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)

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

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

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Bauzen
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark as night, creamy latte-like froth along the top. Smells like bitter chocolate and caramel. It's incredible if you like flavored stouts. Flavor follows the nose, but it's far more intense. Opens like a high ABV Stout, ends like an Iced Frappacino. What impressed me most was the finish. Your mouth is left with a feeling similar to finishing a satisfying desert, not a beer. That alone makes this beer worth being revisited.

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Photo of mlhyatt
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mtomlins
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass

A: A thick, opaque, black beer, poring to 3 fingers of a dark tan head, settling and thickening slowly leaving a decent amount of lacing.

S: The nose is very sweet, vanilla ice cream, caramel, malt and touch boozy.

T: The first sip tasted like coffee caramel candy, very sweet and heavy. Lots of vanilla and cream and slowly transitioning to coffee and dark roasted malts. Some bittering hops help dry the finish out but not much and the overall flavor is heavy sweetness.

M: Big body, smooth and thick, round; mild carbonation.

O: True to its name, the beer drinks like liquid crème brûlée. The caramel sweetness is so strong making it a perfect dessert beer, but in small doses. I was glad to have help with the bomber, but still, there was too much sweetness.

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Photo of HoppingAlong
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of robwestcott
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cold from the tap and cola black with a wisp of a short lasting tan head to a 12oz goblet leaving spotty lace.

Huge ass vanilla, toffee and perhaps a bit of maple syrup in the nose. This is almost assuredly going to be sticky sweet.

Light to medium bodied and medium carbonation, super sweet followed by a bitter after.

Burnt toffee, vanilla syrup by the teaspoonful. Super sweet and the alcohol is barely hidden behind it all.

Drinkable (?), well, I guess. Unless you're diabetic.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of scratch69
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Very dark brown with two fingers worth of tan head. Fair amount of patchy lacing.

Smell- Caramel and vanilla aromas with a hint of roasted malt.

Taste- Sweet caramel and vanilla flavors with a hint of butterscotch and the start. Slightly bitter earthy hop and roasted malt finish. The bitterness becomes less noticeable with each swallow.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a light amount of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth.

Overall- Very tasty beer, The flavors mask the ABV very well. I would definitely by this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of roger617
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz on draft poured into snifter

A: 3.75 pours engine oil black with under 1 finger of head that disappears quickly and leaves a ring on the edge of the glass
S: 4.25 major creme brûlée aroma that surrounds the entire area around me. Hints of roast, vanilla
T: 4.0 sweet, savory, yet there's a residual taste that doesn't blend too well. The resemblence to creme brûlée is uncanny.
M: 4.0 smooth, carbed well, thick
O: 4.0 I think I would actually like this better if I wasn't comparing it to creme brûlée. The flavors blend perfectly up front, but fade a little unpleasant. I'd have this again, but won't be seeking it out.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.1%

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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