2XSTOUT | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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85
very good
2,246 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:
2,246
Reviews:
429
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
425
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,246 |  Reviews: 429
Photo of tjg584
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.61/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Re-review. 12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a finger high and tan in shade. Steady to fade away, its retention isn't the best. Tiny bits of lacing stick to the glass. (3.5)

Smell: Somewhat indistinct. While I pick up some lactose notes, they're pretty light - as are the chocolate and roast notes. There are some additional fruit esters that add a little bit to it, if nothing else. This one isn't swaying me one way or the other. (3)

Taste: This one tastes odd, kind of like how I remembered. It starts off with some lactose sweetness, before transitioning into an underwhelming mixture of piny hops, caramel, and generic charred bitterness. No chocolate, no coffee, no roasted bread, just a whole bunch of char. And as it warms up, the generic char becomes worse. This is one of the few stouts that (to me) tastes like it has too much crystal malt. As we know, my opinion of crystal malt is that I don't like it too much in an IPA or pale ale, but in a stout/porter/brown ale, I'm perfectly fine with it. Here, though, it's annoying. And frankly, ruins the beer. (2.25)

Mouthfeel: The feel manages to be both sweet AND thin - by the way, that's not a good combo. A touch of astringency and a slightly larger touch of bitterness helps it go down somewhat easily, if nothing else. Carbonation is moderate to slightly low. (2.75)

Overall: I still don't like this one very much. It simply has too much burnished caramel and not enough roast. All in all, a rare blemish on Southern Tier's otherwise rock-solid regular lineup. (2.5)

2.61/5: 2x crystal malt isn't a good thing

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

Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: as to be expected from a milk stout, brown/black with a little light around the edges. Little to no head
S: muted smell of chocolate, some alcohol as it warms
T: coffee, roasted. I think the taste actually got worse as it warmed, as the cocoa flavor dissipated and the roasted coffee flavor got more prevalent
F: average mouthfeel, touch thin, getting drier as it warmed. Not my favorite for stouts
O: I started off thinking of this as a 4.0 type beer, but as it warmed it started to disappoint, making it more if a 3.5. I'll split the difference

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Photo of 13tido
2.65/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of brewohio1
3.02/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not a great beer but drinkable. A lot of flavors going on here.

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Photo of smithj4
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 03fatboy
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cheeseboo
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty good. Could be smoother. It looks great, but like many of their other beers the taste just isn't there. It isn't as smooth as I would expect from a milk stout.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rxgood
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rstark112211
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SF_Posse
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great beer. Not a heavy coffee flavor as some stouts. More chocolate. I reall like all the Southern Tier beers i have tried.

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Photo of DuaneL
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rivals Left Hand Milk Stout! but stronger -- 6/29/15, variety 6 pack from State Line Liquors in Elton. JK likes better than LH. This one is 7.5 percent.

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Photo of tikihawk
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of moot2142
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a Decent beer

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Photo of jpwobbles
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Attractive dark golden brown brew with plenty of foam in the New Belgium snifter. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth. Quite sweet and tangy at the same time. Hints of chestnut and orange marmalade. Warm roasted malt with a touch of vanilla. Bitter chocolate touch and bitter finish. Intersting brew though hard to drink much. From the 22 oz bottle purchased in Oak Harbor, Washington.

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

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Vylo
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2XSTOUT from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 2,246 ratings.
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