Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,067 | Reviews: 1,422 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sjccmd:
4.6/5 rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours jet black with copper highlights when in the light. Frothy tan head that fades quickly to a ring around the body with a little pool in the middle. This finally fades towards the end of the beer leaving little remnants of lacing behind.
I've never smelled anything so chocolatey that wasn't pure chocolate. Straight-up bittersweet chocolate. A little one-dimensional, but it hits the mark considering the name of this beer.
I was expecting a more one-dimensional flavor judging by the smell, but I was surprised by the complex flavor. Dark chocolate still dominates, but there's roasty bitterness, coffee, bright fruits flavors, bitter and citrus hops. The other flavors die down as it warms and chocolate takes over, but there's still a complex presence even as I'm getting to the bottom of the bottle.
The mouthfeel is voluptuous and thick but a decent amount of carbonation delivers the citrusy flavors on top the thick chocolatey body. The finish is long and sticky with most chocolate, but bright fruit and citrus still cling to the sides of my tongue.
The bottle is labeled at 9% ABV, but I'm guessing they fussed with the recipe and didn't change the label? I could see how this could be either 9 or 11...it's thick and syrupy, but not boozy. It's awesome, but it's a sipper.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2010 02:22:51 | More by sjccmd
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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
95 out of 100 based on 4,067 ratings.