2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
new st 2x series entry. A nice aroma, body with a bubbly head, a decent mouthfeel. A good malting,some chocolate malts, and a very good drinkability. Solid stout, no off-notes. Not too sweet nor bitter nor too roasty. This should prove popular. Hoppy taste is rather subdued.
01-27-2012 01:02:49 | More by Sammy
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
A: The beer is nearly jet black in color—only traces of amber are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a half finger high dense tan head that never completely faded away, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a thick ring around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the edges.
S: There are aromas of lactose sugar and chocolate in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of lactose and milk chocolate; it almost tastes like a liquid version of chocolate mousse.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and although it has an added kick with the extra strength, the alcohol is well hidden from the taste. It doesn’t have the creaminess compared to other beers in the style but it has lots of chocolate flavors.
04-01-2012 14:30:02 | More by metter98
3.98/5 rDev +4.7%
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with ruby highlights and a modest head that is not very stouty; leaves a few strands of lace
Smell: Lactose and chocolate, with fruity undertones
Taste: The lactose comes through more than the chocolate, up front, and by mid-palate, there is both dark fruit and a hint of citrus; after the swallow, the lactose returns, leaving a sweet impression on the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: You can tell this is a Southern Tier beer, with the sweet and chocolate tones that have become the trademark of their stouts; I find them enjoyable in small quantities and this is no exception; glad it is is a 12 oz bottle
04-03-2012 01:38:26 | More by brentk56
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Sultry, silky, velvety, and in the end- simply lush, the "Nitro" taste, texture and appearance of this Milk Stout mimics the character of milkshake with pin-point precision. Its an absolute delight of a Stout.
Common to Guinness, the black ale pours with a thick and creamy appearance as the nitro-infusion lumbers to separate from the body of the beer- creating the charming "cascade" effect to mesmerize the eye. Once settled, the dense and creamy head tops the beer like mousse to cap a malty milkshake.
Mild roast, chocolate, heavy whipping cream and walnut aromas fight to garner attention through the thick barrier of foam. Slightly woodsy and smoky- the aromas are overall light. But to taste, the medium roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate open up for a savory and decadent set of flavors. Developing into a moderate wood and walnut bitterness in finish, the ale crispens up considerably to close.
Medium-full in weight, the creaminess of hot cocoa and marshmallow cream gives impressions of added weight. But as the nitrogen quickly dissipates, it leaves behind a light bodied and somewhat watering feel. Yet, the ale offers no astringency or harshness- only mild alcohol warmth that's seductive and unexpected.
The Stout hides its strength and power well. The senses are easily seduced by the nitro infusion. Yet it mutes aromas and offers some give-and-take in the mouthfeel department.
07-03-2013 18:02:00 | More by BEERchitect
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a nice large off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt notes with some lactose notes is pretty impressive. Taste is a nice balanced mix between some light dry roasted malt notes which are offset by loads of lactose with a subtle dry coffee finish. Body is quite full with a nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with great drinkability factor.
04-25-2012 14:49:24 | More by Phyl21ca
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
Almost black in color with a finger of off-white head. The nose is heavy on the roasted malt and chocolate with a nice touch of lactose, too. Maybe even a touch of vanilla? A fairly sweet nose, but quite nice. The flavor is not as nice. A little too much roast which comes across as harsh on the palate. Good coffee flavors and a moderate lactose sweetness, though.
07-30-2012 21:56:00 | More by womencantsail
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. DOB 02/14/12.
Appearance: Slips out a black body with a medium-small, short-lived, ecru head. Near nil lacing.
Smell: Roasted malts with a chunky vein of burnt cream atop notes of chocolate chips, lesser caramel, and even lighter notes of lemon rind and black licorice.
Taste: Table sugar dosed quick-chilled coffee with round, sweet tastes of bittersweet chocolate and caramel. It's got some sweetness, but definitely not over-the-top. There's a firm roastiness underneath without being a hard, harsh roastiness, helping to curb the initial sweetness along with some underlying hop bitterness. Extremely subtle hints of citrus, florals. Then, a bit of licorice candy. Sweet roastiness on the finish that's actually a bit crisp.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slightly smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: It's not the creamiest, most smooth milk stout on the block, but it's still fairly solid. I enjoyed it well enough.
04-19-2012 17:40:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Single finger head with lots of lacing on a black body with almost no light getting through.
S: mild sweet roast but not very prevalent. Vanilla notes.
T: more cream and vanilla in the flavor, nicely done, on a slightly bitter roasted malt backgrOund. No real hop flavor.
M: full body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: the amount of vanilla and cream was well done but still not all that memorable for me.
01-28-2012 02:26:52 | More by kylehay2004
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
This beer poured out as a nice looking dark brown color with a moderate mocha colored head on top. There wasn't much lacing, the retention wasn't too bad though. The smell of the beer has a nice mellow roasted aroma with a bit of chocolate on the nose also. The taste of the beer was sweet upfront with a solid bitter roasted dark chocolate finish. The mouthfeel was creamy, medium amount of carbonation and smooth. Overall this beer was pretty good in my opinion, I liked the mouthfeel the most I think. I can definitely see myself having this beer again one day.
01-10-2012 20:35:49 | More by Knapp85
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.
Capping the day off with a new brew to the area. It pours a dark black-brown topped by a finger of sandy tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla bean, and the lightest possible touch of molasses. Everything's kinda laid back, not wanting self-expression to get anywhere close to out-of-hand. The taste brings in more of the same, with some darker roast, some sweeter cocoa, some bitter dark chocolate for the sake of it, a touch more vanilla bean, and a stronger (though still relatively subdued) vein of molasses. Right on. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Overall, a nice little cream stout, something I could actually see as a go-to milk stout (along with Left Hand and Young's). Good times.
01-21-2012 08:04:23 | More by TMoney2591
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
A - Poured out a jet black color with a bubbly, one-finger head of light brown foam. It left sudsy rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of chocolate and some roastiness.
T - Good milk chocolate flavor with some roastiness - almost coffee-like. A touch of piney hop bitterness.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.
O - This is a really tasty double milk stout. I was skeptical but now I'm glad I bought a six pack.
03-11-2012 19:16:55 | More by zeff80
3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
Been quite a while since I've tried anything new from Southern Tier.
This has two hop and three malt varietals. There is a clear hop influence noticed as an accent and a pretty decent sweet tone, as a milk stout. The hops do seem to grab a little more attention than I would expect for the style, but it works. A different interpretation of the style, but a nice one.
03-12-2013 03:05:23 | More by RblWthACoz
3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains milk chocolate, coffee, lactose, roasted malts and a touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with a smoky roasted malt character up front followed by mild flavors of milk chocolate and black coffee. There are touches of dark fruit and lactose in the background. The hop presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are many other choices in the style that I would choose first.
09-20-2013 00:55:45 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
A - Pours with a small head of deep tan foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles out quite quickly and leaves only light lace.
S - Dark, malty notes of caramel, molasses, and smoky coffee.
T - Dark, sugary malt up front with notes of caramel and dark chocolate. More dark caramel in the middle with molasses and some spicy notes of clove and cinnamon. Finishes with complex notes of licorice, smoke, chicory, and dark cherries.
M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.
D - Not bad, the aroma is a bit weak but the flavor profile is full and complex. It is unusually dry for a Southern Tier beer and this seems to suit it well, giving it a drinkability that you would never get in most of their other stouts.
04-10-2012 05:34:09 | More by nickfl
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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