2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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1.65/5 rDev -56.6%
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.
02-20-2012 04:54:13 | More by jtierney89
2.08/5 rDev -45.3%
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.
12-23-2013 04:32:50 | More by pants678
2.23/5 rDev -41.3%
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.
08-05-2012 06:45:33 | More by corby112
2.43/5 rDev -36.1%
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.
07-04-2012 03:27:03 | More by ThisWangsChung
2.53/5 rDev -33.4%
First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA
I find Southern Tier beers to be very hit or miss, and this one is definitely a miss. Poured a dark mostly-black color with a thin, wispy off-white head that dissipated almost completely; no real lacing to speak of. Not much on the aroma, some roasty malts, touch of cocoa. Taste was really very bland and one-dimensional, with simple dark roasted malts, and distant notes of cocoa and mild hops; tannin astringency abounds; dry finish with no flavor lingering. Thin and watery, light-bodied for the style, and really nothing here that would inspire me to order the beer again.
03-19-2012 12:06:20 | More by Rifugium
2.55/5 rDev -32.9%
Poured from bottle into nonic pint
A - Coffee black, 2 finger dark khaki head receded quickly leaving thin layer of tiny bubbles on top.
S - Woof. Sour. I know it's a milk stout, but too much lactose sourness for me. Hints of coffee and chocolate behind that forward sourness.
T - Still a bit sour, but not as intense as the aroma. Malty with a bit of cocoa, and WHAM, hit in the teeth with a lead pipe. Metallic finish is bold. Not sure what's going on here.
M - Nice full bodied beer, really smooth, but metal finish ruins all mouth experiences for me. Rated a 4 to not let taste take away from body.
O - I won't buy this one again. I head good things, so maybe this was a bad bottle? If I run into it at a bar I may ask for a swig to give it another chance, and if someone has a free one for me I'd give it an honest mulligan but boy was this glass bad.
02-09-2012 12:58:21 | More by Edwaka01
2.6/5 rDev -31.6%
A- black and opaque with a small tan head that stays around.
S- Sweet milk chocolate, coffee and a touch of earth. There's also a but of resins hop aroma that doesn't fit.
T/M- very smooth and creamy but the favors don't work. Moderately roasty flavors on the front end lead to a middle which is a confused mess of extreme sweetness and moderately strong bitterness, with the bitterness winning out and lasting long after the finish.
O/D- this is the type of beer where one aspect ruins all the positives. The hop bitterness of this is not only out of style but it's off putting and clashes with the sweet, chocolate and toast characteristics. Not something Id get again.
03-14-2012 21:54:11 | More by Guden
2.63/5 rDev -30.8%
Nice very dark, with minimal head. Looks good.
Not much aroma other than chocolate milk. Very milky aroma.
Taste is a very bland chocolate milk, heavy on the milk. It seems like mild muddle of milk and chocolate. It brings back (very bad) memories of afternoon milk snack in elementary school in the late 50's. (Qualifier: I don't like or drink milk unless it has cereal in it.) This beer isn't bad, but it comes close enough for me. I'll pass.
11-18-2012 22:46:01 | More by deaconoflove
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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