2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

2,026 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,026
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 56
Gots: 281 | FT: 3
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Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Morey on 12-18-2011

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Ratings: 2,026 | Reviews: 417
Photo of rden4654
2.99/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Was a very weak stout way two thin for a double milk......I didn't care much for it

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Strong stout with substantial dark & lightly sweet flavors. Strong dessert.

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, completely opaque, pitch-black color with an eighth of a finger of caramel-colored head that immediately dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Roasted malt, freshly baked dark bread, dark chocolate, coffee and caramel. Nice aromas.

Taste: Great! Strong roasty flavors of coffee, toasted pumpernickel bread and dark chocolate, followed by some vanilla and caramel-like sweetness. The beer finishes with just a touch of hoppy bitterness. Very, very good.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and very creamy, as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 7.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another great milk/sweet stout, and another great beer from Southern Tier. Great flavors of roasted malt, coffee and caramel, all wrapped up in a creamy quaff. Delicious!

Photo of Gr8ful4Beer
2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Ok. No better with age.

Photo of 716gibbs
4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great beer from STBC

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice smooth taste with just the slightest hint of milk. Well above average beer that I would purchase again.

Photo of Maxrsp20
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The best thing about Southern Tier's 2X stout may be how it looks when first poured out of the bottle. It's nearly pitch black with a small, but surprisingly long lasting, tan head. The aroma, which is largely of coffee with some hints of sweetness, won't take you by surprise, but is fairly pleasant. However, this beer fell short for me when it came to taste. Much like the smell, every sip tasted almost completely of coffee, and while there were some hints of chocolate and lactose both were fairly minor in comparison. That being said, the beer felt fairly good in the mouth, with appropriate thickness and mild carbonation, which was a pleasant touch.

This beer is by no means bad, but the dominant coffee flavor drowns out some of the enjoyable complexities found in many other milk stouts. If you're a big fan of coffee flavoring in your stouts, this may well be the brew for you, but others may want to look elsewhere.

Photo of NailtheAle
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good milk stout. Enjoyed it.

Photo of adamjhepler
2.74/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Aroma-Boozy jusy plain. Lighy head that disappears in minutes. Heavy and lacking flavor. Creamy and just overall a boozy plain beer. Not a fan

Photo of ZachKelly
2.57/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was far too sweet for me, but pretty typical of the style. Not a big fan of Milk Stouts. This one was had too thin of a mouthfeel and the aroma was almost non existent.

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle - stout glass
A - black, healthy tan head that eventually dissipates, decent lacing while it lasted, but eventuallly disappeared
S - roast coffee, very distant hints of malt, red wine and alcohol
T - a good mix of coffee and dark fruit, I wasn't too keen on the amount of bitterness, but it didn't ruin the beer
F - Very good, moderately thick with a slippery feel, smooth
O - I would drink this again. The smells and the flavors weren't overpowering and there didn't seem to be anything dominant, only primary (roast coffee). I didn't care for the mild bitter finish, but it wasn't a deal breaker

Photo of Fuzzgun91
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On Tap: Creamiest damn beer I've ever had.

Photo of Romoworld
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A really good dark roast coffee with a slight espresso flavor. I like this.

Photo of KevChiTown
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good milk stout, but not my favorite. Think if I had it on a nitro line it would really help smooth it out. Would recommend or drink again.

Photo of JPowell712
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Definitely one of the better milk stouts out there. The color is great and all the elements come together nicely to make a solid product. It finishes nicely and has a nice lingering taste.

Photo of cjgator3
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nitro. Sweet, slightly roasty, creamy. Just a little above average.

Photo of dditto2
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It's a good beer. Not my favorite milk stout.

Photo of sprucetip
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

only got a few swigs, my girl drank most of it! Pretty smooth, nice feel, and fairly stouty

Photo of EvoRich
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Pitch black with a one finger head. Head fades quickly to next to nothing.

Smell: Roasted dark chocolates and malts.

Taste: Roasted dark chocolate and malts. A slightly hoppy finish, but not over the top.

Feel: Medium-full bodied, nice creamy, chewy texture. Mild carbonation.

Overall: Straight simple and to the point, my review that is. I'd like this stout to be a tad sweeter, but overall, a great beer.

Photo of tekstr1der
4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque, near-black mahogany. Perhaps the labeling set my expectation, though I'm sure the aroma hints of sweetness. Flavors of dark roast and sweet milk from the teat of a goddess. Smooth and strong, the drinkability portends to danger.

Photo of Mymancave
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Served on nitro. More bitter than sweet or smooth. Mild chocolate finish.

Photo of dav2080
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

This is not a real "big" stout and I like the creamy sweetness of this one.

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%

Some chocolate in the malt and maybe to much coffee. Not what I would consider creamy but I wouldn't consider it thin either. Overall a nice little stout that was enjoyable but nothing special that I would seek out.

Photo of EHopkinsi
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip pint.

L- Pours chocolate-brown with almost no head. Not unattractive, but does look "thin" for a stout.

S- Really picking up a cocoa vibe in the aroma department.

T- not finding much of that cocoa I smelled, there are coffee notes. No 'milkiness' at all. Too much hop action for the low level of malt.

F- Way too thin for a milk stout.

Not a bad beer, but not a great one. I certainly wouldn't turn it down if I were offered one, but I don't see me paying for another one either.

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark chocolate brown cow appearance and light mocha head. Not that sweet in presentation, but has some nagging cloying properties. The lactose is definitely there, but the roast coffee flavors predominate, and it finishes with a nice char. Very bready-dark german pumpernickle and barley. Flavors are spot on, a little weak in the nose but the too thin, too sticky mouthfeel hurts.

2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,026 ratings.