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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Ratings: 2,242 |  Reviews: 427
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 OldDirty
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics76
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 akopczyk
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zylod
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snippydippy
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SomethingClever
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 nstygles
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 jaketaz
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 Ned57
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 Wer34truh
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpectrePLUS
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 Miccal
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweenz
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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