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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:
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(Beer added by: Morey on 12-18-2011)
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dar482

New York

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a nice black color with a fluffy brown head.

The aroma is very lacking but has some lactose and milk chocolate.

The flavors has medium plus roasted malt bitterness, burnt toast. There is watered down black coffee with tinges of cocoa. The finish has aggressive herbal and earthy hops. A good creamy and smooth mouthfeel at least.

The beer in general is lacking in flavor, but with assertive bitterness. It could use more robust malt character or sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 04:02:00 | More by dar482
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pretty hard not to describe a stout other than pouring black like coffee. Has a thin layer of creamy head that's toffee colored and sticky.

S - Cocoa nibs, dark roasted chocolate, light vanilla cream, light caramel, and mocha.

T - Charcoal, dark cocoa, deep roasted chocolate, cream, with a finishing mocha bitterness that lingers along with bitter chocolate and light charcoal.

M - Medium body with a rich texture and enjoyable smoothness but a little on the thin side.

O - I've been wanting to try this one ever since it came out and have no excuses for waiting this. An straightforward and enjoyable stout that goes down quite easy.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 23:41:06 | More by jzeilinger
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-18-2012 02:30:56 | More by ElGallo
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-23-2013 04:44:34 | More by Satchboogie
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Deep deep brown, garnet highlights. Head is one finger, and tan. Lasts mediocrely. Minimal lacing.
S- Smell is deep and pleasant. Chocolate-heavy with underpins of charcoal and espresso. Toes the line between standard stout and sweeter stout aromas.
T- I saw it was listed as a milk stout on here and the box confirms this, but im not getting too much residual sweetness. It's faintly sweet up front with strong dark chocolate flavors. Finish has a long, burnt flavor with charcoal and coffee grounds. Very tasty.
M- the body is decent but it doesn't have that nice rounded characteristic of many milk stouts. A bit rough around the edges.
O- A very tasty stout. The body could use smoothing, but it brings good flavors to the table.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 02:51:15 | More by jsprain1
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-16-2014 21:18:23 | More by bmwats
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finnegan's here in town has $3.50 nitro drafts on Thursdays, and this was one of the specials yesterday. Sounded the most tempting. Came out a jet black with the typical hazy drift of mocha tinted nitro bubbles creeping to the top creating the creamiest of heads. Looks like a dallop of whipped cream on top.

Aromas of sweet cream, chocolate, and lightly roasted coffee beans. The beer is not as smooth as I'd anticipated given its nitro-backing. Still a nice bite to it. Easy to drink though. I had no problem putting the gulp to this one. Creamy chocolate, roasted character, light vanilla on the back end. Easy finish. A nice beer.

Serving type: nitro-tap

11-23-2013 02:45:41 | More by Onenote81
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-24-2013 02:47:22 | More by AleWatcher
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budgood1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out a nearly opaque brown and black mix with some garnet hues peaking through. tan head rises and falls leaving a bit of clinging lace. dark roasted malt aroma with a surprisingly girthy flowery hop aroma. a touch of lactic and milk chocolate for good measure. a good dose of charred malt flavour with residual acrid bitterness is dominant. a slight boozy kick intrudes...then there is a tame lactic aspect whispering some ripe fruity flavours and hints of yeast, cocoa and nougat. floral hops do more than enough to tame any cloying aspects with some welcome back end bitterness. really surprised that this seems more stout than milk stout. it is sweet, but not as much as i was anticipating. nevertheless it has a full, rich body and a pleasant, sturdy, semi-slick mouthfeel. this stout is just plain solid and a has nice drinkability...especially on a blustery january evening.

overall i'm impressed with this stout. the sweet and sour lactic notes are muted, it certainly has a double stout taste and feel to it, and it never comes across as cloying or syrupy. after being underwhelmed by previous southern tier offerings, i would consider this a definite must try and would highly recommend for winter time consumption.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 01:09:12 | More by budgood1
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soju6

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a black color with a small tan head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, with chocolate and coffee to round it out.

T: Taste follows the aroma with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee and some caramel sweetness. Mild bitterness in the background with a dry finish.

F: Full body, smooth, thick and creamy. No real hint of the 7.5% ABV. very nice balanced.

O: Goes down easy. Good beer without being overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 11:06:48 | More by soju6
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-25-2012 19:20:51 | More by AndrewMichael
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-06-2013 19:47:24 | More by Lukass
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-02-2012 03:32:35 | More by Zachtheporter
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a very dark brown, almost black. About a 1-1.5 finger head, light brown. Fades fairly quickly. Slight lacing around the edges.

S- Typical stout smell- malts, chocolate, and slight coffee smell. Definitely smell a little bit of the alcohol, but not too boozey.

T- Slight chocolate/milk taste, roasted malts apparent.

M- Pretty smooth and drinkable throughout. Not too heavy for a stout.

O- Not quite as sweet as a lot of stouts that I've had. Nowhere near as sweet as the Southern Tier Creme Brulee. Overall not bad, would consider drinking again but definitely not my favorite milk stout that I've had.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 00:50:44 | More by jaasen64
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Bottled on 02/08/12.

Appearance: Pours a dark black with a little brownish red at the bottom. Lots of bubbles and a solid three fingers of creamy light tan head with good retention. Lots of lace on the glass.

Smell: Sweet dark roasted malts with big hints of chocolate and lactose. Also some hints of oatmeal, milk, coffee, and caramel. Light presence of earthy hops in the background along with a light hint of dark fruit. A pretty sweet and chocolate forward aroma.

Taste: Starts out with a big sweet taste of the roasted malts with a good amount of chocolate, oats, and lactose with a hint of coffee and milk. Midway comes a surprisingly strong presence of hops for a sweet stout. Hops are a mix of citrus and earthy hops. Pretty well balanced even though chocolate is the most noticeable taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy. Somewhat syrupy but very slick. Starts sweet and has a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A pretty solid stout. Nice hop presence for a milk/sweet stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 05:03:11 | More by MattyG85
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad looking, a little brown leaks into the blackness, head was about two fingers and dissipated into a sheen, leaving ok lace.

Nose: Gentle roasty malts, coffee, sweet milk chocolate.

Taste: definitely tasting the sweet milk stout character, notes of coffee and chocolate, burnt and roasted malts, toasted bread, a little nuts.

Body is slick, sweet, and pretty thick, pretty good for a milk stout.

Once again Southern Tier has brewed a beer that I like. This may not be world class but it's damn tasty and I'm glad I have a whole sixer of it. I will definitely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 23:36:20 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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JohnBender

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-01-2014 22:48:47 | More by JohnBender
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-26-2012 22:25:23 | More by richkrull
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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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bum732

Lesotho

4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

S: Creamy, light chocolate, some vanilla and brownie notes. Just a hint of earthy hops, touch of roast.

L: Very dark brown, bordering on black, light tan head that dissipates.

T: Rich, milk chocolate malt with some cake batter notes. Low bitterness with some cappucino like flavors in the middle. Finishes with some light ashy, roast mingling with the mocha like flavors. Lactose fairly mild throughout. Finishes semi-dry.

M: Medium full body, very smooth on the palate. Medium low carbonation.

Really enjoyed this beer, not too sweet with the lactose working great throughout without being too overpowering. One of the best milk stouts i've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 03:03:27 | More by bum732
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours completely black with a 1" tan head from a fairly aggressive pour. A couple of minutes drops it to a thick film but leaves decent lace behind.
Smell is toasted malts, baking chocolate, cardboard, smoky char, a light caramel and a mere whiff of evergreen in the background. Well balanced.
Taste is heavily roasted malt, caramel, semisweet chocolate, cardboard and just a hint of hops.
Fairly rich, slightly drying finish, a bit more than medium bodied. Faint effervescence. Nice and smooth, well rounded aftertaste that just slowly fades away. Easily a sippable beer, it just lends itself to that role without being a huge ABV brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 17:08:15 | More by PorterLambic
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-01-2012 09:50:43 | More by bigbeers84
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-04-2013 20:26:54 | More by ncstateplaya
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.43/5  rDev -36.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 03:27:03 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-07-2012 15:17:54 | More by Damian74Shensky
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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