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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4,214 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,214
Reviews: 1,429
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 399
Gots: 625 | FT: 33
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-14-2007)
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Photo of brownbeer
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bomber.

Pitch black color with a head that falls quickly.

Aroma is pure chocolate, similar to hershey's syrup drizzled over a hershey kiss.

Taste is spot on rich, sweet chocolate with a full body that hides the alcohol well.

While I can't drink a lot of this, it is a great conversation piece that goes over well even among non-beer drinkers.

brownbeer, Sep 05, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Goldfishman, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

pearljam118, May 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Beezee, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

dgeebs07, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

unclekeith, Mar 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Mikexw, Jun 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of ZimZamZoom
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very opaque black beer, with a creamy looking tan head that is low but dense. It fades to a thin layer without lacing, but compliments the beer nicely.

This beer has a crazy chocolaty aroma, like Hershey's dark only darker. I'm talking Midnight Reverie here. Some nice hop spice compliments this not-so-sweet chocolate. Even some nose-tingling alcohol warmth in this aroma. I know there's a ton of malt in this beer, but there is nothing inherently malty about the aroma.

Bitter yet smooth dark chocolate is the first flavor. Alcohol warmth and hoppy spice contribute to an overall effect of an alcoholic chocolate milkshake. The thick, rich mouthfeel of this big-bodied stout pretty much round out that effect.

Some beers have a chocolaty feel to them. This beer *is* chocolate, the most aptly named beer I've ever had. Not something I could drink a bunch of, and not even something I'd like to have often, but it's a great sipper, and a well done chocolate beer. Hell, if you're going to do it...do it!

ZimZamZoom, Sep 12, 2010
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

tpauer, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Gushue3, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

sunofneurot, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of martyl1000
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Side Door Grill & Tap, Madison.

The only drawback here: it's more melted milkshake than beer. Is that a bad thing?

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martyl1000, Feb 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Bdel34, May 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

meanmutt, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

IrishGermanAmerican, Dec 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Benesi88, Nov 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Robyn, Apr 09, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Sizeable and medium dense dark tan head tops a deep dark liquid that is a nearly black cocoa brown. Respectable retention and light lacing.

S: One of the most chocolate intense noses existent in a beer. Serious cacao beans along with some opulent cookielike and biscuit presence. Bitter chocolate but sweet malts. Not incredibly complex, but the intention here is on the chocolate--hence the name--and so is done very well.

T: Bitter cocoa dominates throughout the taste experience. Sweet biscuit and cookielike elements on the tip of the tongue, then a roasty quality pops up along the extremities of the tongue, leaving a dry roast finish. Little bittering and flavors toward the back of the tongue, allowing the chocolate to remain dominant. Well done stout that puts the focus on the chocolate, though not as opulently rich as one may expect.

M: Full body, but perhaps on the lighter side for an 11% imperial stout. Good creamy mouthfeel though, and smooth medium carbonation.

D: Exceptionally balanced for an 11% imperial stout. The sweet malts hit the tongue first, then the dry roasty finish primes the tongue for the next sip. Beyond the chocolate, not as intense as most beers of this strength.

vacax, Jun 01, 2009
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

jjheinrichs, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

zenithberwyn, May 10, 2014
Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,214 ratings.