Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
11 oz sample from a bomber
Pours a very dark brown to black color with a light brown head about half a finger tall. There is little carbonation coming out of solution and the dark color makes it impossible to assess clarity. The color is exactly where I would want it for a chocolate stout. Just enough brown to give the impression of chocolate. The aroma on this brew is beyond words. The best I can come is tootsie rolls. The chocolate is certainly the dominant smell. Taking a big sniff, I get a hint of alcohol, giving a little creme de caco influence, but there is little in the way of roast or other aromas that I would associate with the stout portion of this brew. The flavor is interesting. The tootsie roll chocolate is apparent immediately, but it is not overbearing as I have found in other chocolate stouts. It moves quickly to a nice solid roasted maltyness with a mild pine hop. All those flavors blend well together on the finish to bring the beer into harmony with itself. This one is tasty. Mouthfeel is thick with a light carbonation. It has a nice creamyness to it, letting me know that there are some dextrins in there. Overall, this one is a winner. It really sells the chocolate in the nose without coming across too dominant in the flavor. I like the slight bitter that comes on the finish, as it gives me a little more of a dark chocolate hint, which is enjoyable to me. I think the hype-machine got this one right. It is a good drink.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2007 22:30:45 | More by kmpitz2
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