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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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very good

3,656 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,656
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 256
Gots: 549 | 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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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-almost black with some dark chestnut ruby highlights. Not much head on this one, just some lacing around the top

S-rich malt, vanilla bean, mocha, coffee. Definitely smells like dessert.

T-taste matches the smell almost exactly, coffee gives off a nice roasted flavor to help balance the sweetness. I can see why you either love it or hate it. Is is very sweet.

M-medium to full body, good carbonation, leaves a sweet milk like coating in the mouth

Overall I think Choklat and Mokah are better but this one comes pretty close, just too sweet.

ksimons, Aug 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Mike925, Aug 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Pat316, Aug 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Benny3000, Aug 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

WDJersey, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of hagbergl
4.83/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ah, Southern Tier Crème Brûlée. Glad to finally get around to reviewing this excellent beer. Review is from notes. Poured this from the standard 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass and shared it with my girlfriend, who absolutely loves this beer.

Appearance (4.5/5): Crème Brûlée pours a motor oil black body and is topped by a rather minimal one finger beige head that bubbles up from the depths before settling down and reducing to a small beige/tan ring. The black ale appears calm and completely opaque. This is a beautiful imperial stout.

Smell (4.5/5): Crème Brûlée smells like...crème brûlée! It's simply amazing how wel it mimics the smell of sweet custard and caramel. I detect notes of vanilla (this baby is aged on vanilla beans), condensed milk, butterscotch, dark chocolate, some coffee bean roastiness, and a slightly sweet hint of booze. Now THIS is how an imperial milk stout should smell.

Taste (5/5): The flavor follows the nose: vanilla, butterscotch, chocolate, and a hint of coffee bean-like bitterness in the finish. Some alcohol presence throughout, but that's to be expected and is never off-putting; rather, it beefs up the flavor profile. The flavor components in this beer compliment each other well and combine to produce a wonderful synergy. This beer's taste is very bold–the usual reaction from someone who's trying it for the first time is "whoa!!!" Very flavorful and potent stuff, indeed.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Crème Brûlée is mildly creamy, smooth, and full-bodied. It is lightly carbonated and isn't very "active". This "stillness" lets the beautiful, creamy smoothness of the beer shine. For being such a heavy and sweet beer, it's very drinkable, though most people (read: non-stout heads) will find it to be a little too big and bold to drink the whole 22 oz. bottle. So share with friends.

Overall (5/5): Oddly, this has been one of the favorite beers of the summer, and has found its way into my fridge and glass more often than any other. And while the warm months aren't the typical time one gets a hankering for a big, roasty black ale, the number of times I've had Southern Tier Crème Brûlée this summer is a testament to its greatness. I recommend this beer highly. It makes a great dessert beer.

hagbergl, Aug 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a very deep, almost black color, with a very nice fluffy/bubbly white head that remained throughout the beer.

The scent is very potent of sweet ingredients, vanilla, sugar, some dark fruit, also some notes of coffee and chocolate.

The taste is of sweet vanilla, caramel, coffee and dark chocolate are noticeable toward the end. The alcohol is also well hidden.

Full body, smooth, thick, and creamy, low carbonation.

This beer was absolutely delicious, a ton of flavor, all well balanced. It's tough to drink more than one because it is very filling and sweet but one is all you need. I will definitely look for this again.

BeerCon5, Aug 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

WoodburyMN, Aug 06, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle into snifter.

Appearance: A glorious dark opaque brown pour with a 1 inch caramel brown head. Low level retention but excellent carbonation.

Smell: So much butterscotch, caramel, vanilla and dark sugars it's Creme brulee magic!

Taste: Too too sweet, it's too much. I can only take about 4 ounces of this stuff at a time. It seems like it would be excellent to try poured over some vanilla ice cream. I'm quite surprised that there is no chocolate malt in this.

Mouthfeel: A medium to thick body with excellent carbonation.

Drinkability : It's just two sweet for me to drink much of it. I think Southern Tier got exactly what they wanted for this and I agree it's a great beer, I suppose I'm just not as big of a sweet tooth as I thought I was.

julian89, Aug 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big fan of this Dessert!
Wow, taste just like it's supposed to!

A - nearly black with a big chocolate milk colored head. Looks appetizing

S - vanilla and coffee aromas with butterscotch

T - Huge vanilla, caramel, and hop bitterness in the finish. Hints of maple syrup and coffee are also present.

M - smooth and creamy, pretty damn thick

O - Awesome stout that is a perfect example of a dessert beer. one bottle am I'm ready formthe recliner!

Casedogg43, Aug 05, 2012
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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,656 ratings.