1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

Not Rated.
2X Stout2X Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

1,776 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,776
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 45
Gots: 143 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Morey on 12-18-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,776 | Reviews: 364 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TheDoak
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

TheDoak, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

zbooks, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Hermthegerm
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Hermthegerm, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of 94Sip
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

94Sip, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of CLanda
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

CLanda, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of mobrockman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mobrockman, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Jenessa
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Jenessa, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jbaker67, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JamLand, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of pointone
4/5  rDev +5%

pointone, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a near-black color with a modest tan head..nice lace.

Nose is dark chocolate and licorice. Maybe some herbal/grassy hops.

Taste is lots of dark Godiva chocolate with a hint of roast and more hops than meets the eye. I would lean more American Stout than Milk Stout if I guessed blind, but it definitely has some sweetness going on...nothing like the Blackwater series though. This is a very good beer, I like it quite a bit. Southern Tier certainly knows how to do a stout. I'll be buying more of this in the future.

twiggamortis420, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of ScottK22
4/5  rDev +5%

ScottK22, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Yummmmiller
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Yummmmiller, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev +5%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Eazy28
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Eazy28, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Kunstman, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of goblin7704
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

goblin7704, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of dsnyder61
4/5  rDev +5%

dsnyder61, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of RandyPuckett
4/5  rDev +5%

RandyPuckett, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Nitro tap in a pint glass.

A - Pitch black with a dark brown cascade throughout the glass. The head is a large, deep chocolate/mocha brown.

S - Not a strong aroma, but it is sweet and roasty. Smells like chocolate and coffee.

T - This one is pretty sweet, with chocolate, roasted coffee, and slight nuttiness. The sweet chocolate is the dominant flavor.

M - Thick, chewy, and very creamy. The nitro makes this velvety smooth; really a great mouthfeel

O - Perfect as a dessert beer, this one is sweet, somewhat roasty, and very smooth and creamy. This was better on nitro tap than it was without.

ExaltedNecrosis, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of agentli
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

agentli, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Brewd with 2 varietes of hops and 3 types of malts." 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded pry-off pressure cap acquired at a premium price at Ramirez Liquor and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I usually like Southern Tier. 7.5% ABV confirmed.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger head of lovely tan colour. Good cream. Good thickness. Good (~4+ minute) retention for the relatively high ABV. Body colour is a dark solid black. Opaque. Not quite a jet black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Spot-on for the style but there's room for improvement. Not unique or special.

Sm: Milky notes, cream, dark malts, chocolate malt. Light hints of fleeting vanilla. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. A mild to moderate strength aroma. Subtle lactose. No hop character is obvious.

T: Dark malts, a bit of caramel, and chocolate malt comprise the backbone/foundation. Milk chocolate. Some sugary sweetness. A light touch of vanilla. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. No obvious hop character. Not getting any roast. Nicely sweet - not overly so - though many will likely criticize this beer for that aspect. Overall, it's balanced if a biteen simple. Nicely subtle. I like the build. A tasty stout, all around.

Mf: Nicely creamy, smooth, and wet. Complements the flavour profile well. Pretty well carbonated. Apt. I wouldn't call it refreshing, but few beers in the style are. Good presence on the palate. Somewhat soft. Full-bodied.

Dr: A drinkable and enjoyable "double milk stout." I'd definitely get it again, even at the high price (~$6) I paid for it. A solid brew from Southern Tier. Really approachable and drinkable. I'll have no trouble killing this bottle alone. A tasty brew overall. Good execution.

B-

kojevergas, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -21.3%

billbeers, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of SpawnofCordt
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

SpawnofCordt, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

IPAchris, Jun 09, 2013
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,776 ratings.