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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,656
Reviews: 1,489
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 438
Gots: 834 | FT: 38
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

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22oz Bomber
1/11/14

Amazing smell of chocolate and caramel. Light carbonation. Very dark brown/black.
Thick/heavy bodied with just enough bitterness.
This is one of the best chocolate stouts I have ever tried. The only negative is that there is no
way that I could finish a bomber on my own. With the amount of sweetness and the heaviness, I wish this came in a 10 or 12oz bottle.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Southern Tier Choklat
Draft at Blue Dust
1/12/14

Aroma 10/12
Strong rich deep sweet dark chocolate and cream with dark and cholcoate malt coming through.

Appearance 3/3
Opaque. Deep dark brown color.
Tan creamy head that lingers.
As the head fades it leaves a pleasant thin layer of creamy foam and sticks solidly to the sides of the glass.

Flavor 18/20
Strong hop bitterness dominates with dark chocolate and lactose cream.
Sweet dark chocolate and lactose cream aftertase with a lingering backbone of hop bitterness to balance.
As it warms the dark chocolate comes through as the dominant flavor with a backdrop of lactose cream sweetness, rich dark and chocolate malts and a continuation of the bitter balancing backbone.

Mouthfeel 5/5
Full bodied. Thick and creamy while still going down smooth. Medium high carbonation. Exactly what is expected of the style.

Overal Impression 9/10
This hits everything right for a solid American imperial stout. It makes no bones about being a chocolate stout and is rich and creamy to complement the highlighted ingredient. Many, this reviewer included, will appreciate the strong sweet creamy rich dark chocolate profile balanced by the hop bitterness, but to make a well rounded beer for the style, bringing the roasted malts through a tad more would help to balance the flavor and add more complexity to the character. If one of the methods for masking the malts was by an extra large amount of lactose during the boil, perhaps reducing the quantity of lactose would bring out the roasted dark malt profile.

45/50

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4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark, dark, dark brown with a thin cap of tan head.

Aroma: As the name implies, chocolate, mostly cocoa and kind of a sweeter, hot chocolate power aroma and faint hints of tobacco.

Taste: Roasted malt, mild burnt notes, lot of creamy chocolate, becoming more bittersweet in the middle where there is a mild hop bitterness which is enhanced by some prickly carbonation. The finish is chalky with lots of lingering bittersweet chocolate and a little earthy bitterness.

The Rest: Creamy, chocolatey delicious. Dessert in a bottle.

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4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/26/2012. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, fudge, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, light coffee, toast, light vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of dark chocolate and dark/roasted malt notes; with great strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, fudge, toffee, roasted malt, light coffee, toast, light vanilla, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, fudge, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, light coffee, light vanilla, light herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible balance, robustness, and complexity of chocolate and dark/roasted malt flavors; with a great sweetness/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding chocolate imperial stout. All around awesome balance and complexity of chocolate and dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber by the Mrs down the side into a pint glass(take that pour for what its worth). ;)

A: Inky brown-black. Looked thick going in. No head(pour?). No lace.

S: Sweet, chocolatey goodness. I get a bit of roasted malt too.

T: My initial thought was: Hershey's chocolate syrup. Then I got the stout roast profile followed by the usual Imperial stout whack of alcohol(to me it always tastes like brandy). I get that typical bitter chocolate taste, with a hint of banana, at the end.

M: Initially I was very disappointed. Came across very thin to my palate. But as it warmed up, the body really came into its own.

O: a really well done chocolate stout. I'd buy again.

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2013 22 oz Bomber.

A: Silky black with no head or lacing.

S: Sweet chocolate mixed with vanilla and marshmallow. Reminds me of a bad vanilla porter. Kind of nauseating.

T: Tastes much better than it smells. Starts off super sweet with chocolate and vanilla but ends off with a solid imp stout.

M: Full bodied and thick. Usually chocolate stouts end up tasting more like chocolate porters to me but this lives up to it's name.

O: A great beer. Would buy again.

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The pour was dark black with a one finger head that was a blend of espresso and khaki color. It diminished rather quickly. The lacing was sparse.

Upon lifting my glass to my nose, I immediately sensed a very sweet, almost Hershey syrup like aroma that was simply wonderful. The chocolate was sweet but there was also hints of burnt sugar and marshmellows. Was I drinking beer, or chocolate milk?

The taste was dark chocolate right away with a blast of sugar that lead to a hint of raisin. As the beer warmed, the chocolate subdued a bit and gave way to a marshmellowy, vanilla flavor.

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Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,656 ratings.