Crème Brûlée
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Crème BrûléeCrème Brûlée
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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #429
Ranked #14,890
3.92 | pDev: 17.35%
Nov 27, 2023
Jul 12, 2008
Part of the Blackwater Series

The brewer suggests a serving temperature of 42 °F for this beer.
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Reviewed by Cm55

3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
L- dark, nearly black. Tan head is minimal
S-plenty of caramel but not much else
T-caramel, some nondescript sweetness that lacks any type of candi sugar
F-smooth and without any bite to suggest its 10abv
O-a bit one-note as it delivers on the caramel, but is a very drinkable, high abv specialty beer that matches the label.
Nov 22, 2023
Rated: 3.64 by Taenim from Maine

Nov 07, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by sewerchewer from New York

Nov 06, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Oct 26, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a chalice: color is black, head is light tan and presents with the nitro super fine bubbles on that initial pour.

Smell is lightly boozy upfront, quickly overtaken by the creaminess - big lactose, really has that creamy aroma, some backing chocolate and roast.

Taste is similar but the booziness is a backing flavor: big cream, lactose, lighter chocolate, some roast, booze. Flavor really emanates a thick cocktail like flavor.

Mouthfeel is low nitro effervescence, strong/thick creamy sweetness, limited bitterness and even limited drying from the strength.

Overall a big, creamy sweet brew that gives off a creamy cocktail vibe (white russian-esque).
Apr 05, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is just sweeter than the hot cocoa one but that's really about the whole super prevalent difference. I feel like trying this one made me like them both a little less. Sweet, boozy, run of the mill. Southern Tier is super overrated as a whole to me. There's great desert beers and pastry stouts everywhere. Try something new. I will say this shits on their ipas in the since these are better at being stouts than the ipas are at being ipas. At least this is supposed to be sweet.
Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Experience says that this is among the best of the desert beers. Now it's time for a critical review. Two twelve ounce cans are opened and all of the contents of one and most of the contents of the second can are fitted instead a clear glass Imperial pint mug. There's an amazing vanilla smell in the air and the beige head, preventing the entire drainage of the second can, is one of the tightest and enduring in the beer world. It adorns a beautiful black coffee colored liquid that's opaque, but reasonably bright. Behind the sharp vanilla nose hit, found is creamy sweetness, kind of like the smell gotten from an aerosol whipped cream. For its color, there's very little reference to roasted malt. There is some roasted malt bitterness in the taste. So much so that it detracts from the intended target. But, it's a mild infraction, as there's enough smooth and creamy character to carry most of the taste. Actually the stout bitterness doesn't really kick until the finish. Until then, this is an amazing liquid reminder of a pleasantly sweet desert, without the crusty covering. There's great glass lacing and a well disguised 10% ABV. Maybe not perfect, but this is one great desert beer.
Nov 26, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by chrisb53188 from Wisconsin

Oct 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
650 ml bottle, as Southern Tier Imperial Crème Brûlée Stout, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10.0%. Pitch black colour, big tan head. Intense aroma of crème brûlée and vanilla from the moment you open the bottle, amazing! The smell includes caramel, of course - but also chocolate and mild coffee. The sweet flavour is first and foremost crème brûlée again, but also roasty notes of strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate and liquorice. Also some hoppy bitterness in the finish. Warming mouthfeel. An incredible dessert beer!
May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Looks: At 9.6 ozs. should have poured it into a smaller glass. LOL. Nice thick creamy head about 1/2 inch tall. Great lacing on the glass. Smooth tan on top and strong black coffee color on the bottom.
Smell and Taste: This beer really does resemble Creme Brûlée. Vanilla, and burnt sugar on cream. Great combination.
Feel: Nitro makes it smooth and soft.
Overall: This its one of the easiest beers I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Bumped the OA score down some because of the short pour. Should have ben packaged in a can the size of a pint. At least it would have come closer to filling my glass. I would definitely drink this one again but as an after dinner drink, like desert.
Apr 21, 2021
Rated: 4.22 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Mar 14, 2021
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Rated by J_mo from California

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sweet and choclaty to the nose. Sweet chocolate taste with a vanilla finish. Great dessert beer.
Jan 19, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by GracelandII from Virginia

Dec 21, 2020
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Reviewed by jockstrappy from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a cola brown color with a very creamy beige head, 1/4” cap was present for the duration.

Nose is seriously sweet with caramel, brown sugar, sweet cream and vanilla bean.

Flavor begins with caramel and vanilla, roasted coffee flavor comes on to offer some balance. Boozy alcohol warmth plays in the background the whole time.

Finish leans toward the bitter from the coffee, the sweetness and alcohol warmth are still there though.

Viscous body and subtle carbonation let this one hang on the palate a little, but it’s a desert beer in every way, so this wasn’t surprising.

Not a daily drinker, good to keep a few on hand for the colder months though.
Dec 21, 2020
Rated: 4.86 by imanidiot777 from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours quite dark and fairly clear, appropriate head. Aroma is dark roasted malts and vanilla. Actually tastes like a creme brûlée - complete with the sugary vanilla and the burnt sugar on the finish. Nicely done. Carbonation is appropriate. Obverse a nicely crafted beer, hits all the marks.

Bomber, no date, at least 5 years old.
4.5 rating
Nov 22, 2020
Crème Brûlée from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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