Style: Flavored Stout

ABV: 7.5 IBU: 55.0

Aroma: 9
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 15
Mouthfeel: 5

Southern Tier Brewing Company 2Xpresso

What the brewers say

“A stout so black, so rich, so creamy, it’d be at home in a café along a cobblestone street in some neighborhood in Rome. Yet, it’s beer.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Dark coffee, sweet caramel or chocolate malt in background. Smoky tobacco aromas. Light floral citrus that resolves into lemon.”

Flavor: “Strong coffee flavor and the citrus overtones are somewhat sharp. Moderate hops flavors tend toward spicy. Hoppier than expected up front. Aftertaste has some mocha character.”

Overall: “Some cocoa mole flavors, sort of spicy. Bitterness balances sweetness well. Very drinkable, but uncharacteristic for a stout with so much citrus and hops. More like a black pale ale than a stout.”

What our editors thought



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