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 taxandbeerguy:
Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz pint enjoyed at the Griffon pub in Niagara Falls, USA.

Appearance - nearly black with a coke coloured hue in direct light. A fine finger of tan head that recedes slowly.

Smell - lots of coffee like a fresh pot of strong coffee. Slightly vinous wine aroma backing. Interesting combo.

Taste - pretty much like the nose. Lots of coffee and a creamy creme Brûlée or caramel backing with toffee. Complex and delicious.

Mouthfeel - Super smooth and creamy but a bit thin at the end.

Overall - an excellent milk stout with bigger stout characteristics.

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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