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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2X Stout2X Stout

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1,726 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,726
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 41
Gots: 134 | 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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Photo of JK4Stout
3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Not too shabby. decent head, but not enough to send me into orbit. Great color. Makes me think of easter morning, but someone melted my chocolate bunny and put it in a tulip glass.

S: Meh...expected a bit more. Almost smells unfinished or just weak. I don't claim to know much about much, but I have drank my fair share of stouts...weak scent.

T: Average. Terrapin makes a way better product here. I was really excited to try this...even left a bottle of Chimay Blue chilling, but just didn't do it for me. Just not thick enough to justify the title.

M: Again average in every sense.

O: Try it if you like, but you've been warned.

JK4Stout, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of fps_dean
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite already having a 6 pack of stout in the fridge at home, I had to pick a 6 of Southern Tier's 2x Stout up, as it was a brew from Southern Tier I had not had yet. Those who have had any of Southern Tier's brews will know exactly what I am talking about, as I have never had anything bad from them.

This stout is pitch black, and you can tell it's on the thicker side just from looking at it. There is fairly little head.

It smells fairly chocolaty.

It tastes like chocolate, milk, caramel, and malt. A higher alcohol is clearly noticeable as well. It hits your mouth sweet, but leaves bitter, and the overall flavor profile is pretty much inline with traditional stouts. It is fairly sweet, but not overly sweet like many milk stouts. I think it works as well with cheeses as it does with deserts.

This is a rather thick and strong stout, but it does not have as much head as I would like.

Despite not having as much head as I would like, this is a pretty solid milk stout.

fps_dean, Feb 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

PapiMagnum, Feb 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

reitzbrewing, Feb 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

CamM, Feb 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

kkmiller76, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of cjoc83
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 1/16/13. Pours black into a chalice with some garnet hues visible at the far edges of the glass when held up to light. An initial 2 finger khaki head fades quickly to a ring. Some decent lace.

Smell is mostly sweet milk and roasted malt, with a touch of brown sugar. A little subdued, but this seems typical of milk stouts.

Flavors pop in the mouth. Roasted malt and lactose sweetness in the front, followed by some caramel and a slight, earthy hop note before finishing with a little bitter, roasted coffee. Pretty nice stuff.

Medium bodied, smooth, and pretty easy drinking. Not as viscous as a typical RIS (as this is a milk stout after all), but by no means watery or light bodied. A little creamy. ABV isn't noticeable at all.

A super solid milk stout I bought as part of a mix-a-six. Definitely not regretting it. As far as milk stouts go, this fella is full of flavor and drinks easy. I could see having a few of these.

cjoc83, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

t0rin0, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

elchingen, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

chebode2, Feb 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

craftbrew502, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

DmanGTR, Feb 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

MADPolo, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

hophead81, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jnardone235, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

OHBridgeGuy, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

bob_d_j, Jan 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

M1A2, Jan 30, 2013
4/5  rDev +5.3%

NOLANDMAN, Jan 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Mattyb79, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of guityler83
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Motor oil black with no head. No light shines through when held up to a light. swirling the beer in a tulip glass results in a small amount of cocoa colored lacing.

S: Milk chocolate with some burnt, roastyness. solvent-like alcohol notes in the background. sweetness too.

T: Chocoolate Milk in beer form is my first impression. The lactose adds a vanilla like sweetness to the dark chocolate/roasted malts that makes the whole thing meld beautifully. As it warms up, the flavors get more complex and the bitterness is more apparent yet still a bootnote.

M: Slick and oily with a big chewy body. a chalkyness lingers after a few sips. low carbination

O: In a word full of great stouts 2X falls somewhere in the middle.

guityler83, Jan 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Pillowburn, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Zkman87, Jan 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Topher78, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

troegaarden, Jan 25, 2013
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,726 ratings.