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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

1,776 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,776
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 45
Gots: 142 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Morey on 12-18-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass

The beer pours a deep brown/nearly black with about two fingers worth of dense tan head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving behind very little lacing.

The beer smells moderately roasty and slightly sweet, The aroma seems to fit into a nice middle ground of not being too mild, but also not being overpowering

The taste, like the aroma, is moderately roasty and slightly sweet. The sweetness seems to come more from a heavy handed use of crystal malts than from the lactose. The body is a little thinner than I would expect for the style.

Overall, this is a decent beer that is fairly easy to drink, but not something that I would seek out. I prefer my Milk/Sweet Stouts to be a bit fuller in body, and a have a little more sweetness from the lactose.

CBlack85, Aug 28, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +7.1%

Cafu912, Yesterday at 04:50 AM
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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

603to843, Tuesday at 06:25 PM
Photo of jaxray8
5/5  rDev +31.2%

had this from a nitro tap at southern tier and it was the best i've had in some time. Creamy, smooth and a perfect balance. i'm certain it isn't as good from a bottle but if you have the chance to get it from a nitro tap.... get it and enjoy!

jaxray8, Tuesday at 03:48 AM
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4.24/5  rDev +11.3%

Tylertut, Monday at 03:09 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

PittBeerGirl, Monday at 03:49 AM
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4/5  rDev +5%

BFCarr, Sunday at 08:55 PM
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

atlbravsrno1, Sunday at 05:40 AM
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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%

July 2013, rating 4.3

On tap at Roast Public House (Madison). When I first had this in a bomber last summer, I didn't love it (rating 3.8). It seemed light weight and unimpressive at that time.

But now on tap I appreciate its virtues, while not feeling its drawbacks are as pronounced as from the bottle. The aroma is still not much to speak of. And the flavor isn't exactly competitive with the better imperial stouts (Southern Tier calls this a "double stout", aka, imperial). But the lively carbonation and lighter body fill a niche in the imperial stout genre: the refreshing, highly sessionable imperial stout. The flavor is an imperial coffee stout w/ no alchoholic phenols or sharpness, at all.

In the mouth it is lighter weight at first, like a porter, but then the creaminess pulls things together.
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Update 10/2014:

Uncannily reminiscent of Central Waters Brewhouse Stout.

I'm raising my 2013 rating (4.3). I still see what I was saying about it being an imperial coffee stout -- that's coffee without the cream. For being a "milk stout", this brew comes across as all roasty bitterness, with no sweetness, whatsoever.

Wife loves it for its lack of sweetness.

martyl1000, Sunday at 02:19 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Mxsluis, Saturday at 08:49 PM
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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

mousebeer, Saturday at 05:28 PM
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4.19/5  rDev +10%

Sanmn420, Friday at 01:50 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

DeadGuyRyan, Oct 16, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -6.6%

Jeff412pgh, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

One of the best American brewed stouts I've tasted. Has that perfect balance between not too heavy, not too light, not too coffee flavored and not tasteless. Reminds me of some of the better stouts I had in Ireland during a month of stout tasting and general mayhem. And for those of you who have not experienced it, all Guinness does not taste the same.

I tried this from a Nitro-pushed tap, which adds to its creamy character. This is not a Hop-head beer, and I wouldn't recommend it to my friends who like those burnt coffee tasting stouts. This is just a well made American version of a not quite traditional Irish stout.

D9sus4, Oct 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

TigerOwl, Oct 15, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev -11%

Daytonadolphin9, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of DIM
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown body and a thick, mocha colored head.

Lots of roasty chocolate in the nose, some lactose sweetness as well. Pretty on dimensional but I like it. I tasted a little milky sweetness but it was definitely in the back round. Hugely sweet chocolate and plenty of roasty char dominate this one. Again, not much in the way of complexity, but I thoroughly enjoyed my bottle.

DIM, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

cd34, Oct 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

barflybastard, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

DrunkenMonk, Oct 13, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +8.1%

jubie921, Oct 12, 2014
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2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,776 ratings.