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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: 317
Gots: 723 | FT: 26
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Bottle poured into a tulip.
A: Brown and Black, decent head but doesn’t last too long.
S: Vanilla, Crème, and Caramel overwhelm while there some coco in the back. Definitely some alcohol that comes out.
T: Syrupy and vanilla flavor and caramel flavor are huge, extremely sweet beer.
M: Vanilla fills the mouth with a sugar like sweetness, and some booze on the end. Very very sweet and flavorfull.
O: Great, not the best beer ever made but a beer like nothing else I’ve had. Sooo sweet. (A)

Photo of draheim
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle (bottled 7/13/2011) poured into a snifter. Pours a pretty thin dark brown w/ a sliver of tan head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is - well, unique. Burnt creme? Vanilla, caramel, roasted marshmallow.

Taste is syrupy sweet w/ a dark roastiness in the background. Vanilla extract, burnt marshmallows, egg custard, and condensed sweetened milk that's been left on the stove too long.

Overall, simply not a favorite. It's different, for sure - but not a beer I'll be drinking again. Bottom line, it's too sweet.

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Indybier
2.53/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep cocoa w/little-to-no head. Minimal lacing.

Everything about this beer is sweet. The nose: sweet caramel, vanilla extract, butterscotch.

Taste: Like the nose, it's sweet; cloyingly so. I really couldn't get any beer/malt/stout notes, whatsoever. From an interest standpoint, it lost me after the first 3 sips - after that, I just wanted to finish it and move on.

If this stout was 90% beer/stout flavored and not 90% sweet caramel/vanilla, it could be a totally different ballgame.

Not a re-buy.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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

Looks like I'm the one thousandth reviewer of this brew. I'd seen it around, so I've finally ponied up.

Look wise it's got a half finger thick tan head, which retains decently. The body is jet black and opaque when held up to artificial light.

In the aroma, the vanilla shines through with maybe a bit of coffee.

The taste is of French vanilla coffee, along with some hot cocoa mixed in.

Feels full in body, moderately carbonated, and has a mild warmth in the end.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Head is 1 1/2 finger high, light tan colored, and creamier. Fades pretty quickly into some rockier bubbles that cover about half the glass and a thin film covering the other. Lacing is light to moderate. Beer's color is either super dark brown or the lightest black I've ever seen.

As many have already noted, the nose is quite insane! Tons and tons of super sweet vanilla, cream, custard, cream filled doughnuts, butterscotch candy, and hints of brown sugar all covering up the roasted malts of an imperial stout that I have to imagine are somewhere in there, but that I can't actually pick up.

In the taste I can actually pick up on the roasted malt qualities, even if they are buried under a heap of creme brulee. Lots of vanilla, custard, cream, sweetness, caramel and butterscotch, burnt brown sugar, with some lighter notes of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts on the back end. Light bitterness on the finish as well. Helps to balance out some of the nearly overwhelming sweetness.

The mouthfeel is not as full as I expected. Silky consistency, light-creamy carbonation, medium body, and an average length finish.

Overall, a pretty good beer in my opinion. Don't let the lighter mouthfeel fool you. This one is definitely a slow sipper because of the high sweetness and extreme taste factor. But it is very close to what the name suggests. A dessert beer for sure. I can finish an entire bomber myself, but it's really a beer that's better if you split it.

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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