2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jeffo:
3.53/5 rDev -7.3%
Got this at Premiere Gourmet in Amherst, NY.
From a bottle into a snifter
Date of Birth: 6 March 2012
Double Milk Stout
APPEARANCE: Pours out clear brown and makes only a miniscule light tan head that turns into a faint wisp and ring rather fast. Clear black body and no carbonation evident. A ring and light wisp remain until the end and lots of dots of lacing stick to the sides of the glass.
SMELL: Roasted malts, espresso and roasted coffee beans, and lots of vanilla sweet cream on the nose. Caramel notes and some lactose sugar for sure. Decent, but a little sweet cream heavy.
TASTE: Roasted malts, caramel sweetness, and some espresso coffee flavors up front, with flavors of sweet vanilla cream at the swallow. Medium but lingering aftertaste of espresso, lactose sweetness, vanilla, and bitter, roasted coffee beans. Flavorful and nice.
PALATE: Slightly fuller body and medium levels of carbonation. Enough weight on this one. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes quite mouth-coating. Coats the roof of your mouth. Pretty big and creamy feel on this one.
OVERALL: A solid beer, but I wouldn't consider this anything special, especially after trying Southern Tier's imperial stout lineup. Good beer with some nice flavor, but I'd reach for their bigger stouts ten times out of ten.
09-13-2012 18:42:10 | More by Jeffo
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev +3.4%
A- pours black with a 2 finger dark tan head. Small blotches of lacing polka-dot the glass.
S- chocolate and a lot of pine.
T- roasted malts and bitter, dark chocolate. Nice amount of pine hops that give it some bitterness.
M- medium body and carbonation. Has a slightly dry finish.
O- nice milk stout with good amount of hoppiness, which I like.
05-11-2013 02:56:56 | More by ExtraStout
3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
12 oz. bottle. Pours coffee black with an airy tan head of about 3-fingers that fades slowly to a thin cap. Not much lacing. Aroma is mocha, fruity and a little earthy.
Taste starts out with lactose sweetness and roasty grains, followed by a rich mocha toffee character. Finishes with a clean bitterness that is complimented by baking chocolate and a slight earthiness. Alcohol is well hidden. The sweetness becomes a little too prevalent as the stout begins to warm up, and the mouthfeel is a bit watery considering it's strength. Medium-low carbonation.
This beer is full of delicious and distinctive flavors considering there are no actual flavorings added, but I'm left wishing it had a more substantial mouthfeel.
10-03-2012 23:35:01 | More by LongTrailer
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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