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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,877 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,877
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 50
Gots: 176 | 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 AndrewK
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours deep dark black from the bottle with very little head. Smells a bit of wet dog and a little roasty chocolate. Meh. Flavor follows with some mild chocolate and only a hint of roast. Slightly disappointed here. Syrupy stout with one dimensional mild chocolate flavor. Decent, but I'll stick to Mokah and Choklat.

Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

DOB 12/28/2011, picked this up in KC

Pours mahogany with a thumb + of mocha colored head up front. Below average head retention & above average lacing

S: Mocha & coffee

T: Coffee, dryness & roastyness, plus dark fruit up front. Cocoa powder & roastyness as this warms, some dryness from the lactose & a bit of twang. Finishes dry, roasty & with a touch of lactose & chocolate milk

MF: Smooth carbonation & creamy body

A nice milk stout that impressed me. I will buy again & would love to see how a fresher version compares

Photo of GRG1313
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of gutbuster
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kmoore149
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Gww1864
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Thads324
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a jet black oil looking liquid. Thin tan head dissipates quickly. Very little lacing.
Smells of roasted malt. A bit of sweet chocolate and agreeable alcohol. Some pumpernickel bread and mellow sweetness abound.
Starts a bit watery. Roasted coffee, slightly toasted malt flavors with mellow biscuit. Sharp bitterness towards the end that is a muddled mixture of earthy hop and roasted grains. Finishes sweet with a bit of alcohol.
A lighter body than expected. Smooth and crisp mouthfeel with good carbonation for the style.

A pretty damn good beer. It doesn't try to be complex or overbearing, but that is nice. I'd be able to drink
Multiples because of the medium alcohol and the good balance of flavors.

Photo of JamesH
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of TubaManJack
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. $1.99 loose bottle pick up

Appearance
The pour is yields a nightly black body with a small deep tan head and not a lot of lace left.

Smell
Dusty choco powder like in the cereal box and sweet milk sugers in the nose. It smells like an adult glass of count chocula which should be interesting--- aka a manufactured sharp taste

Taste and Body
A taste that mirrors the nose. There is a lot going on and it all rises above the simple nose. Overall there isn't as much sweetness or thick body as I was expecting.

In comparison to the other milk stouts, it had a nice balance that seemed to be more alined to a sweet stout than the milky desert beers that I usually run into in the milk stout side of life. The price is right as well, but only when you need to fill the last slot in your average mix six.

Photo of cuy50
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Pahn
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 3/4 inch frothy light tan head that dissipates quickly, leaving a tight semicircle of lacing. Pours black with brown highlights. Leaves several thin lacing arches.

Smell: Not much aroma. Some malty sweetness, maybe some vaguely Willamette-esque hops. With time, a nice sweet coffee note emerges. Remains too muted, but the character of the aroma is nice.

Taste: Sweet up front with some roasted malt, then a long roasted malt aftertaste follows the dry finish. Further sips reveal some coffee and cola flavors up front, with the malty sweetness blended with husky roasted malt staying strong. Dry, roasted malt dominated finish remains satisfying.

Repeated the phrase 'roasted malt' four times in the last paragraph--appropriately, really, since that's the main story here.

Mouthfeel: Full side of medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Great dry finish as mentioned above (keeps the beer at a 3.0). Lactose seems to only be adding sweetness; this beer could use some more body and creaminess. Bit watery. Especially disappointing for a style defined by its creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: Honestly, the dry finish, inoffensive sweetness, and prominent roasted malt flavor makes this a satisfying stout fix. It's nothing spectacular, but if someone showed up at a party with a 6pack, I'd be happy to have one.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of GreersBeer21
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of SickNukes
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of WRBeerFan
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,877 ratings.