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:
4,586
Reviews:
1,464
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
17.3%
 
 
Wants:
400
Gots:
1,094
For Trade:
28
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Ratings: 4,586 |  Reviews: 1,464
Photo of dag1991
4.66/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwswigs
1.88/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of TheHopsman
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyDu23
4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NotoriousBAC
2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tmm313
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark, rich brown with a moderate khaki head.
Feel: Full bodied with soft, effervescent carbonation. Slightly sticky, rich mouthfeel.
Aroma: Sweet, nutty, and vanilla laden. Like molassess drizzled over vanilla beans.
Taste: Sugary, caramel, roasty toasty yummy dessert style goodness. Very satisfying, but might be cloying if I tried to drink more than one in a sitting.

This is not a very "balanced" beer if you like to kill a few brews in a sitting. This is very rich and sweet. Which is fantastic if that's what you're in the mood for. But I feel like this is a winter beer, or something to only have every once in a while. Delicious, but it might be a bit much. Then again, that goes for a lot of milk stouts in my opinion, as it's very decadent and and sweet for a beer. That said I love a good imperial stout. Strong, heavy, and in-your-face flavor with no apologies. I like it.

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

Overall an awesome beer. If you're not even a fan of stouts, you might even like this since it appeals on a lot of different levels. The look is very dark, and the taste is where it's at. You can taste vanilla and caramel the most. It's almost like a vanilla milkshake mixed with a stout. That may not appeal to some, but it's worth a try I think. This may be my favorite beer I've ever had.

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Photo of Thrifty101091
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SailIntoTheStout
2.18/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of The_Atom
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet and creamy with good notes of caramel, vanilla bean, and malt. A heavy stout that's perfect for winter time fires... Not during the summer time heat.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This one had a really nice nose and pours a beautiful black color, but the mouthfeel is really disappointing and the taste is really watered down despite a really nice roasted nose.

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Photo of Nightmare1972
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of stevoj
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at Boise’s 2014 Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating. A bit sweet, even for a mil stout, but hits the marks for tasting like creme brulee.

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Photo of Risty
2.83/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Reebknird
4.99/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mrmeatloaf
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious but hard to drink more than one in a sitting

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Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 4,586 ratings.
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