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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

1,643 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,643
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 36
Gots: 105 | 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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shand

Florida

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2X Stout pours out black with a finger of mocha head. The aroma is sweet and roasty, with lactose cutting a current straight through the roast. The taste brings in a strong amount of coffee flavor that works very well with the milk stout aspects. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with just a little bit of carbonation prickle on the finish; and the drinkability is exceptional. Overall, Southern Tier 2X Stout is a great milk stout. The stronger coffee flavors helps it stand out from the pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 18:05:47 | More by shand
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-28-2013 03:34:52 | More by goldenM13
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-27-2013 01:36:44 | More by AOShabaz
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

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

12 oz.

Pours jet black with an inch of tan head, fine and pillowy, with a slow retention.

Smells of cocoa, brown sugar and roasted coffee beans.

Flavors are of nuts, milk chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, and mild oak-like hop bitterness.

Full creamy body with light tingling carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A very good stout, hits all the right notes, doesn't do anything exceptionally different, but does what it does very well. Would definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 20:42:05 | More by Cylinsier
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Mlitesonata

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-26-2013 00:44:54 | More by Mlitesonata
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nyrblue2

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-25-2013 02:42:08 | More by nyrblue2
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-25-2013 02:35:43 | More by sparx1100
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-24-2013 22:49:04 | More by Proclarush
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-24-2013 22:20:13 | More by foureyedgeek
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-24-2013 21:56:27 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-24-2013 19:26:36 | More by Lare453
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-24-2013 15:37:17 | More by hopsolutely
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StonyB

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-24-2013 03:46:37 | More by StonyB
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moistnugget

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-23-2013 00:19:14 | More by moistnugget
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Duchesse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-23-2013 00:19:06 | More by Duchesse
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-21-2013 16:28:46 | More by SawDog505
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sommersb

Tennessee

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

Tasted On: 03-20-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

A: Black and opaque color, with a finger's worth of tan head. Retention of the head is fair and lacing is good.

S: Aromas have chocolate malts and a light coffee-like roasted smell. Some earthy hops as well.

T: Tastes of bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee grains. Also has some woody/earthy hop bitterness. It's not as sweet as other milk stouts, which kind of surprises me since everyone says how sweet ST beers are. Has some alcohol warmth.

M: Carbonation is on the low end and the body is medium. I don't get the creaminess you'd expect from a milk stout. Finishes dry and has chocolate aftertastes as well as bitterness of toasted grain.

O: Overall a good beer, but seems to miss the marks of a sweet/milk stout. Seems closer to an American stout or perhaps an RIS to me.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 04:24:28 | More by sommersb
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cyclonece09

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a dark black with a small amount of brown head that dissipates very quickly. Smells of coffee, chocolate, and caramel, very nice mixture and very inviting. Tastes of cream and coffee with a very sharp coffee aftertaste. Beer is carbonated right and goes down smooth for its medium body. Overall, a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 03:04:59 | More by cyclonece09
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pmorey

Indiana

3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Home bottle pour into an imperial pint. Appearance is top notch with nice creamy head; not a Guinness cascade or anything, but pretty good without the nitrogen. Two fingers off of a pour down the side of the glass. Held the glass up to the light and literally could not see through it.

Smell was rather weak but the first taste was very good. Espresso was the predominate flavor for me with a hint of milk chocolate underneath and a finish with bite. Lacing all down the glass with just a few sips to go. Pleasant aftertaste, the bitterness doesn't last.

While I am definitely not a stout expert, overall i found this to be very good. Looking forward to the rest of the six and would come back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 23:05:43 | More by pmorey
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Hopscat

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured to goblet. Dark brown with red highlights. Nice ring of lacing and a thin head remains throughout.
Smell- very nice roast coffee, caramel and booze.
T- coffee is really upfront , then sweet biscuity malt and chocolate finish . Really tasty. Surprised the booze doesn't roll over it all as happened with the 'Old Man' from ST.
M- body and carbonation are about right. This has a creamy feel that very enjoyable
O- Definitely one that I will look for and pick up again.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 20:36:24 | More by Hopscat
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Jsterl

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-18-2013 20:11:09 | More by Jsterl
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-18-2013 02:17:09 | More by Chevelle66
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Maltmaiden

Alabama

3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: tiny tan head that quickly goes away but leaves a ring the whole time.Very dark brown, almost black. Not viscous looking.

S: roasted malts and sweet lactose right away. Some alcohol. Not a very huge boquet, but a nice one. Straight forward.Not seeing the 2X part of the smell.

T: Much more bitter than expected. Lots of smoke. Very alcoholic. burnt coffee. Touch of floral and piney hops. Much more interesting than the smell but the alcohol is so intense.

M: Thin for a milk stout but not too thin overall (it does have a body). well carbonated. Not smooth at all. Pretty rough actually. I guess I like my milk stouts to be less crisp and biting.

O: I had very high hopes for this one. I don't think it's a bad beer, but I was not a fan of the alcohol intensity and the roughness of the Mouthfeel. However, I will say that as I drink it, it is starting to grow on me.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 01:56:00 | More by Maltmaiden
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Jameswoody

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-17-2013 07:19:08 | More by Jameswoody
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niktastik

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Looks like a stout, with a dark, dark pour and a tan head.

S - It smells sweet, with maybe a hint of citrus in there. It doesn't smell as "roasty" as other stouts.

T - Nicely balanced for a milk stout. Not too sweet, but has hints of caramel and and chocolate. There's a little bit of breadiness to it, as well as a bit of a taste of alcohol.

M - Lovely mouthfeel, nice and thick and creamy. This is what stouts should be like, in my opinion.

O - This is a nice stout. Not my favorite, but a solid choice for sure. I would buy this beer again. To be fair, I am a little biased since Southern Tier brews two of my favorite stouts.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 01:51:00 | More by niktastik
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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