shot to near the top of my all-time list. the only drawback is the sugar-sweet is just a bit too pronounced.

Two months ago I came within five minutes of getting this on tap at Dexter's Pub during Mad Craft Beer Week. I'm so lucky to find this on the shelves, today, so far into summer. Thank you Star Liquor!!!

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 02:13:39 | More by martyl1000
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-12-2012 03:02:46 | More by srw
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-11-2012 21:36:51 | More by madkat07
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-11-2012 13:33:22 | More by MaseFace
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-11-2012 04:07:11 | More by jnolan
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

06-11-2012 03:45:18 | More by apocalypsezombie
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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Appearance is dark brown (not quite black). Not too viscous. Thin head dissipates rapidly. On the nose I get TONS of vanilla. It smells like a cream soda. There is also a little bit of coffee and leather.

The beer is very full-bodied with a huge candy-sweet flavor. On the front of the palate, you get roasted malt and vanilla that makes you think of vanilla wafers. At mid-palate, the roastiness and the hops combine to bitter things up a bit and produce a taste like gourmet coffee. On the back of the palate and on the finish, there's a bit of alcohol heat and the bitter roasty notes get a little overwhelming. I wouldn't call the beer overly bitter, but the contrast to the intense sweetness makes it seem more bitter on the finish than it really is. In addition, the mouthfeel seems a bit thin for me with all that sweetness. I'd expect something a lot creamier.

I have to give this beer a good review because it's so unique and distinct. I haven't found anything else quite like it (plus, I think it tastes good). The sweetness brought on by the vanilla and the addition of lactose sugar is so extreme, you sometimes forget you're drinking a beer. That said, this beer is one that a beer drinker will either love or hate. There's not much middle ground. Try it if you like imperial stouts (and have a bit of a sweet tooth).

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 01:39:21 | More by deadonhisfeet
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2.68/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This pours nice and rich, as you would expect from this style.

Smell. Um, wow, lots of vanilla. "Duh" you say, but - no - like, I'm going to bake a cake, is this peppermint extract or vanilla extract in this bottle? Vanilla. That is all that is there.

Taste is, well, vanilla. I do pick up some hop freshness, but it is like the freshness of brushing your teeth and then drinking orange juice. The flavors, to me, just don't work.

mouthfeel is decent, creamy.

Overall, I did not expected a vanilla beer cooler like thing. This is not for me.

Do note: I hope Southern Tier keeps brewing this and other extremely crazy beers. There are many people out there with tastes that match up with this stuff. If you like sweeter brews or want to try some over-the-top vanilla, seek this one out!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 01:35:51 | More by karengarys
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-08-2012 03:42:21 | More by vrbulldog22
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +16%

06-08-2012 01:35:12 | More by bspain5
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New York

4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle split and poured into a goblet. No dating.

A: Pours a thick black with a 1/2 finger light khaki head that quickly dissipates. Can see a little light around the edges.

S: Hits you in the face with carmel, toffee and vanilla. Very sweet, some booze gets through. Unique, certainly over the top, but undeniably delicious!

T: Very sweet carmel with a backing of vanilla. A great representation of creme brulee. Certainly the only in its style that tastes like

M: Creamy and full bodied. Has ample carbonation. Certainly a sipping beer with how sweet it is.

Overall easily one of the most unique imperial stouts. A great dessert beer. Always enjoy an opportunity to drink it and would recommend to anyone who likes stouts.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 23:42:48 | More by CloudStrife
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

06-07-2012 22:02:47 | More by mcss
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-07-2012 21:58:43 | More by kennethkearns
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-07-2012 18:22:56 | More by OriolesFan1008
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-07-2012 00:03:57 | More by Goldfishman
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

06-06-2012 19:22:43 | More by EmmetD
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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap during Philly Beer Week at Misconduct Tavern. Looks jet black with excellent lacing on the glass. Smells & tastes just like Creme brûlée. The bartender even said this one is disgustingly good. I agree. It hides all the alcohol wonderfully and almost doesn't taste like a beer, more of a desert. Well, duh. The only thing taking away from this beer is the overly sweet mouthful. Besides that, this one is a real treat.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2012 15:39:15 | More by jwhancher
Photo of cowboy83

New York

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

06-06-2012 15:34:05 | More by cowboy83
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

06-05-2012 21:12:23 | More by HumbleRican
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-04-2012 17:03:30 | More by ShemRahBoo
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,507 ratings.