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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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3,654 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,654
Reviews: 1,302
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 256
Gots: 548 | 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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Photo of BrutusOrca
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%

Appearance - thick, black with no head after inital pour.

Smell - smelled great as labeled. Just like creme brulee.

Taste - good flavor at first, little too sweet for me, then a bitterness follows.

Mouthfeel - too heavy almost syrupy for me, would have liked a smoother finish.

Overall - not bad a good winter beer for sitting in front of a fire to enjoy. Wouldnt drink more than one in a sitting due to the heaviness associated with the beer. Would drink again.

BrutusOrca, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

mylar, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

mthomas84, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

UNCCTDawg, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

almundane, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

djrn2, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

DONA812, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

joesc230, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

stouts4me, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of dtivp
2.55/5  rDev -34.4%

Pours a deep black, a thin light tan head after a vigorous pour with very little lacing.

Aroma was very sweet of vanilla, brown sugar and caramel.

Taste followed the nose and name, a liquid Creme Brulee, very sweet of vanilla, caramel, burnt brown sugar and sweet cream.

Mouth Feel was medium body, a little thin for a stout, very little carbonation, creamy and very sweet.

Overall buying a beer named Creme Brulee, I was expecting sweetness, however,it was little too over powering for my taste. Stronger coffee or bitter chocolate would have added some needed balance.

dtivp, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of hippityhops85
1.95/5  rDev -49.9%

This is such a bizarre beer. The name alone would drive me NOT to taste it but we'll take one for the team here. (Note, I am generally not a fan of milk stouts)

About three oz poured into a sample glass from draft.

Pours a deep, opaque black with an offwhite head that quickly dissipates leaving spotty bubbles on top of the brew.

THE NOSE IS INSANE! So much vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, chocolate, roasted malts. It's literally a punch to the senses. If the beer tastes anything like this it should be good.

Woah, what happened to the taste? Initially the taste does follow the nose but only for a second. The wonderful spice armoa from the nose is swallowed up in a bitterness that's really unpleasing. This bitterness along with the OVERWHELMING sweetness of the beer is just nausiating. There is a fair amount of lactic acid which really doesn't help the beer in the least. It's almost super sweet bile. Blech.

The mouthfeel is much thinner than I would have wanted out of a beer claiming this much flavor. Relatively moderate carbonation coupled with a too-thin mouthfeel and the ever-lingering bitterness/sweetness combo does not help this beer at all.

I've never claimed to be a fan of milk stouts and this doesn't help the cause IMO. I'd avoid this brew and take a well-rounded imperial stout over it without all the "pizazz."


hippityhops85, Dec 10, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev -8%

22oz bomber into a snifter of sorts. Bottle dated 07/14/11. Pours a pitch black. Minimal head and no lacing.

The smell is really something--vanilla, custard, jello vanilla pudding, cream filled donuts. All very strong and in your face.

Taste is more of the same and then some. Char, burnt sugar, burnt malt, vanilla custard, caramel, burnt liquor, with a touch of driveway sealer.

Mouthfeel is sticky yet smooth with some long-lingering heat from the alcohol.

Overall, this was overwhelming. Recommend sharing a bomber with a minimum of 4 people. I will give it some credit as the taste of this beer was true to its name and as advertised.

JohnnyP3, Dec 10, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

somma4189, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

DruD, Dec 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

pavpav12, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Exiled, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Ruds
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%

Smells just as the name state's 'Creme Brulee' !!!

Served from a Keg Tap into a 10oz snifter glass, poured a black velvet colour with very minimal head (vanishing within a minute or so) and with minimal lacing

flavour was all sweet, toffee, choccy, cream and to be honest did a good job of resemblng 'creme brulee' !

mouthfeel - sweet, fluffy to chewy, not my favourite in this respect !

sweet aftertaste also, happy to be drinking a 10oz snifter and no more, starting to get too sweet for my palate towards the end, but no arguments, did what it said on the tin !

Ruds, Dec 08, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

StevenSpringer, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Mscarpen, Dec 07, 2011
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2/5  rDev -48.6%

JoeBoxer522, Dec 06, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +16.5%

From notes:

Served on draught at Cork in North Charleston, SC. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Opaque pitch black. Thin head with moderate lacing. Legs akin to port wine.

S: Very fragrant and very dessert-like. Smells just like the name suggests. Creme brulee all the way. I even pick up some tiramisu notes. Sweet and rich vanilla aromas heavily cover roasted malts.

T: Super sweet and super rich. More going on than lingering sweetness from the malts. Tons of caramel and vanilla. Tastes like it was poured through creme brulee. No hops bitterness noticed.

M: Body is full and sticky like caramel. Very rich. Light carbonation.

O: The name hits the nail on the head. This is a fantastic dessert beer of which I will return. My wife does not even care much for beer but she loved it. She couldn't hardly put the glass down. Due to the richness of the beer the drinkability is fairly low. I don't think I would want much more than a pint of this beer. In the future I will buy a bomber to split for dessert.

brewcore, Dec 06, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

zipyth3pinhead, Dec 06, 2011
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,654 ratings.