Beyond (23) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, tan head. Sweet. Chocolaty aroma with some coffee. A chocolate caramel start that works towards a hoppiness in the finish that confirms it as a true stout. Nice, I could drink this often.
Enwiebe (132) - - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/1/14. Bottle. Pours almost black with minimal head and some lacing. Mild but roast nose dominated by malt. Bitter dominates the sweet with bitter coffee and licorice notes. Somewhat thin given the ABV but still a nice mouthfeel.
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alethol (105) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown. Aromas of roast and chocolate. Bitter coffee (after) taste. Medium body. Nice beer.
Jamesthebrit (268) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is roasty. Hint of sweetness. Hop oil in there.
Pours a dark brown. Tan head with little retention.
Taste is hoppy. Dull hops. A hint of sweetness that gives a good compliment. Roastiness is good.
Mouth is medium light. Decently smooth. Hops linger on the finish.
Overall an interesting beer. The backbone is strong against the lactose but the hops overpower. Solid beer.
generallee08 (712) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7.5%. It’s also lists the malts and hops used.
Appearance: The body has a very dark brownish black color which blocks out all light. It is topped off with a nice light tan head of foam. This foam hangs on well and makes good lacing on the glass.
Smell: As I popped the top on this one I immediately picked up on the sweet maltiness of the beer. In the glass it is fairly light overall and I get notes of toasted bread, molasses and dark caramel with just the slightest touch of dark roasted coffee in the background.
Taste / Palate: It starts off with a quick flash of sweet maltiness and caramel like notes then it quickly adds a heavy dose of dark almost burnt toast and dark roasted coffee bitterness. The hops support this bitterness in the finish. The palate feels smooth, creamy and full but definitely not overly so. I have had thicker milk stouts, some to the point of being cloying sweet and hard to drink. ST 2x Stout stays quite drinkable and enjoyable.
joeneugs (3263) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a very dark brown/black color with a khaki/tan head. The aroma is pretty subdued with some dark cocoa, black bread and some mild lactose sweetness. The flavor is bready and chocolaty with a smooth, creamy body and a nice mild sweetness that is off set by a rich, bitter dark chocolate finish. Pretty decadent and very delicious.
KyotoLefty (6504) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BOTW. Nice nose: chocolate, brown sugar, cream, coffee, nice roast. Some soy as well. Black with pretty tan head. Nicely sweet but not cloying, vanilla and cream, chocolate, umami, light berries, cafe au lait. Full body. Good.
Rhf9120 (9) - North Providence, USA - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great stout. Roasted malts and hops on the nose with a great roasty and sweet milky flavor.
BOSSbrewer (1655) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours an opaque brown with a creamy tan head that lingers. Aroma is chocolate some slight roast nd more chocolate. Flavor tastes like slightly roasty chocolate milk but thinner in body. Very sweet but not cloying. Nice beer.
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berkshirejohn (4543) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, West Seneca, NY. Pitch black with a ring of tan head; well hopped with a smooth lactic body; and a gently hopped finish. Not what I’d expect from a Milk Stout.
sloshgator (429) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Southern Tier 2X Stout is a real treat. Bready aroma coming from a dark pour with a creamy tan head. Taste has notes of licorice, chocolate and coffee. Lactose qualities are not real apparent. Finish is real smooth. 2X Stout is another hit from the folks at ST.