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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88
very good

4,159 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,159
Reviews: 1,426
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 353
Gots: 846 | FT: 34
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,159 | Reviews: 1,426
Photo of imericcraig
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First half is amazing second half just turns into a normal stout

Photo of GTJayG
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Perhaps not for the traditionalist, but as a dessert offering this is a fine selection. Don't try and pair it with a main course, it really would be a poor match. Also if you don't like a sweet note in your beer then this would be one to avoid.

Photo of einman21
4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Heavy stout. Great flavor. You can definitely taste the vanilla.

Photo of sjrodriguez
2.37/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Like trying to drink alcoholic coffee creamer; far too sweet to be at all enjoyable. Drainpour.

Photo of Foxybrau
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Again I find milk stouts too rich for me. It seems like there is a protein element present that is off putting. This one looks great and the body is nice and thick. The nose is strong butterscotch which would be quite nice if it were toned down a bit. It's just too sweet and strong. The taste is similarly overloaded to the point that I finds self just trying to get it down instead of spending any time with it. I don't want to knock it too much since others seem to be high on it, just coming to the conclusion that this family is not for me.

Photo of AFCPar-tie-ers
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The IPA drinkers say its the best stout they've ever had...but they dont know what the fuck a good dark beer tastes like

Photo of GeeL
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is what I call a "novelty beer". It's made with a specific purpose: to taste like something. It's not a quaffing beer, it's a slow sipper as you sit around the table after dinner; or maybe with dessert or even AS dessert. If I were rating this as a quaffing beer, the score would be much lower.

Look: dark, just like a stout should. There's a thick creamy head that things out. There is little to no carbonation; however, it is not a "still" beer. As I swirled the glass I could see how thick the beer was based on the "legs" on the side of the glass. It looked like it would be thick and sweet.

Smell: like Creme Brulee, butterscotch, vanilla, cream. Smelled like dessert.

Taste: this beer needs to be warmer than usual. It's surprisingly balanced for such a sweet beer. It tastes just like creme brulee, this beer could be served as a dessert. It was fun tasting it, but more than two 4-6 oz servings would have been over the top.

Feel: it's thick. Not very carbonated, almost undercarbonated. More carbonation would have resulted in acidity on the palate that would have distracted from the overall taste and experience.

Overall: this is meant to share with friends. Don't serve it too cold. Have it as dessert.

Photo of Sludgeman
2.68/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Split a bomber with my brother in law. Poured into a stemmed flute. A little of something is good but a lot of something can be bad. That describes this beer. Too sweet, too much vanilla. 2.75

A - black with a half finger tan head. 3.75
S - too much vanilla - 2.5
T - cloyingly sweet, malty, vanilla, 2.5
MF - med heavy body with a sweet finish. - 3

Photo of WJones
4.74/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Would be perfect if the high alcohol level didn't show at all...if it were a 7-8% would be PERFECT ! A tad too sweet and rich.

Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Interesting brew. Drinking on tap at The Bier Stein in Eugene.
A: opaque black beer, very much what I expect of a stout. Leaving minimal lacing and had a small head.
S: Smells like creme bruleè even through my stuffy nose. Very inviting, fantastically done nose, spot on.
T: my taste buds are a little out of wack as of late but this beer opens pretty generic stout flavor. A sudden wash of sticky sweet mixed with hop bitter as one would expect from a beer that smells like custard. Finishes with a lingering sweetness.
M: pretty basic, smooth stout
O: a good beer, I sure enjoyed the novelty of it. Good to share.

Photo of Extol
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice. Couldn't imbibe a lot of these But maybe one for breakfast or dessert. Nice vanilla and chocolate bitterness on the back end.

Photo of founddrama
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Strong coffee notes, and the promised sweetness and vanilla. Obviously a bit on the dessert side. Good, and not just "for what it is" -- although you've definitely got to be in the right mood.

Photo of Wbstevens1
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As far as imperial milk stouts go this one is without a doubt my favorite. Strong caramel and vanilla notes complement and somewhat tame the high level of sweetness. Although this is one of the sweetest milk stouts I have had, it is not overpowering as long as you only have one or two. An excellent "dessert beer." VERY hard to find in my area but well worth the search.

Photo of 420Rick
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Quite sweet. Great dessert beer. Wouldn't have more than one at a time

Photo of 5EKF
2.64/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This beer was barely palatable to me. Very artificial tasting and very cloying.

Photo of spacecake9
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter.
A - Black like oil. Minimal head that disappears quickly.
S - Fantastic aroma! Caramel, vanilla and coffee and other sweet things I can't think of right now.
T - This may be my favorite desert beer. A sweet stout pushed over the edge with caramel and vanilla with a touch of coffee. And then you feel a bit of alcohol burn that reminds you are NOT at Starbucks or Dairy Queen.
M - Medium mouth feel, low carbonation.
O - One of my favorite beers, and certainly my favorite milk stout. I could drink this all the time.

Photo of Brock915
4.96/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Delicious, buy this if you see it

Photo of Bridgett_Rae
4.66/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I love this as a dessert beer! Yum!

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.76/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This might be my favorite aromatic beers

Photo of kdown
2.98/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Painfully sweet. Love vanilla, but not like this.

Photo of HoneyLamb
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer at the amazing restaurant in Bethlehem called Corked on 3/10/15.

Photo of 60acresbrewclub
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My wife wanted me to rate this beer because "it's her favorite beer ever" so per her this is a 5/5.

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DoB: 6/6/13

Almost 2 years old sitting in my cellar for that long.

Look dark rich color with tan thick head.

Rich caramel flavor- intoxicating

Very sweet strong caramel flavor, really nailed the Creme Brûlée.

Thin taste, almost feels like its robbing such a great beer with such a thin mouth feel.

Photo of anthony23cippy
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from pint and a half bottle into pint glass. Poured a little less than room temp, poured a dark opaque brown, not quite black. Very minimal head (probably due to the temp). Smells GREAT, smells of vanilla, Carmel, brown sugar, malt, and coffee. Most notable is the Carmel to me. Tastes good at first, like vanilla and Carmel, but the after taste is very alcoholic and medicinal, nearly ruins it. The carbonation is slightly less than what I prefer, and it seems a bit thin for a stout. Overall it's nothing that great, but the smell IS remarkable.

Photo of RyanByorick
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great smell. Nice porter taste. Creme Brulee taste not over powering

Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 4,159 ratings.