Nitro Crème Brûlée
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #80
ABV:
10%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,269
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 8.43%
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
47
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 01:03 AM
Added:
Nov 08, 2019
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  11
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Nitro Crème BrûléeNitro Crème Brûlée
Notes: The Blackwater Series has unleashed the popular flavor Crème Brulee in nitro for the next level drinking experience. NITRO Crème Brulee offers cascading, creamy richness with notes of vanilla and custard with a smooth milky finish that is uncannily true to the namesake dessert.
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Rated: 4.25 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Yesterday at 01:03 AM
 
Rated: 4 by doctorgary from New York

Nov 09, 2022
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Reviewed by WeissDavis from Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Black velvet liquid with a tan and tight head; poster child.
Heavenly smell, sweet and creamy with a butterscotch type profile.
Taste follows the nose with a lot less potency on the sweet end, which is preferable. Brown sugar, cream, and chocolate up front. Sits with a caramel finish that is like that of a dunkel but lighter, sweeter, and less bready.
This beer is perfect to my palette; light body with a velvety carbonated feel that is as dangerous as Satan’s temptations.
An overall delicious beer with a staple look, sweet scent, complex and balanced taste, and a truly delectable mouth-feel. Thank you, Southern Tier, for this heavenly nectar.
Zeus was next to me at the bar and was jealous of me while I sipped the concoction.
Nov 02, 2022
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Best by 9/2/22, so well within date.

L--Impervious black color with an everlasting fluffy, khaki head that left magnificent lacing.

S---Strong aromas of creme brulee and vanilla. This is what they were aiming at. This is what they hit.

T---Follows the nose. Strong creme brulee and vanilla.

F---Rich, thick, creamy and coating. I think I'm going to use a word I've never used before in a review.....decadent.

O---Really, really good stuff. If I knew how good this was, I would've gotten more than one.
Jun 29, 2022
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Nitro Crème Brulee sits jet black in a Pretentious Glass Company Dimpled Mug. Fine cascading of dark gold and brown nitrogen bubbles continues for a long time during and after the pour. The head is thick and creamy meringue, the color of light chestnut, that produces a stark contrast. the head retreats at a glacial pace, leaving a dense, thin coating of lacing.

The aroma opens with sweet Cappuccino, with a pronounced fullness of Crème Brulee. Faint roasted malt, vanilla, and cream build with warmth.

While very sweet, bitterness holds it just short of candy. Vanilla and faint cherries add to a whipped coconut cream base. Dark roasted malt fills the background and seems light at first, before it comes into focus. Tons of bittersweet notes fill the finish and carry the roast.

The body is medium to light, with a fine, silky-smooth texture. Ample residual sugar tricks one at first into thinking this has a full body. The alcohol is remarkably well concealed. The nitrogen is soft, yet certainly works its way into the tongue.

Without a doubt, Nitro Crème Brulee is a dessert beer, both in name and experience. One could even call is a Pastry Stout. Regardless of what we call it, only one is necessary at a time, and preferably late at night with Almond Biscotti. I enjoyed it beside a fire while reading, however, it would pair equally well with light conversation or simply in the silence next to someone you love.
May 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Apr 12, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A - Pitch black pour with a dense layer of creamy, caramel colored foam resting on top.

S - Sweet dessert-like aroma with caramel, toffee, cream, and vanilla.

T - Follows the nose (to be expected). Sweet caramel, cream, and vanilla and ends on the sweeter side.

M - Thick and silky leaving a sticky coating of sugar on the lips.

O - This and has always been a good dessert beer. I prefer carbonation but the Nitro brings out more flavor.
Apr 12, 2022
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz nitro can. Poured out a jet-black color wit a huge, fluffy, pillowy white khaki-colored head of foam. It left thick rings of foam on the glass. It smelled of sweet caramel, toffee, chocolate and lots of vanilla. Sweet toffee and caramel taste with some toasty notes. Strong vanilla presence with some chocolate.
Apr 03, 2022
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Reviewed by RMSaltzman

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark look with cascading nitro waves when you first pour it. Smells of custard and vanilla greet the nose with a creamy mouth feel and tastes of vanilla, caramel, and custard. This beer holds up to its namesake well and is a deliciously sweet treat.
Feb 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Curt2969 from Ohio

4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
You might want to try this guy. It's a milk stout, so it's way creamy and not nearly as bitter as the stouts that you may not like - and somehow it's hiding a 10% ABV in there. It's super subtle, super smooth, and super delicious. It's definitely the best milk stout I've ever had. And for it to be packing a 10% punch, that's pretty serious. The only downside is that it comes in a 9.6 oz can....
Dec 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Mikexw from New York

Dec 19, 2021
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours black. Creamy tan foam. Smells sweet and boozy. Sweet custard body. Rich and smooth. Bitter chocolate finish. You can taste the alcohol. Excellent sweet stout.
Dec 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.32 by socon67 from New York

Dec 11, 2021
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Rated by 13adam13 from Kentucky

2.95/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
This beer was very sweet. I enjoyed the first sip, but it quickly became too much.
Nov 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by LennyBound from Illinois

Nov 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.6 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Nov 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.74 by Nitty703 from Virginia

Oct 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.37 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
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Rated by The_Beer_Princess from New York

4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Taste just like creme brûlée amazing beer will buy again
May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a goblet, color is black, head is light tan with super fine bubbles and solid 1/4 top.

Aroma is creme, vanilla, light roast, coffee beans.

Taste is similar with vanilla cream forward, roast, coffee, chocolate.

Mouthfeel is smooth, low fizzy feel, moderate sweetness, low bitterness.

Overall an excellent sweet stout and even better presentation with the nitro.
Apr 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.37 by GaryM6 from New York

Jan 28, 2021
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Reviewed by PathofChaos from Maryland

4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance:
A seamless, beige carpet of ultrafine foam dives deeply into the fathomless black. It resurfaces, seemingly invincible, as the creamy cascade laces flawlessly, again and again.

Feel:
Light and cooling as a gentle creek, its unrivaled smoothness washes over the tongue, leaving a slender, nitro sea-foam in its wake.

Bouquet:
A scoop of French vanilla ice cream dropped in a caramel latte, then finely drizzled with aqueous butterscotch.

Taste:
Rich vanilla custard wanes gracefully into a long, languid kiss of creamy caramel. At the finish a bitter black coffee, spiked with Kahlua, cuts through the softened sweets, balancing the palate.
Jan 15, 2021
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Reviewed by scootny from New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Can fizzles and gurgles. I pour and black liquid flows into my glass and produces a nice tight finger or so of tight, creamy foaminess. Lace is substantial and covers glass with each sip. Like a perfect glass of Guinness, dark, creamy and lovely.

Nose is a full vanilla blast. Char, molasses, and burnt sugar, with a sharp bit of alcohol.

Taste is like the name. Smooth vanilla with a surprisingly custard like stout body. While there is a decent amount of char and mild coffee/latte in the fore, a sweet and dairylike undercurrent carries it forward. Finish has a crisp biting bitterness that cuts the heavy sweetness well. It deposits a vanilla latte on the tongue and firm tea leaf hoppiness on the palate.

Feel is oh so gently carbonated and highly drinkable. Super creamy with just the right amount of chew.

Such a great dessert bee. Goes with any and all holiday staples.
Jan 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.21/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Best by 9/4/21

This one caught my eye a while back when I was beer shopping but I haven’t gotten around to it until just now. Southern Tier is very hit or miss for me so I’m hoping this one is good

Pours near pitch blck with a finger of light mocha head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

Good lord the aroma is sweet. The creme brulee is obvious, bringing notes of butterscotch, vanilla, milk chocolate, and a subtle nutty coffee

The taste here matches almost exactly, except that it doesn’t translate very well. At first, all I can taste is watered down butterscotch, theb after the swalloe it turns into a sticky sweet disaster, just way too much clash between the vanilla and toffee notes, with only a slight balance provided by very light coffee

A full body pairs with minimal carbonation for a silky drink, but feels a bit watery. Finishes, you guessed it, watery, though that might actually help reduce the sweetness a bit here

This was, uh, interesting. I can see the appeal, and it’s pretty well executed, just too much for me to handle sweetness-wise. Oh well, I’ll finish the can since it’s not awful and continue to support ST
Jan 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. Can marked Best By 9/25/2021

Can emits a loud gush when opened, but the head is restrained. Nearly opaque black with one finger of tan fine-bubbled head. Head is stubborn with legs and dull curtains.
Strong vanilla and toffee aromas, lighter coconut and milk chocolate.
Pleasing sweet crême brûlée flavor, light coffee undertone.
Smooth nitro feel, viscous coating, no alcohol heat initially, but some builds as the glass warms.
Good application for nitro, a super dessert beer, decadent day drinker.
Dec 28, 2020
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Rated by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Exceptional nitro creme brûlée flavor with unnoticeable alcohol at 10% ABV. Great job southern tier!
Dec 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.38 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Dec 23, 2020
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Reviewed by firesidewithphil from Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Southern Tier really tapped into the dessert world for this one. The Nitro Crème Brulee is super sweet and smooth. The crystalized burnt sugar is there and is prevalent throughout. The beer has that milk stout funk to it, so I wouldn’t put this into the pastry stout category. One and done but really enjoyable.

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Dec 09, 2020
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Reviewed by IKR from California

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Black with a generous-sized dense foamy beige head that slowly faded. A very good looking Imperial Stout.

Smell: Creme brulee aromas, and vanilla, The nose really does mimic a crème brulee. A pretty good nose on this one.

Taste: The taste profile follows the nose featuring vanilla notes, and moderate roasted malt notes. Like the nose the taste profile does a good job in mimicking s a crème brulee. The beer starts off fairly sweet but dries out with some roast malts notes in the finish. The beer has a subdued alcohol presence for it's listed 11.4% ABV.

Mouth-feel: On the heavier side of medium bodied with a generous level of carbonation. A good mouthfeel body appropriate for the style.

Overall: A good non-bal-aged stout. This beer was always on my radar to try and thanks to @micada I finally got around to trying it. In my early Beer Advocate days this beer always would catch flak for being overly sweet. Pastry stouts have certainly changed perceptions/tastes as I feel I've had a number of pastry stouts that are definitely sweeter than this beer.
Nov 26, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This treat begins by cracking open a 9.6 can and letting the widget work its magic. Immediately, the bold aroma of sweet vanilla pleasures the nose. The pour is into a clear pint glass which reveals an almost black brew with a nice biege head. There's very little lasting glass lacing, but after the hit to the nose, who cares? This is as rich and smooth a brewed concoction can be. It really is close to being a liquid real Creme Brule. Only a slight alcohol burn at the finish gives evidence that this is a beer and not a desert. It doesn't effect the overall feel of the drink, so the10% ABV is deceitful. Because of the overall sweetness of the drink, one or two is the most recommended for one session, anyway. Overall, this is an amazingly good change of pace treat.
Nov 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Nov 20, 2020
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dark chocolate with a 1F head in a Stone Snifter.
Aroma- wafting coconut, vanilla. Chocolate, perhaps coffee.
Very creamy MF. Very smooth.
Great taste. Deep malt, vanilla, chocolate and coffee.
Moderately hoppy.
Excellent beer.
Nov 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.12 by B-rett from Wisconsin

Oct 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.51 by Keith27614 from North Carolina

Oct 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.27 by chiefz1 from New York

Oct 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by paulish from New York

Oct 24, 2020
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pourws from the growler a deep dark chocolate color with a slight creamy head,bought it at a growler station yesterday,it seems to have lost some creaminess.Big vanilla notes in the nose along with some torched sugar,it is almost spot on to the real thing.Alot like aromas vanilla stands out most on the palate,like others have notes a milky custard note comes thru as well,slightly burnt.Sweet alcohol adds to the sticky components of the beer,I'am sure fresh from the notro tap or can this is off the charts,still really good in the state it's in.So not much different than the 'standard' Creme Brulee stout.
Oct 20, 2020
Nitro Crème Brûlée from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 87 ratings