2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
Pours pitch black with a khaki-colored head. Some lacing left clear around the glass, though spotty. Aroma is rich, befitting the "2X" moniker. Sweet, kind of like molasses. Bit of a smoke note, too. Rich chocolate, maybe half milk chocolate half dark. Some whiffs of alcohol, though. Quite nice on the nose, overall.
Flavor is good, but excessive roast astringency and fusel character brings it down a notch or two. Sweetness from lactose and residual malt sugars is fairly high, but it's nothing like ST's own Creme Brulee or Choklat, to give a point of reference. Flavors tip towards the chocolate side of the scale, with perhaps some faint coffee. Mouthfeel is kind of thin and not quite smooth. Carbonation could be a bit less harsh.
Rich and sweet, though not cloying. The roast character was somewhat overbearing for me. Though stronger and more flavorful, I didn't find this as enjoyable as "lighter" examples like Sam Adams Cream Stout or Left Hand Milk Stout.
05-13-2014 05:26:42 | More by gr0g
3.89/5 rDev +2.4%
I poured a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance- Very dark brown with a fingers worth of light tan head. Nice ring of lacing after each swallow.
Smell- Light aroma of roasted malt and chocolate.
Taste- Roasted malt and chocolate flavors with some notes of dark fruits.
Mouthfeel- Full bodied, smooth, and creamy. Sticky feel after the swallow.
Overall- A good beer from Southern Tier. I like their creme brulee better but this is still very enjoyable.
05-09-2014 23:47:11 | More by scratch69
4.04/5 rDev +6.3%
Black in color with dark brown hues on the edges. Poured with a thick beige foam that quickly reduced to thin wisps. Rich, roasted malt aroma with sweet dark chocolate and dark fruit notes. Creamy smooth up front followed by tight, rich carbonation in the middle returning to creamy smoothness to the end. Sweet cream flavor up front with roasted malt beneath that intensifies through the middle. A touch of hop bitterness and dark fruit flavors toward the end as this finished semi-dryly with a lightly charred, roasted coffee, and roasted malt aftertaste. Very accessible, affordable, and enjoyable. Southern Tier is one of my favorites.
04-26-2014 04:17:53 | More by IronLover
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,694 ratings.