2XSTOUT | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2,242 Ratings
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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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,242
Reviews:
427
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
424
For Trade:
3
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Photo of let8it8grow
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #234
Served On: 11/07/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 7.5%
Date/ Code: DOB: 05/17/12

Continuing with the Stouts - this one was from a sicker I snagged at A.K.A. Frisco’s in Frederick, MD while picking up some take-out for lunch yesterday.

Look: The brew appeared very dark with no light passing through. The head was at about 1-finger with a sandy tan color. Lacing was present, but not real impressive.

Smell: Peat smoke and a roasted earthy coffee bean character. The lactose was also noticeable along with some dark chocolate. A faint hop bouquet was mixed in to balance out the sweet component.

Taste: First up was the roasted coffee quality. The middle was the lactose sweetness hitting. Finish was a slight bitterness with some hops kicking in. The aftertaste had the roasted notes returning and fading into a lingering bitterness.

This was a very nice Milk Stout. I would have expected nothing less fro ST.

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Photo of RWLawman
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Thin, almost non-existent head. Black as night in terms of color.

S - Mostly chocolate with some hints of coffee and roast.

T - I tasted more roasted malts and bitter chocolate than anything. There was some sweetness in there, but I didn't pick up on it as much as others have in previous reviews. Still a tasty stout, though. The hops are definitely present in this one, and I think their bitterness may have overpowered the sweet aspect a little.

M - Pretty smooth, for the most part. Filling as well. I think that this aspect of this beer would improve hand-over-fist in a nitro-tap.

O - When I drink a milk stout, I expect creaminess, sweet, and a lot of chocolate. This one didn't deliver quite as much on the creamy side as I would've liked. Left hand milk stout, to me, is the comparative piece for a solid milk stout, and I think this beer falls short of LHMS. Still a well-done stout though, and I highly recommend it.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of thebouch01
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Lincolnman
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of XavierMuskies
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Beeradelphia
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of bobojuice
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of GuyIncognito
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Pammywham
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of DCav
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of kylelenk
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled, served cold in a tulip.

A - Dark, little head retention.

S - Slightly sweeter smell than a normal stout. Nothing overpowering here. Very little smoke, chocolate, etc. notes

T - A let down compared to the imperial series. The flavor lacks any robust profile and comes in behind Left Hand in terms of a normal milk stout.

M - Milk stouts on nitro are so much better. Not very filling and a little too easy drinking.

O - Just ok. Wishing for more.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of StoneTSR
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: A little brownish light gets through this one at the very bottom of the glass, but otherwise it is black. An off-white, quarter-inch head foams up and then quickly fades into a few wisps on the surface.

SMELL: Pleasant and soft roasted malt on the nose with a coffee and chocolate backbone. Upon sticking my nose in the glass a second time, I'm getting some nuttiness as well.

TASTE: Light, milk chocolate coming through big time, especially up front. Some undertones of coffee sneak in early on and build along with a slight bitter hoppiness towards the finish.

MOUTHFEEL: This 2X is insanely easy to drink. Very light bodied for a stout. Sweet up front, dry in the back and creamy throughout. The 7.5% ABV is nowhere to be found in this thing.

OVERALL: If you want to find a dangerous beer, this is it. It is super easy to drink, but at the same time very tasty and full of flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of marcsigs28
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jhillwastaken
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of sennin
4/5  rDev +5.5%

2XSTOUT from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 2,242 ratings.
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