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:
4,592
Reviews:
1,466
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
17.3%
 
 
Wants:
401
Gots:
1,096
For Trade:
28
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color- near black with mahogany hint. Medium head tinted mocha foam.

Aroma- coffee cup with splash of coffee topped off with vanilla liqueur.

Taste- Wow! Starts sweet dominated by vanilla like the first vanilla float, then gets a bit roasty, finishing with a dry lingering hint of hop. This would be a perfect brew to add vanilla ice cream to for desert or make a beer float!

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 7/20/2013.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours as a very dark brown but sits in a pint glass as oily black in color. It created a rather large, light tan, foamy head that disappates fairly quickly, leaving very gentle lacing around the glass.

S: The smell is strong; just bringing it closer to my face to observe the appearance yielded a whiff of its scent, mostly of the alcohol. The smell is incredibly sweet: vanilla flavoring and vanilla bean with also the essense of cream following. Any malts that may exist are completely overpowered by the vanilla and cream scents.

T: The flavor is exactly the same as the scent: very sweet vanilla and vanilla bean with cream. There is more bitterness in the flavor than the smell that comes in slowly as the vanilla fades. However, the bitterness pairs insanely well with the vanilla flavors; its executed very well.

M: The initial feel is like drinking ice cream; its very creamy and thick. It is lightly carbonated and coats your tongue in a creamy feeling.

O: When Southern Tier labels this as a sweet stout, they truly took this to heart. This brew is very sweet but I think the intent was executed perfectly. The fact that the smell truly eludes to the taste is wonderful. The mouthfeel being as creamy as it is is also wonderful. I think the only thing this could benefit from is being a tad less sweet. But honestly, it works well. I've had creme brulee once and this is most certainly it in liquid form.

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Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 4,592 ratings.
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