2XSTOUT | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Morey on 12-18-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
426
Ratings:
2,239
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
421
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 426 | Ratings: 2,239
Photo of pat61
4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The aromas include chocolate, spice, fruit, mild roast and a hint of tartness. It pours deep dark brown with ruby highlights with slowly rising bubbled. A 2.5" foam collar with a fine bead persists on top and provides good lace. Moderately sweet creamy chocolate fills the mouth. A moderately bitter finish lingers, providing balance and keeping the beer from being cloying. While there is just a hint of coffee, there are no harsh roast or burnt flavors. 2XStout has a medium full body and and medium carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer with a nice blend of flavors.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Eh.... Had sample from tap at their new location in Pittsburgh. Granted we had already had the Mokah and Choklat prior to this sample. Nothing excited me about this one. Maybe if I had this one by itself.

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- black with a light tan head and half finger head. quite opaque as well.

S- roasted malt with sweet milk/cream smell.

F- light roasted malt with sweet cream/milk flavor.

M- creamy and medium bodied stout that is sweet in the mouth and goes down smooth.

O- a good milk stout. The malt isnt overbearing as in some stouts but the sweetness complements it very well.

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Photo of lastmango
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark brown with 2 finger tan milkshake head. Moderate lacing. Malty flavor with a slight hop bitterness on the end with not much lactose flavor, which I liked. Moderate body and carbonation. Overall not bad.

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just meh. Based on the other reviews I was expecting a characteristic stout with a sweet finish. Based on Southern Tier's other brews like Warlock, Choklat, and Creme Brulee I would expect that. But that was absent in this beer. Instead it was just bland. No real strong flavors of any sort came through. Not terrible but there are plenty of more interesting beers on the shelf. Update 10/30: Gave this beer another shot. On this second taste the sweet, milk flavoring of the stout came through much better. Almost like a Whopper candy. Liked much better on this second try.

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Photo of DBosco
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, dated about 7 months ago, so I wonder how sensitive it is to age sitting in a beer store. Pours with a big head that settles pretty quickly with lacing. Dark black but shows a little reddish brown light around the edges. Pretty standard roasted smell. Taste is rich, sweet, with some bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is a little astringent, some carbonation, pretty smooth. Overall, a decent milk stout but has room for improvement. As I said, this had been in the store for about 7 months.

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Photo of NyBeerBro
4.66/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank out of a standard pint glass, poured dark brown-black with a 1 inch head that doesn't cream like stout and leaves a bit of lace. Aroma is of milk and chocolate powder with a hint of fruit. Taste is sweet with creamy lactose and chocolate up front trailing of to a dark fruit and a hint of hoppiness.

If you are looking for a nice stout this is worth trying.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another Southern Tier offering that simply did not disappoint.

Beautifully dark, decent head, and some lacing round out the look of this particular brew. I tried very hard to smell something out of the beer, but I simply couldn't. It at least did not overpower me with hops, so that at least was there. Good feel with a distinct carbonation at the start and then a creamy feel to finish. Good strong, but not overly bitter stout taste - comparable to some of the better ones I have had. Overall a solid brew that I would reach for anytime.

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Photo of MVotter
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Pours into a chalice with a massive 2 inch, creamy-tan head, body is as dark as coffee.

S - Licorice, chocolate, roasted malts.

T - Rich roasted malt, espresso, chocolate, and a hop tang in the finish...bitter chocolate, in a semi-sweet, dark chocolate baking morsel kind-of-way, hint of malted milk-shake later on.

F - Some stickiness, medium effervescence, medium-heavy texture.

O - Creamy roasted malty-hoppy actually. This is not an overly thick, heavy stout. This is med-heavy textured stout with a sweet roast/bitter chocolate/hop tang character. Enjoyable. Nice to have as a pinch-hitter if you run out of your "top shelf" stout.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep black with brown and red highlights around the edges, and a minimal mocha color head. Aroma is light roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and sweetness fron the milk sugar. Taste follows with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, light roast malt and coffee, and a nice and not overpowering sweetness from the lactose. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, but could be a bit bulkier, especially for a double stout. Overall, this is a very good iteration on the milk/sweet stout style, with nice flavors, a little more kick than regular versions, and quite drinkable.

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Photo of jmd1978
2.44/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Nice dark color with no head. Nose very sweet, almost chocolatey with hints of coffee. Taste very creamy but that masks the other flavors. Subtle hints of milk chocolate and a little roasted malt. Finish very sweet. Almost like a coffee milkshake. This beer was disappointing. It's ok but too sweet and the flavors didn't pop like most stouts do. Would try again just in case I got an older bottle but very underwhelming.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I love stouts. This one just is good, but not great. I've bought this a number of times and am always disappointed (I hope to remember this time) There is something about the use of hops that just doesn't mesh with the rest of the beer. I dislike the texture, it's like this beer is creamy but rough at the same time. Also is a tad too sweet for my tastes. But I'd drink again if there were very few other choices.

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Photo of stevoj
4.36/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Delicious and smooth. First sip is reminiscent of a cup of coffee, and almost tastes as such. Roasty bitterness, but smooth with a hint of sweetness. Tasty, tasty, tasty,,,,,

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Photo of basaywhat
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours very dark brown with nice tan head and lacing. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee and licorice. Taste is some coffee and hop bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Southern Tier 2x Double Milk Stout, ABV 7.5%, IBU 40. Decent tan head, not much nose. Taste is milk, very slight bitterness. I like this one and will get it again.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown body, coarse off-white head, some legs of lace. Smell is roasted malt, mild chocolate and coffee, some sweetness but not really the creamy kind. The flavor starts off well with chocolate and roasted malt, but from mid palate to the end is a distasteful bitterness, something like a bitter herb or dust. Mint and earth perhaps? Either way, the finish cannot end soon enough. Body is light, slightly oily, somewhat sharp carbonation.
It's difficult to mess up a milk stout, what with delicious creamy lactose sugar there to make it instantly appealing and cover up flaws or lack of other character. I suppose I should commend ST for going against the easy norm, but I can't say I enjoy this deviation.

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Photo of GregBarleycorn13
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good and dark. Not a lot of stout aroma but did smell the alcohol. The taste was very good though. With nice maltyness and some oats, and even a little oaky. Would definitely get some more.

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Photo of stratusjeans
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as bad as some reviews say but I was expecting more. Definitely light on the mouthfeel. Seems oaky and woody to me both in smell and taste. Not as much coffee, toffee and sweetness that I've come to enjoy out of a milk stout.

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Photo of sanha926
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Pours dark brown, nearly black, with minimal dark brown head. Quite heavy carbonation for a stout. Notes of coffee and chocolate with a nice aftertaste (slightly smoky and very bitter).

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Photo of thatche2
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is pitch black in color (almost ink like). The head is one finger thick (less than expected) with moderate retention and good lacing around the glass.

Smell is caramel malt, oats, milk/vanilla, plum, some chocolate, peanuts and minor smokiness. Some alcohol is also noticeable.

Taste is a lot of chocolate, oats and roasted malt up front followed by milk/cream throughout. The chocolate is much stronger here than in the smell with caramel flavors also prevalent (not much coffee). Some fruit (plum) comes through in the taste as well. There is moderate sweetness upfront with a dry finish and low bitterness. There is also a little heat/alcohol detected on the finish but not overpowering.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied (lighter than expected) and creamy with good carbonation (some initial tingling).

Overall, this is a fairly well balanced stout with good chocolate and milk flavors, but I was hoping for a little more coffee flavors. It is a little sweet to drink more than one at time, but I would not hesitate to drink this stout again.

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Photo of Act25
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I like this better than others. Try 6.

A: Pours into a Duvel tulip a dark brown-black with ruby highlights and a 1 inch head that doesnt cream like stout and leaves a bit of lace.

S: Milk, hot chocolate and chocolate powder, with fruit.

T: The sweet, creamy lactose delivers more than chocolate up front. Then it becomes dark fruit, a tiny bit of roast and char, and the hoppy hint of citrus. Finishes sweet and dessert like.

F: Excellent. the best part. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation, but great creaminess.

O: if you like sweet 2x milk stouts, this must be on your short list, but otherwise mid-pack. Try 6.

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Photo of edward_boumil
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Dark black, opaque, poured a light head that faded quickly. Light lace on the glass
S: Quite nice, milky sweetness. Maybe a little nutty, not much but a bit of chocolate as well.
T: Quite sweet like chocolate milk. A little of a burnt flavor as well as an aftertaste.
F: Burnt characteristics lend a somewhat acrid/astringent finish, more than normal though. Also not that creamy or smooth. However body is rich and full, carbonation is spot on.
O: Great sweet stout. Solid but not remarkable.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Overall, a very solid stout. It has lots of things I like about stouts - chocolate, nutty, coffee flavors. It is a bit on the malty side, but not too bad. It's not too sweet either. For the %ABV, it's boozy but without tasting like it is. Would drink again.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very generic for the style, not much of an aroma from it except some fainted roasted malt, taste is much of the same but overall pretty boring & pedestrian. It doesnt even have the creamier, smoother mouthfeel a lot of milk stouts had, it is pretty thin & watery. Not offensively bad just bland.

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Photo of harleyridr63
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chocolate malty smell with a dark brown color.Virtually no head due to alcohol content. Slightly bitter than I prefer, but I would purchase this beer again.

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2XSTOUT from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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