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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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87
very good

3,531 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,531
Reviews: 1,293
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 18.04%
Wants: 239
Gots: 506 | FT: 28
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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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TATTORSO

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

As my sister in law's interest in craft beer grows by association....I was gently prodded to pick one of these up for a sampling. Split 3 ways with my swill loving brother & his open minded wife.

A ~ Black coffee colored with a creamy, tan 1 finger head. Sticky lace left a soapy film on the glass.

S ~ Without question the BEST part of this beer. You could smell this throughout the room as soon as it was opened. "OOOH ~ Lemme smell, lemme smell"
* (About now a little voice is telling me to remember this is beer!)
It smells like SWEET dessert. Vanilla pudding, butterscotch, caramel, sweet baked goods, cotton candy & English toffee. As the beer warmed it had a warm boozy, almost Brandy smell to it.

T ~ Unbalanced & over done at best. Waaaay too sweet on the front. For the most part, the mouth follows the nose here. Burnt sugar, toffee, vanilla, butter cream & hints of coffee & milk chocolate. I did think I noticed a hint of roasty malt ~ but not enough to focus on. A little bitter on the finish. Breathing in over the glass is boozy & aromatic.

M ~ Full bodied. Deceptive carbonation. Slick, slippery mouthfeel with a lingering bitter after taste. Sticky & oily. Warm swallow reminds you that its alcohol. Sweet, cloying film on my lips and a hot tip of the tongue.

D ~ Overall I'd have to say I was disappointed.
Hard to finish. This is a sipper IF you're liking it (BIG IF) ~ an unusual, albeit failed attempt at an Imperial Stout IMO. A novelty that should be filed & listed as one. Definitely a one timer. ....no matter what you pair it with ~ ice cream, chocolate, vanilla pudding, maybe even Creme Brulee. Someone said "You can put lipstick on a pig...it's STILL a pig!" This aint beer to me.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2008 02:47:14 | More by TATTORSO
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Redrover

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz brown bomber poured into a pint glass, the beer is jet black with a tan head and very good lacing.

The aroma is of caramel, vanilla, roasted malts, coffee with a hint of bakers chocolate. I really liked they way this one smelled.

While tasty, the beer did not live up to that great aroma. It is sweet with lots of roasted malts. There is caramel, molasses, & butterscotch. Big hit of vanilla on the 2nd sip. I'm kind of surprised the heavy roast of the malts didn't tamper out the sweetness a bit. As the beer warmed, a bit of coffee and chocolate emerged.

The mouth is smooth and silky. The sweetness would make this an occasional treat for me. Well worth trying, would be a good desert beer to split.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 18:05:18 | More by Redrover
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msolar

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours pitch black like Guinness. Smells extremely strong of caramel and a hint of mint (I'm thinking of mint chocolate chip ice cream). Overwhelmingly sweet smelling - smells like a schnapps. Taste's ok - but too sweet and unbalanced. Too much caramel flavoring. The mouthful is extremely full, silky, and almost chewable. The drinkability, due to the overwhelming sweetness, is low.

My wife and I split a bomber and neither of us was very interested in finishing our glasses. I've gotten about 2oz in while writing this and don't have much desire to finish my glass, but pouring out $4 worth of beer is disheartening.

Southern Tier is one of my favorite brewers and milk stouts are my favorite beers, but this beer just isn't for me. I'm glad I bought it, but will give the other bomber away to a beer-buddy and won't buy it again. If you try it, I'd suggest pairing it with vanilla or coffee ice cream to subdue the flavor a bit.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 00:40:32 | More by msolar
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roadhouse

Florida

2.33/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber bottle into a snifter.

Appears a nearly opague pitch black, I say nearly as some red highlights are visible when held up to some light. One inch tan head bubbles up through the muck then settles down to a thin skim. Some spotty lacing.

Aroma is screaming butterscotch candy in my face. Not much else beneath that aside from some subtle vanilla. A bit too one-sided and I don't like butterscotch at all. I'm wondering if I might even be able to choke this down.

Taste is not quite as bad as I thought it might be based on the aroma. This stuff is just way too sweet and butterscotchy. There is only the slightest hint of roasty flavor, and even then it's more like milk chocolate, and it only come out after the swallow, but are still ends up dominated by the sweet butterscotch flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium-full and smooth.

Unless you are looking for an extremely sweet beer that tastes like butterscotch candy with a hint of milk chocolate, I would avoid this stuff. Not even close to what I was expecting. I really tried, but just couldn't finish the bomber. One of the few drain pours I've had. I'm gonna have to drink another beer to get the taste out of my mouth.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2008 03:50:27 | More by roadhouse
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dedrinker

Kansas

3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pretty black eh? off-white/ tan head doesn't last. Freaky aroma of flavored coffee creamer, cheese cake, vanilla pudding etc. etc. tantalizing one moment, artificial the next. The flavor is similar, but a little vanilla pipe tobacco as well. Full body with a little bitterness on the finish - perhaps from hops or roasted malts. Pretty sweet too. I can see people going ape-shit over this, and I could even get excited if it was the finishing touch to Thanksgiving dinner (this stuff comes out at the wrong time of year) provided I only had an eight ounce glass, but this is a bit much. Kinda in that category with their pumking - amazing briefly, but totally unsustainable.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2008 04:29:46 | More by dedrinker
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ljette

Massachusetts

2.33/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Let me preface this by saying I don't often review, despite drinking a lot of beer. I do feel it necessary to review this brew due to my sheer dissapointment.

I have been looking forward to this beer for some time (favorite dessert+beer=heaven?)

It pours a beautiful dark dark brown/black color with great head and good lacing.

The smell was exactly what I was looking for in this beer, vanilla and caramel.

Unfortunately the taste and drinkability are pretty inexcusable in my opinion. It is an unbelievably sweet beer, which also has some hoppy bitterness to it. Unfortunately the bitterness doesn't really balance the sweetness as much as confuse the senses. This beer has a bit of an identity crisis I suppose (I know, I should have seen it coming). The sweetness gave this simply no drinkability, I had to drain pour the majority of this brew. A sad day for stouts.

Having said that. I still commend Southern Tier for trying something different. It was certainly...different.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2008 03:14:56 | More by ljette
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a tan head that thins and stays, leaving lacing. Great retention for abv.

The smell is of creme brulee. Incredible how they replicated it - custard and vanilla very strong - It's not "like" or "reminiscent of" it IS...

Tastes like a creme brulee too, though there is a roasted and bitterish undertone to let you know that this is a beer with creme brulee flavor. There is a touch of roast - some burnt sugar - and bitterness to keep it sweet enough, but not sticky or cloying. Chocolate notes appear as it progresses, adding to the complexity.

It has a rich, full, creamy body.

Incredible how they did this - a creme brulee beer, for sure. An awesome dessert beer. They replicated a creme brulee while keeping balance to the sweetness. Alcohol covered reasonably well. A nice, smooth, sipper!

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2008 01:33:44 | More by jwc215
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sleazo

New York

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a brew I did not like from my first sample on tap. However I did buy the bottle beforehand and it seems to have grown on me.

A_Pours a very dark black, almost opague. Only the smallest ammount of light can pass through the liquid. The rich tan head manages to keep its shape for a relatively long time with sheets of lace covering the glass.

S_A potent aroma for this one here. Mostly a sweet sticky butterscotch/cream aroma with hints of vanilla and roasted malt. Not quite like the dessert but close.

T_The inital sip is pure sweetness, this is followed by a semi-intense bitterness from the deep roasted malt. The finish is sweet again with cream and milk coming to the forefront. The lacotse is really noticed here. The aftertaste leaves a faint bit of vanilla and charred sugar. Surprisingly very little alcohol comes through despite the %

M_On the thicker side without being too dense with a light airy carbonation which works well to cut through everything here.

D_While the smell is more like butterscotch, the actual taste is fairly reminscent of the namesake dessert. The charred malt really works well as it mimics the fire glazed sugar and the lactose creates a creamy richness. This is not a beer you can have more than one of but it is tasty and they really got what they were going for here. Share a bomber or get this one on tap because the full 22oz would get cloying fast.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2008 01:25:24 | More by sleazo
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grayburn

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

10 oz pour into a goblet

a- small whitish head over a dark dark brown body, excellent lacing for the abv.

s- creme brulee...i may be a bit biased toward this luscious dessert, but this beer replicates the smell with perfection, burnt caramel, soft vanilla undertones with just a hint of alcohol rounded out its perfect nose.

t- again, dessert on tap, just enough bitter chocolate to round out the sweet caramel and vanilla flavor. as the beer warmed, the taste only improved. it was hard for me to drink this beer as slowly as the quality and abv require.

m- just enough coating for a smooth finish, the alcohol is well hidden, yet peaks through in the begining and end of the taste, washing away excessive sweetness.

d- a 4 is as high as i can go with this brew only because of the heaviness and alcohol content. this is not a binge session college-friendly beer, all the more reason to appreciate such a wonderful example.

I reccomend this beer highly, pass on dessert and order a Creme Brulee stout. Excellent job by Southern Tier.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2008 04:30:45 | More by grayburn
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taez555

Massachusetts

4.95/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes. Tasted 9/4/08

This beer poured a dark coca cola colored body with small off-white head.

Nose. OH MY MOTHER FUCKING GOD!!! Creme Brulee. It smells like candy straight from a candy factory in heaven. Burnt sugar, caramel, candy, vanilla ice cream, vanilla milk shake, pure 100% from the finest french chef in the world creme brulee.

Taste is full bodied and along the exact same lines as the nose. Creamy caramel, milky vanilla ice cream, silky milk shake. Creme Brulee!!!! It tastes like liquid creme brulee. Holy shit. Absolutely no hint whatsoever of the 10% ABV. This is a dangerous beer. Little hints of chocolate, vanilla and other grains, but.... creme brulee. It tastes like liquid creme brulee, did I mention that?

Wow!!!. Southern Tier has raised the bar. I thought Choklat was the be all end of all, but this.... this is heaven in a bottle. Simply amazing.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2008 00:49:22 | More by taez555
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johnd513

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks to stevemcqueenjr for the opportunity to try this unique beer. This beer pours black in color and has a short white head that disappears quickly and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. The smell is overwhelming and can be smelled across the room. The mouth feel is thick and creamy. The taste is very sweet and is about the same as the taste. Overall this was certainly worth a try for something different. Glad I split this one with a friend.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2008 15:00:56 | More by johnd513
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generallee

New York

2.45/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz. or 650ml bottle in to a snifter.

Appearance: A big, thick and foamy head sits on top of a very dark brown and opaque body. Its head is dark tan in color and it slowly fades to just a very thin covering. Lacing is rather sparse and slick as it slides down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is strong and noticeable as soon as the bottle is opened. The big bold sweetness of caramel and vanilla bean hits the nose. Under that there is a hint of roasted malt and sweet boozy alcohol like butterscotch schnapps.

Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor is overwhelmingly sweet!!! A thick, heavy caramel flavor dominates the over some creamy vanilla notes as well as a hint of dark powdery chocolate. Hop flavor is well hidden with just a slight bitterness sliding in near the finish. Also there is a mild warming from its 10% abv. The body is heavy and full with a syrupy slick, sticky texture. Its carbonation was mild which added to the slickness.

Notes: Its thick sticky body and its unchecked, unbalanced sweetness made for a very slow sipping beverage. It's not exactly my cup of tea but cheers to Southern Tier for pushing the boundary with a very interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2008 04:52:58 | More by generallee
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JDV

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle from d0b. Thanks!
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Dear christ, this was a sweet beer. Smell was like butterscotch and Kraft caramel squares. Just like Choklat, this was very, very artificial smelling. Reminded me of Worthers butterscotch candies as well. Nobody in their right mind could drink more than a few ounces of this melted candy disguised as a beer. Very milk, and vanilla like with some light hops that quiver at the onslaught of malt warriors overtaking their feeble vines. They fight valiantly, but the Maltacians rape and pillage their weak cones leaving them tattered, vulnerable and succeptible to disease. The hops are crying and the malts continue to shower them with more sugar bombs, oblivious to their screams. NOOOO!!!! I literally saw a hop cone beheaded by a caramel square that jumped out of this beer with a maltsword. Very artificial and gimmicky and tastes more like melted caramel and vanilla extract that creme brulee. Cloying in the smell alone. What the fuck is going on here?!?!? AHHHH, stop raping my mouth!!! but I sort of liked it in an "I was abused by my parents as a child and now like really creepy men to touch me in innapropriate places" sort of way.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2008 01:58:38 | More by JDV
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.9/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deepest of brown that casts black in most light and has one very nice capping of medium tanned frothy foam. Huge cob webbed lacing is stretched across the glass by the ton! One gorgeous looking glass of dark nectar.

Wow, what a huge aroma of French vanilla creamer with a large creamy coffee sense, hazelnut, caramel, and hints to some heat underneath. Its nice if ya like getting a slap in the face with vanilla creamer.

Taste is mostly vanilla, caramel, and hazelnut creamer with a slight coffee roast and milky chocolate. It tastes more like a Frappichnno then any beer. Pretty crazy stuff! Spiked iced coffee anyone! Yummy!

The body is creamy, no surprise there, milky, silky, nearly full in a few spots and definately filling as it goes. Has a big middle tinge of flavor and body with tangy rich vanilla torched with slight coffee roast, chocolate, both white and milk, then concerts some fluffy dryness with a warming tint as it finishes with left over creamy caramel, vanilla, and hazelnut hints. Delish!

Like I said...this is totally like some spiked iced coffee drink if there ever was one. Personally, I think this stuff rocked as I could drink those Starbucks Frappacchino things all day until wired with caffine. So goes with this, only I'd be wasted...But as a beer this was slightly, or I should say very slightly missing a partial dark fruity tang or addition to it that I think would've totally made this even more unwholey wowable! The 10% is concievable but hardly makes any real break through. As is though...WOW! Me likey and will want more!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2008 00:37:13 | More by tavernjef
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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

On-tap 9/4/08 at Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of strong creamy chocolate and vanilla along with roasted malts.

T: The taste is very malty and sweet up front as you would expect from an "imperial milk stout" with strong milky flavors of chocolate and vanilla. There's a mild but complimentary hops presence that brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is sticky.

D: Tasty and flavorful, goes down dangerously easily, slightly filling, deceptively strong kick, very good representation of style, since this beer is so heavy, it's a good sipper to sit down and relax with and also works well as a desert beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2008 20:15:00 | More by TheManiacalOne
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flexabull

California

3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of hwwty4, thanks again!

Pours a very dark black color, with a slight white head.

Aromas are interesting, but not really that beer like. To me, it reminds me of Bailey's Irish Cream, mixed with some caramel. It's not a bad smell at all, but it's really unexpected, and too sweet for my liking.

Taste is creamy and thick feeling. Quite sweet, with some caramel, vanilla, and burnt chocolate. Alcohol is present, and cuts the sweetness rather well. Finish is hot, with a slight bitterness. Beer doesn't taste quite as artificial as the smell.

Mouthfeel is very good. Quite thick, and full feeling.

Drinkability is OK. But I am a bit torn about this one. It's a unique and interesting beer, no doubt about that. But I think it's a bit too much of a sweet novelty for my tastes. I can see why this is liked though...

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2008 04:12:38 | More by flexabull
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Hokies

Rhode Island

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

22 oz bomber poured into a nonic.

Pours a an opaque black color with tan head with a light lacing on the glass.

You can smell this one as soon as you open it. Huge aroma of butterscotch and caramel right off the bat and some coffee and vanilla hints are also present.

Nice cream taste to it at first with the sweetness of the caramel and butterscotch coming through. Their is also a nice vanilla taste to it. Their is actually a nice light bitterness to it at the end.

Low carbonation with a creamy feel to it. I would have to give this a lower score on the drink factor just because it is so sweet and is probably a beer you want to share. This is the second time that I have had this beer and it was better the second time, I will save the third bottle for the Holiday season.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2008 03:08:54 | More by Hokies
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Matty1918

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 22oz bomber.

Pours like black motor oil with a thin brown head. Not much lacing or head retention.

Aroma is of vanilla, vanilla and more vanilla with some burnt coffee there too. I'd have to say the aroma was the best part of this beer.

Taste was very sweet and syrupy. Too sweet for me but there is nothing like this out there that I have tasted before.

Glad I got the chance to try this but this is not my cup of tea. Very sweet and you would be hard pressed to drink more than one of these. I shared the bomber with another friend and we had a tough time finishing it. I'll give credit to Southern Tier for brewing this.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2008 21:13:36 | More by Matty1918
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SMADMS

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into an imperial pint glass

A-- Dark black opaque no light through this one with a nice 1 finger mocha tan head that laced nicely
S-- Sweet.. Vanilla, Caramel
T-- follows the nose nicely. Sweet sugary taste of vanillas and caramel bitter after tones. never guessed this is a 10%
M-- very light carboantion if any, creamy silky smooth
D- nice after dinner beer for dessert but not a session beer.. too sweet for that. This beer does not disappoint, they call it a creme brule and IMHO it is a close as your going to get without the custard

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2008 12:24:50 | More by SMADMS
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle of this Southern Tier at Dennis Brothers in Cottage Grove, MN, at a time when I hadn't seen this anyplace else yet. Great store.

This beer is black. This beer smells like vanilla extract spilled in your mustache.

Taste is 80% vanilla, with that milky undercurrent of a milk stout that seems so strange in a beer. My wife insists there's some caramel. I can't see, or taste, it.

Unusually creamy for a beer, understandable given its roots in a confectory. I could not, however, drink more than one & am glad I could split this bottle. This creation gets points for originality if nothing else; doesn't taste like anything I've tried before.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2008 02:07:25 | More by maximum12
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Delaney's Pub & Grill, New Haven, Conn.

A: Pours black with a brown head of deep, milky foam. Lacing and head retention were excellent on this one.

S: What a wonderful dessert smell; a combination of vanilla, caramel and coffee ice cream.

T: Taste is super sweet roasted toffee malts with a generous helping of vanilla and some powdered cocoa, even. Very sweet though.

M: Mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy, but not overbearingly thick.

D: Certainly a glass of this as/with dessert would be in line, but not as a session stout or anything. The ABV and sweetness would give you a headache for sure. But nice to have a glass after dinner or at the witching hour.

I'd pick up a bomber of this to share with friends, but some may be turned off by the sweetness. It tastes sort of spot on as a creme brulee, but I think I might have liked the aroma better than the taste here.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2008 03:52:28 | More by Gambrinus1184
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours black with a thin light brown head with little retention and no lacing.

S- Smells really good. Nice and sweet. Tons of Vanilla and that's all I can smell.

T- I really tried to like this one just couldn't. Again tons of vanilla and it really does taste like cream burlee. Just too sweet for me though.

M- Felt just about right on not too thick.

D- I struggled with the overall sweetness of this one. Smells wonderful.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2008 21:24:53 | More by nrbw23
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ejquin

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pitch black with very thin white head.

A: Heavy vanilla and cream with lots of caramel and chocolate. Very much Creme Brulee like. Slight cherry,. Touch of nutmeg and cinnamon.

T/M: Mouth is medium-heavy. Carbonation is maybe a touch high. Flavor of lots of vanilla with some caramel. Some hop bitterness in the end brings on espresso and dark chocolate. Vanilla a bit overpowing and cuts down the drinkability to me. Beer is a touch hot as well which doen;t help either.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2008 00:55:20 | More by ejquin
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Small dark tan head at pour... Quickly fades leaving limited lacing... Still black color with red undetones...

S - Holy sweetness Batman... Vanilla... Burnt sugars... Caramel... Whipped cream... Maybe a hint of coffee... Dessert in a glass... Slightly overwhelming...

T - Sweetness and alcohol... Not a great combination... Overpowering vanilla, caramel, and sugar... Alcohol aftermath...

M - Oily and sleek... No carbonation to speak of, but still biting... Something doesn't sit well with me on this one...

D - Ambitious, but slightly too over the top... Definitely an experience all BAs should have, but a novelty brew if ever there was one...

Bottle / Art - Love it... There aren't enough beers that feature cows on the label... Grey label on black bottle is eye catching... Southern Tier has several great bottles...

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 00:59:22 | More by philbe311
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oelergud

Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tall 650ml brown glass bottle with a pry-off cap. Dairy cows on the label.
Opaque black body with a creamy tan head speckled with small to large bubbles. Good retention and low lace.
Sweet alcoholic milk chocolate and vanilla scent, thick and creamy.
Excellent flavor, vanilla, milk chocolate, mild nut and round spiced incredibly delicious hops. Well balanced and an aftertaste of mellow relaxed hops.
Full and creamy body, residual sugars and a nice coating.
Great drinkability, great stout.

-Oelergud

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2008 03:50:01 | More by oelergud
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,531 ratings.