Dismiss Notice
Microbrew Invitational
Join us June 3 + 4 in Boston and help us drink 300+ beers, ciders, kombuchas, meads, sakes and more!

TICKETS: beeradvocate.com/micro/

Choklat | Southern Tier Brewing Company

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
95
world-class
1,554 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER STATS
Reviews:
1,554
Ratings:
5,102
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
19.44%
 
 
Wants:
474
Gots:
1,052
For Trade:
45
ChoklatChoklat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 1,554 | Ratings: 5,102
Photo of deebo
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this a few times now, enjoyed in the past. Review of a fresh bomber.
Poured into a pint glass a couple fingers of dark tan head atop blackness. The head does not last long. Aroma is big time chocolate and lightly roasted malt. Taste is chocolately, reminds me of Hershey's chocolate syrup, plenty of sweetness atop a fair amount of dark, not heavily roasted, malt. Mouthfeel is quite thick and a bit cloying and syrup-like. Gets boozier as it warms up but not too much. A nice dessert beer that gets marked down for using natural flavors as it gives this beer an artificality I don't love. Still work a drink.

 621 characters

Photo of jaypaul522
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The aroma is very heavily chocolate, with undertone of malt. The taste is very well balanced, and surprisingly the alcohol doesn't overpower the chocolate and malts. The after-taste is very pleasant. The body is quite full, and this is a very drinkable stout. Overall, very enjoyable.

 284 characters

Photo of Bleer
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great stout, all things most stout lovers love. Boozy and thick with a huge kick of chocolate. This one smells incredible as well. I keep this one on hand when it's available.

 178 characters

Photo of MikeWard
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on tap at knickerbockers in altoona pa. brought to the table in a half pint glass.

black body with small off white head which dissipated quite quickly.

aroma was really pleasing to a sweet tooth chocaholic like me. strong chocolate aromas.

taste, well, the heavily roasted malts kinda overwhelmed the chocolate a bit. while some might enjoy this a lot, i was left wishing they were a little less roasted.

feel was on the thin side of medium.

overall, a decent enough beer, would likely get again.

 503 characters

Photo of hophugger
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Initial look, aromas were amazing. Milk chocolate abounds and was excited to drink. Taste was great with a nice earthiness, lots of chocolate, subdued coffee and a sweet lactose feel. After that, and as the beer warmed, the bitterness took over and skewed tha balance and took away from the initial excitement

 309 characters

Photo of akolb
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick black. The aroma has powerful chocolate and coffee. Smells like a mocha. The taste is sweet with dark chocolate and cocoa powder. The body is a bit light. This beer is for chocolate-lovers. A good desert beer, but not something I'd drink on a regular basis.

 271 characters

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark black. Not much head.

S: Dark chocolate, brownie mix.

T: Follows nose, with a little heat.

F: Full bodied, thick and creamy.

O: Top notch. Like drinking chocolate but with a buzz.

 197 characters

Photo of cmf
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark, dark brown pour with the typical small head, a little larger than a standard stout. Tip: pour it fast to get a thicker head. Delicious sweet chocolate aroma. Watery in the mouth, but tastes sweet and like beer with a desert flavor rather than the other way around. This is not a thick beer. Overall, not my thing, but better than the other chocolate stouts.

 367 characters

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark brownish-black with a mocha colored head. Aromas and flavors are hugely dominated by dark chocolate, some molasses, hints of blackberry, hints of chocolate milk, and some earthy qualities which round out the flavor. Creamy and low carbonation. Overall a really great dessert style beer.

 300 characters

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a regular stout I guess: very dark with not a whole lot of head.

I love the smell! The aroma is all chocolate, as if someone just baked a chocolate pie.

Wow. When buying a beer like this, there's always a risk of it being bland, not complex, or only getting some of what it promises. No - this beer delivers. There's so much chocolate up front. It's mostly sweet milk chocolate, like Hershey's. Very tasty. There's also some roasty qualities on the back, and a nice bitter finish.

Mouth feel is on the thinner side of thick. Nice and smooth, velvety.

Love this beer. Although the flavor is not super complex, it doesn't need to be. It's a wonderful chocolaty treat.

 684 characters

Photo of ajm5108
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very few beers if any have nailed the incorporation of chocolate on both the nose & pallete quite as well as this one. The aroma is rich milk chocolate, sweeter & less robust than a darker chocolate, but it works great with the roasted malt bill. Flavors is decadent and thick, again it is mostly a lighter milk chocolate flavor but it is very pronounced without being over-the-top or cloying. Some cacao bean, vanilla and dark malt flavors as well. Not sure how many in a row I could have, but it is in the top tier of desert beers.

 533 characters

Photo of Bennybgood7
4.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect. Creamy dark chocolate on the nose, dark chocolate finishing with a milk chocolate creaminess. Full and creamy mouthfeel, no alcohol taste. Best of the best.

 168 characters

Photo of Beginner2
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I tend not to indulge in the chocolate beer scene, but glad I did here.
Looks inviting, but the smell lets me know that chocolate belongs in this ale.
The taste is on the bitter, oily side; but balanced. (That's the way I like my coffee, too.)
Mouthfeel? Smooth and totally unaware that this is 11%.
Try this beer if you want to get to Chocolate Heaven.
And if you want to go back again, buy two bottles.

 405 characters

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured black on draft with single finger head.

Smell is chocolate, and lots of it! Some malts too, kind of toasty.

Taste is super decadent chocolate. Kind of reminds me of a good chocolate milk shake. Malta kick in midway and bitterness transitions to forefront late. Full bodied, chewy and foamy with slightly dry finish.

Overall, this was delicious! Pretty well balanced considering how sweet it is and unbelievably easy to drink for 10%, no alcohol detected whatsoever.

 479 characters

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super solid chocolate stout. I think this one compares pretty nicely to Rogue Chocolate stout. It's not quite as balanced as I would like, and comes off as a little bitter on the finish, but the chocolate is still really nice in this one.

 238 characters

Photo of HopBomb515
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with a nice tan head that fades and laces well. Notes ranging the entire chocolate span, milk chocolate, malted chocolate, cocoa,sweet dark and bitter dark chocolate. Velvety smooth mouthfeel, no hint of alcohol, coating and creamy with a chalkiness on the finish. Wow, this exceeded my expectations. Great feel, fantastic and complex for something that focuses on one flavor profile.

 400 characters

Photo of Grugalug
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a not quite jet black that is nonetheless opaque. With an aggressive pours gives a nice two fingers of tan head that after about 5 minutes or so are nothing more than a ring around the top. I always seem to be biased toward the look of porters and stouts but oh well, it looks good! (4.25)

S- ENORMOUS chocolate. They are not kidding when they say made with real chocolate or whatever. Definitely caramel in the background as well, as well as a bit of toffee, with just a hint of roast and coffee. No burnt or smoke in this one but. It's truly something to experience. (5)

T- Dark chocolate, dark fruits, and quite a bit of hop bitterness. The substantial caramel that was in the background in the aroma really isn't present here for me. I slight smokiness is perceived as well. While chocolate is still the most dominant characteristic, not as remarkable as the nose. Nonetheless, still solid. (4)

F- Fairly creamy, just enough carbonation. Interesting to me that their site describes it as being "heavier bodied". While no one would mistake it for a Bud, I find it to be fairly medium bodied for an Imperial Stout. Either way, it's what I expected. (4)

O- A very interesting beer with a unique and incredible aroma. Unfortunately for me, the taste doesn't quite live up to the standard that is set by the nose, but even so this a really good Imperial Stout and one that I think all stout lovers should try. (4.31)

 1,442 characters

Photo of PA-hunter
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into glass. 10%abv

Appearance- Pours a dark reddish brown with tan head quick to dissipate. Opaque and coal black as seen in the glass.

Smell- Warmed and melted intense aroma of dark chocolate. Chocolate over rules any other smells.

Taste- Roasted malts give way to velvety waves of dark choclate upon the palate. Fresh cocoa abounds. Hints of vanilla as well as some warming alcohol is felt. Bitterness picks up slightly in the finish with a bit of smokiness.

Mouthfeel- Heavy in body with low carbonation.

Overall- This one reminded me of melted chocolate. Use of real chocolate and backing that up with the appropriate malts seems to of been well done. The alcohol burn was evident however and could of been more masked. A flavorful dessert of a beer.

 778 characters

Photo of dbl_delta
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (DOB 10/22/15) into pint glass. Pours like used motor oil - dead black, thick and viscous. Light brown head. Initial impression is (d'oh) dark bittersweet chocolate. Like liquid chocolate cake icing. There's a tiny bit of hops in the finish, but not much. Thick mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Alcohol is not at all evident.
This is not a beer that I could take in large doses, but it sure is fun as an occasional indulgence.

 439 characters

Photo of arizcards
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from Craft Beer Hop Stop on Veteran's Day for $10.99. Bottled on 10/27/15.

Beer poured black with a nice tan head that has some hang time.

Nose is of dark cocoa but kind of different...hard to describe.

Taste is bitter dark cocoa well played into a mildly roasted malt base. There is enough hopping to balance things out nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall a very nice beer that is fine as the beer of the night or paired with something chocolatey for dessert!

 505 characters

Photo of Tilly
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: Thickish, Black, riot beer ran scant head but a decent enough lacing.
A: Sweet chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malts with a hint of alcohol.
T: Bitter, sweet chocolate, cocoa, dark berries, roasted coffees and malts, hints of vanilla
M: Heavy body, very fine balance of all of the complexed flavours.
O: This is a tremendous offering from Southern Tier. Far and away one of the best tasting IS I've had to date.

 414 characters

Photo of damndirtyape
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle - DOB 10/22/15, 2:12PM. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Black with no light coming through. Thin dark tan head with some occasional strands of lacing that slowly slid back down the glass.

Smell: Exactly like a rich medium percentage-cacao content dark chocolate bar, with a nice underlying sweetness. With a swirl there is some hint of alcohol in the nose.

Taste: Very rich. Bittersweet chocolate at the start and finish, with a solid rich sweetness in the middle. Some coffee notes as well. Bitterness at the finish does take on some herbal/leafy qualities, but mixed in with the bitterness you would get from a very high cacao content dark chocolate bar. Pretty obvious that this beer lives up to its name.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy with just right carbonation. Definitely coats the mouth and teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: As often with this brewery - a rich sweet full flavored dessert in a bottle, but definitely still an American Imperial Stout. So good I wish I had the 22oz bomber rather than the 12oz bottle, but this beer is quite good and is definitely worth having again. Very good by itself as a slow sipping and savoring beer, but would be good with a steak or burger. Definitely a beer for those with a sweet tooth, like me!

 1,285 characters

Photo of JHogan02
4.87/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

1rst taste. Loved Oranj Chocolat.Didn't see any reviews on that though I know it's seasonal. Have a few stored and like this just as much. Beautiful smell look and color.As with the oranj not over powering with the flavors and not boozy.

 237 characters

Photo of CFram
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Looks like liquid chocolate when it comes out. A little too carbonated but pours a fine head. Nice sweet-to-bitter chocolate taste. Fun beer to share on an occasion.

 165 characters

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Exactly what it says on the tin.. ..looks like liquid chocolate, smells like cocoa powder, taste is strong chocolate again, manages to remain smooth without being too sweet,its liquid chocolate, excellent.

 208 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,554 ratings.