2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2X Stout2X Stout

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86
very good

1,880 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,880
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 51
Gots: 177 | 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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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of jtierney89
1.65/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a deep deep ruby color with a very tiny thin coffee colored head. Smells mostly of charcoal and leather with hints of roasted barley. Taste is about the same with a medium body, some chocolate and coffee notes but they're barely detectable. Very disappointing to be honest. Drinkable but forgetable. No lactose like sweetness is to speak of. Southern tier makes some amazing stouts, wonder why this one didnt live up?

Some detectable alcohol on the swallow. Wouldnt know it was a milk stout at all by tasting it.

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2.08/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Black with a thin off-white head.

Very slightly milky nose.

Chocolate hardly comes through and the hops are too prevalent. Narwhal gets by with meaner hops because it's rich, this is far from. Even when the lactose kicks in it's still a tame bore of a stout.

Too carbonated for the style. Stain is mild.

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2.23/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a half finger light beige head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring.  Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Roasted malt aroma that smells slightly burnt.  I was expecting it to be sweeter smelling but its almost acrid. Lots of dark chocolate along with some roasted coffee. Some lactic cream and sweeter chcolate but the robust roastiness overpowers things.

Tastes very similar to the aroma.  Thinner than expected with lots of overly roasted burnt malt flavor.  Overpowering dark chocolate along with burnt coffee and smoke with hardly any sweetness for balance.  Very faint lactic cream presence with a touch of  lighter, sweeter chcolate but again the overly roasted dark chocolate notes overpower everything.  Lingering dry acrid finish.  Pretty disappointing coming from a brewery that usually nails dessert beers.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

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2.43/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Pours a very dark brown color with a faint burgundy hue when held up to the light. The head is a one finger mocha color that fades into a thickish collar around the glass in short order.

S: Mild dark and milk chocolates, a hint of caramel, and some roasted malts. A nice smelling beer, only hindered by its weak aroma.

T: Fruitier in the taste than in the smell. A light sensation of chocolate-covered cherries gives way to a finish of ash and lactic twang. Not much flavor or balance - can't say I'm a fan of this one, really.

M: The carbonation in this is pretty strong, to the point of almost detracting from the rest of the beer. Not much of an aftertaste, the finish trails off the palate too quickly.

O: I'm coming to the realization I don't like sweet stouts, most notably the lactose sugar presence they contain. Even taking that out of the equation, this simply isn't that good by the standards of the style. Worth a try if you really (and I mean really) like the style, I suppose, but I won't be revisiting this one - my first misfire from Southern Tier.

EDIT: I actually disliked this more than I thought, to the point where I couldn't finish more than half of it, ergo scores have been adjusted accordingly.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.52/5  rDev -33.9%

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2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,880 ratings.