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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

1,835 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,835
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 47
Gots: 159 | 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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Photo of MacQ32
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

MacQ32, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Southern Tier 2X Stout has a medium, cream-colored head, a dark brown, almost black, appearance, and just a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is a wonderful mix of milk/cream, dark-roasted malt, and sweet bread crust. Taste is the same, with low bitterness, but high acidity. Mouthfeel is heavy and slick, and Southern Tier 2X Stout finishes wet and sip-able.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +5.3%

JohnBender, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Zach136
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Zach136, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev +5.3%

jzlyo, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is not quite black as pitch. When held to a light source, ruby highlights come through. A meager pour gets me a thin film of tan head.

S - I get very rich roasted malt aromas. I get coffee and dark chocolate.

T - The richness carries over into the flavor. It is loaded with chocolate and roasted coffee.

M - Thick and creamy.

O - Initially, I loved the smell and taste of this beer and thought it was damn good. After a second beer I am noticing some flaws. The taste fades to more or a robust porter. The coffee and dark chocolate seem to lose their grip. It is very good, Maybe I am being too nitpicky.

buschbeer, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Chugs13, May 20, 2012
Photo of Tucquan
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-04-18 in Columbia, PA

A - Almost opaque dark brown with a 1.5-finger tan head and good lacing.

S - Milk chocolate, medium roasted grain, mocha coffee. Not real strong.

T - Milk chocolate, bold/burnt coffee with 3 teaspons of sugar and a big splash of whole milk, caramel and toffee, touch of dried dark fruit with bitterness that is more from the roast than hops. Finishes initially with well-balanced sweetness, tartness and bitterness. Long into the aftertaste, the tartness and bitterness is longer-lasting than the sweetness.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Smooth and creamy but not syrupy.

O - Reminds me of a Terrapin Wake N' Bake with some lactose sugar and tart cherry skins thrown in. I enjoyed it but would rather have a Founders Breakfast Stout.

Tucquan, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Jame515, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
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.

ThisWangsChung, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -21.1%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours black with a three finger light brown head that fades quickly. Looks like a quality stout

S- mild aroma of milk chocolate and lactase

T- very sweet tasting, with the lactase dominating all flavors....getting hints of chocolate as well, but the sweetness is dominant. Not necessarily a bad thing, after all, it is a milk stout

M- medium bodied

O- about part for the course, but still very good. The ABV is hidden very well in this one, and you get a nice bang for your buck with it. Most milk stouts cost roughly the same about per sixer, and have much less alcohol

bigfnjoe, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

CoryR, Sep 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

WanderingFool, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +5.3%

JohneHoodlum, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Nichols33, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Zbeetleman
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Durandal_777
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Durandal_777, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +5.3%

jak, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
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.

MattyG85, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Lukass, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Bierguy5
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, 7.5% abv. Very dark brown, nearly black color. Mahogamy edges. Good looking tan head disappears quicker than I hoped, leaving nothing in the way of lace.

Roasted malt, with some coffee tones. Chocolate smells a bit darker than the milk chocolate I thought would be present. A twinge of citrusy hop aroma.

I found some milk chocolate in the mouth. The roasty flavors are not very strong. Plenty of sweetness to go around. Chocolate flavor is nice, but the finish has an earthy, herbal and ashy harsh flavor.

Lighter to medium body, with lower carbonation. A thin, creamy feel. Alcohol is hidden well. Not bad, until you get to the finish. I was expecting better.

Bierguy5, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of ElGallo
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ElGallo, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of HardTarget
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Jet black body holds a tan cover that leaves a bit of lacing. Opaque save a ruby edge when held to light.

Smell: Coffee, roasted and slightly soured grain.

Taste: Coffee really punches through a sweet malty base. Roasted coffee and grain blend to give a generally balanced, rich flavor. Earthy hop profile keeps it traditional in style.

Mouthfeel: Some odd blend of fizzy and creamy. The fizz was a bit annoying, but once it degassed for a bit, it got much better.

Overall: A nice sipper. I like Southern Tier, but they seem to go with a "flavored" beer. The added flavor here is the coffee, but a slightly sickly sweet vanilla something in the background. It's a good overall package, a slow sipper.

Thanks to Vic for bringing a sample up from San Antonio

HardTarget, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Kopfschuss, Aug 17, 2013
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,835 ratings.