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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2X Stout2X Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,633 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,633
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 36
Gots: 98 | 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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aranheaney

New York

2.65/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Purchased at Wegmans in Henrietta, poured from a 12 oz bottle into a DFH snifter

A-the best of the categories for this total miss from a really good Western NY Brewery

S-off, just off

T-again, don't know if my taster was off, but this is a mess

M-again yuck

O-total bad, maybe it was me, but complete abberration

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 12:27:50 | More by aranheaney
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

2.7/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours quite dark but not very thick in body. Moderate light penetration. Head is smaller and bubbly but is quite light in color. Small head retains well and does a pretty good job painting the glass with lace.

S-Interesting aroma. Not very heavy but it brings for aromas of lactose and some smokiness. Sweeter chocolate and subtle coffee. Light hops. Definitely milky.

T-Flavor has a strange, lingering, coppery-metallic twang that almost takes over the entire flavor. Made me wince a bit. Sweetness and lactose behind the off-putting metallic flavor. Really not digging the flavor here. Tastes like its been sitting in a can for 2 years. Maybe its the lactose? Who knows.

M-Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Lighter than expected.

O/D- God, the metallic taste won't leave. My palate refuses to adjust to it. Really surprised to dislike this beer as much as I do. I love their 2X IPA, but this 2X bothers me. Makes me glad to have only purchased a single. I rarely, rarely drain-pour, but this one is close.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 03:27:25 | More by VelvetExtract
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BB1313

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours dark black with brown hues; head doesn't really stick around and there's not too much lacing and retention to speak of. The aromas are kind of fain and subtle. There are hints of milk chocolate and malts, but once again it's not pungent. I'm actually even less impressed with the flavors. Something is off. This one leaves a very bitter and unpleasant after taste. Metallic notes? I was expecting this one to be sweeter, but it's not. There's a nice roastiness and a touch of smoke. There's just something off with the flavors, and I can't put my finger on it. Mouthfeel is alright, light-medium bodied, lots of carbonation. Not the tastiest stout I've ever had.

Overall, the flavors didn't do it for me. I guess I expected a little more from Southern Tier. I'll pass on this one in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 18:42:52 | More by BB1313
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Golden32

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

03-17-2014 01:46:20 | More by Golden32
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TeddyDob

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

07-24-2014 22:26:05 | More by TeddyDob
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ChristopherBates

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

01-13-2013 19:38:13 | More by ChristopherBates
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jodybrutal

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

12-29-2013 22:53:42 | More by jodybrutal
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bhir

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

01-21-2012 21:36:49 | More by bhir
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redlegacy

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

03-26-2012 22:03:33 | More by redlegacy
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

09-27-2012 14:01:23 | More by Rekrule
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DCav


2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

10-27-2012 04:19:59 | More by DCav
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

12-27-2013 17:46:56 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 12oz bottle into a snifter.
Typical pitch black with a small, clingy off white head.
Some roasted barley, lactose sugar and a little hops.
Sweet malt, some roast, lactose, burnt coffee and a slight metallic after taste. Just seems overly sweet like the other Southern Tier stouts. The flavors don't mesh well for me.
Creamy mouthfeel with adequate carbonation.
Wishing I would have tried this before buying a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 01:06:57 | More by IdrinkGas
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kbutler1

Minnesota

2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a dark brown color with a thick light tan head. Slight roast and chocolate in the nose but nothing over the top like some of their other beers. Medium, velvety mouthfeel. Slight roast with a dark chocolate sweetness. Almost has a little smokiness to it as well. Ends with a lingering bitterness and leather taste. Overall, not as good as I expected from them.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 16:30:04 | More by kbutler1
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Fadefury

Maryland

2.85/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark black color with the standard white head

S - Roasted chocolate with the hints of cappuccino

T - Chocolate is up front, but the bitterness of the high alcohol takes too much away from the sweetness and silky texture that should be there in any milk stout

M - Very thick, high carbonation for a milk stout

O - Overall, I wouldn't really consider this a "milk stout", or what I think of when I hear the name. The bitterness takes away from the silky smooth texture and taste I love about milk stouts.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 01:06:51 | More by Fadefury
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ranger7

Texas

2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bought from Central Market in a Pick 6.
Poured from bottle into a pint glass.
(Review from notes)

A - Black and thick - no light can shine through this darkness. Tan head, which is small, but it hangs around.

S - Malt, cream, and a strong hint of alcohol.

T - Roasted malt, no sweetness. Bitter finish. Weird for a milk stout.

M - Not smooth, which is surprising - there is a fair amount of carbonation. Medium thickness.

Summary - Ok, they mislabeled this, right? It's a stout, not a milk stout. No sweetness, no milk or cream, it's not smooth and malty like a chocolate malt. Wow, my first taste of Southern Tier, and I'm super disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 01:39:19 | More by ranger7
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into an imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a transparent black with red highlights. Has less than 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly and thin webbed lacing.

N: Coffee & cream along with milk chocolate and marshmallow.

T: Cola and watered down chocolate upfront. Some bitterness comes through mid-palate with cocoa nibs and a splash of black coffee. Finishes bitter with charred earth along with hints of lactose. There are some subtle hints on lemon citrus in there throughout.

M: Light-medium bodied, semi-creamy, smooth and dry.

O: This is actually kind of bitter for a cream stout. There is a good roasty quality to it along with some light tones of milk. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 22:17:10 | More by justintcoons
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eric5bellies

Australia

2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Drank from my Chimay Chalice

A - Pours a deep ebony colour with a tanned head that reduces quickly

S - Not much other than some dark malts

T - Very smooth flavours of chocolate and coffee. The booze is well hidden, slight bitterness on the finish.

M - Light to medium body and low carbonation

O - An enjoyable stout without being wow

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 14:53:55 | More by eric5bellies
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-14-2013 02:39:46 | More by timjim1327
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Keith_R

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-14-2012 21:42:26 | More by Keith_R
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dgeebs07

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-13-2012 13:11:35 | More by dgeebs07
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TooGood

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-14-2014 20:48:19 | More by TooGood
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JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-17-2013 22:42:08 | More by JohnQVD
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-30-2011 13:40:49 | More by rkcrozier
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JNewbs

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-10-2012 14:58:09 | More by JNewbs
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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