Southern Tier Brewing – 2X Stout

Southern Tier 2X StoutSTRAIGHT MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROAD solid for a double milk stout, reflecting ST’s naming and flavoring patterns that can perhaps be best described as ‘lagom’. Nearly 8%, but alcohol is potently suppressed by a blanket of dark (but not aggressively black) malts, a bit of medium roast coffee, and sweetening lactose sugars. Opens well and medium-full in mouthfeel, but a little back heavy in flavor, without many hops to balance the sweetness and some extra cream from the head (didn’t get to experience this much, alas). Finish is a little too short, carbonation medium low.

Served: 12 oz bottle

Rating: 83


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