tfredvik (1260) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Close to black body with a tiny light brown head. Strong burnt aroma of dark berries, coffee, tar, dark chocolate. The taste is medium sweet and medium to light bitter. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Lovely!
[35.5 cl bottle shared with mfroseth@Gaasa, Oslo]
planky84 (2248) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap at the Craft Beer Co. Black pour with a beige head. Nice nose of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Light bitter tang. Dry. Flavours of dark chocolate and dark roast coffee. Dry roasty finish. Tasty stuff.
Bov (9969) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - black beer with a little beige foam left; very roasted notes of coffee, a bit lactic with notes of licorice; full-bodied, very tasty and solidly bitter; long roasted coffeish finish; creamy and with more lactic notes and black cherries as well; some sweetness and notes of anise
Thechasm442 (364) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to a pint glass. Pours a midnight brown with a small tab head that quickly becomes nothing. Aroma is chocolate, mild coffee, and a faint sweetness. Taste exceeds aroma. Cream and coffee, mild cocoa, and a nig of roasty malt. Thin mouthfeel, somewhat creamy, and kind of high on the carbonation. Not bad.
jiminjingu (6) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a great beer. Virtually everything that I have had from Southern Tier has been excellent. The 2X Stout is no different. Deep and dark, with a chocolate/coffee smooth finish
bkurtz (899) - PERU - JUN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt malt and coffee aroma. Fairly thick with note of chocolate, coffee, and a little dried fruit. Well balanced, well made, heavy brew. Yum
Bif (1581) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle- Pours a black color with a small tan head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, with chocolate and coffee to round it out. Taste follows the aroma with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee and some caramel sweetness. Mild bitterness in the background with a dry finish. Full body, smooth, thick and creamy. No real hint of the 7.5% ABV. very nice balanced. Goes down easy. Good beer without being overpowering.
BillWyce (781) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes: Poured opaque ink-black with a 2-finger dark tan/mocha-colored head. Roasty aroma mixed with dairy cream. Nice, full body with a slight creaminess. Flavor is roasty and chocolatey, with a note of dairy cream in the finish. Very pleasantly surprised by this.
Kevb120785 (3) - - JUN 21, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
A little sweet decent aroma with a nice texture. An overall little above average stout
ttutony (729) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown in the glass with minimal head. Roasted malt aroma, maybe a hint of a coffee note. Rich mouthfeel, slight sweetness, but still maintains a pleasant roasted malt bitterness as well. Lengthy roasted malty finish.