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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2X Stout2X Stout

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86
very good

1,637 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,637
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 36
Gots: 102 | 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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Ratings: 1,637 | Reviews: 351 | Display Reviews Only:
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-13-2012 00:17:01 | More by Troville1990
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SelMa86

Florida

5/5  rDev +31.6%

03-12-2012 19:59:33 | More by SelMa86
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-12-2012 19:45:14 | More by UltimateLivewire
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PaulyB33

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-12-2012 00:42:59 | More by PaulyB33
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zeff80

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a jet black color with a bubbly, one-finger head of light brown foam. It left sudsy rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of chocolate and some roastiness.

T - Good milk chocolate flavor with some roastiness - almost coffee-like. A touch of piney hop bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a really tasty double milk stout. I was skeptical but now I'm glad I bought a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 19:16:55 | More by zeff80
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PKing

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-10-2012 16:27:58 | More by PKing
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SHCC

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-10-2012 10:56:02 | More by SHCC
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atr2605

New York

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-pours black with a tan head that has pretty good retention. Leaves a small lace around the glass
S-Sweet chocolate and a bit of toasted malt, a bit milder aroma than I would have expected
T-Sweet chocolate and caramel up front followed by hop bitterness that finishes sweet and roasted
M-medium-full bodied
O-Not a bad stout but not the best from southern tier. I would get it again but not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 03:58:17 | More by atr2605
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decaff

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-10-2012 03:07:39 | More by decaff
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-10-2012 01:52:40 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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MplsMel


4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-08-2012 22:59:10 | More by MplsMel
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Idle Hands in New York, NY

A: Pours a very dark black with slight ruby hints in color and with a moderate sized tan head that reduces to a thin layer over the entire surface of the beer. Very light lacing is observed.

S: Roasted malts with slight hints of bittersweet chocolate. Not a very strong or bold aroma.

T: Big flavor of roasted malts with more subtle hints of bittersweet chocolate. Very nice lingering bitterness in the finish. Some complexity to the flavor but not a lot.

M: Medium to full bodied with low to moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy with a dry finish.

O: Enjoyable but not my favorite stout offering from this brewery. Nice flavors but just not as exceptional as some of the others, enjoy the dryness in the finish of this one. Easy to drink and sessionable, just not sure I would have more than one of these myself as I prefer some other stouts more.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2012 14:17:25 | More by dbrauneis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-08-2012 12:47:45 | More by djrn2
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle at a local beer store. I didn't realize that ST did a milk stout. Let's give it a go. 12oz bottle, bottled 01/26/12...

A: A nice dark black brew with a hint of red highlights around the sides. A 1 inch tan colored head that fades at a decent pace. Good.

S: A nice vanilla chocolate upfront with some mild blended lactose and raisin. The scents blend very well. Good.

T: A nice lactose vanilla upfront quickly blended with a sticky mild sweet chocolate in the middle. A very subtle, super mild roastiness. Goes down so easy. Very good.

M: Full body with an awesome carbonation. A nice creamy vanilla finish. Awesome.

O: All in all, this is a great milk stout. WOW! This is so drinkable it's crazy! It's like drinking chocolate milk. Definitely try if you like a sweet stout that is incredibly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 02:30:55 | More by steve8robin
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-08-2012 00:08:06 | More by tdmccarthy
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

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

Body is a total black hole except for a thin line of light brown highlights at the bottom edge. Light tan level head breaks down quickly. Thin lace but a lot of coverage.

Cafe au lait aroma evident at arm's lenght as soon as the bottle is uncapped. Up close, it's the same with some additional roastiness.

On the tongue, it's coffee au lait, coffee black, and a shot of chocolate syrup. Subtle hop bite at swallow. Everything blends in the finish.

Rich smooth mouthfeel as is wanted for the style.

A really tasty milk stout. Alcohol well hidden, seems more session than imperial. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 23:05:13 | More by RonfromJersey
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mikerems

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-07-2012 06:34:09 | More by mikerems
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mattyrubes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-07-2012 00:34:06 | More by mattyrubes
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TTAmod

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. poured into pint glass.

A: This one pours dark, dark brown and forms a one finger tan head. Retention is good.

S: Smell is very lactic and sweet. I pick up notes of chocolate and coffee, as well.

T: The taste is also very lactic and chocolatey. You do get a bit of a hop bite and bitter coffee taste toward the end. There's a very nice balance of flavors, here.

M: Medium mouthfeel, smooth, and really easy drinking.

O: This beer is very yummy and easy to drink. There's a nice sweetness that's balanced out by a bitter finish. Very nice.

Another good ST brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 00:27:50 | More by TTAmod
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Greggory

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-06-2012 22:49:32 | More by Greggory
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BrianGaynor


4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Trying on tap at Lockview in Akron, OH

Appearance: jet black in color with 2 finger light tab head. Moderate lacing.

Smell: roasted malts, alcohol, and hints of vanilla.

Taste: vanilla tones, slight alcoholic taste. Roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: not much retainment. Not very much kick for what is listed as 8.0% ABV by the restaurant.

Overall: easy to drink. I could see myself drinking a couple of these in an evening.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 18:04:22 | More by BrianGaynor
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douglasgoodman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-06-2012 17:57:16 | More by douglasgoodman
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fmccormi

New York

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

Straight pour from 12oz pry-off bottle to my nice little Cigar City snifter. Bottling date of December 12, 2011 printed in yellow ink near the bottom of the bottle, just below and to the right side of the label (“DOB 12/12/11”).

Appearance (3.5): Black body that turns a deep, orangey-brown at the edges when held up to the light. The head starts at about half a finger of tan-colored foam, dying down relatively quickly and leaving just a couple of lacy spots on the side. Not bad looking, but the head looks more like that of a huge RIS, as opposed to a beer of this weight.

Smell (3.5): Chocolate syrup and molasses, bit of a sweet-smelling beer. No surprise there, I suppose. Smells nice, pleasant.

Taste (4.0): Moderate coffee bitterness comes through with the roast at first, followed by an even-handed helping of milk chocolate sweetness, finishing relatively light and sweet. Nice hop bitterness comes through, too, up front: kind of a light-to-moderate citrus pith note. It helps balance the body, along with that moderate coffee bitterness. No charred or smoky flavors at all, which is to my preference. There is a sweet finish that hangs on, but it’s not in your face—it’s actually a very light sweetness that just decided to stick around, rather than refuses to drip off your tongue. No ABV or yeast notes here, which is also nice for the style: it lets the roast and those lactose sugars do their thing.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Much easier drinking beer than I was expecting. Medium-bodied, maybe on the thick side, and a dry enough finish (y’know, for a milk stout). Nice, velvety carbonation that foams and plays through every part of your mouth—Southern Tier does always seem to have a good mouthfeel in their beers.

Overall (4.0): More subdued than I was expecting, honestly, considering how sweet some of Southern Tier’s beers are. Especially the higher-ABV brews—I think the only really dry one I can think of is 2XIPA. This is better than I was expecting, and I’m glad to have tried it. A nice, well-put-together stout that any lover of dark beers would enjoy (even if they’re not blown away by it), but also a very good place to start for anyone looking to develop a greater appreciation of stouts.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 04:45:04 | More by fmccormi
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kuhndog

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-06-2012 02:41:47 | More by kuhndog
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CaptainRaisin

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at work. The perks of filling growlers..

Poured into a pint glass.

The look of the beer was nice. Dark, as it should be, with a nice foamy head. My only qualm being the retention may not have been up to snuff with what I had expected from such a reputable brewer.

The nose is heavy on the lactose end. No qualms with that considering the style. Slight hints of chocolate breaking through.

The taste was quite nice. Very creamy. There's a nice bit of sweet milk chocolate coming through in the end.Not picking up any bite from the booze. Imagine Chocolat's little brother.

Mouthfeel was a bit thin considering the style. Luscious, creamy, but maybe a bit too easy to suck down for a stout.

Another quality offering from a superb American craft brewer. Tough to disagree with most things Southern Tier.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2012 21:32:14 | More by CaptainRaisin
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,637 ratings.