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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Ratings: 3,823
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 285
Gots: 602 | 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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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz Growler from Beverage World. Served at around 55-60F.

Pours black with a two finger beige head that recedes to just a ring and leaves a few spots of lacing behind.

Aroma is straight-up butterscotch. By far the predominant component, also notes of vanilla, caramel and toffee. Excellent strength. You can smell it a mile away.

Flavor follows suit. Tons of butterscotch, some vanilla, toffee, caramel, chocolate, occasionally a gourmet root beer character, really sweet, a bit of alcohol but well hidden for its size.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, not the thickest Imperial Stout, sticky, moderate if not sometimes strong carbonation.

This is something else. Wow. Unlike any other beer I’ve tried. Intense to say the least. I think about half the 16oz growler will be enough for tonight. Drinkability takes a hit just because it is so rich, but very tasty in small doses.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of thecheapies
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sludgy brown-black with a light brown head. Good retention. 4.0

Creamy custard note is huge with big vanilla aromas and minor white chocolate, roast, and coffee. Pretty ridic. 4.5

Vanilla creme, white chocolate, malt bitterness, intense roast, light coffee, and tangy fruits. Booze is here too. Hops are ghostly. 4.0

Medium thickness. Sudsy carb. Intensely boozy. 3.5

Quite the feat in craft brewing. Super sweet, but super good. Treat it as a dessert beer, and you won't be let down. 4.0

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of heatherishoppin
4.65/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I would take this over a chocolate chip cookie any day. This is definitely a dessert beer but VERY excellent for this category. It tastes like you should eat it with an ice cream spoon/

You can absolutely smell the vanilla bean. There is a sublte bitterness to balance out the sweetness. This is the beer to drink when you are having only one, not ten.

My hat goes off to this brewery. I have never had anything like this before.

Photo of katan
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz into a pint

A - Pours super dark, opaque, black, thick. Head formation was quick, mocha colored, but it broke down into a film in a hurry.

S - Sugary sweet, almost like cake frosting. Vanilla is a strong component. Way over the top for what I would think a beer would need.

T - Starts off sweet, more of the frosting like flavors. Vanilla beans are strong. Mid-stream brings in some chocolate, cake mix, still very sugary and sweet. The milk stout comes through. Finishes with a hefty sweetness. The aftertaste has quite a bit of alcohol warmth.

M - A full bodied beer with a relatively low carbonation profile. Alcohol warmth is strong. Super sticky, sweet, clingy.

O/D - An interesting beer, but I don't know how to really judge it. It is so sweet, so strong, and it meets the name. However, as a strong milk stout, I don't know if I would go there. As far the beer, it is filling with a good hit of alcohol.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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

A- Thick pitch black pour with a frothy tan head that eventually leaves a ring. Good lacing.

S- Worther's originals candies. Smells exactly like sweet caramel candies.

T- Sweet caramel followed by some dark malts. The blast of sweetness is noticeable, but the malt actually comes through.

M- As thick as can be. Frothy, thick, tar-like.

O- Better than last year. Sweetness is still the main attraction, but the malt towards the end of the taste actually allows it to drink like more of a stout.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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