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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

3,799 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,799
Reviews: 1,314
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 271
Gots: 598 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10%

qwertyiop, Feb 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Goobastic, Feb 02, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.3%

jfcaa193, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of rtaps
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours dark brown almost black, very small khaki head with minimal retention

smell is great i think, very sweet (reminds me of ice cream) vanilla and burnt sugar.

best way i can describe the taste would be like a very very sweet vanilla cream soda

high carbonaton, light bodied leaving a watery mouth

overall it's enjoyable. expected it to be sweet but was even sweet than expect. no way i could have drank alot of it.

rtaps, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of JWrangler
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

JWrangler, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of CoryR
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

CoryR, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -10%

BMart, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Caterwaul
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Caterwaul, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Fubar1453
3.2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Black, aggressive pour achieves no head at all.

S: Eggnog, vanilla, sugar and a little bit of booze.

T: Sugar, vanilla and coffee, way to sweet, bad aftertaste.

M: Milkshake, cloying, sticky.

O: This beer was way to rich and sweet, drain poured the last 6oz or so. The pure sweetness gave me a headache at times. Would not buy again.


Fubar1453, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of rchristensen
3.5/5  rDev -10%

rchristensen, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of tmcelman
4/5  rDev +2.8%

tmcelman, Jan 30, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.6%

groetman, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of callmescraps
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally cracking this one open. Been staring at me awhile.

Appearance- Black. Ok, maybe just really, really dark brown. Whatever. It's got about a quarter inch of tan head.

Smell- Lots of stuff going on. Roasty, chocolaty, some vanilla. Almost nutty. Toffee and burnt sugar.

Taste- Sweetness. Just sweet as all hell. Toffee. Sugar, candy. Werther's Originals, or possibly french toast. Almost a sweet maple. A little roast? Look, it's all glazed sugar.

Mouthfeel- Surprisingly light carbonation, not too heavy.

Overall- It's too damned sweet. Just unreal. But it's also very interesting and original.

A for effort. Not so much for execution. I like some of these Blackwater beers, but this one is too damned sweet.

callmescraps, Jan 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.6%

leugimnas, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

ninner00, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

dandmc24, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

caljrjr, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of jskennedy
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

jskennedy, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of alkemy
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Out of the bomber…

A- It’s black for all intents and purposes. Very thin ruby highlights around edges of glass when held directly to light. Finger of tan head fades quickly to a faint hint of suds on top.

S- Nose is full…vanilla, nutmeg, custard, burnt sugar, and faint maple syrup. It’s got a dough-like quality in the aroma as well. I can’t discern any alcohol here. The smell really makes you want to dive right in.

T- As expected, it is quite sweet. Reminds me of a strong vanilla cappuccino. Lots of vanilla and a pretty good bit of caramel. Taste really follows the nose. The alcohol is felt going down more than tasted. Delightful.

M- Very smooth, and the level of carbonation seems appropriate. Personally, I’d like to see it a touch thicker, but that’s a typical complaint of mine.

D- Unlike many sweeter, high alcohol beers I’ve had, this one has a finish that leaves me wanting more. I’m not much of a sweet-tooth, so it’s quite surprising how much I enjoy this beer. 12 oz. would be a better serving, as this big beer does wear on you, but I can't penalize the beer a bunch for that.

alkemy, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

texasclimber, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

twowheelssoar, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of BrownNut
3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer smells like the beer I had invented in my head that I did not know existed. I've been dreaming of a sort of rich, viscous, toasty brown ale with hints of butterscotch. This beer smells even more like that than it did in my head.

Taste is another thing though and this one had too much of that sweetness going on. It was distracting. If I could put it in Photoshop, I would crank down its saturation slider - I want that taste, just not so concentrated and pungent as that. It was like they dumped the flavor extract bottle in there and so it came across very overdone. I only had a 4 oz flight glass of it and would not have wanted to work my way through a whole pint.

It's an absolutely beautiful smell and an interesting thing to take one mouthful of, but I'm out after that.

BrownNut, Jan 24, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque, ink black stout. Semi-weak head but understandable for the style. Still some nice lace patches.

Lots of creamy vanilla in the aroma along with alcohol spice.

Vanilla, milk and cream flavors come to life first and maintain themselves throughout the drink and well into the after taste. Tastes a lot like Boston cream pie. Roasty malt goodness comes next with mild coffee, licorice and blackberry notes. Hops are subtle at first then grow in strength near the end carrying a soapy, acidic quality. Enough alcohol to notice but not overpower. Has a wine-like quality in flavor and warmth. Aftertaste is a bit tart. Well-rounded overall and better flavor than expected.

Medium to full-bodied. Good carbonation for the style. Alcohol is a little drying.

A well executed double cream stout. Great depth and balance. Good stuff.

bnes09, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

jaidenjb, Jan 24, 2012
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,799 ratings.