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:
4,585
Reviews:
1,463
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
17.3%
 
 
Wants:
400
Gots:
1,094
For Trade:
28
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Ratings: 4,585 |  Reviews: 1,463
Photo of fallopia
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
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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Photo of stript
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of sislte
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tastes a lot more of beer than I expected. everybody told me it's like drinking a liquidized crème brûlée but it's not. It's sweet and has a nice vanilla flavor but is quite well balanced compared to other milk stouts that I've had. Very tasty and special. However a bit too heavy on the alcohol. I like many 10% beers but this one tastes a bit of alcohol. Also, it's not pretty. Looks like water from a dead lake.

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Photo of LeRose
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hard to comment on, so I tried to "midline" the rating. Trying to be objective as I really did not like this brew personally, but can see the merit. While a very well made and well crafted beer, the vanilla flavor/aroma was to me very overpowering and sticky sweet. Obviously a high quality brew, but I really am not a fan of the overall too intense, almost artificial, flavor and crème brulee is my second favorite dessert! I think there was enough going on with the base beer to warrant a good review, but personally I just did not enjoy drinking this. It felt like I had to work to drink it, and at the price I paid I was determined. I'll drink Choklat any day, but this was not an enjoyable brew for me. YMMV,

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of mhksuccess
2.8/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

served in glass from a 22 oz bottle
this is one odd smell that comes from this brew besides being sweet i would have to say it smell like a butterscotch hard candy and that is reflected in the taste as well
as vanilla and just really sweet
it pours a nice dark color kind of brownish and look like a regular stout but it has
that creme brulee taste hence the name
i am usually fond of sweet beers but this one is over the top
i just could not get over the butterscoth taste and smell
it was actually pretty strong different and unique
it was something to try wouldnt have a whole bottle 4 or 6 oz is plenty and think i will pass on getting this another time

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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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