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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: 4,034
Reviews: 1,380
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 17.69%
Wants: 333
Gots: 774 | FT: 30
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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Ratings: 4,034 | Reviews: 1,380
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of alkemy
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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Photo of BrownNut
3.32/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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