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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

1,611 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,611
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 35
Gots: 93 | 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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Zanico

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-29-2013 23:56:56 | More by Zanico
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obrike

Texas

3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown/black color with a small tan head that fades to bits of lacing. Thin head remians for duration.

Getting some roasted malt, with chocolate and coffee to round it out. A bit of choco-milkshake too. Good.

Taste follows scent with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee and some caramel sweetness. A pretty decent amount of bitterness on the backend keeps this one from getting even higher marks though. Nice Full body, smooth, thick and creamy. Not much hint of the 7.5% at all. Well done. balanced.

A very good milk stout. Goes down easy. Good dessert beer, but be wary of the abv.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 02:28:48 | More by obrike
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GuttaMane138

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-28-2013 09:06:45 | More by GuttaMane138
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donmonkey1

Tennessee

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

Appearance: Pours black with a nice, frothy, tan head. The head dissipates faster than it should though. Because the beer's so black, I can't tell if the carbonation is good. I'm not seeing any real lacing.

Smell: The smell is faint. It's kind of a toasted corn syrup/molasses smell. I also detect a metallic/tin smell.

Taste: Exactly like the smell but much stronger. It tastes like there could be some ground up bark chips in there also.

This is a decent stout. I've had many stouts that have a lot more roasted, toasted, coffee, nutty and other flavors. This is more one dimensional with a single flavor of sweet molasses. This is a good stout, but I've had many that are a lot better.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 17:29:17 | More by donmonkey1
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andysc83

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-26-2013 17:44:46 | More by andysc83
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up in Totowa recently, having never given this a go before. I like the lactose that's prevalent in a Milk/Sweet Stout but for some reason, I couldn't really feel it here. This was a bit more bitter and chalky than I expected and while this wasn't a bad beer, it almost feels like its categorized wrong and I wouldn't label this as this particular type of Stout if it was up to me.

The pour was what I expected as the beer had a dark and pretty solid hue with just a hint of garnet around the edges. Thankfully, a solid and frothy head provided some contrast and some of the foam stuck around as some lacing on the glass, on the opposite side of where I was taking my sips. Not much of an aroma to this besides some coffee and this was repeated in the taste, followed by some powered chocolate, alkali, and espresso. Very little carbonation and the hops only became apparent in the back, as it felt like there was a hair of chili or cocoa powder underneath everything. While not terribly silky or creamy, this was smooth enough to go down relatively easily.

That's also because the alcohol wasn't that present here. By itself, this was a good beer but with the bar being set so high for Stouts in general, this just fell short a bit. As a mellow alternative to the more aggressive examples of this style, this would be as good a choice as any and was if it was a little more sticky, this would have reminded me of a fancy cola like the ones that are coming back into style now. This was as unassuming as a Stout could get without feeling watered-down.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 08:25:48 | More by JerzDevl2000
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DeekNayvuz

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-22-2013 19:34:15 | More by DeekNayvuz
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sketchyhoodie

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-21-2013 21:29:16 | More by sketchyhoodie
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seplo

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-21-2013 01:50:59 | More by seplo
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-20-2013 17:51:49 | More by ryanpj
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-20-2013 09:29:26 | More by jimmah120
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-20-2013 02:38:02 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-19-2013 19:33:11 | More by randylangford
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TheConnMan

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-19-2013 04:30:11 | More by TheConnMan
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darkstar12

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle, poured into a snifter. Beer's black as night as it should be. Smell is of coffee and milk, very mild. Taste is an outstanding mix of chocolate, toasted coffee, mild hops mixed with sweetness. Good mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 22:16:52 | More by darkstar12
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Smextongo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +31.6%

05-18-2013 05:09:07 | More by Smextongo
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-18-2013 02:12:00 | More by Jamison85
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-17-2013 14:48:55 | More by twenty5
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Nunya

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-17-2013 01:14:23 | More by Nunya
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1/16/13 and poured on 5/16/13. Single bottle purchased for a reasonable $2.19.

Appearance: I'm a sucker for nitro'd beers, but this one still looks fantastic. Pours with a nice 3-finger head that settles at about one throughout the glass. The beer seems to be a clear, dark black with a touch of ruby on the edges. Lacing's not great, but solid.

Smell: Chocolate/cocoa and coffee. Smells quite sweet, as you'd probably expect, but not too much so. Really nice on the nose.

Taste/feel: Wow. I'm not sure what it is ... there's something about it. You get the typical chocolate and coffee flavors with some caramel malts, but the finish has a bready characteristic, and even maybe a very slight spicy hop note? Whatever it is, this is working for me. The slight bitterness on the finish is really pleasing, and the coffee and chocolate flavors linger in the mouth enough to make you want another sip. The mouth feel is awesome, as it has body and is creamy, but it's not syrupy.

I've had Left Hand Milk Stout, which is supposed to be one of the best Milk Stouts out there, but I have to give it to Southern Tier. While Left Hand's Nitro Milk Stout wins in appearance (what a shock...) and aroma, 2x Stout is better in what matters most -- the taste. This is a beer worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 00:45:59 | More by Alextricity
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-16-2013 21:28:52 | More by CanisMajor
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iHeartMNBeer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-16-2013 20:51:11 | More by iHeartMNBeer
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-15-2013 20:44:34 | More by firstlighthiker
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ADZA

Australia

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A new one for me but love the style and pours a very dark kola hue with a creamy two finger khaki head that stays and leaved heaps of nice lacing here and there,the smell is milky coffee,brown sugar,milk chocolate and herbal hops,the mouthfeel is full bodied and has tastes of milky mocha,brown sugar,creme brûlée and finished with a herbal bitterness and overall it's not bad and quite enjoyable for a night like tonight cheers.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 13:05:43 | More by ADZA
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-15-2013 03:01:40 | More by lucasj82
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,611 ratings.