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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

3,539 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,539
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 18.04%
Wants: 239
Gots: 508 | FT: 29
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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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avalon07

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to an imperial pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. there was a half inch of tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head and some decent lacing.

S: It really does smell exactly like creme brulee - that and malt, vanilla and a tinge of hops.

T: Like the smell, this really tastes just like creme brulee. You get a decent amount of malt and vanilla, but they are overwhelmed by the creme brulee. Very bold flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slightly slick finish. Medium- to heavy-bodied.

D: If you're like me and you like creme brulee, you'll find this to be a drinkable beer. Otherwise, stay away.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 14:04:37 | More by avalon07
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks go out to kirok1999 for this as a more than awesome extra! 22oz.

A: Very dark brown with an off white head that quickly disappeared into an island of bubbles and a few more bubbles around the edge of the glass. A few spots of lacing. Not bad.

S: Wow, sweet, incredibly sweet, first and foremost vanilla, lots and lots of vanilla, followed by a pretty substantial butterscotch profile. Underneath that is a fairly large layer of more vanilla, and more sweets. Milk chocolate lies in there as well. Definitely smells like dessert. Very interesting.

T: Vanilla, roasted coffee, butterscotch, a few hints of chocolate, and really more vanilla. Slight roastyness underneath everything, this honestly reminds me of a vanilla latte. Just a hint of bitter burnt malts, I can't detect any hop presence here. Slightly boozey, but mostly, this tastes like slightly carbonated vanilla iced coffee. Tasty, yes, to style somewhat. Still enjoyable.

M: Fairly thick and chewy, very sticky around the lips, and slightly warm boozey. Really nice here. Medium carbonation to keep things in balance.

D: Fairly easy to drink, but definitely over the edge sweet here. Way too much sweets to be anything to drink a lot of. Well, I can see now why this is a love or hate beer. There are very few things here that scream directly to the beer side of the spectrum, and many more that make this seem more like a dessert in a bottle, which was, as far as I can tell, Southern Tier's intent. Enjoyable for what it is. Sessionable? No way in hell.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 06:25:18 | More by pokesbeerdude
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Minotaur

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the most unique beers I have ever tasted. While not a thing I would drink every day, I give it high marks as an experiment in beer.

It tastes like Creme Brulee in a nearly opaque deep brown beer with a luxurious frothy cream-colored head. There are notes of chocolate, cocoa, a strong upfront caramel and vanilla, roasted malts and a balancing hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is dense and chewy. It is drinkable but extremely thick and sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2010 04:24:45 | More by Minotaur
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to BeerisHeaven for this one.

Dark brown in color pour a finger/finger and a half head, no real lacing left behind by the beer.

This is hands down the best part of this beer. I smell caramel mostly. Along with milk and vanilla. It does smell a bit like creme brulee. A bit of chocolate and coffee on the end.

Like a creme brulee. A first taste of caramel followed by milkiness and vanilla. Ends in a slight chocolate and caramel flavor.

It is sweet,sweet, and more sweet. Creaminess to it and little carbonation.

This would have been great if i had only like 6 oz. total. 22 oz. was way way to much for me. I could enjoy this beer but only in slight moderation. This would be a great desert beer in small doses. Southern Tier is a company that is just so over the top that they make great beer, that taste pretty much like they say it does.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 02:56:09 | More by Kelp
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured ½ of a 22 oz. bottle into a snifter. The pour formed a nice, thick two finger head the color of melted caramel. The head slowly dissipated leaving behind lots of frothy lace. The body is dark brown/black that only allows in a hint of light around the edges (when held up at eye level).

The nose is wonderful! Lots of butterscotch and vanilla up front followed up by toffee and caramel. Can't wait to taste this one!

Sweet vanilla hits the palate first. This is followed up by a slightly boozy caramel flavor. Finishes with an alcohol burn that is reminiscent of a good bourbon.

Medium-Thick mouth feel with very little carbonation.

Drinkable, but the sweetness combined with the booziness will limit the single night consumption rate.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 15:34:11 | More by mgbickel
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pzrhsau

District of Columbia

4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice deep brown color with a finger measure coffee colored head.
Smell: Nice notes of malt and rich vanilla bean aroma. Its a great vanilla coffee scent that almost boarders on a caramel flavor.
Taste: It's a very roasty vanilla bean flavor. The malt gives a great burnt effect that really does make the beer taste like a creme brulee.
Drinkability and mouthfeel: Great stout. Good weight, balanced flavor, not too sweet. Very good carbonation that makes the beer very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 22:15:52 | More by pzrhsau
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Deep mocha brown with a brown sugar head. Smells like sweet coffee, caramel, vanilla, and toffee. Certainly gives away the name when you take a sniff. First sip is incredibly sweet. Too sweet, and drinkability takes a hit here. A liquid desert certainly, but not much of a beer. No need for a bomber of this stuff, the sweetness kills it for me after a few sips.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 05:36:24 | More by craytonic
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A provocative, and somewhat extreme dessert brew: a extraordinary sweet stout in any case and a great social drink.

Presentation: 22 oz bottle. Contemporary and dedicated design around a herd of cows on a field. Small paragraph narrative going over the dedicated craft developed to achieve this brew, and a note on the name and dessert varieties it refers to. Lacks bottling date, does not note IBUs, but shows °Plato (25), and Alc. by Vol. (10.0%) alongside detailed list of ingredients, and recommended drinking temperature and glassware. Poured into a medium size snifter.

A - Very dark brown/black color with shades of a minimal transparency towards the edges. Minimal head, that is quickly gone and not retained. No lacing other than a relatively thing ring that tend to remain as you refill from the bomber.

S - Vanilla and caramel over a sweet milk maltiness and a boozy hint. All blended together and permeating the drink generously, while achieving a beautiful, and somewhat shocking creme broulee sense. Coffee and chocolate notes go back and fort in sync with the brew.

T - Extraordinary creme broulee range... Floating around a hefty malty backbone a sweet caramel taste takes control pivoting over assertive vanilla notes, and a milky sugary presence (the lactose milk used for the style works wonders.) Malty roastness offers a hint of coffee and chocolate that serves as a nice back rhythm to the creme brulee feel.

M - Full body, creamy and smooth with a noticeable but unintrusive boozy note. Adequate carbonation for the style.

D - It´s a great sipper, and works beautifully as a dessert beer, in particular as a tremendous social drink.

Notes: Some purists may hate it, but this is a well crafted brew. Sure it is rather unusual but more often than not it will liven up any dinner table, and in particular will stimulate and challenge misconceptions for those unaware of the diversity of craft beer. For that, and because it is quite a delight to drink, I am never surprised it flies so quickly from local shelves whenever it is around.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 02:05:18 | More by Daniellobo
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slasher007

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this bottle.

Pours a dark black color with a very thin tan head. The aroma is vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, and caramel. Flavor is also full of vanilla bean, butterscotch, and caramel. Great mouthfeel with the perfect blend of carbonation. It was smooth and creamy with velvety body. Great beer from Southern Tier

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 22:08:52 | More by slasher007
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jsapunor

California

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Very dark brown without much of a head. Strong vanilla nose with some chocolate but mostly vanilla and lots and lots of it.

This is truly a dessert beer, sweet and sticky with a soft, smooth feel to it. Vanilla flavor is almost over the top. Burnt sugar hides behind the vanilla. Somehow they managed to get creme brulee into a bottle. It's definitely a sipper for after dinner.

I don't think many will be neutral about this one but for me, it was nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 06:52:10 | More by jsapunor
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joepais

Maine

3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks Greg for sending this one along because I would have never bought it but in the back of my mind did want to try it.
Bottle poured into a snifter produced a tan head that did lace rather well. The body of the brew was a typical black stout color.

I will say the nose did make the brew. It had an incredible amount of vanilla wafting up from the glass and it made it rather soothing. Now thing just go down hill from there the flavor to me was just too sweet. It reminded me of a cordial and if I drank it that way it might have worked but having a glass to work thru was too much not to mention a bottle. The feel was good the carbonation was on but I can't get past the sweetness.

I say if you have a bottle split it among ten people and everyone might enjoy it but don't try to do the bottle yourself. It is just to one dimensional

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 17:52:08 | More by joepais
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I had the this in the bottle about 6 months ago, had it on tap tonight at Sierra Grille. Pours very dark brown, not quite pitch black, with a decent beige head, forms a ring on the edge of the glass leaving good lacing. Smell is absolutely insane, smells like melted white chocolate/caramel. Taste is insane as well, TONS of vanilla bean, caramel, chocolate, alcohol. Even though the taste is good I will say it's very over the top, it kind of crosses the line between beer and milkshake. I loved many other Southern Tier big beers (Choklat, Mokah, Pumking) but this is a little too sweet for me. Taste is very dessert like but definitely a sipper. A 12 oz glass was enough for me, I'm not sure how I finished the bomber back in the day. If you have liked the other Southern Tier stout bombers give it a go, but this is probably my least favorite out of them.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2010 03:25:03 | More by Chico1985
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WhiteOak

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass- INAO (INAO or Port glass recommended, as this is certainly best suited to small pours and contemplation, not pint glasses and pounding.)

A- Nearly opaque brown/black. Fairly restrained foam.

S- Huge, seductive aromas of caramel, Madagascar vanilla beans, and café au lait rocket from the glass into orbit. Impressive.

T- Massive, rich, sweet caramel, vanilla, and roasted malt utterly conquer the senses. This IS creme brulee.

M, D- Viscous and syrupy sweet, one must respect and understand this dessert beer as one would a tawny or vintage Port, or the venerable Don Pedro Ximenez Sherry.

Comment: What a wonderful end-of-the-day drink to share with friends! (Even my wife loves this)

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 22:47:24 | More by WhiteOak
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 1+ year old 22 ounce bomber bottle. This is something myself , psycohops and brothercannon have been talking about for at least a year: opening up the ST Choklat, Creme Brulee, Pumking, and Jah-Va in one session and mixing and matching the different combos. Chocolate pumpkin, chocolate java, pumpkin creme brulee, chocolate pumpkin java creme brulee, etc... But before we got down to that, I had a taste of each beer on its own.

I poured the creme brulee into my shaker glass. It appears a dark brown color with about a finger of light ecru foam. Nose and flavors consist of vanilla bean, butterscotch, caramel, a subtle hoppiness comes through as it warms, burnt sugar, more vanilla, quite simply, this is liquid creme brulee minus the crunch of the torched demura sugar. Approaching full bodied with ample carbonation and next to no alcohol heat. I don't understand all the hate towards this beer. Sure, a bomber is too much for most people to handle in one session. But, it does taste just as the label states. Go make some friends and split it three or four ways.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 06:13:26 | More by ClockworkOrange
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber courtesy of the great trader, bamadog. Huge thanks!

22 oz. poured into a goblet. Pours a thick deep black with a very thin tan head. No retention, no lace. The scent of this beer blows me away! I can smell it across the room. Big vanilla notes, with toasted sugar, toffee, molasses, and finishes with a wallop of caramel. I'm floored.

Very creamy and full-bodied, though it's not filling. I can't seem to stop gulping this beer and I just want more. So it's not too heavy. Flavors of caramel, caramel, caramel, and vanilla with caramel on top. This is insane. Reminds me of Irish Cream. This is, hands down, the sweetest beer I have ever had, but I like it. Absolute standard for a dessert beer. Wow.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 22:05:35 | More by Onenote81
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colefsuwr

Michigan

2.98/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I fear that I went into this one expecting too much. Wonderful smell and look, but upon tasting, I was confused. I didn't know whether they made they beer, and then named it, or visa versa. I can appreciate the mouthfeel, but i feel there is far too much vanilla bean and it overwhelms the palate.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 20:59:40 | More by colefsuwr
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Gehrig

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When my good friend came to town for a surprise visit, I happened to have a bomber bottle of Creme Brulee in the fridge on hand, for I had never tried it. In honor of his joyous if unexpected presence, we cracked it opened, and it was so good that we grabbed another a couple days later. Simply phenomenal.

A lazy pour produced one and one-half fingers of tan foam atop an impenetrable black body. A small, persistent dollop rested atop it like a small scoop of vanilla ice cream that wouldn't melt for much of the duration. Amazing. The smell did not disappoint--rife with vanilla bean, coffee, cocoa, brown sugar. Sterling.

Creme Brulee combines these flavors into a phenomenal concoction--smooth, dense, bold, embodying and defying contradictions all at once. In a sip, one gets vanliia, then sugary coffee, then a whiff of molasses, and some dark chocolate to boot.

I admit to being a huge fan of Southern Tier and therefore am a bit biased, but Creme Brulee blew me away. This was far better than I expected, and I grabbed it expecting it to be very good. So smooth, so rich, so complex, and so accessible.

Stunningly good, nay, great. I could drink this every day. To me, this vaults Southern Tier into my personal top five breweries in the US, hands down. A grand achievement.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 04:46:43 | More by Gehrig
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Lunch

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from a 22oz. bottle purchased at the Perfect Pour in Columbia, Maryland into my Cigar City snifter at the appropriate temperature (01/09/10).

A: Pours tick and creamy motor oil black with 1.5 fingers of a mocha head with nice retention and some sticky, patchy lace.

S: Intense smell of butterscotch and some subtle hints of creamy sweet milk chocolate, and some sugary coffee. Smells like a rich dessert.

T: Sweet butterscotch assaults the palate with layers of creamy sweet milk chocolate and some hints of sugary coffee. Not necessarily a creme brulee, but certainly a rich, sweet, and creamy beer. This has got to be one of sweetest stouts I have every had.

M: Fulll-bodied with a nice heavy creaminess and low carbonation. Extremely rich and quite cloying.

D: The drinkability is severaly hindered by the intense sweetness making it a chore to finish this bomber. One 12oz. snifter is plenty for me.

Overall this Imperial Stout is another extremely flavorful offering from Southern Tier. A little to sweet for my tastes, but this will certainly please many Milk Stout fan. Worth a Look.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 16:55:44 | More by Lunch
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HappyBivouac

Iowa

4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up during a trip north to MN. 650ml poured into an Ommegang chalice.

a- opaque, woody dark brown with a thin tan head.

s- smell is amazing. Right away I can tell this brew is aptly named. A big hit of real good vanilla/butterscotch pudding. Undertones of rich coffee and chocolate round out the wonderful aroma. This really just smells like a rich dessert. Very faint alcohol presence masked heavily by the dessert aromas. Impossible to resist. I could smell this forever.

t- Starts with burnt sugar and a lot of vanilla bean and toffee. A lot of roasted and caramel malt comes through in the middle, reminding me that this is a stout, Then a slightly boozy finish with the satisfying, creamy insides of the dessert. I was expecting this to be far from an imperial stout in the taste, and am pleasantly surprised. The sweetness is powerful, but this still tastes like a stout to me. The finish is a lingering vanilla, milk and burnt sugar, like having just eaten a delicious creme brulee. As a dessert lover, this is awe-inspiring to me.

m- medium to full-bodied beer with VERY little carbonation. I definitely wish it had a tad more life to it in that regard. The full body complements the flavors wonderfully, though.

d- well, what can I say. This beer is pretty much the ultimate dessert drink. Heck, I would make this beer the focal point of a dessert. I think drinking an entire bomber of this by oneself is a tad much, but me and my sweet tooth enjoyed every drop. Very, VERY good beer and unlike anything I've ever tasted.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 04:57:54 | More by HappyBivouac
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redsonja

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S/ sweet vanilla

T/ sweet vanilla toffee taste with hits of stout
alcohol taste

M/ like a the sweet custard after dinner sweet and good

D/ lot of fun an after dinner beer good try

if you have dinner and after dinner a custard dessert drink this beer. alse sweet cheese is great with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 14:08:25 | More by redsonja
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stewart124

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2 year old draft at Dilly Deli. Thanks for holding on to this. Poured into a chalice.

Pitch black with a nice tan lacing.

Dark roasted malts in the nose. Vanilla, fig and prunes stand out with a trace of toffee.

Huge mouthfeel! Toffee, vanilla, prunes and an overall sherry character. So far there is a subtle warming from the alcohol.

The finish is almost cherry-like with huge alcohol warmth that doesn't take anything away from the beer.

This is a tasty imperial stout and something I have yet to find an equal. I am interested in trying out the other stouts from the blackwater series.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2010 04:15:24 | More by stewart124
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a soapy thin tan head about 1/4 inch. Decent lacing on the glass. Nothing spectacular.

Smell, you can smell this as soon as you pop the cap.
Vanilla, melted coffee icecream and booze.

Taste, the best way i can describe this is Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks. If i close my eyes thats what i would swear i was drinking. Vanilla, coffee icecream, and a lot of alcohol. This is bozzier then i thought it would be. However it is 10%abv according to the bottle. But yea, Baileys on the rocks.

Mouthfeel is smooth at first and then ou get an alcohol blast of warth on the back of your tongue all the way down your throat. Average carbonation.

Drinkability is tricky to rate with this one. It's tasty and enjoyable. However i have no desire to drink another one anytime soon. Nothing against the beer i just feel it's more of a novelty then anything. Not to say it's a bad beer because it's not.

Overall this is a tasty, sweet treat from Southern Tier. I've heard you either love or hate this beer. I disagree. I don't love it or hate it. I really like it though.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 00:20:52 | More by BigMike
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heapofaoatmeal

North Carolina

2.73/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

this is really good vanilla extract ruined by harsh hops. I first became leery when i read columbus kettle hops. dark pour @45f into a double mountain tulip glass. dark with some ruby in the edges. reasonable carbonation for a big stout (kinda low, but still head existed and their were bubbles. smells like vanilla, just as the bottle suggested some birthday cake taste as well. First wave is vanilla, sweet, but not underattenuated. second wave is more vanilla, birthday cake, and the bittering hops/roasty astringency. my real problem with the beer is this flavor. Instead of cutting the sweetness and giving a clean finish it creates an odd mix of flavors that dont jive in my mouth. Lower ibu hops, a less pronounced hop variety, or a cleaner roast malt (caraffa, a pale chocolate) might have made all the difference. Another note, kind of a vanilla extract alcohol flavor provided me some trouble. On some sips it was fine, but others definately had a hot ethanol type burn.

I knew i was going to get a sweet vanilla dessert beer, but i just can wrap my tongue around this beast.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 23:29:03 | More by heapofaoatmeal
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Mora2000

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy thirdeye11.

Pours black with a tan head. The aroma is strong butterscotch with a lot of sweetness and some vanilla. Definitely a different aroma. The flavor is butterscotch, praline and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel, low carbonation and very drinkable, but I can't see myself drinking more than six ounces at a time since it is so sweet. This beer would serve as a great stand alone dessert.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 22:20:46 | More by Mora2000
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caddybuyer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a chalice at cellar temperature.

S-(sorry for the digression, but I SMELL this one before I can comment on the appearance)creme brulee indeed! Sweet sticky milky vanilla butterscotch nose, yet no stout-like qualities. Mouth is watering here.

A-Deep dark stout-like appearance, with a tan head that settles rapidly

T-Bang! sweet vanilla hazelnut malt hits me in the head, puts me in a headlock and carries me on to the more traditional coffee and chocolate stout flavors, which are clearly subdued here as it relates to the vanilla....A very interesting beer, and damn, if it doesn't taste like the dessert. Whether this is good or bad as relates to a beer, is indeed another question, but I'm liking this right now. Like a sweet starbucks mocha? You will love this. ABV? What alcohol? Simply not present.

M-Good balanced medium/sticky mouthfeel and balanced carbonation.

D-Buy it again? Hell yeah! Drink it every night? No way. This is a sweet tooth treat, and clearly not for everyone. I really love super sweet beers, and this has to be nearly at the end of the spectrum.

Just a bit of advice. If you are searching for a stout fix, this is not it....but something totally different.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 01:45:05 | More by caddybuyer
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,539 ratings.