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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Ratings: 3,823
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 286
Gots: 604 | 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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2/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of matjack85
4.51/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I found this at Sal's Liquors in Addison, IL. $8.99 for a 22oz (650ml) brown bottle. No freshness date but lots of other information anout the beer on the label.

The beer poured a very dark brown color with over 2-fingers of creamy tan head on top. The head seems to hang on forever, and it leaves lots of whispy lacing.

One of the top 10 smelling beers in the world. Huge sweet vanilla and burnt toffee aroma as well as a touch of alcohol. It smells exactly like a creme brulee.

Huge sweet vanilla and burnt toffee flavor with a surprisingly high amount of hop bitterness for balance. Not a lot of alcohol flavor initially for a 9.5% beer, but there is some lingering alcohol and bitterness in the aftertaste.

Smooth, creamy and full bodied mouthfeel with a surprisingly high amount of carbonation.

This one's on the sweet side but delicious nonetheless. It really does taste like a liquid creme brulee. Another fine beer from Southern Tier.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer was a brownish-black color with a mocha head that left lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell- In the aroma, I detected vanilla, butterscotch, and burnt sugar. In other words, it smells like crème brulee.

Taste - At the front was big vanilla, coffee, malts, burnt sugar. Perhaps another way to describe it might my a vanilla milkshake combined with a coffee stout. It was almost too sweet for my palate. In the aftertaste, one notes the continuation of the burnt malts and sugar sweetness.

Mouthfeel - I love the smoothness of milk stouts, and this one is very smooth. The vanilla probably creates the impression that the stout is even smoother.

Overall - This is definitely a desert beer. The wife loves it. In the right company, this would be a hit.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of fitrock2112
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured Creme Brûlée into a Belgian Tulip.

A - The black brew is black as coal with a half finger of off white head.

S - Vanilla and vanilla beans and not much else.

T - Again vanilla, burnt sugars, light roasted malts mid palate.

M - Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

O - It is what is says it is, Its a Creme Brûlée in a glass. Cheers!

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of MedicMac
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: 22 Ounce bottle. Felt it might be alittle much for such a sweet beer. Recommend sharing with a partner or such.

Appearance: Nice dark typical milk stout color with a brown tint to it.

Smell: Sweet and alluring. Gives you a good idea of how it is going to taste.

Taste: Taste as sweet as it smells. A little more than my taste but my wife enjoyed and she hates stouts.

Mouthfeel: Like a typical stout. Sorry for the lack of words.

Overall: Good beer for a relaxing night to enjoy with someone on a cool night. Like I said slightly too sweet for me. But good for someone not use to stouts.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Jonada
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber, bottled 6/11/2013. Served in a snifter

Appearance: Pours black with 2 fingers of a tan head. Body is opaque.

Smell: Incredibly strong aromas of caramel and vanilla are the main components here. Underneath those are some dark chocolate and a hint of roasted malt, but you really have to reach to find them. This doesn't smell like a beer. It smells like an incredibly sweet dessert.

Taste: Intense syrupy sweetness right upfront, which carries through the finish. Huge vanilla notes along with caramel, and burnt sugar. There's a light roastiness in the finish which helps balance the sweetness a bit, but it's still very unbalanced overall.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a thick syrupy mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium and helps move things along, but this is still cloyingly sweet.

Overall: Well for starters I think I may have diabetes now. Putting that aside though, my opinion on this one is tough to describe. The flavors on this are pretty nice and it really does taste close to liquid creme brulee. However, the sweetness becomes cloying very quickly and drinkability is extremely low. It'd be nice to have in a 4-5oz serving, but anything beyond that is too much. This has no business being sold in a 22oz bottle.

Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,823 ratings.