Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,468
Reviews: 1,451
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 424
Gots: 727 | FT: 41
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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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Photo of stewart124
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle from 2009

Tons of bakers chocolate as soon as the cap is popped.

More vanilla and dark chocolate in the nose.

Reddish hues round out this dark black stout. Head lingers initially then dwindles down to next to nothing.

Very silky smooth body. Slightly warming as I drink. Plenty of roasted malts with a superb dark chocolate character that melts into a milk chocolate feel. This eventually turns to a mexican vanilla character. Simply delicious.

Tons of Belgian dark chocolate. This is so easy to drink. very well-rounded. The hops blend beautifully and complement this double stout so well.

This is really a delicious stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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2/5  rDev -53.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of rallison
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to brandoman63 for this one!

A: Dark black with a 1/2 finger tan head that leaves a touch of lacing.

S: Wow. Tons of chocolate truffle here. Vanilla. Think of the smell of good hot chocolate. It's along those lines. Honestly have never smelled something quite like this. I'm loving it.

T: Rich, milky chocolate. Slight hoppiness at the end. Touch of roasted character. Rich milk chocolate is oh so tasty. This is truly one dessert beer.

M: Rich and very creamy. Alcohol is virtually nonexistent. Definitely doesn't taste like 11%!

D: Extremely drinkable. This goes down way too easy.

Highly recommended. This beer is a great, chocolatey, dessert beer. And a unique one at that. This is one worth hunting down.

Edit: Had a bottle the other day. This beer, in my opinion, does not age well at all.

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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

I've been wanting to try this beer for quite a while now and am finally entering it in from my notes.

It pours about as thick and dark as a double stout is able to, looking a bit like a combination between a melted milkshake and day old coffee. The aroma is chocolate pure and simple, dark chocolate and milk chocolate with some underlying roastiness, just seems like a bit of overkill to me, though still quite a remarkable aroma. Flavor and feel are off the charts unique, like nothing I've ever had before. It tastes a bit too much like Swiss Miss cocoa and covers most of anything else interesting that could be happening in this beer, thick and sweet, super chewy but has a slight gritty feel, (maybe this is swiss miss?) I have the drinkablility rated higher because it is completely unique and needs to be tried at least once, plus it doesn't taste half bad either.

Photo of larryarms847
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ncvbc
3.35/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Deep and dark, basically black. Thin to medium tan head, not much retention. Smell is overwhelmingly dark chocolate. Some sugary sweetness to it but mostly dark, bitter, melted chocolate. I like this, I think...is it beer, though? Smells like it should be in solid form rather than liquid. Taste is pretty nice. Definitely an assault with the chocolate again. Dark, rich, liquid chocolate. What more can be said? Oh yeah, it gets really sweet. I like this better than the smell because it adds a hint of roast to the mix along with a faint green hop bitterness. Still, though...the chocolate, it's lovely. Just too much chocolate, not enough beer. Close to a full bodied brew with a good feel for sure. Good level of carbonation. I wish this were more drinkable but unfortunately for me, it's not. Takes quite a while to consume. I'd prefer splitting this with three people, even. One of those brews that is on the brink of being brilliant but it's just slightly held back. Add a touch more roast, a little more depth, and this is one amazing brew. As is, it's quite one-dimensional and reminds me of Mike Tyson. It packs a heavy chocolate punch but has too many other issues to be a consistent knockout...damn, that was bad.

Photo of jeonseh
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Finally got to try this one and have to thank bwyker for this one as it was from a great trade and poured into my snifter.

A - A pitch black color comes off of this one and looks like it is rather thin with a chocolate brown carbonation trailing up the sides of the glass. A small head that doesn't stick around too long but sits on top in small bouts of carbonation that sits on top of the beer.

S - Smells like a nice powered chocolate. Actually reminds me of opening up a box of Nesquik and the smell that one gets from that. There is also a bit of caramel creaminess and a light bit of hops in there as well. There is also some coffee roastiness mixed in with the sweet chocolate as well.

T - oh wow definitely does not lie when it says it is chocolate! Got a nice deep chocolate taste that comes in from all sides and just overwhelms the mouth. There is also a nice milk flavored creaminess in there as well. There is also a nice bit of hops in there as well that adds some extra bitterness in there that keeps the chocolate from being overpowering. It also adds in some nice complexity to the sweetness and prevents this from being a normal chocolate stout. The aftertaste is surprisingly a bit more towards the hops side at first and then after that the taste is really a nice deep dark chocolate. A lot like biting into some deep 80% cocoa Lindt chocolate that leaves a deep, burnt chocolate taste in the mouth. Also have to say it does a dangerous job of hiding the alcohol taste as well especially given the 11% ABV.

MF - Not as thick as I expected at all but not at all near thin. There is a nice light carbonation in there that goes well with the cocoa aspect of the beer. The afterfeeling of the beer is mostly a nice warm feeling and light carbonation as well. The warm feeling goes along with making this warm you up like a glass of warm hot chocolate. Lovely to have on a winter's night.

D - this is really a drinkable beer and one that I would buy a ton of if I could get my hands on it. It was definitely worth a BCS in a trade to try this one. It would make a great dessert beer that you could drink by itself or would be good against the vanilla sweetness of some ice cream. Really easy to drink especially given the alcohol and the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Lunch
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia, MD into a 12oz. snifter at the approriate temperature (03/05/10)

A: Pours a deep, rich, motor oil black caped off with avery small tan head that dissipates almost immediately leaving no lacing whatsoever.

S: Wonderful aroma of milk chocolate, dark chocolate and coca with some roasted malt.

T: The chocolate theme continues and the palate is assaulted with a rich milk chocolate like no other beer I have ever had. Layers of dark chocolate, cocoa and roasted malt and a slight hop bitterness round out this superb chocolate imperial stout.

M: Extremely thick and viscous with low, but appropriate carbonation along with a slight alcohol burn.

D: The excellent chocolate flavor and aroma keep you coming back for more and more with an 11% abv. hidden to near perfection, but its richness does limit drinkablity slightly.

Overall if you are looking for an outstanding chocolate imperial stout, look no further. This beer is even better on-tap than it is out of the bottle. My highest recommendation

Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,468 ratings.