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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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3,975 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,975
Reviews: 1,359
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 17.69%
Wants: 318
Gots: 720 | FT: 26
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:
Beer added by: ph2001 on 07-12-2008

The brewer suggests a serving temperature of 42 °F for this beer.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Jet black, maybe passes only the slightest amount of light. Nice head, doesn't stick around all that long. Poured nice and thick.
S - Super caramel, maybe some vanilla and light chocolate. But mostly caramel, never smelled a beer that smelled more like caramel. Anticipating a very high amount of sweetness.
T - Yes, very, very sweet, mostly caramel, more vanilla flavor, here comes the high level of milk sugar, and finally a fairly boozy finish. A very sweet and filling beer. Alcohol is present enough to make it fairly rough and not at all sessionable. Yet - I can't say I don't like this, at least for the over the top attempt.
M - Full bodied in the beginning of the sip, but goes down fast, probably from the high alcohol. Medium carbonation.
O - Not at all drinkable, but this is a very good dessert beer, and this would be a very difficult beer to replicate. I give STBC credit for this beer. Don't start off with the beer though - it will likely ruin your experience with all other beers. This is something to sip at the end of your night.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in 22oz mug.

Pours a completely opaque black with highlights, that could easily go unnoticed, of brown showing at the edges. 1 inch head that condenses to a thin layer of thick foam over the top that lasts for a while. Like a cappuccino. Leaves thick lacing on the mug.

Smells VERY SWEET. Might turn some off but I don't dislike it. I mean what else would one expect from a southern tier imperial milk stout? Vanilla, caramel, mocha, a hint of alcohol but the sweetness definitely masks the actual abv. Almost reminds me of the way baileys smells, or some kind of french vanilla coffee/mocha adult milkshake. Or, well, creme brûlée beer.

Tastes the same as everything listed above basically except for the fact that the 9.6% abv definitely shines through here. The intense burnt caramel, malty, brown sugary, mocha milkshake sweetness still makes it hard to tell the beer is almost at 10% but there is definitely a slight boozy burn that fights its way to the front. I think with some aging this beer would be 5 in the taste category.

The mouthfeel is very syrupy, sticky, smooth. Warming on its way down. Fits the beer well but if anything Id say I wish the body was a little more full to make up for the intense flavors/alcohol.

Overall I would recommend trying this beer for the simple reason that its pretty over the top in flavor. Awesome idea for an imperial milk stout for sure! I do think the abv stuck out a little too much though and at $9 a bomber I doubt I'll be buying it again. Unless i buy it to age it which seems like it'd be a great idea. Id imagine a lot of "veterans" have been/will be bashing this beer because of the overly sugary syrupy boozy flavor but hey, thats what you get for buying an "Imperial Milk Stout". I try to rate the beers according to which category they fall under and for an imperial milk stout I'd say Southern Tier did a great job on this one.

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(my first review!)
Poured from 22oz bomber

A - Deep dark brown with minimal macchiato-looking head

S - Very pleasant but strong and sweet. Reminds me of creme brulee, coffee, caramel., butterscotch.. if Butterbeer from the Harry Potter series was an actual beer it would probably smell like this

T - I would drink this after dinner as a coffee-dessert drink. Very sweet vanilla, sugary taste rounded out with roasted syrupy coffee flavor

M - Medium/low carbonation, not too hefty on the body... lingers after drinking in a pleasant way

O - Pretty delicious if you're looking for a sugary sweet dessert beer! Very enjoyable.

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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,975 ratings.