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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

1,979 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,979
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 54
Gots: 243 | FT: 4
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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: 1,979 | Reviews: 404
Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, a touch of coffee. Taste is lots of roasted malts, smoke, some bitterness, a small hint of chocolate. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Photo of artoolemomo
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which looks to have really good retention. The head is a creamy, medium beige while the body is an opaque, dark chocolate black. Some lacing, which tends toward sheeting, has already been left.

Nose- Curiously I get more from the standing glass than the bottle. The bottle gives vague notes of chocolate, cocoa, and cream while the glass shows these notes with more definition. Swirling adds a little bit more depth to the aroma, perhaps a little coffee, a stronger chocolate. Fairly subtle overall.

Taste- Starts off with a slight touch of mint that almost tends to anise. Turns to a fairly bitter chocolate that has more defined coffee than is expressed on the nose. Some woody bitterness from the hops which even expresses a little bit of earwax. Not exactly what you want from a milk stout but not too big of a distraction. Definitely needs more lactose and cream. Some sourness from the roasted malts. I wouldn't classify them as flaws but there are really too many notes which don't benefit a milk stout. While it's not a bad beer, it doesn't seem to be one. If I were drinking this blind, I would consider it a coffee/chocolate stout. Almost nothing about it says milk stout to me, other than the nose. Some of the more nagging aspects start mellow to make for a fairly decent stout. Pretty much above average.

Mouthfeel- A little bit more than medium bodied. A little too much carbonation for the style. Some grittiness when I would prefer to be rich and creamy.

Drinkability- As time passes, it becomes more and more drinkable. I could see this being a lot more enjoyable on nitro. 2.50 a bottle is an okay price but not one I would pay again.

Overall- Above average but a little bit of a letdown for me. This is a style I really enjoy and this just didn't represent the style. I would try this if you try it with the knowledge that it won't be milk stout you crave. It's an okay stout but it's not a milk stout.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of MrWilliams
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of iliotib
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: opaque deep mahogany. typically beige, thin but yeasty head that hung around a bit.
very little lacing.

S: smelled fiercely of wood smoke and earth. there was also a hard (for me) to identify sweetness
that was similar to black sugar or burnt toffee.

T: i can clearly taste malt in this stout. it comes on in the beginning but dissipates quickly,
earthy, almost mushroom type of flavor. does that mean that the malt is toasted/burned? the
hoppy finish is powerful and gives way to a dry, dark roast coffee taste.

M: a bit too carbonated at first for my taste. it was very cold upon my first swallow left a fizz that
was akin to an ale. 2X Stout is supposed to be a milk stout: where was the silky mouthfeel? as
it warmed, the carbonation seemed to mellow and it became more of what i expected.

--i really couldn't identify any chocolate at all in this beer. since i don't think chocolate is required flavor in milk stout, i have to believe the brewer left it out on purpose. this is a serious stout, with a decent ApV. I would get it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of pants678
2.11/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Black with a thin off-white head.

Very slightly milky nose.

Chocolate hardly comes through and the hops are too prevalent. Narwhal gets by with meaner hops because it's rich, this is far from. Even when the lactose kicks in it's still a tame bore of a stout.

Too carbonated for the style. Stain is mild.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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