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Choklat | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

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Reviews: 1,554 | Ratings: 5,102
Photo of Barracudas
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this beer for lunch, maybe I should have had it for dessert! It has an incredible chocolate signature, very smooth, very drinkable and it packs a big punch!

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Photo of Celtics76
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Just had a couple of lobsters, my son is sound asleep, so time for a little dessert. ST Choklat seems like the best option.

This beer pours jet black with brownish head and is impressive looking overall. Smells of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste matches the aroma - bitter dark chocolate with a touch of coffee. But the chocolate flavor is at the forefront here - what I really like is it lingers on the palette well after sipping. And not much booziness to speak of, which is usually the norm with a 10% abv beer.

This is without a doubt one of the best chocolate stouts I've had. Off the top of my head perhaps Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout has a slight edge but that's probably it.

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

Pours motor oil like with copious light brown head and sticky lacing. Smells strongly of milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Tastes with sweet malt forward, quick transition to dark chocolate and a hoppy bite as end note with fairly clean finish. Mouthfeel is thick and milky, ABV well hidden.

Overall, the best chocolate stout I’ve had – not a particularly complex or nuanced stout – but very enjoyable and would make an excellent desert beer or aperitif.

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Photo of JPowell712
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jet black off the pour with a nice brown head. The aroma was sweet and almost like a chocolate candy bar. The taste wasn't as sweet as the smell, it had more of a dark chocolate taste with the bittering of the hops. The taste is still amazing and the strength of the beer was hidden nicely behind a wall of chocolate! Nice roasty aftertaste and a warming sensation in the gut from the 10% ABV. I like this as an after dinner drink... More of a sipper. Very good beer!

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: black with no head
S: chocolate and alcohol
T: again, chocolate and alcohol. Not a sweet chocolate, but not quite bakers chocolate either
F: pretty thick and fairly smooth.

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Photo of Catracho5
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours black with a beige head, no head retention, got a lot of lacing, head was thick and creamy before it dissipated, not seeing any carbonation, looks good.

A: Not getting much on the aroma, sweet chocolate, some roasted malts, coffee, subtle aromas, was expecting brighter aromas, it's mostly chocolate.

T: Not like the nose, big hit of chocolate up front, dark chocolate bitterness, very smooth and drinkable, hint of dark fruits with chocolate, I'm imagining chocolate covered dates or figs, finishes bitter like a dark chocolate bitterness that lingers, very tasty.

M: Creamy and smooth, almost like a milk stout, good balance of carbonation, very nice mouthfeel.

O: Three things I like, beer, dark chocolate, and coffee, this beer has them all, very balanced and drinkable, wonderful mouthfeel, very tasty. I would buy this often if I could get my hands on it.

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Photo of stevoj
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Black Friday. Velvety smooth, aroma confirms beer namesake, flavor brings it all to fruition. Chocolate essence abounds, very smooth despite the high ABV. Silky black pour with spare beige head, but still leaves streaky lacing. Deserving of its reputation.

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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a brandy snifter, very dark brown with minimal head. This may have been due to the small pour. Extremely strong dark chocolate aroma; smooth but a slightly dry finish; the dark chocolate comes out strong on the finish as does a bitter bite.

Clearly the feel and taste of an after dinner drink.

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Photo of Skipple
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jet black pour into snifter.

Smell is amazing. Overpowering chocolate. Smells like a factory.

Intense chocolate taste. Almost one dimensional, but that is not a bad thing. It does one thing incredibly well.

I wish it has a bit more cream to the feel, but silky smooth.

One of the best chocolate stouts I have ever had. Amazingly drinkable. If the bottle didn't say it I would never know it was 10%

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Photo of suzychesser
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer is simply delicious. There is no mistaking the chocolate taste. This one in particular was born in October 2015, so I'd say it is quite fresh. I'm a fan of the Blackwater series and this one may be my favorite.

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Photo of myrixis
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

look: a black hole waiting to consume your very existence
mouth feel:: it feels like the smoothest chocolate silk brushing against your tongue
Taste: like liquid chocolate
overall: its good if you like chocolate!

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Photo of MrWonka
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome. Absolutely awesome. Smells almost identical to Cocoa Puffs the cereal... That's how good it is. Drinks incredibly easy for a 10%alc beer. And it comes in 4 packs this year so that's also a plus. This literally was the first time I've gotten this beer and will b getting it again. A good way to put it is like such: it is a treat and fun to drink. Your gonna feel this one after a 12oz bottle I guarantee it! If u like stouts, chocolate, or Samuel Smith's chocolate stout, you'll love this. Cheers my friends.

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Photo of PhillyJ
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One dimensional? Yes but let it be known this is the king of chocolate stouts. Southern Tier knows big stouts and this is a gem in their lineup. Minimal head lacing non existent the smell is chocolate lovers bliss and the taste definitely follows. The alcohol is so well hidden when it's cold you'll be checking the bottle again. The finish and aftertaste is chocolate punch in the taste buds.. You like chocolate and sweet stouts? You better buy it if you see it because it won't be there long...

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Photo of martinfletwood
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've been waiting for this beer to arrive since I seen it's existence. Priced a little high, but I was excited to give it a try. Can't say I was greatly impressed, but it was definitely a good beer. I've had better beers at a slightly cheaper price, but I'm not mad about the price I paid for the quality of the product. I had yet to have a disappointing beer from Southern Tier. Give it a try.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: [4.50] The beer looks jet black in the glass. It pours out with 1/2 finger of dense mocha head. The head dissipates pretty quickly. The bottle lists the ABV (10.0%). The bottle has a born on date of 10/15/15.

S: [3.75] Semi-sweet chocolate. I get nothing else which is okay but interesting. Typically there will be some coffee/vanilla/roasted malts etc. This is just straight chocolate.

T: [4.00] Doesn't exactly follow the nose. I am getting more roasted malts. There is chocolate but it comes across more as malted chocolate (like Whoppers candy). I think I am getting malted chocolate because there is limited sweetness to the beer.

M: [4.00] A little bit dry. But the beer is thick and coating feeling. The finish is pretty short. There is NO sense of the 10% ABV.

O: [4.00] At exactly 1/2 the ABV I would rather drink Samuel Smith's Chocolate Stout. This has a muddied chocolate taste that doesn't come across that well in the taste. The beer is enjoyable I just feel they could ramp up the chocolate flavor.

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

First had poured from growler into nonic pint and faceted mug. Billed by Southern Tier as the ultimate chocolate beverage since the Mayan Empire, my daughter says Choklat is not "chocolatey" enough. Too chocolate for my preference, making this a (still excellent) specialty beer.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours jet black with a solid cream colored head.

smells like chocolate. chocolate milk with some hops to it. not a bad combination. obviously their is a sweetness to the aroma as well.

taste is fantastic! exactly like chocolate milk! too damn smooth for 10%

this goes down real easy, too smooth for 10%. i may be in trouble!

overall this beer is really good. 10% and it tastes just like chocolate milk.
unrelated to the rating is the price. around here it's $8.99 per bomber or $18.99-$19.99 per 6 pack. that is pricey! great beer but probably won't buy much more of this this season.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter glass. The color is nearly jet black with a thick, creamy mocha colored head and lacing. It's a really attractive pour. It smells like a black and white milkshake with cocoa and vanilla. If I didn't want to drink it, I could just inhale it! I've never tasted a stout this chocolaty. Tons of rich cocoa, sweet caramel, and roasted malts. There is a slight bitterness at the finish; more burnt coffee than hops. This is a medium-bodied stout, lightly carbonated, with a noticeable amount of booze at 10% ABV. Overall, this is the quintessential dessert beer. It would probably be good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it. I can't imagine there's a better chocolate stout out there.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - Pitch black, half finger tan head that quickly dissipated
Smell - CHOCOLATE for days! Very fudgy, roasted malts
Taste - Dark chocolate, sweet chocolate, fudge, roasted malts, hints of smokiness, hints of booze
Feel - Medium/medium plus mouthfeel (wish it was chewier). Lingering bitterness

Overall - A tasty dessert beer.

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Photo of qchic
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big 10%-er and definitely qualifies as a dessert beer without over the top sweetness. Not much head atop its black bod. Smells ridiculously chocolatey (duh) and doesn't let you down in the flavor. Always makes me think of Hershey's syrup, or at least my memory of it. #1 chocolate beer in my book for years.

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Photo of rdipper
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at a local establishment. Strongest chocolate smell of any beer I've had....this would be a good beer for a float! Good taste, very thick feel. Will seek out again!

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Photo of L0ne
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pour is cola brown with significant light penetration and a fizzy head.

Smell and taste is sweet chocolate first and foremost. Nice background of light, roasty malts and a slightly bitter finish, seemingly from some hops. Very tasty overall. The flavor of the chocolate in this one is very reminiscent of Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout. Good stuff!

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Photo of AllDayIPA23
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a glass.

Completely black pour. Small head that disappeared quickly.
A blast of chocolate in the nose.
Loads of chocolate and cocoa upfront in the taste. A little bit of roasted malt.
Very full-bodied with strong carbonation.

I had a great time drinking this beer. I finished a bomber, and wanted more. Would certainly recommend.

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Photo of PlinyBeMiney
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smells amazing, but it's a little watering on the taste. I partially blame that on other high ABV stouts, but to me this beer didn't fulfill its chocolate taste as much when drinking it as it did when smelling it. I will give it another shot the next time I see it around.

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Photo of reds2harleys
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another fine brew from Southern Tier. Pours black w nice foamy head. Tastes just like it should, strong chocolate flavor throughout. Had a bomber last night and enjoyed every sip. Will pick up again for sure.

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Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,554 ratings.