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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a Bomber (22 oz) into a tulip. Bottle has ridiculously philosophical description that made me chuckle a bit.

A: Black with a mocha head. The darker the better in my book, and this is black in any light.

S: Nose is amazing. Vanilla custard desserts and chocolate. Vanilla is probably my favorite flavor, and in no beer has it ever been more abundant in the nose or taste than this one.

T: Dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla custard deliciousness. It would be perfect if it had been oaked a little, and if it weren't so sweet. That's the thing with this beer, the reason why a lot of people don't like it as much as I do (and it pretty much ruined all other beers for my girlfriend, she went bananas over it), it's too sweet. Now I have a huge sweet tooth, and this was overly sweet for me by a bit, so I can see why it gets an 87, but I LOVE THE VANILLA, so it's an A+ in my book.

M: Full bodied and quite smooth, nearly perfect.

O: Loads and loads of my favorite flavor on earth, vanilla, so of course I'm going to give it an A+. Overly sweet, yes, but still absolutely delicious.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance-Deep Black, looking everything like the Imperial Stout it is.

Smell-This is where the beer differentiates from other stouts. It smells scrumptious, huge vanilla notes, huge butterscotch notes. It simply smells amazing.

Taste-Just like the smell, big sweet vanilla and butterscotch notes upfront. Towards the end comes the bitter chocolate notes and helps cut the sweetness beautifully.


Overall- This is a great dessert beer. I wouldn't drink it everyday however for special family occasions its a great dessert. Southern Tier doesn't disappoint again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours black with awesome mocha brown cascade within…khaki colored head that is pinky thick and luscious…(4.25/5)

Smell: Vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, custard, candy, dark chocolate, milk chocolate…it’s all in there…this thing is making my mouth water…YUM!!! (5/5)

Taste: Vanilla, custard, caramel, sugar…YUM! A taste of tiramisu…it’s sweet without going overboard, though the sugar and vanilla are the dominant flavors…the malt and hops play second fiddle to all the sweet, candy flavors…has a chocolate coffee aftertaste…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Carbonation forms milk chocolate shake feel all over the palette…medium body, nothing overly done here…it comes, it goes, but it leaves lasting flavor…(4.25/5)

Overall: This is good…it’s very sweet and flavorful, but it’s almost too much to still be considered a “beer”…the alcohol is covered with tremendous flavor, though I know one will do me good…i like it, but I wouldn’t make it a routine selection…it would be tough to drink more than 22 ounces in one sitting, thus the overall doesn't necessarily match up with the individual parts…(3/5)

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Real Ale Snifter.

A: Aggressive center pour leads to a rising thick 2 finger espresso whip colored head that slowly fades and leaves thick lacing throughout the taste.

S: Sticky sweet vanilla and cocoa aromas fill the nose with toasted malts, coffee and some sweet dark fruits. Not over powering on any level but man does it smell like a really fantastic dessert beer.

T: Follows the nose to a tee with the vanilla and sweet malts making their way to the foremost with some bitterness of coffee and hop balancing this beer perfectly. Wonderfully flavored, complex beer.

M: Perfectly carbonated, smooth beer. Big bodied

O: A really delicious beer. Easy drinking, great great beer.

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Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 4,585 ratings.
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