Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.4/5 rDev +3.5%
We pour a syrupy brew of the deepest, most impenetrable browns. It holds a brief one finger head of medium brown bubbles, which recedes rather quickly into a large congregation of bubbles towards one side of the glass. No sediment is noted, as the beer is so dark, and a light carbonation seems to snail to the top. For lack of a better description the aroma mirrors that exactly of a chocolate tootsie pop. This mixes with extraordinarily rich malts, which are a glorious blend of caramel and chocolate. Despite this there is not a huge roast, which one might expect. The chocolate additions themselves make the smells both sweeter and more bitter, with a dash of chalky dryness. As it warms the hearty abv begins to poke its head out. As we sip, chocolate infused roasty and toasty malts crash the palate. The initial showing is of sweetened milk chocolate. Where the nose dose a nice job of masking the alcohol, it is no stranger in the taste, even from the get go. This adds, however, a pleasing burn and warmth to the sip. The middle actually sees an enhancement of the alcohol. This mixes with a dark fruit character, which brings up thoughts of dark cherry. We finish on peppery notes of the darkest chocolate. The aftertaste breathes of charcoal, cocoa, booze, and a metallic lick of coin. The body is full and the carbonation is light to medium. The feel to each sip is sticky and sweet, and has got to be one of the softest beers we’ve felt to date. It is outstandingly silky and smooth, with an unmatched slurp and smack, while somehow remaining light and airy. The abv is high, but appropriate, and the beer drinks like chocolate milk washing down a plate of Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies.
Overall, what we found most enjoyable about this brew was how the chocolate finds a nice gradation, moving from sweet to bitter through the progression of the flavor profile. Of note otherwise is the mouthfeel, which has extraordinary character, while remaining so light. This is an exemplary chocolate stout, and is a force to be reckoned with.
06-28-2011 01:29:58 | More by TheBrewo
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4.72/5 rDev +11.1%
This amazing stout poured into a Guinness pint glass a deep but not quite opaque black there was a little tinge of ruby when held to the light a creamy tight one finger mocha colored head atop that settled into a creamy mass atop.I have never encountered a beer with such a chocolate fudge presence in the nose in anything for that matter it was like a fudge brownie with a bit of raisin and molasses just awesome.That big bakers chocolate presence is felt on the palate hitting big up front like a dense chocolate cake infused with a touch of raisin and raw nut,a slight earthy presence is felt in the finsih to make it perfect no cloying sweetness.Wow can a better chocolate stout be made? I honestly dont think its posible, ST made this beer a standard for any beer infused with chocolate,just awesome!
12-31-2007 03:29:08 | More by oberon
3.13/5 rDev -26.4%
Appearance: Dark Brown with a light brown head that lasts and lasts as a thin skim.
Aroma: Boozy and bitter dark chocolate. Tootsie roll like sweet chocolate too.
Taste: Chocolate dominates, making up perhaps 90 plus percent of the profile. Touches of roasted malt and crème fill in the rest.
Mouthfeel: Boozy but only lightly burning, bittersweet, fairly full bodied but still surprisingly light considering the abv.
Drinkability: Not good at all for me. This is too tootsie roll like and one dimensional for my tastes. I have a hard time drinking this in any serious quantity. Good for what it is trying to be though.
02-03-2008 21:34:20 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
A: Dark brown, the liquid actually seems thinner than I had expected. A small light-beige head dissipates quite fast. Small lacings, basically just a ring of foam around the edges.
S: A very nice but not as complex smell. Deep and powerful smell of dark chocolate. Chocolate syrup, hazelnuts and cream. Rather sweet smell and with all that chocolate is almost reminiscent of a chocolate dessert.
T: Chocolate flavors dominate - both rich flavors of dark chocolate and some sweeter chocolaty notes. Chocolate syrup. The taste is actually quite sweet. Nice coffee flavors, roasted malts, some wood, faint salty notes. More sweet notes in the form of vanilla, cream and hazelnuts. Almost like a chocolate milkshake. The finish is more bitter than expected and has a rather prominent taste of alcohol to it. Some vanilla sugar, light hop aromas and even more chocolate.
M: Full bodied, but it could be a little thicker if you'd ask me. Rather sticky texture. Restrained carbonation.
D: A very good chocolate stout with a chocolate profile that would make Willy Wonka envious. But still, it has some weak points. The bitterness and the taste of alcohol in the finish is too prominent and the body could have been a little thicker. But still, a really good beer.
05-08-2009 20:49:54 | More by ricke
4.75/5 rDev +11.8%
This was a guest beer at Willibrew. Pours nearly jet black with dark brown at the edges only when held to a bright light. 1 finger tan head dissipates to small amount of lacing.
Smell is chocolate, a hint of roasted barley, and a slight amout of sweetness that hints at the alcohol. Did I mention it smells like chocolate?!
Taste initially is sweet with huge amounts of bittersweet chocolate. There is again some roasted flavors, but these are swept away in more chocolate. The alcohol is barely evident in the taste. The flavor is like a beer version of sipping chocolate. Very nice.
Mouthfeel is smooth and becomes smoother as the temperature warms. Minimal carbonation, which is fine by me.
Drinkability is very high...provided you like chocolate. (Did I mention it tastes like chocolate?) ABV is evidence is the start of a buzz but does not interfere with the other flavors. Despite the dominant chocolate, there is enough else going on to make this a beer that is definitely worth drinking.
08-08-2010 19:14:29 | More by ExtraStout
4.53/5 rDev +6.6%
Reviewed from notes taken on 6/16/11.
Choklat pours dark, dark brown, close to black, in color. The head is a pretty mocha-tan and sits at a finger tall after a medium-hard pour into a snifter. Small, splotchy lacing is left behind on the glass post-sip.
The smell yields loads and loads of dark chocolate. It reminds me of a really dark and thick chocolate shake. A hint of caramel resides in the bouquet, along with just the smallest whiff of alcohol.
The taste is an ooey gooey dark chocolate bomb that has much more of a supporting caramel flavor than I smelled. It makes me think of a dark chockate version of a Rolo. The aftertaste is pretty roasty, with a little acidity, and lingering overtones of chocolate.
The mouthfeel is silky smooth on my tongue, with a pretty full-bodied and coating syrupyness. At the end of each sip there is a rather biting and acidic roastiness, accompanied by a little sting on the throat from the alcohol.
This is a great chocolate stout. It is so rich and flavorful and is, by far, my favorite Southern Tier beer. They really hit a home run with this one!
02-02-2012 22:16:24 | More by TCHopCraver
4.08/5 rDev -4%
Poured from a 22oz bomber.
Pitch black color with a head that falls quickly.
Aroma is pure chocolate, similar to hershey's syrup drizzled over a hershey kiss.
Taste is spot on rich, sweet chocolate with a full body that hides the alcohol well.
While I can't drink a lot of this, it is a great conversation piece that goes over well even among non-beer drinkers.
09-05-2009 16:22:01 | More by brownbeer
4.38/5 rDev +3.1%
22 oz bottle shared with the girlfirend.
A-Black, small whitish head about 1 inch.
S-Chocolate(surprise), cocoa, little vanilla, some earhty hops smell
T-Wow. Really surprised how much like chocolate this tastes. Smooth sweet and bitter dark chocolate. More vanilla, more hoips, sugar. Chocolate flavor really consolidates as it warms up. Where is the 11% alcohol?
M-Smooth and creamy with a tickle of carbonation on the swallow. Becomes really smooth as it warms
D-Dangerously drinkable especially as it warms
Not the most balanced beer, but one that wasn't the point. You should try this one.
06-13-2008 16:34:36 | More by hopsleeroy
4.22/5 rDev -0.7%
On tap served in a 10oz. snifter at Brixies in Brookfield Il
It poured a nice deep brown with a lasting cream colored head. Medium lacing proceeded to layer the glass.
The nose is 100% pure Hershey's chocolate syrup. No ifs and ir buts about it to me. It doesn't just smell chocolaty to me it smells exactly like the syrup. After that I can't even smell the beer to try and pick anything else out without focusing on the chocolate. I've never had another beer trigger a sensory memory like that before.
The taste is like a creamy bitter chocolate liquor to me. It's fresh so the alcohol stands out among the crowd but it isn't harsh, just present. This is a nice sipper and I think it some age will be awesome to this beer. I also think it's an excellent candidate for a nitro-tap.
Just a nice dessert beer that will fill you right up.
02-26-2010 06:06:38 | More by weatherdog
Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,139 ratings.