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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout)Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout)

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Ratings: 3239
Reviews: 1272
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 18.3%

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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Photo of jbowers56


4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Im reviewing this not so much as an imperial stout, but as a beer trying to taste a lot like creme brulee.

Looks pretty nice, decent head. Could have done with more lacing.

It literally smells like creme brulee. That is a joke. If you search there are some imp stout elements, but it is so spot on with the creme brulee thing i cant help but give it a 5.

It tastes amazing. Super sweet, but so much desert-y goodness. So glad I bought this.

A true luxury. I think the mokah is the best in this series, but for what this beer is trying to do, its hard to fault.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 16:32:26 | More by jbowers56
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a brown and black beer, tan head, good amount of carbonation. Amazing aroma, so sweet, tons of espresso like coffee and chocolate to it, with dark sugar as well.

Taste, this is the quintessential dessert beer. So rich, so sweet, but not too sweet that it is a turnoff. Tons of vanilla all over this. Took out some vanilla ice cream, threw some of this on it, even better, just awesome. Very unique very different. This is like drinking a cookie. Its my favorite dessert beer, I'll definitely be trying it again. Its got everything you want in a dessert stout. Lots of vanilla, thick sturdy malt bill, espresso/coffee lightness.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 02:44:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of dcloeren


4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Cervezas in Miami. Review from notes.

Poured a deep brown with 1.5 fingers of light tan head. Quickly dissipated into a thin ring around the edges.

The aroma from this beer is amazing! It smells just like fresh baked creme brulee... even down to the carmalized sugar. It's almost unbelievable how great this aroma is.

The taste follows the nose and is a little over the top sweet... but I dont really think I can dock it for that considering it tastes exactly like creme brulee. Pretty boozy on the back end... but I'm not complaining.

Medium bodied with copious amounts of carbonation... Maybe a tad too much. Carmalized brown sugar aftertaste coasts the mouth.

Overall, I don't think that anyone could do a better job at pulling of a stout with the name Creme Brulee. I thought this beer was exceptional and really well done. A perfect dessert beer in my opinion.

I will note that I did not review this beer to style... I reviewed it based on the fact that it is named "Creme Brulee" and judged it based on how well it held up to its name.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2011 14:25:00 | More by dcloeren
Photo of alkemy


4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Out of the bomber…

A- It’s black for all intents and purposes. Very thin ruby highlights around edges of glass when held directly to light. Finger of tan head fades quickly to a faint hint of suds on top.

S- Nose is full…vanilla, nutmeg, custard, burnt sugar, and faint maple syrup. It’s got a dough-like quality in the aroma as well. I can’t discern any alcohol here. The smell really makes you want to dive right in.

T- As expected, it is quite sweet. Reminds me of a strong vanilla cappuccino. Lots of vanilla and a pretty good bit of caramel. Taste really follows the nose. The alcohol is felt going down more than tasted. Delightful.

M- Very smooth, and the level of carbonation seems appropriate. Personally, I’d like to see it a touch thicker, but that’s a typical complaint of mine.

D- Unlike many sweeter, high alcohol beers I’ve had, this one has a finish that leaves me wanting more. I’m not much of a sweet-tooth, so it’s quite surprising how much I enjoy this beer. 12 oz. would be a better serving, as this big beer does wear on you, but I can't penalize the beer a bunch for that.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 21:50:51 | More by alkemy
Photo of GameFreac


4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh batch bottled on June 28th, 2012. 22 oz. bottle split 3 ways with 2 friends.

Appearance: Pours a midnight black with a finger of a brown head.

Smell: Smells like vanilla frosting. No joke.

Taste - Taste is vanilla in your face with slight burned malts, chocolate, and a tinge of alcohol but not even close to being overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is medium.

Overall: One of the most unique beers I've ever had. Absolutely 1 in a million. Insane. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 20:27:46 | More by GameFreac
Photo of cindyjeffsmith


4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: deep dark brown with some light shining through tan around the edges.
smell: Creme Brulee! vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar. There is no subtlety to this...truth in advertising.
taste: More of the same. No mistaking this for anything other than what it is...Creme Brulee Imperial Milk Stout.
overall: This is sure a love it or hate it beer if ever there was one and i loves it. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 22:41:03 | More by cindyjeffsmith
Photo of jokelahoma


4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a brandy snifter

The Ace of Spades has nothing on this. Superman couldn't see through it. The blackness of outer space looks at this and says "dude, really?". It's dark, is what I'm saying. Thin head dies quickly.

The aroma. Oh my, the aroma. As I'm typing this, the glass is sitting in front of me, and I can still smell it strongly from here. Toasted vanilla and butterscotch. Ever had a Brach's butterscotch candy? Imagine melting one down and taking a big sniff. It's a very pleasant smell. The only hint there's even a beer under there is the tiniest whiff of roasted malt, adding to the burnt vanilla aroma. This smells awesome.

The flavor pretty much mimics the aroma. it's got a good vanilla/butterscotch flavor up front. Then, thankfully, the bitterness hits. It's nicely bittered, too, a bracing smack that keeps this from being obnoxiously sweet and candy-like. In fact, rather than melding or balancing, it's more like the sweetness and bittering are having it out, using your mouth as their pay-per-view venue. Sweet with vanilla, then bitter from the hops and roasted malts, then the butterscotch sweetness kicks in, the, the hop bittering fights back. Only in the aftertaste do the two seem to shake hands and agree to disagree, living in harmony until the next sip. Living in harmony doesn't mean sharing the neighborhood, though. The bright bitterness along with the 9.5% alcohol seems cool on the tongue, while the warm sweetness seems to prefer to sit on either side of my mouth. As the beer itself warms, the flavor of the hops peeks in, too, but never seems to take over. When all is said and done, this is nicely put together, and there's enough going on to keep your interest from drink to drink.

The mouthfeel is coating, somewhat oily, but doesn't seem heavy. For a big milk stout, that's a surprise. A pleasant one, but a surprise all the same.

I'd heard various things about this beer, from outrageously bad to overwhelmingly good. I'm glad I finally tried it for myself. This does taste a good deal like its namesake, but not so much that you forget it's a beer. The 9.5% is a bit sneaky, and since it only comes in a bomber I'd recommend sharing. Very well done, and worth seeking out in the late winter, early spring.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 03:10:18 | More by jokelahoma
Photo of Nickls

District of Columbia

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

Poured into an Imperial Pint Glass from 22 oz. bottle.

I haven't reviewed many beers on this site even though I've tried plenty. When I have reviewed, I have followed the traditional A, S, M, D formula.

I am going to break with tradition because this beer is very unique in my opinion. The nearly jet black color is very appealing, but where this brew picks up steam is in the aroma.

The smell is a hybrid between vanilla and butterscotch (very close to an actual creme brulee). It only gets better with the first sip. Every bit of what you expect from the aroma with sweet vanilla and butterscotch maltiness up front, with the following roasty-good finish.

Despite its coating sweet-goodness in my mouth, I could definitely drink a few more of these for my dessert. What a brilliant beer...so brilliant that I have to quit this review and enjoy the rest!

Edit: Have sample this several more times, and have found the drinkability scale to have gone down for me a bit. Just finding it too rich to really quaff well. Also, the flavors have risen on the sweeter scale for me...changing palate I suppose. Still wonderful stuff!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2008 02:08:30 | More by Nickls
Photo of Slynger


4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep black color with a lid of very fine, lightly creamy, light tan bubbles.

The nose is all caramel, vanilla bean, butterscotch, and cream, and it's really nice.

The flavor back's it up all the way. Sweet for certain, caramel, cream, french vanilla, and butterscotch, with dark roasted coffee providing balance and a light bitterness. Full bodied and milky smooth with a light carbonation.

Really a great beer. No dessert necessary as long as you have some Creme Brulee (IMS) around.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2008 01:58:05 | More by Slynger
Photo of paulthebeerguru


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

A: snifter. pours a deep, impenetrable black color, with a gorgeous light brown head. mild head retention and nice lacing.

S: huge aroma of vanilla beans, not just plain vanilla. caramel, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. it smells like a french vanilla coffee creamer.

T: it literally tastes like a damn creme brulee, with some coffee. wonderful roasted malt flavors, with some caramel, vanilla, coffee, light chocolate, and some lactose.

M: definitely full-bodied. huge palate, with a wonderful bite that is hidden. perfect carbonation level for this dessert beer.

D: well its definitely a dessert beer and absolutely delicious. I shared it with two non-beer lovers and it was a huge hit. well worth a try, but it is a little sweet.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2008 02:27:51 | More by paulthebeerguru
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of jwc215


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
Photo of deereless


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

A: Thick and creamy head coupled with lots of patchy foam immediately after the pour, a half moon of lace along one side, head retention is exceptional, deep dark brown with a touch of ruby at the edges - 4.50, S: The nose is intensely vanilla, caramel and ice cream all wrapped up in one, there is also a strong dosage of candied coconut, but it's hard to get beyond the vanilla it's so overpowering, I fear this one might be too much given all the syrupy sweetness on the nose though it is inviting - 4.50, T: Like eating a ice cream sundae coated with caramel and flan, there is also a strong butterscotch and some faint coconut flavor, though it is a stout there is so much else going on it is easy to forget, some nice maltiness from the grain as well as some espresso flavors come through on the edge, again - vanilla rules this beer - 4.50, M: Medium bodied with a very smooth and creamy texture that clings to the tongue - 4.50, D: This is an out-of-the-ordinary beer to say the least, it really doesn't follow the guidelines of a style though milk stout seems the most appropriate, a beer that has its limits, very enjoyable especially when dessert is on one's mind - 4.25 ORIGINAL review from 9/29/2008 slightly modified on 9/28/2010.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2008 00:53:32 | More by deereless
Photo of Halcyondays


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

22 oz. bottle, served at approximately 55 degrees,

A: Pours a very dark brown when held up to the light. Into a snifter it went, with a long-lasting off-white/light tan head and a smattering of lacing.

S: This is the best part. Upon opening the bottle, I was greeted with this heavenly decadent butterscotch aroma, like smelling the most delicious dessert in the world. A beautiful smell, in the top 3 best smells in a beer ever along with another Southern Tier product - Choklat, and a vintage Bell's Old Ale.

T: Taste is delicious and decadent as well. Espresso coffee with cream comes out first, a little more bitter than I expected from the roasted grains, but it was quite tasty nonetheless. Molasses and vanilla are lighter than they were in the nose, but they still offer up outstanding secondary flavours, I would have liked a little more vanilla, as I'm a huge fan of the flavour, but this was quite nice, it's more balanced with all the flavours this way than if I had my way. The flavour profile ends with a distinct hop bite, which shocked me a little going in, as I expected it to be all malt, vanilla and spice flavours. I was taken aback at first, but as the brew continued to disappear from my glass and as it warmed up, I found the grassy hop notes melded really well with the coffee flavours. The ultimate dessert in a glass beer, I'm not giving it a 5, although it's close, I still would have liked a little less hop character, but this is still outstanding.

M: The carbonation is very soft, the brew is rather light-bodied for a big stout which I liked because the mouthfeel does not weigh the beer down, it's quite drinkable in it's style, which would make it a great dessert pairing.

D: I had this beer by itself, and I loved it, but it begs to be paired with an after dinner dessert. Wow, Southern Tier makes good beer. I envy all you East Coasters for having easy access to this stuff. In the top 5 of new beers I've had this year for sure. This is a sipper to sit back and enjoy, I would love to get another bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2008 00:35:59 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of ATvics


4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

On draft at Victoria Gastro Pub.

A-Pitch black in color followed by a hazy brown head.

S-Caramel, butterscotch, white chocolate and vigorous vanilla take over your sence of smell. An incredible bouquet.

T-People that taunt this beer for being too sweet, understand that it's classified as a sweet milk stout. Don't knock this baby for what she is. The flavor packs twice the punch than the aroma, offering more caramel, butterscotch, chocolate, lots of vanilla, and finished by a mild touch of espresso.

M-Big. Rich. Thick.

D-The only drawback. If you have more than one of these I applaud you. Being as complex as it is all across the board, doesn't make it as drinkable as most beers. The aromas and robust flavor catches up to you after a few sips. Not making it bad by any means but just teetering the line of un-drinkablility after a while.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2009 01:51:57 | More by ATvics
Photo of khiasmus

South Carolina

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

A thick, oily black pours into the glass, a finger of heavy tan head atop, and a slow loll as it melts away leaves a solid, sticky lace on the sides. Pretty.
A whif and I'm transported back to those coffee-shops of dates before I could go to pubs... some beautiful young girl that I thought I loved sitting across from me and the napkins folded into tiny pyramids next to the porcelain-white dishes and cold steel silver. A whif of the delicate dessert coffee in front of me, and a glance up to see if she was also glancing up... caramel, vanilla, and coffee bean notes in the back, like the vanilla candles that I always smell at length in the candle-shops, but never bring home because my mother hates them. This beverage fills the room with the same rich vanilla and creamy caramel, like Granddad's candies.
The flavour brings in a more mature note... coffee and Irish Cream, rich vanilla bean espresso and caramel, toasting brown sugar over vanilla coffee beans, and I look up at her and smile, this is one of the best nights of my life. A roasted grain note comes in at the end and reminds you this is still just a beer...
Creamy and thick, light carbonation that just adds to the creaminess, and a surprisingly dry, though syrupy finish...
This is dessert. This is one of the most inriguing beers ever made. The candlelight dances off of her furrowed brow, and our eyes lock together... we smile and I dream of one day.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2009 20:43:15 | More by khiasmus
Photo of mikedashg


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

A - Pours a dark black with a great sizes tan head

S - Wow! Sweet caramel creme brulee. marshmallows, vanilla, toffee, burnt sugar.

T - Just like it smells,and complex. very sweet, creme brulee, caramel, vanilla toffee, burnt sugar, etc. Roasted malts, chocolate, butter cream/butterscotch and coffee.

M - Moderate carbonation and a little syrup.

D - If you like sweet dark chocolate caramel sugar beers, this is IT! It's totally as advertised "Creme Brulee" I don't know how Southern Tier does it. But this is SPOT on. I really liked this one. Remember butterscotch lifeavers? Yeah, YUM!

I can't believe some people gave this a low review because it tastes like it should. A sweet creme brulee stout beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2009 04:09:41 | More by mikedashg
Photo of DoctorDog


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

Presentation: 1pint, 6 oz bottle into a snifter. Bottle has it pegged at 10% ABV (9.2% listed here ATM).

A- Pours a deep, dark brown / black, and completely opaque. Vigorous pour nets ~1 finger of brown head, which is fades rapidly into a thin ring of foam, and an incomplete, oily island.

S- Major butterscotch and vanilla....very, very reminiscent of it's namesake. Nailed so astonishingly, it must be a 5.

T- Wow. Not much needs to be said other than "liquefied crème brûlée." A moderate alcohol warming and kick on the finish. I love crème brûlée, so unsurprisingly, I love this.

M- Moderately low carbonation. Fairly thick and full....good.

D- Good as a slow sipper, and quite smooth and easy drinking considering it's 10 % ABV ....but so rich, that it can only carry you so far. Not exactly a chore to consume the entire bottle solo, but might be best to split in the future.

Future outlook: I'd been told that this one was out of sight, but kept looking for the right time to indulge myself....Merry Christmas to me. These beers that shoot for such unique "mimicking" flavors seem to so often fall short, but this one impressed the hell out of me. I'll be happy to try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 04:59:27 | More by DoctorDog
Photo of redsonja


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
Photo of Hoagie1973

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with virtually no head, just a light tan froth that leaves minute dots of lacing.
Smells of heavy sweetness; predominantly butterscotch. Hints of vanilla, caramel, cocoa and malt with just a trace of alcohol that in no way gives away the strength of this beer.
Wow. Taste has a crazy roasted coffee bitterness that I wasn't expecting at all. Sugary sweetness of all the aforementioned players is there (mostly butterscotch/caramel), but it's nicely offset by the roasted/char character. Still wouldn't call this "balanced." No indication in the flavor of it being 10% either, the warming is the only giveaway.
Full bodied but not syrupy.
Dangerously drinkable; sweet for sure. Would go great with some type of semi-sweet chocolate dessert. Fantastic. Very unique. Loved it.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 22:08:44 | More by Hoagie1973
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

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

Pours a dark, deep brownish black with a 1” of brown, chocolaty head with great retention. Nose is intense vanilla, a hint of roasted malt, and very mild alcohol esters. Taste is rich vanilla and caramel with just a hint of a coffee like malt flavor. Mouthfeel is rich, smooth, bold, and full bodied.

Dessert in a bottle. This is an amazing beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 03:27:27 | More by tdm168
Photo of Yeoman9459

Ontario (Canada)

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

Served into a tulip from a 650mL bottle.

Appearance - looks great, like an imperial stout should of this high of alcohol percentage. Little head. Black in colour.

Smell - vanilla and caramel, smells like creme brulee, almost as though it was a liqueur.

Taste - the taste follows the nose perfectly, pretty much no alcohol taste, warming if anything.

Mouthfeel - medium to full bodied, no carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

Overall - another exceptional beer from Southern Tier, it is exactly what you would expect it to be.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 04:39:41 | More by Yeoman9459
Photo of Casedogg43


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

Big fan of this Dessert!
Wow, taste just like it's supposed to!

A - nearly black with a big chocolate milk colored head. Looks appetizing

S - vanilla and coffee aromas with butterscotch

T - Huge vanilla, caramel, and hop bitterness in the finish. Hints of maple syrup and coffee are also present.

M - smooth and creamy, pretty damn thick

O - Awesome stout that is a perfect example of a dessert beer. one bottle am I'm ready formthe recliner!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 00:41:07 | More by Casedogg43
Photo of deg

New Hampshire

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

The beer is quite dark. I poured it into a pint glass. The head was tan. I could smell vanilla. It was quite a strong smell. First taste: Vanilla, cream. Some roasted malt and coffee for an aftertaste. A little sweetness. The beer feels like I'm drinking a creme brulee. I have a sweet tooth, so I could drink a lot of this. Other people might not be able to drink as much in one sitting.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 00:35:32 | More by deg
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,239 ratings.