2XSTOUT | Southern Tier Brewing Company

2XSTOUT2XSTOUT
BA SCORE
69.5%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 2,253 ratings
2XSTOUT2XSTOUT
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Morey on 12-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,007
Reviews:
432
Ratings:
2,253
Liked:
1,566
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
11.29%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
430
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,253 |  Reviews: 432
Photo of jnowak
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Morrow27
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of djfrenchy
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KGilmour
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft in Moxy restaurant, Porstmouth, NH.

Pours dark, with very little head.
Smells of roasty chocolate sweetness, but not a strong nose.
Taste is sweet followed by bitter--not as much chocolate as you would have expected from the scent.
Mouthfeel is fairly thin, and sweet. Low carbonation.

An okay stout, but not stellar. Nothing bad per se, but nothing to really stand out, either.

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Photo of Zatch90
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

There's 12 ounces of beer in this bottle, and with two times the lactose sugar, should be a joy. On to the beer:

Half an inch of beige head rests on top this obsidian ale. Retention is solid, leaving a few splashes of lacing around the glass. The aroma is decent, but doesn't pop out as much as I hoped. There a little bit of dark chocolate and a wee note of lactose, not much else.

Sweet indeed, but it also offers a hoppy character within the sweetness. 2X Stout has a sweetness likened to cream and sugar. A roasty maltiness adds bitterness, and a mix of grassy and citric hops amplify the bitterness, keeping the sweet in check. The beer has a medium sized body that doesn't rush-hour drinking experience.

Someone castrated Crème Brûlée and put it in a 12 ounce bottle. This is more tame for everyday drinking, although that 7.5% ABV could surprise you.

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Photo of Psg5062
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greyghost86
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Very tasty beer. Nice amount of carbonation. Full flavor. Delicious maltiness. Drinks like a porter.

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Photo of MrDell
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bluke338
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pens1967
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burt
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyB
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChuckS
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of PhysicsBrew
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corywalston
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2XSTOUT from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 69.5% out of 100 with 2,253 ratings
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