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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

3,462 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,462
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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ThaCreep

Belgium

4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amaretto color, that is to say, dark caramel. On the nose, this is unquestionably a flavors of creme brulee high quality, like the one that could get out of a kitchen chef.

The mouth looks like that could give this dessert a liquor legend. There is a mix of burnt sugar, cream caramel and vanilla, all made ​​extremely palatable following the addition of milk (because it is a milk stout do not forget). Too bad the bitter end is not more true of stout and then maintained, and unfortunately, the beer a little too sweet.

But hey, it's still "outstanding" and unbelievable enough to be drunk - or rather, sipping - in the corner of a good fire.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2011 20:23:53 | More by ThaCreep
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-16-2013 01:05:25 | More by RyanAU
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

09-09-2013 00:46:30 | More by Bandi
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-23-2013 04:22:01 | More by ohiobeer29
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dense, dark brown. One inch tan head is almost orange. Sticky lacings from star to finish.

Aroma is probably this beer's greatest strength. Gets the various ingredients of a creme brulee spot on. Sweet caramel rounded out by a touch of vanilla on top of sweetened cream. A deep sniff picks up the hard-edged grain alcohol.

Sweetness right up front. Vanilla mingles with caramel in an irish cream-like mix. Like someone dropped a shot of Bailey's into an Impy. Alcohol comes through pretty quickly, keeping up with the Bailey's theme. This is where the stout kicks in. Dark, roasted malt jumps to the fore, morphing the beer into an Irish coffee. Coats the mouth and finishes with a touch more alcohol.

Mouthfeel is exactly what I expected/hoped it would be. Thick and creamy, almost foamy in the mouth. Perfect consistency for what the brewer is going for.

Too big and too sweet for one person. Drank the 650ml with my girlfriend. Nonetheless, glad I tried it. Very interesting and quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2009 23:57:55 | More by CanuckRover
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-13-2014 00:56:15 | More by nineworldseries
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

12-30-2013 16:58:38 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-27-2014 05:46:24 | More by AnalogErik
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rhinos00

Colorado

2.6/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass.

A- Pours a dark, cola brown. Produced a fingers width of tan colored head. Reduced to a thin ring upon consumption.

S- What a wonderful smelling beer. Huge, potent notes of butterscotch and vanilla. Lots of sweet aromas. Truly smelled like creme brulee.

T- After smelling the aroma my expectations were very high. Unfortunately the taste was borderline unbearable. I like my Dark Lords and other sweet RIS's, but the sweetness in this beer was way too much for me to handle. Getting a nice mixture of cocoa, lactose and vanilla type flavors. Unfortunately these delicate nuances are completely overrun by the immense sweetness.

M- Slightly let down in this area. I was hoping for a creamier, thicker mouthfeel. Despite the lack of viscosity, the lactose in this beer did add some texture.

D- This beer was almost a drain pour from me. While the taste truly did match that of creme brulee, it did not translate to the drinkability. By the time I was nearing the end of the bomber I almost had to hold down the beer from coming back up.

Overall, I applaud Southern Tier's ability to make this beer taste like creme brulee. Unfortunately, the extreme sweetness in this beer did no favors the taste and drinkability. Won't be trying this again...ever.

EDIT: this was much more bearable on-tap...the sweetness was tempered.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 01:01:49 | More by rhinos00
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

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

A-Pours a very deep,pitch black with a minimal,sandy brown head that resulted in a thin wispy,film on the glass.The initial pour revealed a discouraging lack of viscosity.

S-Butterscotch,toffee,vanilla bean and light roasted malts on the nose with a decent amount of lactose coming through.

T-Burnt sugar,more vanilla,baked custard and a creamy,alcohol taste similar to Irish cream.Some synthetic syrupy qualities also.Like the Monin flavored syrups you put in coffee.

M-Thin and lacking in the creaminess I would have expected from this beer.

D-A little too sweet and cloying to be anything other than a slow-sipping,split a bomber for dessert,one and done.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 15:36:26 | More by StlHopHead77
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hansgruber

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-11-2013 17:59:16 | More by hansgruber
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Anthony1

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep and opaque black, although some reddish highlights are in the corners, very thick light tan head forms, slowly settles down to a thick ring and thin layer, lace streaks on the glass, looks good. Smell is great, very rich, butterscotch, big vanilla, caramel corn, raisin, more toffee, cream, lactose sweetness, very malty, a hint of roast but basically big vanilla and caramel notes. Taste is similar, milk chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, caramel and butterscotch, more vanilla, more caramel, just insanely rich, like dessert. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, alcohol is hidden very well. I love this beer, never really experienced the caramelized and vanilla flavours as rich as this in any other beer

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2009 19:20:51 | More by Anthony1
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taigor

New York

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap poured into 8oz glass.

A - Poured coffee black, non-transparent color with minimal head that dissipates very quickly leaving some lacing around glass.

S - Vanilla right away with milk chocolate and caramel. Also detected slight hint of coffee.

T - Very, very sweet and creamy that gradually becomes bitter.

M - Full-bodied with medium carbonation and very smooth.

D - This is a dessert beer that has to be sipped so drinkability is ok. Also, due to it being extremely sweet one glass should be enough.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2009 14:10:17 | More by taigor
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RMelyon

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-21-2013 21:04:31 | More by RMelyon
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-29-2014 01:18:00 | More by Michaeldmanley
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +16%

09-29-2013 02:04:52 | More by HeadyTheElder
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-15-2013 07:36:29 | More by Ristaccia
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jryanj927

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-11-2013 03:02:38 | More by jryanj927
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beerpirates

Belgium

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottel poured into my cantillon tulip glass

A - Poured coffee black, non-transparent color with minimal head that dissipates very quickly leaving some lacing around glass.

S - Vanilla right away with milk chocolate and caramel. Also detected slight hint of coffee.

T - Very, very sweet and creamy that gradually becomes bitter.

M - Full-bodied with medium carbonation and very smooth.

D - This is a dessert beer that has to be sipped so drinkability is ok. Also, due to it being extremely sweet one glass should be enough.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 22:23:27 | More by beerpirates
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Tumble

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-28-2012 21:11:06 | More by Tumble
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lpayette

Vermont

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Received in trade as an extra from the generous Lofgrep.

The appearance isn't all that impressive with little carbonation to show off The color is very near pitch black. The little bit of head that is present does produce some lacing however.

Smell is apparent from the start, as opening produces TONS of creme brulee notes. Strong coffee aroma as well.

Taste- A little too burnt on top I think this creme brulee is. From the smell I expected this to be super sweet and delicious. The extra roasted characteristic however was a bit much for me.

A sipper for sure, and a desert beer at that. If this were just a little bit sweeter, I'd be all over this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 01:54:04 | More by lpayette
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-15-2011 13:19:03 | More by sailorastro
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-16-2013 03:58:55 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-06-2014 00:54:22 | More by Crimsontider22
Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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