2xPRESSO
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #500
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,315
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 8.93%
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
595
From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  40
Gots
  147
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Double Milk Stout brewed with espresso coffee beans and lemon peels.
Reviews: 113 | Ratings: 595 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by brian44556:
Photo of brian44556
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. DOB 12/16/15

Pour looks like a black coffee, thick chocolate head, thick lacing. Great head retention.

Fresh ground mild Coffee, light lemon zest, milk chocolate.

Upfront roasted coffee with chocolate malt. A tad bitter as it goes down. Pretty sweet from the lactose. No lemon in the taste.

Creamy, silky smooth. Well carbonated.

Good milk stout brewed with coffee. Not much benefit from the lemon peel in the taste. I'd recommend it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SerialTicker
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love Southern Tier and their 2x series is basically all-around great. My sister got a bottle of this and we split it.

It pours nicely and smells alright, but I'm not digging the taste. Something about it reminds me of dry wall or paint -- very faintly, but it's there. There's a definite espresso bean quality to this beer like I'd expect, but there's a surprising amount of just too much sweetness and lack of depth.

Between that weird chemical-like flavor I'm subtly getting, almost nonstop coffee, and "sharp" sweetness, I'm left with a pretty mediocre beer. Some coffee heavy beers are excellent ... this just isn't one of them. Worth a try, but that's about it -- it's just too "eh" with too much of a three-packets-of-sugar-in-a-black-cup-of-coffee vibe.

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Photo of Mlawrence
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LutherBrau
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of founddrama
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Super dark. Opaque. Nice tan head.

SMELL: Espresso!

TASTE: So much espresso flavor. (Far and away the dominant flavor.) Lemon very mild on the finish.

FEEL: Full, though not rich. Not memorable. Fit the stout profile.

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Photo of Tracker83
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattsucks
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krashna11
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Goodspeed83
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of michiganmatt
3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 4/5
A very dark and muddied red-brown color, totally opaque. A thin layer of tan head. For a stout, it has a nice look.

Smell - 3/5
Strong coffee notes, along with roasted malts, a slight fruitiness, and some alcohol. To be honest, I don't really like the smell. It's overall very weird. The coffee aspect of the smell is good, but the smell as a whole is weird. Smells border-line gross actually. Smells kinda like dirt.

Taste - 3.25/5
A *very* earthy taste (that's why I thought it smelled like dirt), with coffee, and a slight fruity aspect. Overall, way too earthy for me. It tastes like coffee beans mixed in dirt (well, hyperbolically speaking of course).

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
Full-bodied, very thick. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth. Crisp.

Overall - 3.5/5
Overall this was an okay beer. I probably exaggerated about how bad it was above. Truth be told, as I progressed through my glass, it grew on me. Still, won't get it again.

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Photo of Misfit2209
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pitch black with a thin, sticky tan head that leaves lacing.

Smell: Fresh ground coffee, milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla.

Taste: Milk chocolate, caramel, white sugar and cream; black coffee/espresso, no discernable lemon peel, lingering coffee bitterness.

Feel: Medium, creamy, smooth.

Overall: While I would like more lemon peel, I love that this wasn't too sweet and had a great coffee taste.

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Photo of Kerrie
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Khaack
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigalp
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of unimatrix1
4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rden4654
3.02/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just wasn't alot of coffee to this one!!!

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Photo of Ardeer
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KBlodorn
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2xPRESSO from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 595 ratings