2X Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -6%
Had this on 2012-04-18 in Columbia, PA
A - Almost opaque dark brown with a 1.5-finger tan head and good lacing.
S - Milk chocolate, medium roasted grain, mocha coffee. Not real strong.
T - Milk chocolate, bold/burnt coffee with 3 teaspons of sugar and a big splash of whole milk, caramel and toffee, touch of dried dark fruit with bitterness that is more from the roast than hops. Finishes initially with well-balanced sweetness, tartness and bitterness. Long into the aftertaste, the tartness and bitterness is longer-lasting than the sweetness.
M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Smooth and creamy but not syrupy.
O - Reminds me of a Terrapin Wake N' Bake with some lactose sugar and tart cherry skins thrown in. I enjoyed it but would rather have a Founders Breakfast Stout.
04-18-2012 22:50:46 | More by Tucquan
3.6/5 rDev -5.5%
12 oz bottle, 7.5% abv. Very dark brown, nearly black color. Mahogamy edges. Good looking tan head disappears quicker than I hoped, leaving nothing in the way of lace.
Roasted malt, with some coffee tones. Chocolate smells a bit darker than the milk chocolate I thought would be present. A twinge of citrusy hop aroma.
I found some milk chocolate in the mouth. The roasty flavors are not very strong. Plenty of sweetness to go around. Chocolate flavor is nice, but the finish has an earthy, herbal and ashy harsh flavor.
Lighter to medium body, with lower carbonation. A thin, creamy feel. Alcohol is hidden well. Not bad, until you get to the finish. I was expecting better.
01-19-2012 01:14:21 | More by Bierguy5
3.58/5 rDev -6%
The beer comes in a nice black color with a fluffy brown head.
The aroma is very lacking but has some lactose and milk chocolate.
The flavors has medium plus roasted malt bitterness, burnt toast. There is watered down black coffee with tinges of cocoa. The finish has aggressive herbal and earthy hops. A good creamy and smooth mouthfeel at least.
The beer in general is lacking in flavor, but with assertive bitterness. It could use more robust malt character or sweetness.
03-13-2014 04:02:00 | More by dar482
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
A - Pretty hard not to describe a stout other than pouring black like coffee. Has a thin layer of creamy head that's toffee colored and sticky.
S - Cocoa nibs, dark roasted chocolate, light vanilla cream, light caramel, and mocha.
T - Charcoal, dark cocoa, deep roasted chocolate, cream, with a finishing mocha bitterness that lingers along with bitter chocolate and light charcoal.
M - Medium body with a rich texture and enjoyable smoothness but a little on the thin side.
O - I've been wanting to try this one ever since it came out and have no excuses for waiting this. An straightforward and enjoyable stout that goes down quite easy.
10-15-2012 23:41:06 | More by jzeilinger
3.39/5 rDev -11%
Appearance: Jet black body holds a tan cover that leaves a bit of lacing. Opaque save a ruby edge when held to light.
Smell: Coffee, roasted and slightly soured grain.
Taste: Coffee really punches through a sweet malty base. Roasted coffee and grain blend to give a generally balanced, rich flavor. Earthy hop profile keeps it traditional in style.
Mouthfeel: Some odd blend of fizzy and creamy. The fizz was a bit annoying, but once it degassed for a bit, it got much better.
Overall: A nice sipper. I like Southern Tier, but they seem to go with a "flavored" beer. The added flavor here is the coffee, but a slightly sickly sweet vanilla something in the background. It's a good overall package, a slow sipper.
Thanks to Vic for bringing a sample up from San Antonio
08-31-2013 00:33:54 | More by HardTarget
4/5 rDev +5%
A: Served in a mug at Blue Tusk in Syracuse. Body is black with ruby/mahogany hues on the edges. A small tan head settles on top, leaves behind a little lacing.
S: Muted nose - milk chocolate and cocoa powder, but I expected more oomph in the nose, especially from Southern Tier. Might've been served a wee bit too cold.
T: Cocoa powder, some chocolate malt and lactose is noted. Touch of vanilla. Sweet, mainly, but doesn't come across as too sweet or cloying; there's some roastiness there too. A good representation of this style. Close to deserving a bump up in the score here.
M: Smooth, pretty creamy. Carbonation is modest, making it feel pretty creamy and resulting in me drinking this one pretty quickly. Call it medium in heft, but it drinks lighter.
O: Good stuff. Creamy and tastes like a milk stout should. Score bumped up here to reflect overall impression.
02-02-2012 23:51:05 | More by Kendo
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
Served on-tap in a plain tumbler pint at Joe Pizza in Simsbury, Conn.
A: Poured a very dark brown, nearly black color with a thin, one-finger head of bubbly, off-white carbonation which left a bit of lacing and a slick of foam in the glass.
S: Highly roasted malt characteristic with a sweet, rustic bread dough scent thrown in. Hints of coffee, hot cocoa and some herbal, charred hops spice up the smell a bit.
T: Smooth, sweet and mellow roasted flavor throws oatmeal and chocolate malt sweetness at the palate first. A sweet, milky flavor takes hold, letting off some creamy, caramel and toffee flavors before washing back with a mild, roasted bittersweet cocoa nib flavor that brings it all together against a slight, spicy and boozy aftertaste.
M: Rich, bold and sweet with a little lactose left on the palate. Smooth and balanced throughout, it doesn't drink as strong as it is.
O: A pretty well-done double-milk stout from Southern Tier, ringing in at a dangerously drinkable 7.5% ABV. It's good and certainly worth a try, although you couldn't session it for several reasons. It's pleasant enough to have one or two over a meal or with dessert and I'd definitely have it up again.
10-15-2012 23:05:18 | More by Gambrinus1184
3.88/5 rDev +1.8%
Not bad looking, a little brown leaks into the blackness, head was about two fingers and dissipated into a sheen, leaving ok lace.
Nose: Gentle roasty malts, coffee, sweet milk chocolate.
Taste: definitely tasting the sweet milk stout character, notes of coffee and chocolate, burnt and roasted malts, toasted bread, a little nuts.
Body is slick, sweet, and pretty thick, pretty good for a milk stout.
Once again Southern Tier has brewed a beer that I like. This may not be world class but it's damn tasty and I'm glad I have a whole sixer of it. I will definitely buy it again.
11-05-2012 23:36:20 | More by AlCaponeJunior
4.1/5 rDev +7.6%
A- Deep deep brown, garnet highlights. Head is one finger, and tan. Lasts mediocrely. Minimal lacing.
S- Smell is deep and pleasant. Chocolate-heavy with underpins of charcoal and espresso. Toes the line between standard stout and sweeter stout aromas.
T- I saw it was listed as a milk stout on here and the box confirms this, but im not getting too much residual sweetness. It's faintly sweet up front with strong dark chocolate flavors. Finish has a long, burnt flavor with charcoal and coffee grounds. Very tasty.
M- the body is decent but it doesn't have that nice rounded characteristic of many milk stouts. A bit rough around the edges.
O- A very tasty stout. The body could use smoothing, but it brings good flavors to the table.
09-26-2012 02:51:15 | More by jsprain1
3.96/5 rDev +3.9%
Finnegan's here in town has $3.50 nitro drafts on Thursdays, and this was one of the specials yesterday. Sounded the most tempting. Came out a jet black with the typical hazy drift of mocha tinted nitro bubbles creeping to the top creating the creamiest of heads. Looks like a dallop of whipped cream on top.
Aromas of sweet cream, chocolate, and lightly roasted coffee beans. The beer is not as smooth as I'd anticipated given its nitro-backing. Still a nice bite to it. Easy to drink though. I had no problem putting the gulp to this one. Creamy chocolate, roasted character, light vanilla on the back end. Easy finish. A nice beer.
11-23-2013 02:45:41 | More by Onenote81
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Bottled on 02/08/12.
Appearance: Pours a dark black with a little brownish red at the bottom. Lots of bubbles and a solid three fingers of creamy light tan head with good retention. Lots of lace on the glass.
Smell: Sweet dark roasted malts with big hints of chocolate and lactose. Also some hints of oatmeal, milk, coffee, and caramel. Light presence of earthy hops in the background along with a light hint of dark fruit. A pretty sweet and chocolate forward aroma.
Taste: Starts out with a big sweet taste of the roasted malts with a good amount of chocolate, oats, and lactose with a hint of coffee and milk. Midway comes a surprisingly strong presence of hops for a sweet stout. Hops are a mix of citrus and earthy hops. Pretty well balanced even though chocolate is the most noticeable taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy. Somewhat syrupy but very slick. Starts sweet and has a fairly drying finish.
Overall: A pretty solid stout. Nice hop presence for a milk/sweet stout.
04-05-2012 05:03:11 | More by MattyG85
2X Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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