Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,048 | Reviews: 1,422 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bobhits:
4.65/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Finally getting to try the rare gem that is Choklat! Even with being a bit disappointed with the base stout, the hype has me excited for this on.
Dark as night pour, very deep and dark black. The head is nonexistent, but a swirl shows some alcohol and carbonation legs here.
Absolutely just straight chocolate on the nose. I’m thinking some kind of Belgian variety that gives it a bit of a crème and spice hint. This has some similar notes to the crème brulee. As it warms and sits this one is bringing out the hops that I somewhat dislike in the other black water series beers. This has me a touch apprehensive.
A huge chocolate flavor, but unlike the other black water series this has a nice bitter finish. It really brings out the roast and malt to complement the chocolate flavors. As for flavors, coco nibs, espresso, fudge, milk chocolate…wonderful.
Not a hint of alchol and the body seems to be just about right. A touch more silk would help things, but still solid.
I don’t get it. Why is this so much better in every possible way than the other beers in this series? The feel, the balance, the body, everything is just amazing. Easily one of the best chocolate beers I’ve had.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2011 01:06:44 | More by bobhits
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4.73/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This one pours a pure blackness that is dark as the darkest night with no moon or stars. There is a moderate thickness to the head that is rich and pillowy and tan that settles extremely slowly and leaves a shallow ring down the glass as opposed to lacing.
The nose is a fruity bourbon with notes of chocolate, coffee, anise, cardamon, vanilla, toast and raspberries.
The taste is very sharp and the alcohol has a definite bite that combines with the hops to attack the palate and dominate then gives way to a very complex smokey malt filled with a variety of flavors of smoke, bourbon, apples, bananas, coffee, chocolate, vanilla with a subtle peppery tinge in the finish.
The moutfeel is fairly creamy and the beer is a heavy one, especially for an American Stout.
Overall this is an exceptional stout that is very easy to enjoy. I found it went extremely well with some sushi.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 22:31:14 | More by AtrumAnimus
Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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