2XSTOUT | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2XSTOUT2XSTOUT
BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
2,275 Ratings
2XSTOUT2XSTOUT
BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Morey on 12-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,156
Reviews:
435
Ratings:
2,275
pDev:
11.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
445
Trade:
3
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with a small head.
Aroma of roasted malt, sweet malt, oatmeal, along with spicy hops.
Lovely complex roasted malt as a flavour, with a little sweetness underneath. Some booze shows.
Nice creamy carbonation. Could use a fuller body though.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Southern Tier 2X Stout has a medium, cream-colored head, a dark brown, almost black, appearance, and just a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is a wonderful mix of milk/cream, dark-roasted malt, and sweet bread crust. Taste is the same, with low bitterness, but high acidity. Mouthfeel is heavy and slick, and Southern Tier 2X Stout finishes wet and sip-able.

RJT

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Photo of CHickman
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black color that lets brown show through when held up to light, with a 1 finger creamy tan head that faded on the quick side and left decent foamy lacing and a layer on top.

Smells of roasted malts, cocoa powder, chocolate, light anise, coffee beans, caramel or syrup, herbs, light floral hops and a little burnt wood; overall roasted aroma that has a nice variety in the mix.

Tastes like it smells, with roasted malts, cocoa powder, licorice, chocolate, light anise, coffee beans, caramel, syrup, herbs, grains or wheat bread, light floral hops, lemon zest and a little burnt wood or charcoal; there is sweetness and bitterness going back and forth, and the roasted malts and coffee flavors come out the winners in the battle for attention. The hop and coffee bitterness calm the sweetness and make this very smooth and complex, with enough flavors to let every aspect add to the nice balance for this style.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, and while this beer seems heavy and chewy it flows down really fast which is likely due to the very low carbonation; it has an almost watery feel, like a chocolate milk and the bitterness at the end lets it trial off sweet with roasted coffee and chocolate notes.

This brew hides the ABV very well and is similar to a Starbucks bold that’s been sitting out all day. Definitely a nice desert beer that’s worth trying.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.19/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a tan head. In the aroma, coffee and a sweet lactose sweetness. In the taste, sweet lactose/ milk flavor, with notes of coffee and chocolate. A smooth and medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dry coffee and small sweet lactose in the aftertaste. More an imperial stout with coffee than a milk stout, but it is nice nonetheless.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good morning, everybody! This is my first Southern Tier bier.

Appearance : This beer pours a dark espresso bean brown/black color with 100% opacity. The khaki colored head forms beautifully and rocky right off the bat at 3 fingers. Head retention is not great, but it leaves lace in flecks and specks as it recedes down to 1/2 finger.

Smell : Lots of syrupy plum, fig, and sap...with milk chocolate, oats, smoked & roasted malts, and macadamia. A burnt brown sugar note finishes out the sticky aroma. I feel like wiping my upper lip from the syrupy stickiness I've nosed. A positive improvement would be more chocolate, but I can't be too picky.

Taste : A bit hoppier than the nose would suggest, but it fills out nicely with rolled oats, sugar plum, and chocolate bar. A lingering light roast coffee bitterness remains to the finish if only to provide a slight hop tilt over the fulcrum of balance. A touch of root as well. Quite a bit of metallic flavors float around as well.

Feel : Well carbonated, medium bodied, yet still retains creaminess, ends sharp and dry.

Overall : This is a decent stout. I'd buy it again if I weren't flying back on a plane (I have to drink down all my bottles within 4 days since it's wiser to pack cans so they don't break).


Follow up

I recently had more of this after my parents came back from a trip. It's a bit more metallic than I remember. Quite a few better stouts out there for the taking, but still not bad. Scores adjusted.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Jeffo
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this at Premiere Gourmet in Amherst, NY.

From a bottle into a snifter
Date of Birth: 6 March 2012
Double Milk Stout

APPEARANCE: Pours out clear brown and makes only a miniscule light tan head that turns into a faint wisp and ring rather fast. Clear black body and no carbonation evident. A ring and light wisp remain until the end and lots of dots of lacing stick to the sides of the glass.

SMELL: Roasted malts, espresso and roasted coffee beans, and lots of vanilla sweet cream on the nose. Caramel notes and some lactose sugar for sure. Decent, but a little sweet cream heavy.

TASTE: Roasted malts, caramel sweetness, and some espresso coffee flavors up front, with flavors of sweet vanilla cream at the swallow. Medium but lingering aftertaste of espresso, lactose sweetness, vanilla, and bitter, roasted coffee beans. Flavorful and nice.

PALATE: Slightly fuller body and medium levels of carbonation. Enough weight on this one. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes quite mouth-coating. Coats the roof of your mouth. Pretty big and creamy feel on this one.

OVERALL: A solid beer, but I wouldn't consider this anything special, especially after trying Southern Tier's imperial stout lineup. Good beer with some nice flavor, but I'd reach for their bigger stouts ten times out of ten.

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4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 16-oz. glass
From: Eddy’s Beverage Inc. in Saratoga, N.Y.
Price: $1.99
Purchased: Jan. 15, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 17, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a pitch black color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki tan head. Great amount of layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Average-to-below retention.

Smelled chocolate milk, toffee, caramel, chocolate, cola, nuts and menthol cough drops.

Tasted chocolate milk, chocolate, caramel, toffee, slight wood fire and cocoa. So smooth.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

This beer really grew on me. The taste made up for the bad start. Yummy.

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2XSTOUT from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 2,275 ratings