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

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4,606 Ratings
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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Ratings: 4,606 |  Reviews: 1,471
Photo of durwood64
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of JamesShoemaker
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz poured into a large wine glass and a snifter. I got a great deal on this from a local place. Hopefully I like it!

A - pours black, forced pour with little head. Carbonation apparent on the periphery, no residual foam.

S - wow, so much vanilla and caramel. It smells like a Werthers candy dipped in almond or hazelnut extract. Plenty of fruity flavors beneath it too, apples and pears. A substantial aroma.

T - there's hardly beer beneath the vanilla and caramel flavors. A true dessert beverage. I get a little bitterness off the malts. Points off for not differing from the smell enough. There's not a ton of complexity, just big, big flavors. Drinkable.

M - not great, the carbonation sticks to the mouth way too much. There's no hint of the alcohol, but it's not very high. My girlfriend likes the carbonation content.

O - pretty good for the price. My girlfriend likes it, which makes it worth its weight in gold, I'm always looking for quality craft brews for her to drink with me! We both prefer vintage Mokah and vintage Choklat.

EDIT: this beer is crazy polarizing. It's a ton of fun to read all the polemical reviews!

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Photo of whendeathsleeps
1.91/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Pours black with ruby highlights, a one finger tan head.

S- Would smell great, if it were a candle, not what I want to smell from a beer, Vanilla, burnt sugar, not much else in the nose.

T- Like eating a Yankee brand vanilla candle with butterscotch icing. Such an artificial sickly sweet taste, makes me almost gag. I detect nearly no hops, just sugar on top of you guessed it...more sugar.

M- Thick, full bodied, oily slick, moderate carbonation.

O- I would avoid at all cost, maybe this is for some people though. Glad I at least tried it so I could experience it for myself. It was so hard to get through even splitting the bottle with a friend. Skip this milk stout and go for Left Hand's Nitro Milk Stout, which is perfectly balanced.

In closing, try it if you must. It was one of those pure curiosity things for me. Will never buy again.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 12 oz glass

This beer is pitch black with some red tints around the edges. A foamy brown head sits on top for a shirt while. This beer caught me off guard at first, I was expecting a roasty sweet stout, which it is but it's more different then you may think. This beer has a good roasted malt flavor and a dry feel that lasts all the way through. There is a lot of chocolate and a possible hint of vanilla. Some coffee notes and a lot of caramel and toffee. The strongest flavor in this beer is unlike anything I have had in a beer before, Imagine a liquid form of Oreo Icing, mixed with coffee and served on a hershey bar. An extremely sweet beer, Its best in small portions because it is so sweet. The beer is not too thick but has a velvety smooth feel. This beer does not go well with a meal and is sure to be the only thing you can drink in a single setting. A great desert beer so treat it as such.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of fallopia
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 650 mL bottle into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Deep brown color with thin, beige, frothy head

Aroma: Front forward, almost overpowering caramel and vanilla with hints of burnt toast

Flavor: Caramel and burnt vanilla is muted with some mellow hops that improves its drinkability.

Mouthfeel: Slightly off-balance toward the malts, with a heavy-bodied feel and lingering burnt aftertaste.

Overall, a very enjoyable stout with enough caramel to make it distinctive and reminiscent of a crème brûlée without being cloyingly sweet.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 4,606 ratings
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