2XSTOUT | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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85
very good
2,251 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:
2,251
Reviews:
431
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
427
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,251 |  Reviews: 431
Photo of Rpm0003
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gouettn
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 CreightonSM
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kwa357
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrStiffington
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Mtn
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 nickbnc
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justin82
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kpowledge
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 dfecteau
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lmj729
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gambyt20
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Aisha
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of odgw
4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanty76
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimG_0913
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its good but nothing to write home about. Its not nearly as smooth and silky as other milk stouts I've had.

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2XSTOUT from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 2,251 ratings.
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