2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

1,881 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,881
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 51
Gots: 178 | 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

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(Beer added by: Morey on 12-18-2011)
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Reviews by neophilus:
Photo of neophilus
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Commenting on the appearance of a stout at this point is an exercise in repetition. It's dark colored, can't really see through it, there is an off-white head probably tan. If you can't get the appearance right the rest of the review is most likely going to suck.

Appearance is good. Oh, the head fell faster than normal. Take that for what its worth.

Very clean aroma, I think I'm picking up more scent from the glass than the beer. Hints of sweetness and chocolate. Not a heavy dose of roasted grain but also not hop heavy, nice and smooth.

Smooth, creamy and somewhat chocolate flavor. Ringing hop bitterness shows up but doesn't dominate. Roasted grain enters the auditorium, says hi, then takes a seat to watch the show. Super smooth with a firm bitterness to clean it up. Malty like Whoppers or a Wendy's Frosty. Finishes with a bitter hop bite. Medium to full, silky body.

I really liked the cleanliness of this beer's flavor. My one complaint is the hop bitterness was a bit assertive at the very end, and finally the taste lands on an acrid roasted grain note. But overall the drinking experience was smooth and satisfying. Tantalizingly close to being a straight up clone of a Wendy's Frosty, only the hop bitterness pulled it back from greatness. Would love to have this same beer with a lingering malty chocolate finish, just let up on the hops a tiny bit.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Southern Tier 2X Stout has a medium, cream-colored head, a dark brown, almost black, appearance, and just a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is a wonderful mix of milk/cream, dark-roasted malt, and sweet bread crust. Taste is the same, with low bitterness, but high acidity. Mouthfeel is heavy and slick, and Southern Tier 2X Stout finishes wet and sip-able.

RJT

Photo of CBlack85
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.

Photo of aszatk01
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of LongTrailer
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of jono0101
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of JacobMutberg
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of MikeC144
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of dditto2
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It's a good beer. Not my favorite milk stout.

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2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,881 ratings.