Southern Tier is a 10 year old brewery located in Lakewood, NY. They currently brew about 50,000 barrels of beer annually and distribute to roughly half the US, yet Louisiana is unfortunately not among the states that gets it.
I recently had the opportunity to try their 2X Stout, which is billed as a double milk stout which contains lactose, adding a sweetness to the beer. It weighs in at 7.5% ABV. It poured a deep black color and the smell was of chocolate. The taste was sweet, with a hint of chocolate. I found it to be a bit thin for a double stout, yet there was a bit of a boozy finish for a beer with only 7.5% ABV.
Although it was a decent offering, it wasn’t quite the dessert beer I had hoped it would be. Their Mokah stout absolutely blows this one away. The 2X Stout gets 3 1/2 bottle caps out of 5 from me.