2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
nonic. from notes.
a - opaque dark brown in color with a finger thick, rocky, tan head. after calming i get a thin cap that leaves thick rings of lacing in the glass.
s - roasted and black patent malts, dark chocolate, faint espresso, faint cola.
t - roasted malts with massive chocolate character. notes of coffee and faint dark fruits. nice bittersweet finish.
m - medium in body, adequate carbonation, medium co2 profile. very smooth.
o - supremely drinkable and enjoyable. for my money, this is an excellent example of the style.
08-18-2012 14:30:32 | More by divineaudio
3.53/5 rDev -7.1%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass
A: This beer is about as dark as it comes. Opaque black with a touch of brown. There is a dark tan head with decent retention.
S: Deep roasted flavors on the nose. Bittersweet chocolate. I pick up the milky sweet aroma from the lactose sugar and some vanilla.
T: The same roasted chocolate notes from the aroma are present and expanded with a bit of smoky character. Vanilla sweetness complements the chocolate and some oak.
M: Fairly thick and creamy in a way. Good carbonation is mild but fizzy.
O: The first "double" milk stout I've come across, this is similar to many other offerings but more potent in both flavor and alcohol. Thick and dark enough that I think it will be a good winter beer, but easy drinking enough that I could have a few no problem.
08-14-2012 03:59:52 | More by WankelEngine
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
12 oz brown bottle with a pretty catchy label. Southern Tier style with too many miniature cows to count spread across bottom part of label. Poured into a nonic pint.
A - black as night. Nearly opaque in color except for the rich dark ruby red painting the smallest possible of the bottom corners. This is a reddish tint I've never seen nearly the color of blood. small touch of brown fade. Pretty good tan colored head that settles into a good ring of lace. This milk stout provides some decent stick as well.
S - Roasted chocolate with a ton of sweet malts dominating. Notes of creamy vanilla and some bittersweet dark chocolate. Hints of lactose sugar and cocoa.
T - More sweet malt and lots of different sweetness. Lactose sugars, Chocolate and cocoa with small hints of vanilla and cream. Very small coffee flavor. Light floral like hops that go virtually unnoticed. Some roasted flavors toward the back with a semi bitterness in the finish.
M - A little on the p thin side for a stout of its size. Especially thin compared to other milk stouts I've had, but it has a good smoothness even without really coating the mouth.
O - it's a bit on the sweet side meaning its a little too sweet for my liking. However it is a solid brew from an excellent brewery. It's very easy to drink if you can overcome the heavy dose of sweets. It's a pretty well made stout all around though. Something that I'll probably go after again when the weather cools off. It's not a good as other southern tier offerings, but still worth a try.
08-09-2012 04:23:58 | More by BradtheGreat7
2.23/5 rDev -41.3%
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a half finger light beige head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Roasted malt aroma that smells slightly burnt. I was expecting it to be sweeter smelling but its almost acrid. Lots of dark chocolate along with some roasted coffee. Some lactic cream and sweeter chcolate but the robust roastiness overpowers things.
Tastes very similar to the aroma. Thinner than expected with lots of overly roasted burnt malt flavor. Overpowering dark chocolate along with burnt coffee and smoke with hardly any sweetness for balance. Very faint lactic cream presence with a touch of lighter, sweeter chcolate but again the overly roasted dark chocolate notes overpower everything. Lingering dry acrid finish. Pretty disappointing coming from a brewery that usually nails dessert beers.
08-05-2012 06:45:33 | More by corby112
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
Almost black in color with a finger of off-white head. The nose is heavy on the roasted malt and chocolate with a nice touch of lactose, too. Maybe even a touch of vanilla? A fairly sweet nose, but quite nice. The flavor is not as nice. A little too much roast which comes across as harsh on the palate. Good coffee flavors and a moderate lactose sweetness, though.
07-30-2012 21:56:00 | More by womencantsail
4.45/5 rDev +17.1%
Looks good pure opaque black with a small tan head.
The smell is dark roasted malts and a touch of alcohol.
The taste is coffee and milk with just a little bitterness.
The mouth feel is thick and creamy with low carbonation.
This is a very good stout, would great for dessert. It's milky, creamy and coffee like.
07-29-2012 23:29:52 | More by Dave1999
4.55/5 rDev +19.7%
A. this beer has a black color with a tan head that keeps its retension
S. very sweet can smell rasins, dates, bitter smoke
T. very good for a milk stout . very underrated and recieves low marks compaired to other Southern Tier offerings
M. a bit thin realy does not coat as a RIS might but then again it is not a RIS
o. very good quility Milk Stout . would purchase again
07-27-2012 16:26:31 | More by buzzedup
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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