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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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88
very good

3,821 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,821
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 283
Gots: 600 | 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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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle in to a pint glass

A- Black as the night with hardly a half finger tan head

S- Oh god, this smells awesome. Lots of vanilla and caramel. Reminds me of a gas station cappuccino a little bit, but I don't mean this as an insult as I think this smells great.

T- Starting with sweet vanilla with some roastiness following. Packed with lots of flavor and a subtle warming from the alcohol. This one will hit you quick at almost 10% ABV

M- Full-bodied in the mouth at first but seems to finish rather thin for some reason. Moderate carbonation.

O- Another solid stout from Southern Tier, but I'd take a Mokah or Java before this one. It's still a good one to sit down, sip, and just relax to. I think the vanilla intensity might be just a bit much for me, but it's still worth a try.

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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a dark black color with off white head with brown hints in it.

Smell is sweet with carmel and vanilla in the forefront.

Taste is sweet with vanilla and carmel and a candy like taste almost butterscotch.

Finish is a bit thin and bitter almost off-putting. Takes away from the experience.

A very interesting take on a milk stout. Could see having this as a dessert beer with sweets.

Something I would try again.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is rich black, with a brown head and light lacing.

Nose is very sweet, with cream, vanilla, and fresh caramel. Excellent.

Taste is toasted malt, sweet vanilla cream, and toasted coconut. The flavors are strong and sweet, and stay that way.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy, with light carbonation.

Overall, it is decadently rich. And for the most part, it pulls it off. I would label this as a dessert beer. It starts off great, but the sweetness and richness become tiring before a full glass is finished if you don't have a dessert to pair with it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark colored with a thin-ish, but fluffy head that disappears rather quickly, however it does leave a good, long-lasting, sticky residue on the side of the glass throughout the drink. Wish the head stuck around more.

S: Strong caramel smells complimented with an overwhelming vanilla aroma. I actually really like the aromas.

T: This starts with a sweet vanilla taste, and finishes with a roasted caramel flavor. The sweetness from the lactose is a great compliment to the vanilla, but overall tastes a bit too artificial for my liking.

M: medium-heavy body. Could stand to be a but thicker, but does have a good creaminess.

O: This is a good dessert beer. Would be a good one for a 8-10oz pour. A bomber by yourself is just too much though.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From notes taken on 8/12:

The nose really is Crème Brûlée. I've honestly never had a beer that expresses a certain aroma so well. I mean, I can't really describe the aroma in any other terms than Crème brûlée.

Creamy vanilla and dark caramel notes cover the palate. It's sweet but that is to be expected of this style, definitely one packing such amazing flavors. Just like the aromas it truly delivers the flavor! Amazing dessert beer!

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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,821 ratings.