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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2X Stout2X Stout

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86
very good

1,952 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,952
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 54
Gots: 230 | FT: 3
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Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Morey on 12-18-2011

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3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this at Premiere Gourmet in Amherst, NY.

From a bottle into a snifter
Date of Birth: 6 March 2012
Double Milk Stout

APPEARANCE: Pours out clear brown and makes only a miniscule light tan head that turns into a faint wisp and ring rather fast. Clear black body and no carbonation evident. A ring and light wisp remain until the end and lots of dots of lacing stick to the sides of the glass.

SMELL: Roasted malts, espresso and roasted coffee beans, and lots of vanilla sweet cream on the nose. Caramel notes and some lactose sugar for sure. Decent, but a little sweet cream heavy.

TASTE: Roasted malts, caramel sweetness, and some espresso coffee flavors up front, with flavors of sweet vanilla cream at the swallow. Medium but lingering aftertaste of espresso, lactose sweetness, vanilla, and bitter, roasted coffee beans. Flavorful and nice.

PALATE: Slightly fuller body and medium levels of carbonation. Enough weight on this one. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes quite mouth-coating. Coats the roof of your mouth. Pretty big and creamy feel on this one.

OVERALL: A solid beer, but I wouldn't consider this anything special, especially after trying Southern Tier's imperial stout lineup. Good beer with some nice flavor, but I'd reach for their bigger stouts ten times out of ten.

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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sometimes a guy gets in this so far he loses track of when he gets stuff. This is one of those situations. I don't believe this is too old, maybe a few months.
Black as night with dark head. Deep red highlights.
Deep soft roast (including coffee with nice chocolate overtones.
Flavor is quite close to the aroma and just as enjoyable. Very smooth flavors move gently from one to another in a most enjoyable manner. A pleasant roasty dryness lays on the finish lingering in it's pleasant manner. Hints of alcohol that actually seems to thin out the feel a bit. Otherwise a fully moderate or bigger feel.
Quite unexpected how much I'd enjoy this. Maybe it's just been awhile since I've had a bigger stout. Seems to go well with an early fall cool damp September night (yes it's getting dark early now). Nonetheless, I'd recommend this. Lactose seems a little light except in the aroma. Smooth and flavorful drink.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a real fan of milk stouts, and this was my intro some time back. It has an excellent aroma with a bit of coffee and chocolate. The head is OK. It has some foam but doesn't seem to have much of a cling throughout. The taste, though, is excellent. As I said, it was the first of this type. So, it's been my measuring stick against all other milk stouts...and quite a high bar it sits.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a near pitch black color with dark mahogany edges and a fingers worth of tan head that quickly fades to a layer of froth

S: Really only get some roasted malts and a light hint of coffee... maybe some sweetness

T: Again, mostly roasted malts but there is definitely a lactose sweetness that is present along with the maltiness. Some coffee and chocolate notes as well

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy

O: Pretty much a good any-time stout that has a solid lactose sweetness as well as some coffee and chocolate notes. Easy enough to drink (it is technically almost an imperial) and satisfying. Definitely worthy of a try if you're into the style

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2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,952 ratings.