2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev +10%
Pours with a 1-2F creamy tan head over a deep, opaque brown body. Head fades to solid film, with decent lacing.
Aromas carry much of the lactic nature. Milk chocolate, and light bittersweet roast.
Nice dark chocolate soufflee, meringue, cream, roasted malt, and coffee bean. Not too sweet.
Mouthfeel might be a touch thin for something claiming to be a double stout, however, is still above average as Milk Stouts go.
This was the last of my six pack, and overall, it was a very enjoyable beer.
03-03-2012 04:16:58 | More by BeerImmediately
4.25/5 rDev +11.8%
Pours a very dark black with some brownish hues. A centimeter of tan head dissipates to leave just a light lace.
Nice aroma of coffee, roasted malts and what comes off as noble hops.
Medium to full-bodied with a very nice bitterness to sweetness. The roasted characters couple with the lactose and work well together. Crisp and finishing fairly dry. Hop bitterness adds another dimension and really helps this to bite the tip of the tongue and finish dry.
The 7.5% abv is very hard to notice. Just a slight warming in the finish and in the belly. Another solid example from Southern Tier.
02-28-2012 02:00:10 | More by stewart124
2.93/5 rDev -22.9%
Poured into an imperial pint glass.
A: Pours a transparent black with red highlights. Has less than 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly and thin webbed lacing.
N: Coffee & cream along with milk chocolate and marshmallow.
T: Cola and watered down chocolate upfront. Some bitterness comes through mid-palate with cocoa nibs and a splash of black coffee. Finishes bitter with charred earth along with hints of lactose. There are some subtle hints on lemon citrus in there throughout.
M: Light-medium bodied, semi-creamy, smooth and dry.
O: This is actually kind of bitter for a cream stout. There is a good roasty quality to it along with some light tones of milk. Not bad.
02-26-2012 22:17:10 | More by justintcoons
3.58/5 rDev -5.8%
A- Opaque, black, creamy head. Not very very thick. The head dissipates quickly.
S- The aroma is very full of cream, with some piney hoppiness. There's some light roast in the distance. I'm surprised by the hoppiness actually, it's a bit dominating.
T- Interesting. The first taste is the roast, but that quickly gives way to the aformentioned hops, with a citrus zing, followed by a lasting finish from the milk sugar. It combines to leave the impression of roasted, dry hopped, milk. The alcohol contributes a bit to the taste as well.
M- Medium-full bodied, but not over the top. Low carbonation. I thought this might be thicker.
O- A decent beer, but my feeling is this beer is going in too many directions. The hops tend to throw off the overall roast and sweetness a bit. I wouldn't mind if the body was just a bit fuller too.
02-26-2012 00:27:31 | More by mattbk
1.65/5 rDev -56.6%
Pours a deep deep ruby color with a very tiny thin coffee colored head. Smells mostly of charcoal and leather with hints of roasted barley. Taste is about the same with a medium body, some chocolate and coffee notes but they're barely detectable. Very disappointing to be honest. Drinkable but forgetable. No lactose like sweetness is to speak of. Southern tier makes some amazing stouts, wonder why this one didnt live up?
Some detectable alcohol on the swallow. Wouldnt know it was a milk stout at all by tasting it.
02-20-2012 04:54:13 | More by jtierney89
3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
Poured an opaque, black color.
The nose imparts aromas of chocolate malts, creamy milk, and roasted malts
This Milk Stout had a sweeter, smoother flavor than a classic stout.
The palate is smooth; lighter than a regular stout would be. Coating the tongue are rich malt flavors. Dark chocolate, caramel and roasted malts all take center stage. Brewed with 2 hop varieties, the finish releases the perfect touch of bitterness with a hint of smoke.
02-20-2012 00:16:09 | More by auro0006
3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
2X Stout pours a dark, chocolate fudge color. It’s nearly opaque. When held to light, there are a few burgundy highlights. A mocha tan collection of bubbles gathers on the surface, but dissipates very quickly. Lacing was very, very spotty and light. It’s not bad. The color’s pretty nice.
The nose is pretty good. It’s a tad on the weak side, but still holds together pretty well. It is malty up front. Lots of chocolate and roasted malt notes. It smells a little sweet, but not overly so. There’s a little coffee at the secondary level. Smells good. I’m getting some dark fruit, but it’s very subtle. That seems a little out of place. Light hop scents are noted late. They smell mostly grassy. Alcohol isn’t much of a factor. It’s not bad. More strength would be good.
The flavor is on-par with the nose. It’s definitely malty. Chocolate and roasted malt flavors are plentiful. The chocolate variety tastes mostly bittersweet. However, there’s definitely that sweet, sugary flavor that complements nicely. There’s even a nice caramel flavor in the mix. Roasted coffee and prune flavors are secondary. I like the coffee, but don’t care for the dark fruit much. It just seems weird. Fortunately, it is somewhat subtle. An interesting burnt or charred flavor emerges late and is somewhat strong. There are some grassy hop flavors on the tail. Alcohol is masked well and isn’t all that noticeable. Finishes malty, sweet, and a little hoppy.
2X Stout has a body that’s on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is nice and restrained. It feels nice and smooth. Mouthfeel is one of its stronger points. It does go down nice and easy.
2X Stout is a pretty good release from Southern Tier. It’s not among their best, but it is okay. The biggest issues with this one are the odd dark fruit flavor and the strong burnt flavor on the tail. If those two things were addressed, it’d be improved. It’s really not bad as it is though. Worth checking out? Yeah, it is.
02-19-2012 04:27:13 | More by prototypic
3.23/5 rDev -15%
12 oz bottle dated 12/12/11 poured into SA perfect pint glass. Served at 50 degrees and allowed to warm a bit.
A- Pours a translucent deep garnet red hue from bottle. A small mocha head forms before quickly reducing to a light ring and island of foam.
S- Pretty light aroma overall. Sweet dark malts and chocolate upfront. Hard to pick out much else.
T- Decent blend of chocolate and sweeter roasted malts. Simple overall. A slight bitterness from the roasted malt and gives the sweetness something to play off.
M- A bit thin for a stout of this size. Should be fuller and creamier for a bigger milk stout. Roast lingers the longest on the palate.
O- A decent offering from Southern Tier. Was hoping for more having tasted several of their other stouts. Perhaps I am judging this brew to harshly.
02-19-2012 02:35:46 | More by busterthecat
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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