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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2X Stout2X Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,722 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,722
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 41
Gots: 132 | 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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Photo of bhir
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

bhir, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of BB1313
2.7/5  rDev -28.9%
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.

BB1313, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
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.

WVbeergeek, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of crashoveride
3/5  rDev -21.1%

crashoveride, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
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.

TMoney2591, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of tat2dhllblly
4/5  rDev +5.3%

tat2dhllblly, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

nh2032, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of atone315
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

atone315, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of kyledg
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

kyledg, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of macjam22
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.

macjam22, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of sideshowe
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sideshowe, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of LostInTheFlood
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

LostInTheFlood, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Dope
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very dark brown pour with a hint of red in it. Big fluffy milk chocolate head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Smells a lot like milk chocolate. Very creamy with a hint of chocolate and roast.

T: Roasted malt and chocolate. Pretty strong lactose presence, very milky and creamy. Almost overly so.

M: Smooth, creamy (duh) and medium bodied.

O: Not bad, just a slightly stronger milk stout than most. Lactose is a bit overpowering but not unpleasantly. Like drinking chocolate milk beer.

Dope, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Brushkanna
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Brushkanna, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this on tap at Brass Rail.

The color is cocoa black, opaque with a thin light tan cap with tiny bead and accent of dark brown at the base. The smell is of strong malt presence and slight cocoa accent with subtle tinge of coffee and light caramel odor. The feel is a medium body with roated texture and moderately high carbonation with slightly dry texture and subtle sweet malt accents with light earthiness and very dry finish.

the taste is a little more dry than expected with light toasted flavor and gentle cocoa expression with a mild caramel tinge and slight woody taste with light hop accent and tinge of coffee roastiness w/ a semi-sweet note as it finishes. Overall this is a better than average stout but it loses me on the 2x concept - I understand it is bigger than most sweet stouts, though. It is good for the style but could use more body to be more 'stout-like' IMO.

Slatetank, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Timmah11
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Timmah11, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Bierguy5
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, 7.5% abv. Very dark brown, nearly black color. Mahogamy edges. Good looking tan head disappears quicker than I hoped, leaving nothing in the way of lace.

Roasted malt, with some coffee tones. Chocolate smells a bit darker than the milk chocolate I thought would be present. A twinge of citrusy hop aroma.

I found some milk chocolate in the mouth. The roasty flavors are not very strong. Plenty of sweetness to go around. Chocolate flavor is nice, but the finish has an earthy, herbal and ashy harsh flavor.

Lighter to medium body, with lower carbonation. A thin, creamy feel. Alcohol is hidden well. Not bad, until you get to the finish. I was expecting better.

Bierguy5, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

brealbg, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Black with a one tan finger head

S-Coffee, roasted malt

T-Coffee, roasted malt, overly sweet and sugary. As it there is a boat load of lactose that never fermented just sugaring up the beer.

M-Medium bodied and creamy.

O-The sweetness needs to be toned down a little bit. ST usually hits the mark with their stouts but this one seems to have way too much sugar.

rlee1390, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of pgofman
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

pgofman, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of scott2269
3/5  rDev -21.1%

scott2269, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of argock
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. No obvious freshness date. Purchased as a 6-pack at Market Street Wineshop (Charlottesville, VA) for $10.49.

A: Black with dark brown edges, beige-oatmeal colored 1-2 finger foamy, frothy head with good retention and lacing.

S: Strong tobacco almost ashy aroma off the bat but settles into more chocolate, lactose, and coffee tones.

T: The flavor, unfortunately, plays on more of the ashy and less of the milk chocolate and coffee notes. There is some lactose milk stout sweetness, but it is not able to overcome the tobacco, earthy, and ashy components.

M: Medium-bodied but drinks thinner.

O: Not one I will be going back to -- sweet but not much depth of flavor and the tobacco/ash really has no place in this style.

argock, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Deadlyseamonkey
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Deadlyseamonkey, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a very dark brown, almost black. About a 1-1.5 finger head, light brown. Fades fairly quickly. Slight lacing around the edges.

S- Typical stout smell- malts, chocolate, and slight coffee smell. Definitely smell a little bit of the alcohol, but not too boozey.

T- Slight chocolate/milk taste, roasted malts apparent.

M- Pretty smooth and drinkable throughout. Not too heavy for a stout.

O- Not quite as sweet as a lot of stouts that I've had. Nowhere near as sweet as the Southern Tier Creme Brulee. Overall not bad, would consider drinking again but definitely not my favorite milk stout that I've had.

jaasen64, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of cosmo4u
3/5  rDev -21.1%

cosmo4u, Jan 15, 2012
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,722 ratings.