In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Southern Tier Brewing Company 2Xpresso

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.”