Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4,667 Ratings
Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout (Blackwater Series)Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout (Blackwater Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The brewer suggests a serving temperature of 42 °F for this beer.

Added by ph2001 on 07-12-2008

BEER STATS
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#13,196
Reviews:
1,490
Ratings:
4,667
pDev:
17.39%
 
 
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Photo of Scottsbeer
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joehemphill1974
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very very sweet.. cannot taste the 10% ABV though

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Photo of JackBurtonPorkChopExpress
1/5  rDev -74.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Cordell-
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Swizzz
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsimpson88
4.99/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jzeilinger
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In review is a 6/22/12.

A - Nice dark brown pour with no lacing and no carbonation.

S - Light chocolate char and creme with a hint of caramel and black licorice.

T - Lots of brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, soft chocolate, very delicate char. Finishes balanced and well refined. Bitterness is low and comes primarily from the chocolate.

M - Big medium body that's borderline full. Viscous, lip smacking sticky, light booziness pokes through on the back end.

O - 6 years on this bottle is pretty much magic right now. Not overly sweet by any means but well blended and presents layers of flavor. Diggin' it.

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Photo of RJQ3
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaktcc
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmar25
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very disappointing as I’d heard strong things about this beer. But the look, aromas and taste just didn’t do it for me. Looks fairly dark brown, almost black in color but no real head or lingering lacing. Smells faintly of coffee, vanilla and mocha. The taste is overwhelmingly cream soda, though, and the sweetness is just cloying. Much more faint notes of caramel, mild coffee, milk chocolate and maybe a little nuttiness. Smooth thin mouthfeel, just too heavy and sweet to notice much creaminess or thickness. Decent carbonation. I like sweet stouts but this was just too much for me, even when paired with dessert. A shame since I really enjoy this brewery’s offerings.

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jim0031
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated 10/19/18. Smell-sweet cream, caramel and sugar. Taste- very sweet and creamy just a enough bitterness to keep it in check. Overall- a very enjoyable Milk Stout.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tweissin
4.82/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got it from a tap at bar and loved the flavor but it was a little flat. Other than loved it

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Photo of Wolvmar
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle bought at Total Wine in Sarasota.

Pour: Black/brown with small tan head. Dissipates quickly with a few clouds and thin ring.

Nose: sweet sugar and vanilla.

Taste: Sugar, burnt caramel, vanilla really sweet. Some dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation. A little thinner than I expected but ok.

Overall: I usually like sweet desert beers but this was to sweet or to much vanilla, or both. Worth trying but Won’t buy again.

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Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into Southern Tier tulip. Dated 10/19/18.
Perfectly black look. Nose is vanilla chocolate coffee. Taste follows nose and stays sweet. Feel is rich and creamy. Overall an excellent desert beer.

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pricea3
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cindiwindi1025
4.54/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of m3a3
2.98/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The initial taste was not what I was expecting, a little too sweet. I like the slight bitter after taste and the color is nice

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Photo of mpruden
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into two snifters (one each for my wife and me). Sweet nose — butterscotch and caramel. Color is black sitting in the glass, hints of brown around the edges when tilted, with a small tan head. Definitely taste the alcohol; the taste is not as sweet as the nose, but still is sweet, though with the tiniest bitterness in the finish. Feels a little thinner than I expected. We like it, though not as much as their Samoa This.

First wrote the review in early November; per the Southern Tier website we paired this with Bananas Foster for Christmas dessert — amazing! — I'd keep the numbers the same, but the pairing is perfect and brings out the best in this beer. I'd also agree with BeerZombies1's review of this beer, that it's better before it warms up too much.

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Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 4,667 ratings