2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured out of a bottle, this beer pours a fairly thick dark chocolate colored beer. There is a noticeable lining of head that stays for a good amount of time.
Smell: roasted malt, hints of cocoa, think alcoholic whoppers.
Taste: a very true thick milk stout taste. maybe a bit of hops at the beginning but finishes with a strong beer-milk flavor.
Overall this is a pretty great stout in my opinion. Fairly light bodied for a stout, but at 7% ABV this beer is pretty easy to drink. Would be GREAT with ice cream or cheesecake. This is a nice flavorful stout; although it does not have too many sides to it, so it might not stand out too much against more complex stouts.
05-14-2014 01:16:40 | More by sanzenapocalypz
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
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,695 ratings.