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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2X Stout2X Stout

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1,694 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,694
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 38
Gots: 119 | 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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New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-07-2012 22:37:35 | More by rippedflesh89
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-30-2014 18:33:20 | More by ZachRusk
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-21-2012 03:11:07 | More by odualum13
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-11-2014 17:59:22 | More by psmith161
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-23-2014 04:43:51 | More by dpgoblejr
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-27-2012 01:07:55 | More by jfcaa193
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-30-2014 18:33:43 | More by jwal
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-07-2012 17:13:06 | More by BigTrubble
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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-16-2013 16:33:00 | More by MarvinSnyder
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-21-2014 01:41:49 | More by longisland1983
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-15-2013 20:44:34 | More by firstlighthiker
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-02-2012 02:42:32 | More by guzzleacoldone
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-23-2012 01:41:40 | More by BeerMeBrah
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Czech Republic

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-26-2014 12:10:53 | More by Marek
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-20-2012 00:19:23 | More by Brushkanna
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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

S: Creamy, light chocolate, some vanilla and brownie notes. Just a hint of earthy hops, touch of roast.

L: Very dark brown, bordering on black, light tan head that dissipates.

T: Rich, milk chocolate malt with some cake batter notes. Low bitterness with some cappucino like flavors in the middle. Finishes with some light ashy, roast mingling with the mocha like flavors. Lactose fairly mild throughout. Finishes semi-dry.

M: Medium full body, very smooth on the palate. Medium low carbonation.

Really enjoyed this beer, not too sweet with the lactose working great throughout without being too overpowering. One of the best milk stouts i've had.

03-12-2013 03:03:27 | More by bum732
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4.23/5  rDev +11.3%

Enjoyed this 12 oz bottle out of a snifter glass at Head Keepers in Greensberg PA.

A: Pours a dark black hue with a thin light brown lace, which dissolves in to a wispy lace leaving a nice trail down the glass.

S: Nice roasted malt and chocolate aroma.

T: Smooth chocolate and roasted flavor. Slightly sweet and very flavorful.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a solid stout – smooth flavors and aroma with enough alcohol to make it interesting.

04-09-2012 00:13:21 | More by ckollias
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South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was a small amount of creamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Pretty good lacing.

S: An oddly muted aroma, but some hints of coffee and malt are apparent.

T: Tasted of coffee (more than you'd expect from a milk stout), malt, light hops, and a mild milk flavor. Much more robust and complex than most milk stouts, which is not a bad thing. Almost tasted more like a porter than anything else.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth, creamy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: I'm not the biggest fan of the milk stout style - they tend to be thin and uninteresting - but the 2X Stout is an excellent, enjoyable beer.

04-03-2012 12:07:37 | More by avalon07
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4.23/5  rDev +11.3%

Aroma: Definitely some lactose, but more chocolate and coffee than expected. Sweet cocoa, mild and sweet coffee. Mild pine and floral hops.

Appearance: Pitch black, opaque. Moderate retention and some lacing. Medium brown head, inconsistent color, some dark and light patches. Better retention and lacing as the temperature increases.

Taste: Bitter espresso, cocoa, grassy citrus hops. Very pleasant and savory. Some mild lactose. Lightly roasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Mild carbonation. Slightly worty, mostly neutral, lightly acidic (similar to a coffee). Finishes dry.

Overall: Bold, both sweet and bitter, but not harsh on either end. Nicely done. Not much of a classic milk stout, but that's no matter.

Note: Drank on 4/1/2012.

05-01-2012 00:52:28 | More by soulfly1492
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4.22/5  rDev +11.1%

Poured a deep black, with just a small amount of tan head. Really sweet smelling, with lots of chocolate and milk, imagine a hot chocolate. Awesome taste, a good deal of milky sweetness with some malt that's balanced well with the coffee/chocolate malt flavors. It leaves a nice sweet finish that lasts a little longer than you'd expect. Great beer.

02-04-2012 17:32:56 | More by Kranders
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New York

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%

Served out of a 12 ounce bottle and into a traditional American pint glass.
Appearance- Dark brown with a nice brown head and some lacing.
Smell- Smells of chocolate milk.
Taste- heavy notes of milk chocolate but is not overpowering, cannot taste the alcohol coming through either.
Mouthfeel-creamy goodness.
Overall-Very impressed with this beer, not your everyday stout, has a great drinkability. I will be seeking this out again.

01-25-2012 02:43:29 | More by HopNelius
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4.21/5  rDev +10.8%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a dark black with a small amount of brown head that dissipates very quickly. Smells of coffee, chocolate, and caramel, very nice mixture and very inviting. Tastes of cream and coffee with a very sharp coffee aftertaste. Beer is carbonated right and goes down smooth for its medium body. Overall, a very good beer.

03-20-2013 03:04:59 | More by cyclonece09
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4.21/5  rDev +10.8%

Sampled last night on 9/25/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a very dark brown (almost black) with a small thin tan head. Left good lacing when sipped. The aroma is of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.

The taste is pretty much as would be expected by the smell except with a hint of dark fruit. Very smooth and not a 'hoppy' finish as might be expected. Well balanced flavor.

09-26-2013 21:54:22 | More by BeerWithMike
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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%

Sometimes a guy gets in this so far he loses track of when he gets stuff. This is one of those situations. I don't believe this is too old, maybe a few months.
Black as night with dark head. Deep red highlights.
Deep soft roast (including coffee with nice chocolate overtones.
Flavor is quite close to the aroma and just as enjoyable. Very smooth flavors move gently from one to another in a most enjoyable manner. A pleasant roasty dryness lays on the finish lingering in it's pleasant manner. Hints of alcohol that actually seems to thin out the feel a bit. Otherwise a fully moderate or bigger feel.
Quite unexpected how much I'd enjoy this. Maybe it's just been awhile since I've had a bigger stout. Seems to go well with an early fall cool damp September night (yes it's getting dark early now). Nonetheless, I'd recommend this. Lactose seems a little light except in the aroma. Smooth and flavorful drink.

09-13-2012 01:51:36 | More by garymuchow
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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%

12 oz. poured into pint glass.

A: This one pours dark, dark brown and forms a one finger tan head. Retention is good.

S: Smell is very lactic and sweet. I pick up notes of chocolate and coffee, as well.

T: The taste is also very lactic and chocolatey. You do get a bit of a hop bite and bitter coffee taste toward the end. There's a very nice balance of flavors, here.

M: Medium mouthfeel, smooth, and really easy drinking.

O: This beer is very yummy and easy to drink. There's a nice sweetness that's balanced out by a bitter finish. Very nice.

Another good ST brew.

03-07-2012 00:27:50 | More by TTAmod
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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