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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

1,607 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,607
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 35
Gots: 92 | 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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Ratings: 1,607 | Reviews: 349 | Display Reviews Only:
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-25-2014 03:19:32 | More by jaymo18
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ralerwen

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-24-2014 16:45:29 | More by ralerwen
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Getalegup

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-24-2014 16:44:41 | More by Getalegup
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smooth_aleing

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-23-2014 19:24:56 | More by smooth_aleing
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-23-2014 04:43:51 | More by dpgoblejr
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2X Stout is stout enough that not a trace of clarity or highlighting is possible regardless of the angle; this is a beer as dense as the heart of a black hole. Coffee, by comparison, is much lighter. But while it looks thick as a freight bridge it can't even support its own measly string of foam.

The nose is roasty and bittersweet, smelling something like a cross between a coffeehouse and chocolate shop. Those afraid of the dark will scream and run at first whiff; the bouquet is as dark as the appearance. However, for those who (like me) like it rich this is a very promising start.

If Forest Gump was right and life really is like a box of chocolates, 2X Stout is the best one you could hope to pick out of the bunch. It has the rich, sooty qualities of cocoa, the milky sweetness of caramel, some chewy nougat, the roastiness of coffee and, owing to its hops, a hint of citrus too. It also has the thick, full body of a frothy milkshake.

The finish has an ashy, roasted texture and tastes like the inside of a coffee grinder. For those sensitive to sooty and bitter qualities do not despair; a note of dark chocolate-covered caramels completes the aftertaste. Beers brewed with lactose generally have more sweetness but this one, while still approachable and toothsome, has a persona that's more ashy than sugary.

There are few breweries that offer such an extensive array of stouts as Southern Tier. I honestly wouldn't have thought they could come up with another for the portfolio but, lo and behold, they have; this can definitely hold its own alongside the classics like Choklat, Jah-va and Oat.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 03:27:18 | More by biegaman
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CBodamer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-22-2014 21:51:38 | More by CBodamer
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twonder23

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-22-2014 00:58:50 | More by twonder23
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ghonickel

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-21-2014 20:18:07 | More by ghonickel
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JT99125

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-21-2014 14:55:53 | More by JT99125
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Mikkiicky

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-21-2014 05:28:47 | More by Mikkiicky
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longisland1983

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-21-2014 01:41:49 | More by longisland1983
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Fejj

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-21-2014 01:41:47 | More by Fejj
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mlklein27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-21-2014 01:22:50 | More by mlklein27
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themanilow

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-20-2014 22:49:59 | More by themanilow
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-18-2014 23:27:40 | More by BeerForMuscle
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rickcrip76

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-18-2014 20:17:32 | More by rickcrip76
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown in color with over a finger of head that enjoyed really lengthy retention. The nose has light roasty notes. The flavor profile combines roasted malt with sweet lactose. The body is pretty standard for style and the finish is semi-dry.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2014 23:48:57 | More by 57md
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IrishFrenchman

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-15-2014 19:13:41 | More by IrishFrenchman
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ChadA83

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

02-15-2014 09:22:05 | More by ChadA83
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Rilesmiles

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-13-2014 05:02:21 | More by Rilesmiles
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Punchfoster

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-13-2014 01:08:21 | More by Punchfoster
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Swaino

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-12-2014 03:20:12 | More by Swaino
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours pitch black with a half inch light brown head. Smells slightly sweet. Tastes very slightly sweet with nice mouthfeel. Tasted like your typical stout. Nice and fairly thick and creamy. Was expecting a more softer taste and feel what with the lactose sugar advertising. Overall a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 00:36:33 | More by Richardbeerlover
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psmith161

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-11-2014 17:59:22 | More by psmith161
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,607 ratings.