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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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3,797 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,797
Reviews: 1,314
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 271
Gots: 597 | 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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5/5  rDev +28.5%

pkohler51, Sep 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

bigjer78, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of hustlesworth
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- poured super black into my delirium tremens snifterish tulip and I can't get any light to shine through. Minimal tan bubble head disappears fast but holds strong as a dense ring that drops some spotty lace.

S- crazy vanilla aroma. Like insane. I'm sure the lactose accentuates the vanilla as well. It's just straight up vanilla custard with like a coffe glaze and a dusting of cocoa powder. Incredibly sweet and dessert-like.

T- this is quite a radical achievement. They must have used a shit load of vanilla. They must be crazy. They nailed it, in my opinion. Vanilla vapors flow up through my nostrils with every sip, recirculate down to the palate and become integrated with more vanilla, caramel, and mild coconut. Cocoa, coffee, and any roasted flavors that pull through the vanilla are most definitely set on the back burner. Latte with an extra shot of vanilla syrup? Yeah, kinda like that. Except way more bad ass. Finishes with slowly fading sweetness and a bit more coffee. Roasted bitterness with a smidge of herbal hops appear wayyyy down the line.

MF- full and viscous with tight cooling carbonation. Sticky all up in my beard. Kinda dry on the cheeks from the alcohol but then again the lactose and vanilla sweetness kinda negate that.

D- dessert beer from outer space. I don't have much of a sweet tooth so it's hard to drink this whole bottle in one sitting.

hustlesworth, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of dubdrop
4/5  rDev +2.8%

dubdrop, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was hesitant to try this one as the Jah Vah was super gross. I figured I would give this one a go.

A: Super dark. Looks very thick and the small bubbles take some time to rise. Good tan head.

S: Killer smell. Smells just like a creme brulee. Huge caramel and toffee notes. Subtle coffee and smoke notes. Cream, vanilla. Love it.

T: Caramel, toffee, vanilla. Quite overpowered by the sharp alcohol though which makes them hard to enjoy. Pretty nice though.

M: Sits pretty full bodied, that alcohol has a very sharp bite to it though which overpowers the lingering notes. Also a somewhat uncomplimentary lingering dull bitterness.

Overall this beer would be killer if that alcohol wasn't so dominating. There are great tastes notes and the beer stays true to what the name incites. After the alcohol dissipates there is a bitterness that seems to come from nowhere. The finish is so bad I have to knock it down to a 3.5. So much potential though...

Jamesthebrit, Sep 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

genogirl, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

meaghan2k, Sep 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

anteater, Sep 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

johunnic, Sep 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

mikeradebaugh, Sep 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

MisterE, Sep 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

jrfehon33, Sep 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Zach136, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Keith_R, Sep 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ryanpj, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Deep-red brown. Head is cocoa and one finger. Falls flat and leaves minimal lacing.
S- The aroma is sensational. Vanilla, sugar, a whiff of coffee. Smells like creme brulee with a few wisps of coffee.
T- It has a creme brulee taste to it. big kick of vanilla with a touch of sugary caramel. There is some espresso and a bit of milk chocolate as well.
M- Medium body, a bit chewy. Carbonation is low and smooth, maybe a bit too low.
O- It's a good imperial stout. It's quite clearly off the wall. But it's enjoyable.

jsprain1, Sep 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Zaphog, Sep 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

mttdls, Sep 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

OldhouseRecs, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of BasterdInABasket
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into Southern Tier tulip
A- Deep black, Held up to light dark ruby red, Off-white/tannish head builds quickly and then fades away into almost nothing soon after
S- Big time vanilla, caramel, sweet chocolate and sugar, smells like something I want to sink my teeth into
T- Intense sweetness, caramel, vanilla, cappucino and burnt sugar, not complex but very delicious
M- Big, smooth and creamy, nice bit of carbonation on the tongue
O- Maybe the most unique beer I've ever had, Enjoy a few bottles of this every year, not for everyone, but for a dessert beer they really nailed this one

BasterdInABasket, Sep 23, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.3%

Jeff_Wis, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of AZbelgian
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got to share a bottle of this with and courtesy of my friends Teddy and Matt at GM in D.C.

A - Black as night with a persistent layer of tiny tan foamy bubbles.

S - Truly amazing aroma. Could smell it from a foot away. Smells like an extravagant dessert. Strong sweet aromas of vanilla with hints of caramel.

T - Wow! Exactly as advertised. Like drinking a liquified vanilla creme brulee topped with carmel. Sweet creamy milk stout with flavors of vanilla, caramel, finishes with some toasty malts.

M - Heavy and sweet in the mouth. This defines dessert beer.

O - Deliciously sweet. It met and exceeded my expectations, but in doing so, it might be too much of a good thing. Definitely not something you could drink all day. Maybe not even something you could have more than a small glass of in one sitting. A slow sipping dessert beer that

AZbelgian, Sep 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ItsBeer4Me, Sep 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

mendvicdog, Sep 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

liquorpig, Sep 21, 2012
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,797 ratings.