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2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

1,921 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,921
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 53
Gots: 206 | 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

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Beer added by: Morey on 12-18-2011

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Photo of twofacedmonster
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, completely opaque, pitch-black color with an eighth of a finger of caramel-colored head that immediately dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Roasted malt, freshly baked dark bread, dark chocolate, coffee and caramel. Nice aromas.

Taste: Great! Strong roasty flavors of coffee, toasted pumpernickel bread and dark chocolate, followed by some vanilla and caramel-like sweetness. The beer finishes with just a touch of hoppy bitterness. Very, very good.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and very creamy, as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 7.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another great milk/sweet stout, and another great beer from Southern Tier. Great flavors of roasted malt, coffee and caramel, all wrapped up in a creamy quaff. Delicious!

Photo of mtdewa1
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gr8ful4Beer
2.83/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Ok. No better with age.

Photo of 716gibbs
4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great beer from STBC

Photo of bigbutter
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nzellars
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice smooth taste with just the slightest hint of milk. Well above average beer that I would purchase again.

Photo of crow
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billybob
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ngaron
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maxrsp20
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The best thing about Southern Tier's 2X stout may be how it looks when first poured out of the bottle. It's nearly pitch black with a small, but surprisingly long lasting, tan head. The aroma, which is largely of coffee with some hints of sweetness, won't take you by surprise, but is fairly pleasant. However, this beer fell short for me when it came to taste. Much like the smell, every sip tasted almost completely of coffee, and while there were some hints of chocolate and lactose both were fairly minor in comparison. That being said, the beer felt fairly good in the mouth, with appropriate thickness and mild carbonation, which was a pleasant touch.

This beer is by no means bad, but the dominant coffee flavor drowns out some of the enjoyable complexities found in many other milk stouts. If you're a big fan of coffee flavoring in your stouts, this may well be the brew for you, but others may want to look elsewhere.

Photo of hermit990
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eman17
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beardo
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NailtheAle
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good milk stout. Enjoyed it.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of adamjhepler
2.74/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Aroma-Boozy jusy plain. Lighy head that disappears in minutes. Heavy and lacking flavor. Creamy and just overall a boozy plain beer. Not a fan

Photo of ummswimmin
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Faunland
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZachKelly
2.57/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was far too sweet for me, but pretty typical of the style. Not a big fan of Milk Stouts. This one was had too thin of a mouthfeel and the aroma was almost non existent.

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle - stout glass
A - black, healthy tan head that eventually dissipates, decent lacing while it lasted, but eventuallly disappeared
S - roast coffee, very distant hints of malt, red wine and alcohol
T - a good mix of coffee and dark fruit, I wasn't too keen on the amount of bitterness, but it didn't ruin the beer
F - Very good, moderately thick with a slippery feel, smooth
O - I would drink this again. The smells and the flavors weren't overpowering and there didn't seem to be anything dominant, only primary (roast coffee). I didn't care for the mild bitter finish, but it wasn't a deal breaker

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2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,921 ratings.