2X Stout

New York
United States
Southern Tier 2x Stout
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Milk stout, also called a cream or sweet stout, is a stout containing lactose, a sugar derived from milk. Because lactose is unfermentable by beer yeast, it adds sweetness and body to the finished beer. Milk stouts have been claimed to be nutritious, and were marketed as such in the early 1900s with claims that would make the FDA wince. One ad read, Ideal for nursing mothers, for the healthy, for the invalid, and for the worker. Surely! Of course, we couldn't stop at a traditional milk stout. Ours is a double, an addition to our 2X line, and at 7.5% abv is every bit as delicious as it sounds. To your health!

AVAILABILITY: Year-round / 12oz (6pk and 24 bottle cases) / NITRO ONLY 1/2 keg, 1/6 keg

Profile

ABV: 
7.5%
Served at: 
40 - 45º F
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A chocolate bar fragrance emerged upon first pour accompanied by an alcoholic warmth along with faint traces of fruity esters, creating a unique bouquet of aromas. This beer was very dark brown in color and opaque with a medium khaki-colored head, which dissipated quickly. 

Although chocolate malt was omnipresent in the flavor profile, the overall roast character was of a burnt nature balanced with a sugary sweetness and a dry, almost puckering, finish. As was the case in the aroma, an alcoholic warmth comes through cleanly. Body was medium to full and quite smooth and was aided somewhat by lower carbonation levels

This Tropical Stout is well-done and offers a singular drinking experience.