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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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Photo of Pelican5
2.46/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Was looking forward to this one as I had enjoyed the Choklat from ST.

22 oz. bomber in a Duvel glass

A - Look nice in the glass, poured dark brown/black, nice and thick, finger and a half head

S - Nice on the nose, sweeeet vanilla, key word is sweet, which I do like but...

T - Cloying vanilla, sugar syrup. Its got the flavor but no balance at all.

M - Nice and thick but too syrupy.

O - maybe a 4 oz pour with chocolatey dessert but other than that... You've gotta really like sugar.

Will share my other bottle with at least 4 friends.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of chinchill
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle

A - opaque, but clear, dark red-brown body with great reddish highlights under light. Smallish but durable tan head.

S - smells like a superb liqueur; vanilla and caramel dominate, but has good depth and complexity. I'd give it a 5 were it not for the alcohol, even though it is partially hidden.

T - like the smell, this is rather weet, but well-crafted with the flavors and aromas blending very nicely but in your mouth. Smooth, tiny bitter kick, liquid vanilla creme cake. Very sweet but I like it.

M - light carbonation; creamy smooth; medium+ body; some obvious warming from the high ABV.

O - A bit too sweet, but after all, it is a "creme brulee". Exceptionally smooth; unique flavor. Great dessert beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of amart79
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - opaque dark brown body with a brown tinted head

S - creamy vanilla and malty goodness. Smells like a cake in a glass

T - just like the smell but in your mouth. Smooth, tiny bitter kick, liquid vanilla creme cake. Very sweet but I like it.

M - light carbonation and creamy smooth medium body.

O - I'm sure for some, it's too sweet. As a big fan of milk stouts, I love the sweetness. Cremey sweet goodness on a nice bodied beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of sleuthdog
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter

A: Pours a dark brown to black. Slight head of mocha color after a vigorous pour. Slight lacing is apparent.

S: Smelling vanilla, toffee, burnt brown suger. Some caramel and butterscotch. This smells like a liquid dessert. No apparent hops at all. Alcohol is non existent. Hidden by the overwhelming sweetness.

T: Taste follows the smell...sweet as ever. There is the vanilla, toffee and burnt brown sugar. No alcohol burn. Just very, very sweet.

M: Light carbonation is evident and mouthfeel is fairly thin but sticky. The sweetness seems to stick to my mouth and I continue to taste this well after swallowing.

O: Glad I tried this one but not sure I'd seek it out again. Just too sweet for my liking. What should be expected from a beer named Creme Brûlée. I suggest having at least one other person to share this with because one glass was enough for me.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BIG props to my BA in crime Andrenaline for including this in his latest shipment
A - pitch black, a short mocha head after a fairly aggresive pour, some random lacing
S - intense milky chocolate, caramel, marshmallow, light coffee and a hint of booziness, very tantalizing
T - milk chocolate, vanilla cream, caramel, coffee liquor, and a bit of roastiness, it's insane how much it tastes like rich creme brule
M - big body, creamy but not too heavy, thins out as the booze warms the stomach
O - its a liquid desert, this one could creep up on you in a hurry if you're not careful

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.79/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black. One finger fine medium brown head with good retention and lacing. Delicious crème brulee aroma wafts out of the bottle as this is poured. Dark, sweet malt, brown sugar, vanilla aroma, smells delicious. Very sweet, butterscotch, brown sugar, sweet malt and a hint of coffee with a very light hop kick at the end. Very creamy and full bodied. This is a bit sweet, but absolutely delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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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 4,605 ratings
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