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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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Ratings: 3,980
Reviews: 1,360
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 17.69%
Wants: 321
Gots: 733 | 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:
Beer added by: ph2001 on 07-12-2008

The brewer suggests a serving temperature of 42 °F for this beer.
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Apostlebrews
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh wow! Got to have some of this on tap at Kickbacks Gastropub in Jacksonville. I am a huge fan of Southern Tier and this is a beer that I have been looking forward to trying since they first brewed it.

The beer was served in a 6oz snifter. the color is completely black with a half inch head that that left a beautiful lacing in the glass.

I pick up vanilla, creme, and butterscotch. Very, very sweet.

The taste is similar to the smell, though it's not as sweet as I expected judging by the smell. I get the same notes as on the nose with some toasted marshmallow and burnt sugar on the finish. I don't get any booze, which is scary for a beer that's nearly 10%.

Overall, I this is a great take on an imperial stout. Very creamy and sweet. Extremely drinkable. Well done, Southern Tier. Well done.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

Photo of rtaps
3.96/5  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.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Fubar1453
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
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.


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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of callmescraps
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,980 ratings.