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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2X Stout2X Stout

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86
very good

1,608 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,608
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 35
Gots: 92 | 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)
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a HUGE, dense, tan head with nice lacing. Starts with toasted malt, and moves into a nice floral hop aroma, with a touch of coffee-like acidity/roastedness. Black color. Starts with a DEEP, rich, toasted malt with a touch of acidity. In the middle, it moves into a nice medium bitterness, which turns into a touch of grapefruit hop flavor. Finish brings back the toasted malt.

If this were a bit thicker in the mouthfeel and less hoppy, it would be stunning.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 04:18:09 | More by TheSSG
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-21-2012 19:37:39 | More by sendbeer
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Theshooster

Korea (South)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-21-2012 01:46:43 | More by Theshooster
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AuzBlackhand

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-20-2012 18:41:06 | More by AuzBlackhand
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jpro

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Piggly Wiggly. Poured into a shaped pint glass...

A: 2-finger, light khaki head that dies down to a nice, thin layer of retention on top of a brown-black, heavy looking beer.

S: Roasted malts; lactose sweetness; chocolate.

T: Dark malty taste; not super roasty; sweet milk and gets some acidity toward the finish; maybe some chocolate notes, too.

M: Full; moderate carbonation; a pretty heavy brew... very appropriate name.

O: I think I'll probably stick with the 1X versions, especially of the sweet/milk stout variety. A decent brew, though.

*from notes: 12-5-12

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 03:08:17 | More by jpro
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tln13

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-19-2012 22:55:27 | More by tln13
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-19-2012 16:27:43 | More by King_KongDCO93
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minterro

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bought from spartan spirits in east lansing poured into a snifter

tried a sip from my gfs bottle of this beer didn't really like it all that much, going to give it another shot.

A&S: more sweet malty then anything else but I also get a some sweet chocolate and surprisingly some dark fruits, alcohol, and marshmallows. Jet black colored beer with creamy tan head that dies quicker then you would think for its texture.

T&M: Definitely more on the sweet chocolate side compared to the smell. pretty much nailed the smoothness and body of this beer, very velvety (a little bit more body and I would be sold.

overall: Definitely better then when I tried it earlier, idk what cause the difference, but anyways its worth a try at the right price (I got it for $2.19 a bottle). However I wont be buying it again, and its probably not worth getting a sixer of.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 02:12:15 | More by minterro
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Conor

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-18-2012 02:50:39 | More by Conor
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Renae

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-18-2012 00:05:03 | More by Renae
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Super dark brownie brown. Quick head and no residual foam after a few sips.

Dry chocolate cream with some black coffee bean. Strong roasted malt presence in the nostrils, but always with creamy undertones.

Milk chocolate and heavily roasted malts. Burnt coffee beans mix with the milky chocolate in the middle of the palate. I think the alcohol thins out this oily palated beer. Their's some warmth, but it seems to go along with teh flavor pretty well. Not a bad sipper.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 16:52:56 | More by scruffwhor
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jjauga

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-14-2012 22:45:09 | More by jjauga
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mannyman3000


4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-14-2012 09:37:12 | More by mannyman3000
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Roast Public House (Madison). When I first had this in a bomber last summer, I didn't love it. It seemed light weight that time.

But now on tap I appreciate its virtues, while not feeling its drawbacks are as pronounced as from the bottle. The aroma is still not much to speak of. And the flavor isn't exactly competitive with the better imperial stouts (Southern Tier calls this a "double stout", aka, imperial). But the lively carbonation and lighter body fill a niche in the imperial stout genre: the refreshing, highly sessionable imperial stout. The flavor is an imperial coffee stout w/ no alchoholic phenols or sharpness, at all.

In the mouth it is lighter weight at first, like a porter, but then the creaminess pulls things together.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2012 04:59:15 | More by martyl1000
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Circleo12

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-12-2012 20:55:31 | More by Circleo12
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mdcrouser

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In truth, this beer has been hiding in the beer fridge since last spring, awaiting a cold winter night like tonight. It pours thick, black, like the sky it reflects, with a thin ring at the edge, much like tonight's crescent moon.

Aromatic like cold black coffee and dark chocolate, roasty and filling the entire nose with big smells. It is not though a head-filler, which I'd expect from a double.

Thick and slightly syrupy, with puffs of smoke, charcoal, chocolate and coffee - the charcoal comes through a little thick though, overwhelming some of the other tasty characteristics.

Percolating and carbonated on the tongue, enough to help round out the roastiness.

It's fine to drink - warming in the winter months. Just not as enjoyable as others I've enjoyably enjoyed in the past.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 04:48:06 | More by mdcrouser
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khargro2

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-11-2012 04:38:34 | More by khargro2
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HarryHood

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-11-2012 01:44:07 | More by HarryHood
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claspada

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark dark brown, almost black color with a medium-sized, short-lived, khaki head and recedes to leave some minimal lacing.

Aromas begin with a prominant roasted maltiness with a some milk chocolate, drier baker's cocoa. As it warms I get some sweet sugar notes with light caramel and black licorice.

The tastes follow the nose with dark roasted coffee bitterness with some sweeter tastes of bittersweet chocolate and caramelized sugar. There are some sweet elements but definitely not over-the-top or even enough for the style in my opinion. The firm roasted maltiness curbs the initial sweetness almost to a fault. Maybe this style isn't supposed to be "boosted" up to this ABV because the creaminess is almost lost completely in the flavor.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is slightly smooth and creamy but also a little roasty and dry; could use to be a bit creamier for the style.

Overall this was a miss for me. It just comes across as an American Stout and lacks the Milk/Sweet stouts elements that I look for in that style. Is it good, yes. Does it stand out from any other generic American Stout, no. A milk stout is a nuanced style which needs more sweetness and creaminess; the concept of a 2x Milk Sout is self-deprecating.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 16:08:37 | More by claspada
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Misfit2209

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-10-2012 05:25:42 | More by Misfit2209
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chanokokoro

Illinois

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a Southern Tier Brewing Company branded "imperial glass" (stemmed tulip)

Pours a dark brown capped with a beige one and a half finger head. Average retention and noticeable splotchy lacing here and there. Pleasant roasted notes greet the nose, sweet bittersweet cocoa power as well. Opens with roasted malt some dark chocolate that transisitons to milk chocolate as the sweet lactose sugar joins in creating a semi-sweet chocolate milk notes. Finishes with mild roasted malts and some lingering cocoa. Medium bodied, smooth, some creaminess-moderate carbonation. One of the better readily available milk stouts available, very well-balanced, never overly sweet. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 07:02:08 | More by chanokokoro
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Mlawrence

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-09-2012 04:11:30 | More by Mlawrence
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-09-2012 03:48:52 | More by jakea
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-07-2012 15:17:54 | More by Damian74Shensky
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DruC4

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-06-2012 06:09:25 | More by DruC4
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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