Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
It pours a sharp, jet ebony, like an obsidian abyss looking through the glass at you. A finger of mousse brown whipped foam head dwindles slowly. Half-round streamers of lacing cascade down the inside of the glass.
The aroma grants rich, dense, earthy cocoa, sweet and gourmet, blanketing touches of roasted malt, anise, vanilla, and molasses. A light woody air leads to a homey course of alcohol. But in the end, the nose is chocolate.
Upon sipping, I wonder, is it Lindt? Is it Girardelli? Is it milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or Dutch cocoa? In fact, it seems to be all that, as well as black roasted malt with a charred edge. Too, it tickles of licorice, toffee, vanilla, and a mellow lactose-esque bite that all do well to soften the singe of alcohol. A mild doughiness joins a start-to-end strain of almost cloying sweetness that is only slightly bittered by spice and roasted grain in the finish. Chocoholics, start your engines, but there's some additional dimension here as well.
Full bodied, the thick, creamy, round presence on the palate lounges with a padded, fluffy feel.
Considering the beer's reputation, I have to think many beer geeks hold an innate love for chocolate, and I have to count myself firmly among them. It's got one big, bold, daring dimension, and it thrives in its niche. That said, the behemoth ABV and finely concentrated richness keep it drinkable, but just so, and with a wise eye toward caution. All things in doses, and so it is here, but with seriously worthwhile return for exercised moderation. Please sir, may I have some more, but for tomorrow?
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2009 15:12:24 | More by Foxman
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