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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,736 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,736
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 44
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:
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(Beer added by: Morey on 12-18-2011)
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Photo of acsprouse
4/5  rDev +5.3%

acsprouse, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 2/20/13

Appearance: Dark, dark brown - clarity around the edges - tiny, borderline nonexistent head - manages to leave some spots of lacing, though

Smell: Roasty sugar - caramel, sugar, and lactose sugar - roasty coffee (with cream) - dark chocolate and milk chocolate - typical Southern Tier level of sweetness, but it seems to work here - some lightly burnt, chocolate malts

Taste: Somewhat like a milky mocha - roasty coffee, with some light roasty bitterness - sweet, with caramel, sugar, and lactose sugar - somewhat creamy (the lactose) - some dark chocolate, but mostly milk chocolate - some dark fruit as well

Mouthfeel: Medium body, minimal carbonation, smooth, sweet finish

Overall: Very good, could use a better name

This is a good milk stout. Nothing about it screams "2X" in any way, but I guess I felt the same way about Southern Tier 2XIPA. It's sweet, which should be expected, and the 12oz format works for this reason. Worth a try.

angrybabboon, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Selderkin
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Selderkin, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

fatboy91, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Segelstrom
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Segelstrom, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -21.1%

JohnQVD, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Billz187
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Billz187, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Dyerseve
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Dyerseve, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Metatron6, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of ROBSTARR
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ROBSTARR, Feb 15, 2013
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
Photo of CamM
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
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,736 ratings.