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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4,551 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,551
Reviews: 1,465
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 429
Gots: 779 | FT: 40
Brewed by:
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:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

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Ratings: 4,551 | Reviews: 1,465 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MNishCT77
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle purchased at Cleveland Park Wine & Liquors in NW D.C., 2013 vintage (couldn't find a bottling date), poured into my NEBCO Gandhi-Bot snifter glass, drank 12/20/13 over an hour

A: 3/3 - pitch black, no clarity, poured with a creamy mahogany head that settled into a subtle glass lacing with some mild froth on top. moderate alcohol legs, low-to-moderate carbonation

S: 11/12 - as advertised, rich Belgian milk chocolate, marshmellow and some coffee notes, but the star of the show is certainly chocolate

T: 18/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a soft bitterness supplied by the chocolate and roasted malts; in the middle of the mouth, there's a subtle creaminess with a chocolate-caramel sweetness; albeit there is some alcohol, this certainly doesn't taste like a 10% ABV beer, and the mild aftertaste makes this dangerously drinkable

M: 4/5 - creamy but thinner than I expected in a big American stout; again, moderate alcohol body and subtly inviting aftertaste

O: 9/10 - I have heard/read the hype about this beer as one of the best chocolate stouts, and I certainly had high expectations, which this beer didn't fail to satisfy; the chocolate aroma/flavor is intense and the only beer that I think approaches its chocolate intensity is Rogue's Double Chocolate Stout (and based on my recollection, these two beers are remarkably similar); in sum, this is one of the best dessert beers that I've tried and recommended to any big stout and chocolate lovers

TOTAL = 45/50

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of StoutAsian
1.62/5  rDev -62%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I was really excited when I stumbled across this beer at my local store and read the great reviews on BA about it. I picked up a 22 oz bomber and chilled it to enjoy tonight. Within a few seconds of opening this bottle, the smell of sweet milk chocolate and alcohol filled the air. It poured deep dark brown with a thick tan head that dissipated within 2-3 minutes. The first sip was decent, big milk chocolate flavor and little alcohol presence, but I'm not a milk chocolate fan and I knew it was going to be too sweet for my liking. As the beer got warmer it became horrible. The taste and smell of alcohol became overwhelming and the chocolate flavor became super strong. I would liken the flavor of this beer to someone melting a Hershey bar in a glass of rubbing alcohol. Back to my Founders breakfast stout now...

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of spense727
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - It's dark, kinda like you'd expect a chocolate stout.
Smell - Creamy, chocolatey marshmallow. Not like a smore though, cuz that has graham cracker. But if you had a smore that was chocolate and marshmallow, its like that.
Taste - Chocolately. Smooth. Nestle Quik.
Mouthfeel - Delicious
Overall - Delicous. Did I mention delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of tmm313
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled: 11/26/12
Drank: 12/17/13

A - Basically pitch black. Poured no head, but left a thin ring around the surface. Light lacing and nice alcohol legs.
S- Big, rich chocolate. Decadent. Rich caramel, slight tropical and dark fruits when you really dig in.
T- Rich chocolate up front followed by caramel, roasted malts, and light licorice from the booze. Finish is roasty, a touch spicy, and bitter chocolate. Nicely crafted and complex.
M- Medium body. Creamy on the tongue. Very drying with a bitter aftertaste.
O- This was a good beer. I enjoyed the experience, but I could only drink it occasionally. The dryness and bitterness at the end was a touch overwhelming at times; however, overall, this was a nicely crafted beer with a ton of flavor and nice dynamics. I give it an A.

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,551 ratings.