2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

2,026 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,026
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 57
Gots: 281 | FT: 3
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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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Ratings: 2,026 | Reviews: 417
Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on nitro. So effing good

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southern tier never disappoints. Constantly pumping out good beers that fall in the 4 - 4.5 range

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown, mostly opaque, with slight transparency on the edge. Light tan head, some mild lacing.

S - Roasted malts, toast, a bit of coffee acridity.

T - Follows the nose, with a slight floral note and a bigger roast coffee note on the close. There is also a moderate milk sugar sweetness that floats in the background throughout.

M - A bit light for the style. No sign of the ABV. Mild carbonation and slight drying on the close prevent any cloying weight.

O - The elements for a great stout are all here. The main issue here is that the acridity is dialed a bit forward, the sweetness a bit too far back, and the end result is a beer not quite as good as the sum of its parts.

Photo of cambabeer
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the nitro version, on tap. Alcohol very present in the nose with the toasted malt.

Photo of Pepper7
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Honestly should be a lower ABV beer like most other milk stouts, leaves an alcohol taste, not bad, but not what I want from a sweet stout, other than that good beer, not great but not bad

Photo of jhartley
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice black color, shows some brown on the edges when held up to the light.
Nice aromas of roasted malts and little hops on the end. Makes my mouth water!
Has that great chocolate milk taste with a nice bitter hoppiness on the end.
Super easy to drink and a really tasty beer!

Photo of webrunr
4.9/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Good coffee taste on the front.

Photo of brianwsnyder
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a draft of this at lunch today. Not sweet at all. Very good!

Photo of Oldejoe
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look. Fairly dark mahogany, tan medium head.
Smell. Balanced smell between sweet malts and crisp hops, some banana/vanilla, more than most beers for me.
Taste. Mostly toasty, hoppy, dry, not much malt taste, bit of vanilla.
Mouthfeel. Medium body, some sparkle, tangy, oily at the end, but good oil.
Overall. A bit too thin, toasty, hoppy. Out of balance to the hop dry side.

Photo of Stevedore
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. No date. Served in a snifter 2/15/2015.

A- Dark black body, one finger offwhite head with good retention time, a bit of lacing. Looks darker than expected for a milk stout.

S- Mild cocoa, milk chocolate. Like a hot chocolate that's cooled down considerably. A bit of dark chocolate, lactose, espresso. Smells solid, but nothing too intense.

F- Silky smooth milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, lactose. Smooth and no off flavours. Lots of different "dark" flavours on the palate, solid but nothing that stands out. It's certainly sweet.

M- Medium body, sticky and slick. Leaves a milk licorice and milk chocolate finish on the palate. Not difficult to drink.

O- On the sweeter side, but it has all the "dark malt" flavours that you could want. A bit bitter as well. Not the greatest, but you could do a lot worse.

Photo of Djburger56
4.94/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great. Feel and taste. Consistently excellent not crazy alcohol, so can enjoy a few. Readily available in Pittsburgh area.

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.02/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tasted too high alcohol without enough other flavor for me

Photo of mbratt93
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mm mm this beer tastes like espresso.

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasting this transports me back to childhood, visiting my grandparents in Buffalo, tasting my grand-dad's Genesee Cream Ale. A fond memory but honestly, not very good beer.

Pretty, dark color. Fine tan head.
Bouquet of an American lager hints at disappointment to come.
Moderate mouthfeel, would expect more richness from the color.
Flavor has some bitterness, cocoa. Improves a bit in the glass.
But honestly: meh. With a name like 2x stout I expected something more Imperial.
Decent finish, reasonable intensity.

Photo of brozaka
4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Delicious sweet burnt chocolate taste with a great coffee aftertaste. Great coffee-like smell.

Photo of rden4654
2.99/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Was a very weak stout way two thin for a double milk......I didn't care much for it

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Strong stout with substantial dark & lightly sweet flavors. Strong dessert.

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, completely opaque, pitch-black color with an eighth of a finger of caramel-colored head that immediately dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Roasted malt, freshly baked dark bread, dark chocolate, coffee and caramel. Nice aromas.

Taste: Great! Strong roasty flavors of coffee, toasted pumpernickel bread and dark chocolate, followed by some vanilla and caramel-like sweetness. The beer finishes with just a touch of hoppy bitterness. Very, very good.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and very creamy, as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 7.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another great milk/sweet stout, and another great beer from Southern Tier. Great flavors of roasted malt, coffee and caramel, all wrapped up in a creamy quaff. Delicious!

Photo of Gr8ful4Beer
2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Ok. No better with age.

Photo of 716gibbs
4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great beer from STBC

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice smooth taste with just the slightest hint of milk. Well above average beer that I would purchase again.

Photo of Maxrsp20
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The best thing about Southern Tier's 2X stout may be how it looks when first poured out of the bottle. It's nearly pitch black with a small, but surprisingly long lasting, tan head. The aroma, which is largely of coffee with some hints of sweetness, won't take you by surprise, but is fairly pleasant. However, this beer fell short for me when it came to taste. Much like the smell, every sip tasted almost completely of coffee, and while there were some hints of chocolate and lactose both were fairly minor in comparison. That being said, the beer felt fairly good in the mouth, with appropriate thickness and mild carbonation, which was a pleasant touch.

This beer is by no means bad, but the dominant coffee flavor drowns out some of the enjoyable complexities found in many other milk stouts. If you're a big fan of coffee flavoring in your stouts, this may well be the brew for you, but others may want to look elsewhere.

Photo of NailtheAle
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good milk stout. Enjoyed it.

Photo of adamjhepler
2.74/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Aroma-Boozy jusy plain. Lighy head that disappears in minutes. Heavy and lacking flavor. Creamy and just overall a boozy plain beer. Not a fan

Photo of ZachKelly
2.57/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was far too sweet for me, but pretty typical of the style. Not a big fan of Milk Stouts. This one was had too thin of a mouthfeel and the aroma was almost non existent.

2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,026 ratings.