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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,165
Reviews: 1,426
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 389
Gots: 608 | FT: 33
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Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-14-2007)
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4.04/5  rDev -4.9%

Shawn_Money, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of macrosmatic
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into an over-sized wine glass.

A: Very dark, essentially black. Opaque with a thin tan head and no visible carbonation.

S: Dark chocolate, cacao, lactose creamy sweetness, and hints of vanilla.

T: Big chocolate flavors (dark and semi-sweet), sweet lactose, hints of coffee flavor from the roasted malt. Roasted bitterness with some chocolatey sweetness into the hang.

M: Thick sticky mouthfeel, heavy body, alcohol noticeable but it doesn't seem "hot". Low carbonation sensation.

O: It delivers what it promises - a big chocolate imperial stout. Plenty of lactose used makes it seems almost like chocolate milk. It is tasty, but maybe the sweetness is little over the top after more than just a glass. A good dessert beer.

macrosmatic, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Hab11
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a 22 oz. bomber. Color is black at night with a creme brûlée colored head. Smell is a cross between Hershey's original syrup and Smucker's chocolate candy shell. There is also a slight Mexican spicy hot chocolate undertone. Definitely feel the bitter chocolate upfront that surrenders to the sweet and finishes to a cream on the tongue with a almost numbing zestiness on the gums. As far as tast goes this is where my only complaint comes in an it's not really a complaint. After a few sips it builds with sweetness. I would have to drink this as a desert beer and don't think I could have more than one. With its high alcohol content I would definitely need a ride home if out. For its style it's spot on but I wish it were a hair more relaxed with the sweetness and the Abv so that I could enjoy more than one in a sitting.

Hab11, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of daveytheformer
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pours a solid black with a thin lacy beige head.

Smells sticky and sweet like dark chocolate and caramel.

Tastes very similar to the aroma with a tad bitterness and roasted malt character to to fight off the chocolate syrup characteristic.

Mouthfeel is heavy and thick but not very much alcohol kick for the ABV. Very nicely subdued. Nice carbonation.

Overall very drinkable and probably my favorite of the Blackwater series that I have had so far

daveytheformer, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle split and poured into a Sprecher nonic. 11% ABV, 27 degrees plato, 195 degrees lovibond, ingredients listed, serve at 48 degrees, serve in a snifter.

Thanks to my cousin Dan for the surprise of bringing this over!

A - Clear on the pour but totally black with a massive tan head. Lower retention could be from the alcohol level but it left thick lace all over the glass.

S - Intoxicating aroma of dry, powdery cocoa and rich milk chocolate. The aroma bursts out in the pour. Almost like a tall glass of Ovaltine. Roasted malts hide behind the chocolate nose. The smell transforms into a bittersweet chocolate.

T - Rich flavor profile full of cocoa nibs and mocha with delicate but powerful bittersweet chocolate. The flavor is very robust and rich. Dry roasted malt bitterness finishes it out.

M - Rich, full-bodied and thick to the point of it being filled with melted chocolate. It starts sweet and soft with a smooth texture and slowly progresses to a balanced bitter, dry finish.

D - Very good but a slow-drinking beer that could pair well with tons of deserts. A bit too rich to be anything more than a sipping beer.

BeerFMAndy, Mar 29, 2010
Photo of papat444
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to TheSevenDuffs for this one.

Poured from a 650ml. bottle.

Appearance: A completely opaque brown body with a generous mid-brown colored head.

Smell: Rich milk chocolate, cocoa powder, more milky chocolate. Can almost taste the chocolate.

Taste: The chocolate is light at first then gradually becomes bitter-sweet before morphing into a smooth milky finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy goodness though body is a bit thin and not as full as flavor and ABV would necessitate. Holds its ground a bit though.

Overall: A very tasty stout that could use more robustness but is overall very pleasant to drink.

papat444, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of LeRose
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought in the 22 oz bottle with the expectation that this would be a sweet, dessert type of beer.

Pour - black with a very thin head (I used a SA perfect pint since I don't have a snifter). Probably a touch colder than recommended. The head dissipated fast, leaving a nice ring around the glass. Some nice deep red tints if you catch the light right.

Aroma - the alcohol wasn't hiding here at all, but weakened as it warms up. Dark-sweet chocolate otherwise, not too much else.

Taste - the alcohol still isn't being shy, even warmed up to temp. BIG chocolate up front, very sweet and very bitter but not unpleasantly so. Maybe a little vanilla, definitely a little smokiness in the after taste. Some layering of the flavors here, but dominated by chocolate.

Mouthfeel - seems it has a nice carbonation level and a little bit of a tingle. Not as thick and syrupy as expected (based on the smell, I thought this would be thick like chocolate syrup). Pretty clean overall. Nice warming feeling I assume from the high ABV.

I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, but it would only be a once in a while thing for me. Reserve it for a sweet treat type of occasion.

LeRose, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of cbutova
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Sierra Grille. I have had this about 7 times now, my opinion hasn't really changed so it's time to review it.

A- Pitch black with a dark mocha, creamy head that has pretty good retention. Several rings of thick lace as I sip it down.

S- Pretty much as close to Hershey's Chocolate Syrup as a beer could possibly ever get. It smells like so many good desserts and sweets I have had over the years. Roast malt accompanies the beastly chocolate scent.

T- After the aroma, the taste is a bit of a let down (compared to the latter). It has the chocolate but it is more bitter and not nearly as sweet and milky as the aroma suggests. After a few sips, a strange finish develops that has always puzzled me with this one. Maybe it is just overly roasty and it throws me off. It's not bad but hard to describe.

MF- Nice and creamy moderately thick body. The carbonation is fairly high but accompanies the creaminess quite well. Bitter cocoa and some warmth.

DB- The more I sip, the more the strange aftertaste/finish builds. It is very hard to describe, almost like a popsicle stick flavor when finishing a Haagen-daas. As with other ST Imperial Ales, great aroma but the taste doesn't quite follow up (but still rocks).

cbutova, Jan 08, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one’s been tough to find; must go fast on the shelves. My Southern Tier experience has just been with IPAs so far, and they were a little above average. Needless to say, I’m glad to have my hands on something different.

A: Pitch black, no light shining through; it’s alright, though, because it still manages to glow with a deep, motor-oil shine. The head is fizzy, audibly so – bubbles pop like soda on the top of the body. And, just like soda, the tan fizz sits at a solid inch before instantly dwindling. There’s sparse lacing and just a hair of retention along the edge of the glass, but a lively torrent of bubbles from the center of the glass (over the nucleation site).

S: Sweet lord, this is a chocolaty nose. Such rich chocolate syrup aromas, thick and just a tad bitter; it’s so powerful that it leaves the remaining tones with just a little room to breathe. Under this chocolate waterfall swims some vanilla and woodiness, with a finish of brandy, a hint of fruity hops, and creamy caramel malts. Wondrous, superbly rich, and as chocolaty as you could possibly get.

T: Rich European chocolate first, a thick, loveable flavor – so smoothly decadent. It brings to mind those chocolate truffle commercials with rivers of melted chocolate everywhere and words like “temptation,” “desire,” and “luxury” to describe the taste. Like good chocolate, there’s a bitter note at the end of the taste, leading the palate (in this case) to some salted caramel and pine hop flavors. A bit of nutty, buttery, grainy tastes lay like a foundation below the chocolate, reminding me of a Nutella-covered cracker. Finishes smooth, with a malted milk ball and over-sweet, woody syrup tastes. Very good, but very rich; not a single taste of alcohol for this 10% ABV beer.

M: Thick, just as oily as it looks. It’s a good feel for the style, but it makes this particular brew tougher to drink – I’d love to see the richness countered by a bubbly lightness.

O: Chocolate. This is the most insanely chocolaty beer I’ve ever had; oh god, I think have diabetes now. But it was worth it, because I seriously enjoyed this beer. A bomber might be too much – this is definitely a beer to share – but every sip was really a smooth experience in a sugary wonderland. Delicious!

BarryMFBurton, Mar 20, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottle poured in a 16oz glass

Appearance: Pours syrupy; looks dark black with a thick brownish head. I cannot see through the glass.

Smell: an explosion of Chocolate blended with dark roasted malt. It is very sweet to the nose.

Taste: sugary chocolate, sweet dark roasted malt, with a hint of alcohol. Tastes reminds me of an alcohol chocolate milk type beer.

Mouthfeel: syrupy, thick bodied with little carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall, This is a great RIS. Probably one of my favorite stouts right behind Stone's RIS. The name of this stout truly describes the taste. It is a sweet chocolate explosion in my palate and it is very well balanced with the alcohol and the malt flavors.

Tonmeister, Jun 28, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an over sized wine glass.

A: Pours a dark brown, pushing black, color letting no color through. It has a thin, mocha colored head that dissipates quickly. It looks a lot thinner than I was anticipating.

S: The aroma is an orgiastic feast for the senses. Strong, sweet milk chocolate is the backbone. Some roasted malts and dark, bitter chocolate finish it off.

T: The taste isn't as remarkable as the aroma, but is still quite admirable. Roasted malts and dark bitter chocolate are stronger here than the aroma. Milk chocolate makes a slight appearance towards the finish.

M: Definitely thinner and more watery than it should be. It is kind of flat and finishes on the bitter side. It does hide the alcohol deceivingly well.

O: The appearance and feel were a bit of a let down, but the aroma and taste certainly made up for it. Despite some flawed aspects, I will definitely enjoy picking this up again some time.

BilbosNuts, Apr 20, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Mid!

Notes from 08/10/12
*22oz bottle to snifter glass

A: Pours the darkest shade of brown in color. Doesn’t look crazy thick but virtually opaque with a thin fizzy root-beer head. Low retention and some oily streaks line the glass at each sip.

S: Smell is a delectable assortment of mixed chocolates combined with the deepest, darkest, roast grains. A dash of vanilla crème and light alcohol notes round out the nose. Pretty awesomely rich aroma. Like wafting in some chocolate fondue.

T: Tastes like a chocolate fudge brownie. Amazing chocolate notes with a real pure cacao character. I get some lesser notes of coconut, licorice, and a bit of tootsie roll. Dark roast grains lend to a hint of coffee with some earthy wet wood. There is a light herbal hoppy kick that brings in some nice balance to the overall sweet brew. Alcohol is evident but not overbearing. Probably the most chocolate forward beer I have come across.

M: Feel is actually much thinner and lighter than anticipated. Still on the heavier side and very oily slick in texture but with a decent amount of drying in the finish to give nice balance.

D: A great desert beer to share among friends. I actually enjoyed this and found it more approachable than the Mokha.
The full 22oz was a bit much on my own so I made some killer brownies utilizing about ½ cup in the batter. Highly recommended.

Nugganooch, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of JDizzle
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this growler from Party Town in Florence, Ky.

A: This pours with little, or no head. It is BLACK in color.-to the point you can't see any color other than black when holding up to a light.
S: It smells amazing! I catch a little roasted vanilla, but dark and bittersweet choklat is over the top. It dominates this beer.
T: It taste like you are drinking a milkshake while eating a chocolatte candy bar. It is very sweet with a little bit of warmth in the chest after gong down. Very good, not sure a growler is a "best buy" when I am drinking it by myself. A 22oz bomber may even be too much.
D: The sweetness got to me over time, but I love ST beers and I think it's wonderful dessert beer for the chocolatte lover. I love that it's 11% and you can't really taste it!

JDizzle, Feb 23, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours shiny black with a foamy tan head. Minimal lacing, and head shrinks down to a rocky collar around the outside of the glass.

S - Wow, just full bore chocolate here. Reminds me of popping the top off a tub of Quick chocolate mix when I was a kid. No real malts or coffee here, but it's OK because the chocolate is so damn good.

T - Again, it's chocolate. Sweet and dark chocolate hit immediately, milk chocolate hits a bit later. I get some sweet cherry, and it finishes with a hint of clean hops to clean the palate.

M - Medium to thick body, creamy, really nice. Little more carbonation then expected.

D - Excellent, the chocolate is never too sweet and it has just enough bitterness to even it out. Never really tasted the booze.

chilly460, Feb 17, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first review on BA after about a year of trolling/research.

appearance = Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Not much head. Little to none carbonation. VERY dark in color.

smell = Extreme chocolate and cocoa. Aroma is almost of a chocolate syrup for ice cream, but lightly roasted.

taste = WOW! From the beginning, the chocolate is very forward. Hints of the barrel, as well as cherry and vanilla. Well balanced and not overdone, though. It's very easy to sip on like you would a chocolate milkshake as a kid after your soccer game. Might pair well with a medium rounded cigar or as an after dinner drink.

MF = a little thicker and heavier than average. Not too much, though. Coats the mouth just a little bit, but not enough for me to consider drinking it.

Drinkability = Very smooth and tasty. Definitely one worth sharing with a mild or medium cigar with friends after dinner. I will search this one back out to backstock for a special occasion.

HisDorian, Jan 29, 2009
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Black with mahogany highlights, tan head, very little retention, some leg/lace.

S: HUGE Bittersweet/bakers chocolate aroma, with underlying hints of molasses and port. The chocolate is phenomenal, but if it wasn't quite so overwhelming, this aroma would be a '5'.

T: Chocolate; VERY warming alcohol, like a chocolate martini; good bitterness, hint of molasses. Again wonderful, but a little one-dimensional.

M: Really well-attenuated (considering the strength), quite dry, moderate body has a slight creaminess.

D: It's a sipper.

Derek, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: completely and utterly black with a relatively thin layer (a thin finger or so) of frothy dark-tan foam. Good color, though more head would be nice.

Smell: rich aroma of dark chocolate with a light sweetness mixed in. Smells smooth and creamy. It's a bit one-note, but oh that note.

Taste: big chocolate up front which fades into a maltier finish. There's a small amount of astringency here, but it doesn't seem overly alcoholic. Hops are a bit vegetal, which isn't too uncommon in the style. The very end brings in notes of roasted malt and coffee. If you're in the mood for a chocolate beer, this will fill the bill.

Mouthfeel: big body with a good level of carbonation which leaves a nice creaminess; there is also an awesome silkiness here which I love. Excellent.

Overall: to me, this is a highly enjoyable beer. It drinks far easier than its 11% ABV would suggest. It's not blow-me-away excellent, but it is a highly tasty and competent beer.

flagmantho, Jan 15, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had Choklat in a tulip glass.

Appearance- This one pours a dark brown, and keeps that color with some streaks at the side of the glass. This is about as close to black as you can get. The head is impressive because it will sticks at a solid finger for most of the drink, keeping a mocha color.

Smell- It is a little on the light side, but man that milk chocolatiness is apparent. I like how the sweetness is not overbearing, but it is a bulls eye for chocolate.

Taste- The start of the drink has the milk chocolate flavor of the nose, but by mid drink there is some roast coffee grounds and earthiness.

And by the finish, a general alcohol heat barely peaks through, accompanied by a little dark chocolate. The flavors never fully come together, but it is pretty dang good.

Mouth feel- There is a good creaminess and smooth finish to this one, even despite the slight heat. Maybe it could be a bit bigger and stickier on the palate?

Overall- The nose gives hints of a fantastic milk chocolatiness. However, on the palate, the beer does not come together. The chocolate could be stronger and pervade the palate, without the roasted flavors and alcohol heat being so forward.

Pintofbrown, Aug 10, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks like...chocolate. Dark chocolate. With a creamy tan head that stays longer than expected for a beer so high in alchohol. Nice amount of lacing as well.

Smells like hot chocolate with a hint of coffee. Sounds like an oxymoron but theres also hints of vanilla in there. Doesnt really smell like "beer" except for the slight roasted maltiness but still smells delicious.

The taste at first is a powerful chocolate taste with a little booziness and subtle spice. The chocolate taste does linger between sips but not so refined and I have to admit, it is a little artificial tasting.

The mouthfeel is a lot lighter than I expected it to be. Not necessarily "crisp" with carbination but not as smooth and silky as I had hoped. Could use a little more body for sure.

Overall this is great beer to try at least once. For those that enjoy a dessert beer, this is a must. Its enjoyable and easy to drink considering how high the abv is. If only the texture was a little thicker and the flavors were more natural this could be an A/A+ beer. Almost want to throw a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and make it a float!

RyanLigeia, Jan 02, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Black as night with a moderate head and very little lacing.

S- Chocolate liquor right off the bat. Upon warming up, notes of malt and burnt raisins kick in.

T- Well, the name of this beers does not lie. Rich, dark, and bitter chocolate notes give way to some slight marshmallow notes and toasty malts. I was hoping for a little more nuance to show through upon warming up, but it did not happen.

M- Fairly thin for the style. Slight alcoholic warmth, but not enough to balance things out. Perhaps a little syrupy after some time being open.

D- Well, it is darn tasty. Really, it is just a chocolate blast. Though not extremely balanced, it is actually pretty drinkable. I would not think this was 11% alc. of the bottle did not say so. I drank this on its own. Next time would like tom pair it with a dessert containing some tart and bitter fruits. Man, this just begs to be utilized in cooking application. Add to mole sauce? Perhaps some sort of reduction.

Once again, Southern Tier fails to disappoint.

belhav0322, Jan 21, 2008
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle split with my Girlfriend before we went out. From notes.

A - Poured black with decent carbonation. Film of tan head. No lace and no retention.

S - Chocolate milk strikes me first. Melted chocolate. Chocolate! Some slight vanilla and booze in the background but the milky chocolate notes dominate.

T - A little booze, chocolate is huge, vanilla, burnt sugar, molasses. Less chocolate than the aroma.

M - Good carbonation, full body, sweet, slightly boozy finish.

O/D - Very sweet. Good but obviously one dimensional, yet it does what I think it set out to acheive. Quite good.

tbeckett, Sep 20, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark black with a nice bubbly head and moderate lacing.

S: Chocolate, and lots of it. The smell is dominated by rich dark chocolate aromas, with hints of a boozy alcohol character.

T/M: Lots more chocolate, rich and bittersweet. As it warms up, the alcohol becomes more pronounced, producing a nice balance between that heavy chocolate and the underlying booze. Very rich and creamy.

O: A nice, heavy, delicious stout loaded with chocolate flavor.

sevenarts, Feb 21, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in snifter glass.

Appearance: Motor oil black with asoft head that comes off tan and disappears after a minute or so before taking a sip it was 1/4" at best off the body.

Smell: Before taking a sip you can tell it is a little sweet with hints of chocolate and malt.

Taste: Complex taste that is a borderline four and a half but I have had other double that raise the bar when it comes ot taste. Don't get me wrong it is good with its bitter chocolate feel and just a little sweet.

Mouth: Not sure what the IBUs are on this beer but trust me they must be high. Strong and subtle at the same time. Smooth and sticking.

Overall: This is good beer, not the best imperial stout but damn good. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Jul 24, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

22 ounce bottle acquired in a trade with todd1, thanks for the opportunity to try this top 100 brew, split with girlfriend and her dad tonight, poured into an old Budweiser mug with the three frgos on it

A-Black and oily looking, a little thinner body than expected, 3/4 inch forthy tan head, stuck around for close to ten minutes, nice retention, some lacing at the beginning

S-Chocolate, both milk and dark, roasted sweet malts, noble hops, real cocoa, burned barley, cream, butter, cookies, and more chocolate

T-I was wondering if I was drinking a milkshake or a beer for the first few sips, well maybe that is an exaggeration but I am trying to emphasize how much milk chocolate was in this bad boy, started off with cocoa, sweet malt in the middle filled with candied sugar, almost some coffee flavor in the finish, dry from some hoppiness in the aftertaste as well, got sweeter and thinner as it warmed but went down even less easily, not balanced but I did not expect it to be, lots of chocolate and it was quite tasty but super thick and heavy, limiting how much you can drink

M-Sweet, chewy, and slightly dry mouthfeel, a little syrupy but not very full at the same time, carbonation level was decent, taste lingered a long time, chocolate gave a sweet sensation

D-Could not drink more than ten ounces of this stuff and could barely get my seven or eight down tonight, heavy on the stomach, sweet, alcohol is well hidden though, 11% could definitely get you though

Have not had many Southern Tier brews but this one was one of the better ones I have tasted, most chocolate I have ever tasted or smelled in a beer and yes it even beat out Dr. Dremo's donut stout, this could probably age for several years, would drink again, certainly recommended

Floydster, Jun 08, 2008
Photo of Tucquan
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2011-01-14 at Al's of Hampden in Enola, PA

A - Extremely dark brown with just a little light creeping through at the top edge of the glass. Short tan head with little lacing.

S - One dimensional smell of chocolate but my, oh my, what an abundance of it.

T - A great big wollop of both dark and very sweet milk chocolate. There a bit of hop presence but the aftertaste morphs from very sweet to an astingent coffee biterness with lingering sweetness. This helps disguise the still-apparent high ABV of this tasty brew. I like this but it's almost over the top for syrupy, chocolate flavor.

M - Mouthfeel is heavy with light-medium carbonation. Very thick and creamy.

D - A very fine beer that isn't sessionable for me. One glass is enough since it is so striking in its flavor. I tried mixing it 1/2 and 1/2 with a Hacker Pschorr Hefe and I liked the result a little better. It's as if cutting it allowed more of the nuances of the Choklat to shine through.

Tucquan, Jan 16, 2011
Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,165 ratings.