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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
87
very good

3,601 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,601
Reviews: 1,296
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 18.3%
Wants: 241
Gots: 533 | FT: 29
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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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.8/5  rDev +23.7%

poured a cellar temp bottle into a snifter. The beer pours a deep cola brown hue with fluffy tan head foaming up about 1 cm and fading rather quickly to a sturdy edge layer and wispy island.
Aroma is Very sweet with chocolate, brown sugar, maple syrup, sweet caramel with a bit of roasted note. Very strong nose sweet sugary candy bar or melted chocolate is what I can think of with every whiff.
First sip reveals a very smooth yet kind of thick body with very fine gentle rolling carbonation.
Flavor is as expected....sweet. I get brown sugar and maple syrup mixed with milk chocolate and caramel. No real hint of ABV and definitely no hops to be found in this brew. Drinkability is high and I would do this one again, although splitting the bomber is probably a good idea. This one snuck up on me a little by the end of my glass.
excellent big malty brew with lots of interesting complex flavors!

07-19-2012 02:05:27 | More by sulldaddy
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hyoung41

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-19-2012 00:54:15 | More by hyoung41
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vitters03

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

07-18-2012 01:03:28 | More by vitters03
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juicebox

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.9%

07-17-2012 23:52:41 | More by juicebox
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-17-2012 16:34:02 | More by jacewg
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jmathis

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-17-2012 01:44:43 | More by jmathis
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-17-2012 00:15:12 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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MudHobbit

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-16-2012 20:48:54 | More by MudHobbit
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-16-2012 01:57:33 | More by Focusf111
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ABokononist

New York

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-16-2012 01:18:23 | More by ABokononist
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cfrances33

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

07-15-2012 16:03:25 | More by cfrances33
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-15-2012 15:30:10 | More by RMoeNay
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-15-2012 14:40:19 | More by fdig23
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sabitu

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-15-2012 00:30:47 | More by sabitu
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-14-2012 05:35:44 | More by shockrocker65
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ControlledBurn

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-14-2012 04:56:53 | More by ControlledBurn
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Phelps

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured into a snifter.

Milk chocolate-brown, thin and with the clarity of soda. A little thin-looking, with translucent burnt orange at the edges. The head is about half a finger tall, composed of silky bubbles the color of coffee and cream, and quickly recedes to a sticky ring.

An amalgamation of sugary aromas. Brown sugar, coca cola, vodka, custard, vanilla yogurt. Quite unexpected.

Leads with a blend of bitter dark chocolate, vanilla yogurt and custard. Stout notes are more noticeable when cold; creme brulee sweetness emerges when it warms. Lingering mildly bitter toast.

Body is just a touch under medium, smooth and syrupy. Carbonation is nearly absent — just a soft, spicy tingle that breaks the brew into a little silky fizz. Alcohol numbs the tongue a little.

Tasty stuff. I don’t find it as cloyingly sweet as some say — in fact, it’s fairly well-balanced. And the recreation of custard dessert flavors with nothing but vanilla and lactose is pretty impressive. Good stuff.

07-13-2012 03:48:09 | More by Phelps
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-12-2012 23:26:02 | More by ScaryEd
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EigenBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-12-2012 17:47:04 | More by EigenBeer
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sethmeister

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

An opaque black body with a thin tan cap which drops quickly and leaves only the slightest ringlet of lace.

The nose is, in short, creme brulee. Caramel, vanila beans, burnt sugar, cream, chocolate. Fantastic.

Taste is sweet caramel and chocolate, vanila beans, cream and brunt sugar. Sweetness borders on cloying. A nice roasted and bitter quality is there but it is all but washed away by the intense sweetness. Boozy alcohol note is present but mild.

Mouth is voluptuous and silky.

Drinkability is not high. I only wanted one small glass because the intensity of the sweetness was too much for me.

A nice dessert beer. I enjoyed it and it went well with a slice of cheesecake. Key here is to pair it with something even sweeter - say a slice of turtle cheescake - because in comparison the beer is not as sweet.

07-12-2012 01:14:20 | More by sethmeister
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Fatjack


2.55/5  rDev -34.3%

The aroma is amazing and the initial taste is sweet/chocolate/vanilla... but then... in the end all I could taste was bitter dark chocolate/burnt malt flavor and it wouldn't go away. That ruined the beer for me... too over the top in the aftertaste to enjoy more than one of these. Mouthfeel was motor oily, very little head in the glass. If burnt coffee taste is your thing then you would love this. But this one is not for me. It does get better by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but it's not enough to save it for me.

07-11-2012 14:33:43 | More by Fatjack
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bootsandbeer

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-08-2012 19:34:40 | More by bootsandbeer
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babbules

Connecticut

4.55/5  rDev +17.3%

Tried this guy out of a 22oz. bottle I picked up at the local boozery. Very stout-like in its color and pour. It had almost no head at all, and a powerful vanilla smell. The flavor is amazing, but very sweet thanks to a heavy dose of lactose. The only negative thing I can say is that it finishes thick and sticky, and even someone who really likes stouts would have trouble drinking alot of it. Overall, a great dessert beer!

07-08-2012 18:55:28 | More by babbules
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BeerForHokie

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-08-2012 14:37:46 | More by BeerForHokie
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captainbearcat

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-08-2012 02:14:09 | More by captainbearcat
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,601 ratings.