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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,464 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,464
Reviews: 1,290
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 18.3%
Wants: 232
Gots: 473 | 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:
The brewer suggests a serving temperature of 42 °F for this beer.

(Beer added by: ph2001 on 07-12-2008)
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-28-2013 23:04:38 | More by Barnsley
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rockrob

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-28-2013 20:29:28 | More by rockrob
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours black with a light tan head that lingers well in the glass.

Smell is butterscotch, maple syrup, vanilla, coffee and a little cake-like. It is much like walking up to a gourmet coffee cart.

Taste is sweet malts, caramel, coffee and vanilla. Medium bitterness in the finish. Extremely rich!

Mouthfeel is full-bodied with light to medium carbonation.

Overall this was good but so incredibly rich that I could never drink more than a small glass.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 15:00:55 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-28-2013 13:39:41 | More by Bubbalito
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer poured a very dark jet black color with less than 1/2 finger head into a snifter.

Wonderfully prominent aroma: butterscotch dominant, chocolate, and coffee.

The mouth feel was moderately carbonated.

The taste was intensely butterscotch candy, vanilla, and finished with slight bitterness and some hoppiness.

Overall, an excellent beer. It is underrated on this site. The aroma and taste stand out- one my favorites from the brewery. The beer has the strength of a strong stout; it's distinctive candy aroma and taste are finished well with a hoppy bitterness.

Excellent for food pairing. I tasted it with chicken, and a salad with vinaigrette.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 02:44:29 | More by brureview
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-28-2013 02:42:42 | More by RobinLee
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Stout_Combo

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-27-2013 19:11:17 | More by Stout_Combo
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.71/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large snifter glass. The beer pours black with thick light tan head and lots of visible carbonation along the side of the glass. Cracking the cap open revealed tons of vanilla in the aroma. That is the case when the beer is smelled and there's some nice dark chocolate and toffee. This is a very vanilla forward stout. The best description for the flavor is dessert in a glass. The vanilla from the aroma is present in the flavor with chocolate, toffee, and coffee like roastiness. As the beer warms up, it almost tastes like a brownie. The body is full with a thick mouthfeel. The carbonation is moderate. This is an excellent beer. Definitely one of a kind.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 18:51:04 | More by acevenom
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-27-2013 04:47:29 | More by Resuin
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-27-2013 03:57:39 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-27-2013 02:27:26 | More by ZEB89
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Lanstrum

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.9%

07-27-2013 00:30:47 | More by Lanstrum
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Black with 2 fingers of tan head. Good retention.

Nose
Milk, sugar, marshmallow, caramel, toffee and butterscotch.

Taste
Toasted marshmallow, milk and sugar. Caramel, butterscotch, burnt pie crust and toffee. Finishes with a roasty char and suggestions of overripe dark fruit and black licorice.

Mouthfeel
Medium plus body, smooth and sticky.

Overall
Sweet, sugary and milky. A really unique take on an Imperial Stout and it really does taste like Creme Brulee.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 15:36:28 | More by justintcoons
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thegrapeandale

North Carolina

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

This yummy stout has been a huge hit at The Grape & Ale. Patrons don't get past the nose of this caramel and vanilla treat without saying WOW. True stout aficionados snub their noses at the sweetness within; however, when introducing lightweight beer drinkers for the first time to stout, we get a few converts. We served as shots with whip cream on top and encourage folks to stop by after dinner for a SOUTHERN TIER CREME BRULEE STOUT TREAT!

My only complaint to the brewery is that it is a summer and early fall release only....should come out for fall and winter.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2013 15:35:10 | More by thegrapeandale
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ChadA83

Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-26-2013 02:54:06 | More by ChadA83
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-26-2013 02:29:43 | More by Jeffrey2310
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tabascosigned

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-26-2013 00:52:03 | More by tabascosigned
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Flapinux

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16%

07-26-2013 00:14:31 | More by Flapinux
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djgustafson

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-25-2013 21:16:50 | More by djgustafson
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Dracarys

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

07-25-2013 14:00:04 | More by Dracarys
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russwilliam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

07-25-2013 02:40:48 | More by russwilliam
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-25-2013 00:58:47 | More by ScubaSteve00
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bcuz7

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-25-2013 00:40:19 | More by bcuz7
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wtkphoto

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-24-2013 18:40:03 | More by wtkphoto
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

2.96/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A- Poured from bottle into a CCB sniffer. Pours a thin black with just a wisp of a head that only sticks around for just a bit. Moderate lacing. Pretty average looking for the most part.

S- Can smell the vanilla beans from about 2 feet away. Huge butterscotch aroma as well. Brown sugar for days, sweet molasses/maple sugar. Hint of alcohol. I'm not joking on the smell of this one. It is intense. If overpowering was what they were going for, then they hit it on the head. I am very intrigued and worried at the same time. Can't see any way it has any balance.

T- Intense flavors I got from the nose, with some cream and toasted caramel. So sweet it is cloying. Sweet vanilla up front, mellows out some in the finish before and odd, harsh, astringent finish. Balance is off...as expected. Just too much IMO.

M- Seems to have a nice body for the milk stout style. Warmth of alcohol present in the throat, but not too bad. Drinkability suffers because of the harsh sweetness, but the carbonation isn't bad.

O- Just wasn't for me. There is no denying the nose of this beer is intoxicating. I see what they were going for, but they went a bit too far with the butterscotch and sugar and the direction seemed to get lost from there. Honestly, I could always do without butterscotch. Can't knock ST for trying, but I won't be drinking again. I had a tough enough time finishing this bottle.

Bottled on 6/12/13
Consumed on 7/9/13
$8.99 for 22 oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 05:06:40 | More by Bosoxfan20
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,464 ratings.