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

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4,622 Ratings
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
stbcbeer.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
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#7,368
Reviews:
1,474
Ratings:
4,622
pDev:
17.39%
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Photo of Blavaq
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TheYeagermeister
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A--Dark brown espresso with a tan mocha head. Vanishes quickly.
S--GREAT nose. Butter cream frosting, birthday cake, molasses, custard, vanilla, milky sweet cream. Wow, smells like walking into a damn bakery. Try inhaling this one right as you take a sip.
T--Double espresso meets birthday cake. Over roasted coffee beans, coffee liquer, and some bitter charcoal that was not at all in the smell. Alcohol is noticeable and could be a bit more mellow. Sweetness is not cloing or overwhelming, but certainly does show up in the form of burnt brown sugar, dark molasses, lactose. Gets better and better as it warms, and more and more of the creme brulee flavor shines through.
M--Thick and luscious.
Overall, this one is pretty good. I thought it was more weird than good. You could tell how much sugar was in there, but it didn't quite make it completely to the surface? Just a very interesting take on a sweet milk stout.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cola brown with a very thin mocha colored head. Some spotty lacing down the glass.

S: Wowzers! Tons of vanilla right off the bat. I could smell it from a few feet away. Toffee, caramel and a bit of bourbon too. Really incredible and unique smell.

T: Doesn't quite live up to the smell, but it's still really amazing stuff. Big layers of vanilla and burnt brown sugar with hints of caramel and a touch of roasted malt on the finish with some charred brown sugar. Tastes like a creme brulee. Really nicely done.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of IIKaRuII
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

dark as dark can be, with a thick pour, that almost reminded me of maple syrup. tiny dark kahaki bubbles.

my goodness, the smell is amazing. The the Vanilla just grabs ahold and wont let go. Every time you go in to catch something else the Vanilla just invites you back. has a little earthyness, and a slight coffee overtones.

taste is rich heavy sweetened coffee, almost with too much creamer, and about 10 packs of sugar. Vanilla isn't as big of a flavor as i would have expected out of the smell.

Milky, and smooth. The carbonation is a pleasent sting that leaves just enough but takes away just as much. Leaving you with that glass in your hand, just begging to be devoured. I would consider this one to be heavy bodied.

overall this is one of the better stouts i have had, and would compare it to a mixed youngs chocolate stout, with a left hand milk stout.

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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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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 4,622 ratings