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:
4,599
Reviews:
1,469
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
17.3%
 
 
Wants:
403
Gots:
1,097
For Trade:
28
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Ratings: 4,599 |  Reviews: 1,469
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3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: The darkest of the dark, basically black with a tan head which comes off maybe 1/2" off the body.

Smell: Really, this awkwardly smells like dessert, hints of vanilla all over....it's still in my nose after setting the glass down. Only reason it's not a five is because it may not appeal to everyone.

Taste: Vanilla, butterscotch, slight slight chocolate with mixed caramel. I want to rate this higher in all honesty I really do, but I haven't fallen in love with it. It is definitely an acquired taste that you might like quickly, but you get tired of it just as quick.

Mouth: Medium carbonation which comes off borderline light.

Overall: Recommend buying, treat yourself after dinner....F' your dessert, this is the real treat. Salud!

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this beer into a snifter, like the bottle says to. It has a nice black body with about a 1" mocha colored head. The smell is fabolous, some chocolate, and some butterscotch. The taste is chocolty, with vanilla and butterscoth, very sweet. Has a nice mouth feel and is defently a sipping beer cuz of the sweetness. Overall a really good beer, i would drink this one again.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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2.94/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A – Pours a deep black color with a single finger mocha colored head that disappears very fast.

S – Smells like candy. Lots of sweet vanilla along with light hints of chocolate.

T – Again the sweetness is present but not as strong as the aroma. Some roasted malt in there which provides small amounts of coffee and chocolate.

M – Light medium bodied which was a surprise because of how dark the beer was. Carbonation was a little lacking.

O – This beer was way too sweet for me. The aroma was over the top and way to candy like. This was a one-time try for me I won’t buy this one again.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of JohnnyMc
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very unusual Imperial Milk Stout, but enjoyable. There is a very strong aroma of crème brûlée and it goes down incredibly smooth, much like the dessert.

The high ABV and slight dark coffee taste keep the sweetness at bay enough to be able to comfortably drink this. Definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 4,599 ratings.
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