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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2X Stout2X Stout

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86
very good

1,980 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,980
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 54
Gots: 245 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: Morey on 12-18-2011

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The beer pours a dark black-velvet with a thin white-tan head that fades quickly leaving only a ring of thin fanged lacing on the sides. The beer is very dark and opaque but a couple of bubbles can be seen clinging to the sides of the glass and there are plenty of bubbles peppering the surface to showcase a solid amount of carbonation. The beer smells sweet and roasty with the sour lactose sugars enveloping everything in their odd candied embrace. Malts are rich and creamy with chocolate and roasted flavoring. The beer tastes rich with burnt coffee and slight chocolate tinge. There is a faint sour from the lactose sugars that plays nicely with the coffee flavor and an alcoholic pucker that resonates in the aftertaste as the coffee and roasted flavors die down. Mouthfeel is smooth and a little thin for the style. It leaves the mouth with a ghost of saliva and a very slight roasted dryness to the tongue. Overall this is a solid milk stout with nice coffee taste that does not show up in the nose. This beer is worthy of a taste.

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Poured from my growler into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Pours super-dark with a majestic, fluffy, light tan head. Good retention and nice lacing. On the nose I get some light roasty notes and a little chocolate, but it's very faint.

Nice full body and excellent flavor balance. Big sweet malty notes up front are joined by bittersweet chocolate and roasty flavors. There definitely is some nice milky sweetness in there too, but not enough to overpower the bitterness. There is just enough to provide a harmony of flavor. Mouthfeel is sadly a bit on the thin side, but it doesn't detract from the experience much at all. Really a nice, well constructed milk stout.

This beer has just what you want in a sweet stout. Highly recommended for fans of the style or for those who want to explore the dark world of stouts but don't yet feel up to a big imperial stout.

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sensations -

gravelly head - small, dark-dark brown, persists

coffee, sweet malt, cookies - mild chocolate - slight herbal hop aroma

sweet coffee/cream throughout (the dominant trait) - vague coffee-cordial up front, chocolate-custard-caramel after - alcohol-phenolic - moderate hop-vegetal - a strange, unidentifiable bitterness all through

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yet another ST that tastes of extracts or concentrates - sort of a spoiling-milk lacto thing pervades (oxidation sours?) - interesting and arguably noteworthy

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We pour a black, stouty brew. It holds a one finger head of medium brown bubbles. With a quick swirl this is easily reproducible. This retains briefly, leaving patterned stripes of lacing around the glass, and a big centralized aggregate of bubbles floating in the center of the liquid. Carbonation appears average, and no sediment is noted. The nose is predominated by sweeter, sugary malts, and malted chocolates. At times the malts actually smell on the paler side. Toffee and creamed coffee add an additional cooling sweetness, and a little bite with warmth. An iced banana bread sits on the far back. Our first impression is that the flavoring is quite robust. As we sip, sweetness of cream and white sugar mix with roasted coffee malts, and Tootsie Roll sweetness. Chocolate comes in the form of darker, more raw cocoa, and this persists to the peak, where the malts take on an equally dark, more coppery flavoring. The coffee beans enhanced throughout the tasting, themselves peaking just after the malts through the middle. Sweet synthetic cherry booze helps to cut any coffee and malty bitterness. The finish is bright with more metallics, booze, coffee, and chocolate, with the cherries fruitiness bordering more on cough syrup flavoring. The last malts we get are chalky, and drying to the palate. The body is syrupy, and the carbonation is medium. There is nice slurp and smack to each sip, with pleasant corresponding cream and froth. The mouth is coated with a bubbly film, and as this recedes the palate is left feeling smooth and cooled. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the robustness of flavoring, and the nice balance it struck throughout. The flavorings are creamy, smooth, and sweet on one side, while the other side shows a hearty roast and char. Neither side really butts the other out too much, and we are left with another tasty brew from a great brewery.

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2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,980 ratings.