Southern Tier Creme Brulee: Who likes?

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  1. Brandywine

    Brandywine Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012 Washington

    I think it's great for what it is. A self styled creme brûlée milk stout. It certainly delivers on the nose if less on the tatse. But I couldn't have a whole bottle and I only want it a couple time a year.
  2. Halcyondays

    Halcyondays Poo-Bah (3,820) Jun 27, 2007 California

    Love this beer, the smell is the best part, nowhere near as sweet as the nose would indicate in my experience. I've only had one full bottle to myself since ST doesn't distribute to CA. Got to have about 4 oz. at tasting last year, enjoyed every drop.
  3. LotsofLupulin

    LotsofLupulin Initiate (0) May 5, 2012 Colorado

    Diabeetus in a bottle
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  4. stealth

    stealth Zealot (508) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    This is the first, and only beer, that I've had so far where the first taste had me going 'hell yeah', and 4oz later I was literally dry heaving. This beer can really deliver an unreal range of emotion, lol.
  5. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Love it. Not all the time, but when the mood hits I love it
  6. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    ISO: Southern Tier Creme Brulee
  7. jroberge1981

    jroberge1981 Initiate (167) Apr 4, 2009 North Carolina
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    This beer makes me nuts, I want to love it - the nose on it is freaking amazing, and it's not even the sweetness that bothers me that much. It's just that they captured the burnt essence and really made it have a long lasting overly bitter aftertaste for my palate. I actually found it to be a lot more bitter than Choklat (which I love).

    As others said, gotta give ST credit for hitting the target with the intended flavor profile though. That cow on the front sure isn't there to throw off your expectations.
  8. anteater

    anteater Crusader (784) Sep 10, 2012 Oregon
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    this was a very disappointing beer for me.. paid $5-7 for a 10z and didn't even want to finish it
  9. tlh1005

    tlh1005 Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2009 North Carolina
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    I think this is clearly a desert sipper and not a beer one just opens to drink as any other stout, even the average imperial. Some people would never like this beer because of the flavor/sweetness, but I think the real problem is that if you open this beer alone you will probably wish you hadn't. It's too sweet and too big to consume by yourself. Unless I've seen it or Choklat on draft I have always shared. It's perfect in small portions. 22oz in one sitting is a bit much, and I can think of many beers that are that way for me.
  10. Belial

    Belial Initiate (140) Aug 9, 2005 Illinois

    i do not like the beer. i LOVE it
    hahaha you were probably thinking i actually disliked the beer because of what i said first.
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  11. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Michigan

    Someone should start a 'most polarizing beer thread', just so that this beer could be mentioned and get one million likes. As for me, I am at the pole of undrinkable. It genuinely makes me sick to think about this beer. It tastes like drinking maple syrup while being hooked up to a refined sugar IV.
  12. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

  13. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (241) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Hmm. I'd like to try it with Pumking. That sounds delightful.
  14. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (241) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I think 4oz tastings of this is perfect. It's a great beer, but it can be overwhelmingly sweet in high amounts.
  15. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    I love Creme Brulee. It's one of the beers I drink most. I have absolutely no problem killing a bottle of it by myself.
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  16. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,436) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    It should only be sold with an insulin chaser.
  17. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    I like it. I can polish off bomber no problem.
  18. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Haven't drank mine yet. (I'll do my honest review and then keep my mouth shut, I guess.)
  19. bcostner1

    bcostner1 Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2010 Tennessee

    It's awful
  20. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    I love it, for about half a glass.
  21. elgiacomo

    elgiacomo Meyvn (1,044) Jun 28, 2007 Georgia

    Such a polarizing beer, shame this thread wasn't done as a poll.

    I can dig it in small doses. Never bought a bomber, but got a 16oz growler fill a while back which got me three servings over three nights.

    Some people do absolutely love this one, though. When the 2012 batch came in to my store we had a couple buy two cases of it. That's a LOT of Creme Brulee and a good chunk of change too!
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  22. StylzMC

    StylzMC Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    for what they were trying to accomplish, they nailed it. If anyone has had a few of their blackwater series, you had to know what you were in for... right?
  23. trombacco

    trombacco Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2012 New York

    You should definitely stock up, if you can find it. They have taken those 3 off of their website completely.

    They said they are not doing away with the Blackwater Series, so I think they are going to try some new ones, to replace the Oat, Javah and Mokah
  24. palmdalethriller

    palmdalethriller Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2007 California

    I'm a big fan. Glad to see there's a lot of others on here as well. And yeah, it's polarizing. Yeah, it's crazy sweet. But I'm a Creme Brulee junky. It's my favorite dessert, and I treat this beer as dessert. Probably not something I'd order at a bar with dinner, but I could (and have) drank an entire bomber myself after a good meal and been happy.

    Not saying I want this beer every night (I don't want any Imperial Stout every night), but it's one of my favorites to have once a year or so.
  25. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I wouldn't drink the whole thing alone because it is too sweet for that, but as a one glass beer I really enjoy it. It's like a rich dessert that you wouldn't want a ton of because it's just too much in large quantities.
  26. Momar42

    Momar42 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Maryland

    Some places rim the glass (that's what she said) with graham crackers when blended with Pumking. You would swear someone put pumpkin pie in a blender. Like someone said earlier tho: 3/4 Pumking, 1/4 CB. It's THAT overpowering.
  27. slim2043

    slim2043 Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Connecticut

    its ok to split a bomber 3 ways IMO
  28. ThreeFishes

    ThreeFishes Devotee (447) Jan 8, 2013 Florida
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    I tried a sip or two of my girlfriend's bottle and thought it was just ok. She really liked it though. I don't think I could drink a whole glass of this.
  29. Romulux

    Romulux Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2008 Michigan

    One of my very few drainpours. "May" be tolerable split 22 ways.
  30. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Defender (664) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    I love it but it's no doubt a dessert beer best shared by 3-4 people (per bomber).
  31. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,401) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    It's a bit rich, I can barely finish a bomber alone. I have to be in the mood to drink it all, so I have like 2 bottles in the cellar.

    I will say.. a year on them makes them way more drinkable.

    I normally like to pour a glass, and then give my wife the rest. She makes homemade Stout Creme Brulees with it. Turns out friggin awesome, since the beer already has the flavor your are making when you make a creme brulee.

    That way I get the beer one night, and the next time, I have a bangin' ass homemade creme brulee for desert.
  32. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    I think it is terrific. It's creme brulee in a bottle.
    Has to be shared for sure.
  33. Roose13

    Roose13 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 New Jersey

    It was way too sweet for me. It tasted fantastic but I couldn't sit through another bomber again.
  34. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    It's the best creme brulee flavored beer that I have ever had. I have only had 1 by the way.
  35. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    I can handle it in small doses, along with the rest of the series. If it were to ever go away, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
  36. jageraholic

    jageraholic Devotee (410) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Wow, that sucks. Creme Bruleee was okay but I'd definitely rather have Mokah or Jahva stick around rather than it.
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  37. Theshagger

    Theshagger Initiate (148) Sep 3, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    look, beer should tast like beer, last night i had something that tasted like Chocolate Peanut Butter....jeeze, what is this world coming to, sweet baby jesus?

    Whats next, a beer made with seaweed, hemp seeds, black & white sesame seeds, tangerines, schezuan peppercorns, and dried hot peppers?
  38. chinabeergeek

    chinabeergeek Meyvn (1,279) Aug 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    there's your problem right there. amazing how this thread got stretched out to three pages.
  39. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Zealot (585) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    Why is this a problem because the beer was so bad that I could not drink the whole 22oz and wish there was less. The problem lies that the beer is just horrible and hence the reason I did not finish and drain pour.
  40. Reagan1984

    Reagan1984 Poo-Bah (2,161) May 15, 2008 Massachusetts
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    I LIKE IT.
    I also will not be reading anymore of this thread as all of this has been covered 1000 times.
    (not saying you shouldn't have posted....)

    WHen there are beers on the shelf I don't like, I keep walking. I find it's effective and simple.
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