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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2X Stout2X Stout

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86
very good

1,959 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,959
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 54
Gots: 234 | 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:
Beer added by: Morey on 12-18-2011

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Ratings: 1,959 | Reviews: 400 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.08/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

had this from a nitro tap at southern tier and it was the best i've had in some time. Creamy, smooth and a perfect balance. i'm certain it isn't as good from a bottle but if you have the chance to get it from a nitro tap.... get it and enjoy!

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4.24/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

July 2013, rating 4.3

On tap at Roast Public House (Madison). When I first had this in a bomber last summer, I didn't love it (rating 3.8). It seemed light weight and unimpressive at 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"). 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.
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Update 10/2014:

Uncannily reminiscent of Central Waters Brewhouse Stout.

I'm raising my 2013 rating (4.3). I still see what I was saying about it being an imperial coffee stout -- that's coffee without the cream. For being a "milk stout", this brew comes across as all roasty bitterness, with no sweetness, whatsoever.

Wife loves it for its lack of sweetness.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.19/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.56/5  rDev -6.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

One of the best American brewed stouts I've tasted. Has that perfect balance between not too heavy, not too light, not too coffee flavored and not tasteless. Reminds me of some of the better stouts I had in Ireland during a month of stout tasting and general mayhem. And for those of you who have not experienced it, all Guinness does not taste the same.

I tried this from a Nitro-pushed tap, which adds to its creamy character. This is not a Hop-head beer, and I wouldn't recommend it to my friends who like those burnt coffee tasting stouts. This is just a well made American version of a not quite traditional Irish stout.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.39/5  rDev -11%

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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown body and a thick, mocha colored head.

Lots of roasty chocolate in the nose, some lactose sweetness as well. Pretty on dimensional but I like it. I tasted a little milky sweetness but it was definitely in the back round. Hugely sweet chocolate and plenty of roasty char dominate this one. Again, not much in the way of complexity, but I thoroughly enjoyed my bottle.

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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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3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle DOB 9/19/14 at 40 degrees into tulip
Aroma of roasted malt
Head small (<1 cm), light brown, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm partial ring
Lacing poor – few short arcs of tiny bubbles remaining when the partial ring lowers
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor of burnt malt but somewhat sweet, not bitter. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.3125
Another mediocre offering from Southern Tier. The burnt taste is pervasive and has a long hang time. Fortunately the sweetness makes this tolerable. Incidentally I like stouts, just not this one – the burnt taste is just too overpowering in the absence of any chocolate or coffee flavors.

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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,959 ratings.