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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2X Stout2X Stout

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86
very good

1,636 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,636
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:
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(Beer added by: Morey on 12-18-2011)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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

new st 2x series entry. A nice aroma, body with a bubbly head, a decent mouthfeel. A good malting,some chocolate malts, and a very good drinkability. Solid stout, no off-notes. Not too sweet nor bitter nor too roasty. This should prove popular. Hoppy taste is rather subdued.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 01:02:49 | More by Sammy
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

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

12 oz bottle - no date.

didn't know this stuff existed, but based on the fact that I love most of Southern Tier's stuff, I picked it up.

poured mostly opaque black, with brown around the edges. thin off-white head that fades quickly. mild roasty aroma. toasted marshmallow, vanilla.

the taste definitely sticks to the style of milk stouts. sweet, but not cloying. with just a bit of roasted character. maybe some oats too? very smooth body. thicker body, mild carbonation. drinks easy.

overall - a solid example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 02:33:19 | More by jmdrpi
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budgood1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out a nearly opaque brown and black mix with some garnet hues peaking through. tan head rises and falls leaving a bit of clinging lace. dark roasted malt aroma with a surprisingly girthy flowery hop aroma. a touch of lactic and milk chocolate for good measure. a good dose of charred malt flavour with residual acrid bitterness is dominant. a slight boozy kick intrudes...then there is a tame lactic aspect whispering some ripe fruity flavours and hints of yeast, cocoa and nougat. floral hops do more than enough to tame any cloying aspects with some welcome back end bitterness. really surprised that this seems more stout than milk stout. it is sweet, but not as much as i was anticipating. nevertheless it has a full, rich body and a pleasant, sturdy, semi-slick mouthfeel. this stout is just plain solid and a has nice drinkability...especially on a blustery january evening.

overall i'm impressed with this stout. the sweet and sour lactic notes are muted, it certainly has a double stout taste and feel to it, and it never comes across as cloying or syrupy. after being underwhelmed by previous southern tier offerings, i would consider this a definite must try and would highly recommend for winter time consumption.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 01:09:12 | More by budgood1
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HopNelius

New York

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served out of a 12 ounce bottle and into a traditional American pint glass.
Appearance- Dark brown with a nice brown head and some lacing.
Smell- Smells of chocolate milk.
Taste- heavy notes of milk chocolate but is not overpowering, cannot taste the alcohol coming through either.
Mouthfeel-creamy goodness.
Overall-Very impressed with this beer, not your everyday stout, has a great drinkability. I will be seeking this out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 02:43:29 | More by HopNelius
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-25-2012 01:52:31 | More by JohnK17
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LouDogg114

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-25-2012 00:57:24 | More by LouDogg114
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-25-2012 00:51:06 | More by ZacharyJ
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woodycorn44

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-24-2012 00:59:13 | More by woodycorn44
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-23-2012 15:00:57 | More by deapokid
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EJLinneman

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at the brewery on December 23rd 2011. The bottling date was December 19th 2011. I haven’t seen this around where I live and with good reason. It hasn’t come to New Jersey yet. Needless to say, I was pretty happy to get my hands on a 6 pack.

This pours a deep brown and black color. While putting it up to the light, you can see the brown shine through in the background. I tried to produce a head and although I was able to get 1 finger out of it, it still disappeared pretty quickly and left a very small amount of lacing around the glass.

The smell is predominantly chocolate and roasted malt. It has a creamy background which softens the smell and brings the two together nicely/.

When I tasted this beer, I knew what to expect. Milk stouts typically all have the same profile. This had a creamy chocolate taste married with roasted malt. However, the one main difference with this as opposed to others is how hop forward it was. After the initial sweetness, you’re hit with bitterness and a slight alcohol burn. The bitterness lasts long into the finish.

This beer has a medium mouth feel and is very creamy. Although it’s not a heavy beer, it’s still pretty filling. Not sessionable but you could get away with having a few.

All together I think this is a decent milk stout, but the bitter finish sort of threw me off. I would have liked to have kept the sweetness throughout. I did it in enjoy this though and hope that Southern Tier continues to make more beers in this 2X series. I’m currently drinking this the day after a snow-storm and it’s doing a good job of hitting the spot.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 02:11:16 | More by EJLinneman
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ATPete

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-22-2012 21:09:18 | More by ATPete
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beergod1

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep chocolate brown with a very thin beige head, not much lacing at all. Smell of Chocolate and roasted malt on the nose, toasty and nutty. Medium bodied, nice and creamy, but just a touch of hops. Nice chocolate sweetness, the lactose is nice with the bittering hops. Seems like a dry finish, but how can that be with a sweet Stout? It works.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 17:34:37 | More by beergod1
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ceraphin

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-22-2012 07:33:40 | More by ceraphin
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mattcrill

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Dry cocoa powder, licorice, and dry roasted grain aromas up front. Earthy hop aromas in the background. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Dark shoe leather brown pour with a low off-white head that retains well. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: More licorice flavors and dark bread crust on the palate. Like chocolate notes open up as the beer warms. More earthy hop flavors provide the counterpoint. Balance is toward the rich dark and roasty malt flavors. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Slightly creamy on the palate.

Overall impression: A big, roasty milk stout. Seems a little hop forward for the style and definitely too big but enjoyable and well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 02:05:20 | More by mattcrill
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bhir

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

01-21-2012 21:36:49 | More by bhir
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BB1313

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours dark black with brown hues; head doesn't really stick around and there's not too much lacing and retention to speak of. The aromas are kind of fain and subtle. There are hints of milk chocolate and malts, but once again it's not pungent. I'm actually even less impressed with the flavors. Something is off. This one leaves a very bitter and unpleasant after taste. Metallic notes? I was expecting this one to be sweeter, but it's not. There's a nice roastiness and a touch of smoke. There's just something off with the flavors, and I can't put my finger on it. Mouthfeel is alright, light-medium bodied, lots of carbonation. Not the tastiest stout I've ever had.

Overall, the flavors didn't do it for me. I guess I expected a little more from Southern Tier. I'll pass on this one in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 18:42:52 | More by BB1313
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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

Poured into an overshaped chalice, I get deep dark abyss absorbs all visible light in the body. Big mocha tan head forms thick like a barista just made me something special with extra froth. Fine even lacing between sips pretty nice looking effort from upstate NY. Arom I get dusted cocoa, creamy milk chocolate candy offerings, with some dry roasted malt notes. Flavor is super sweet coats the sides of the palate rushes you with a sweet chocolate syrup notes, enough dark roasted malt character to balance it out to keep it from becoming sickeningly sweet. Dark chocolate dry finish with a hint of creamed coffee, herbal hops barely linger in there. Mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied definitely sweet to round out the palate but it's not cloying in anyway. Overall it's a 12 ounce offering from Southern Tier that represents something different than their mainstream diabetes inducing blackwater series which started out amazing as a beer called IS that to this day stands out as an amazing Imperial Stout that they've never recaptured since the first year I tried that beer. This is a step in the right direction away from Creme Brulee, Choklat, Jahva, and Mocha.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 16:37:08 | More by WVbeergeek
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-21-2012 15:41:18 | More by crashoveride
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Capping the day off with a new brew to the area. It pours a dark black-brown topped by a finger of sandy tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla bean, and the lightest possible touch of molasses. Everything's kinda laid back, not wanting self-expression to get anywhere close to out-of-hand. The taste brings in more of the same, with some darker roast, some sweeter cocoa, some bitter dark chocolate for the sake of it, a touch more vanilla bean, and a stronger (though still relatively subdued) vein of molasses. Right on. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Overall, a nice little cream stout, something I could actually see as a go-to milk stout (along with Left Hand and Young's). Good times.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 08:04:23 | More by TMoney2591
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tat2dhllblly

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-21-2012 05:31:28 | More by tat2dhllblly
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nh2032

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-21-2012 00:42:42 | More by nh2032
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-21-2012 00:11:25 | More by atone315
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kyledg

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-20-2012 21:57:58 | More by kyledg
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macjam22

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely sweet, and definitely better on draft than in the bottle. More carbonated than I would have expected, but terribly so. Chocolate flavor mixed with a slight roast. Finishes fairly smooth with a hint of bitterness. Overall a solid stout but not up to par with Southern Tier's other bombers.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2012 20:34:21 | More by macjam22
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-20-2012 15:23:02 | More by sideshowe
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,636 ratings.