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

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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
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet 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
Ratings:
4,579
Reviews:
1,463
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
17.3%
 
 
Wants:
399
Gots:
1,091
For Trade:
28
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Ratings: 4,579 |  Reviews: 1,463
Photo of Nugget40
4.77/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lahey
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This imp stout is a dark brown color with medium khaki head and little lacing.

Smell is a ton of vanilla and little else.

Taste is vanilla, maybe a roasted marshmallow kind of flavor. Not much of the chocolate or coffee you get from traditional stouts. Some chocolate in the aftertaste I suppose.

Mouthfeel isnt very chewy for an imp stout, but thats fine.

Overall an ok beer. If you love vanilla it will hit the mark for you. If you like traditional stouts stick to them. Seems like coffee chocolate and bourbon are my preferable flavors.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strohm
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

nice looking dark brown pour, black in glass. less than a finger of tan head that recedes quickly, leaving a few spots of lace. aroma is pretty nice, super sweet vanilla, dark fruity cherry note, sweet chocolate. on palate it is decent at first, but as it warms becomes extremely cloying and almost medicinal. at first i thought it might be enjoyable, but ultimately it is not.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjtuggle
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmaskell33
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.91/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wasatchback
2.63/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Two sips and dumped it out. Was very interested to try it out as the label made it sound rather interesting. Smelled and tasted like fake vanilla extract, very overpowering. I can't imagine drinking this. Wonder if this was a bad batch???

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Photo of DaveCash
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrumpy
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On the label of this beer it says: "Why the hell not?" That is how one must approach this beer. The brewers did not try to hide anything, so you have to assume this will be a sweet, dessert beer based on the name alone. One must judge it for what it is, not in the same vein as other stouts. It's called creme brûlée for a reason. So, if you don't like sweet beers, or vanilla, or custard, don't waste your time, & then you won't waste more time complaining that you didn't like it. Beyond that, this deep, dark brown stout delivers what it promises.

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Profundobaso
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L - black, with a thick head that dissipates but leaves behind lacing
S - literally like a creme brulee. strong hints of vanilla and custard.
T - tastes as sweet as it smells. a bit of roasted malts, in addition to, well, more creme brulee
F - medium mouth feel, a bit unsatisfying for a milk stout, especially at this ABV. fairly easy to drink though
O - they definitely weren't kidding about this one being a dessert beer. one of the sweetest beers i have ever had. i enjoyed it, but this definitely isn't the beer for everyone. if you like creme brulee and feel adventurous, go for it.

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Photo of mdecross
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colbster92
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JG_NYC
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.71/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alarmclock314
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, dated 12/8/16, 10% ABV. Pours semi transparent dark brown amber with a medium sized khaki head; some lacing. Smells of mostly vanilla, custard, sweet lactose, and caramel with some faint roasted malt. The taste follows with roasted malt, custard, vanilla, sweet lactose, and caramel. Extremely sweet and light bitterness; probably the sweetest stout I've ever rated before. The body is above average and carbonation is below average. Overall, this was too sweet and needed more balance, but was drinkable with a good feel. I've had the 2015 version in a 22oz bottle (the one with a cow on it) and I remember it being more balanced in regard to sweetness versus bitterness.

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Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 4,579 ratings.
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