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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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3,977 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,977
Reviews: 1,359
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 17.69%
Wants: 319
Gots: 726 | 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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3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours jet black with a paperthin head that disapates almost instantly. Aroma of vanilla, heavy vanilla but in a nice way. Taste is too much, overly sweet thin for a stout to thin for my liking. I'm sure some people like this but no one at my table could enjoy it, my wife is going to bake brownies with it, I hope it goes to good use.

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3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle, around $8, poured into an oversize wine glass.

a-black with a reddish tint, a 1/2 inch of head that dissipates very quickly only a ring of thin foam remains. little lacing

s- vanilla, butterscotch, chocolate, sugar, slight coffee. a bit overpowering.

t- just as it smells. strong and sweet vanilla and toffee soak the palate at first. black licorice and caramel next. This is way too sweet. A little coffee and a little help the cloying taste, but not very much. It's not very well balanced at all.

m- creamy, medium body, sticky. okay carbonation. syrupy after taste.

o- this is definitely a dessert beer and a hell of a specialty. It's unlike anything I've ever had. In my opinion, it's fantastic for the style, but it's not for me. I can only take it in small, small, very small doses. Way too sweet for me.

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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Black color with red highlights, light tan head and poor retention. Chocolate and burnt butter/caramel and vanilla aromas. Caramel and coffee with light chocolate finishing milky. A fairly long coffee and hop linger. Creamy feel with a bite and tackiness.

I think this may benefit from some aging to take the bite out of the beer and meld flavors for a more malty beer. However, I love the burnt sugar flavor that really came through and it’s a fantastically unique flavor ruined by an unfortunate linger.

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3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bomber bottle into pint glass.
Looks nice...deep black, almost oily...
Smell is great...sweet sugar and alcohol, some mily aromas as well.
Taste however, is way too sweet and overwhelming. I just taste sweet sweet sugar...maybe candied roasted sugars, some mily creme; which I suppose IS what a Creme Brulee actually is made of, but not what I would like to drink. Interesting, but probably wont buy again.

Alone, its not that good; however, we did mix with Pumking for a black and tan sort of thing which was fairly good. Mix about 25% Creme Brulee with about 75% Pumking...nice desert brew.

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3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an almost opaque black with a small, light beige head that gets retained as a thin collar without leaving much lacing behind.

The aroma is quite sweet. Butterscotch dominates, but vanilla, malted milk and a berry-like note all come through as well.

The taste is a bit more subdued, but still led by a butterscotch flavour with similar vanilla, malted milk and light berry notes. Thankfully, all those sweet tones get balanced somewhat by bitter chocolate and coffee flavours that linger through the finish.

Full-bodied and rich with a moderate carbonation. Very little trace of the ABV. Syrupy and oily on the tongue, yet creamy as well, with the viscosity noticeable on the tongue between sips. Slight wood tone in the aftertaste.

Despite its overall sweetness and rich nature, I find this imperial stout very drinkable as a dessert beer or digestif. Another solid effort from Southern Tier, will go back for more and try mixing with a Choklat.

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3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a goblet.

A: Opaque black color showing dark brown at the edges, with incomplete residue of mocha-tinted bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Luxuriously decadent caramel smells as if sugar granules were just scorched by an open flame. Refined spirituous malt is mildly roasty, suggesting a flavored coffee. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins fairly sweet, with refined roasted malt and powerful toffee candy. Acidity is moderate, more felt than tasted. The middle is drier, where husky malt is juxtaposed with spirituous brandy qualities. The finish shows bitter roast of moderate intensity for the style, with lingering volatile vanilla.

M: Medium viscosity, acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This strong stout is a specialty beer dedicated to dessert service. It has a smell that is able to conjure powerful sensory images of its namesake dessert, but the other sensory qualities sem unremarkable when considered alone. One can imagine how it might prove overpowering when unaccompanied, but it shows great promise (and flexibility) when taken in the company of sweet foods. It measures up to be more than the sum of its parts, though it is in large part thanks to the heavenly smell.

Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,977 ratings.