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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,623
Reviews: 1,477
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 435
Gots: 825 | FT: 38
Brewed by:
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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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jamie2dope
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Southern Tier must like their stouts, as this is their third large one in a relatively short period of time. Pours a viscous black color, with very little heading. Aroma is downright intoxicating. It smells just like a tootsie roll, with rich chocolate throughout. Taste, as expected has more chocolate, however it takes on more of a dry milk chocolate, with a slight bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is very thick, as it coats the palate completely. There is also a lingering aftertaste that one is not soon to forget. As for drinkability, this is a beer to sip and savor. Perfect for pairing with dessert, or for that matter having it for dessert. Simply put, Southern Tier are brewing on a different level than many others. This is the best chocolate stout I have ever tasted.

Photo of JRed
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An opaque body with fleeting cinnamon head. Strong aroma of bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, malt, and brown sugar. Intense chocolate flavors ranging from milk chocolate to dark roasted chocolate-covered raisins. Thick in body but quite refreshing despite the high ABV. A dessert stout to rival the best of 'em. Decadent, delicious, and dangerous.

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of brianmandell
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 11/27/13 (about 1 year old)

Dark brown pour with tan head.

Unsurprisingly, smells overwhelmingly of sweet baking chocolate with underlying notes of coffee and roast.

The taste is big on milk chocolate and cocoa. The sweetness is followed but not completely balanced by roasty, bitter malts. The booze is mostly covered but is apparent in the finish.

Medium bodied with thin but creamy carb. It has the consistency of chocolate milk.

This is a pretty tasty sweet chocolate stout. It works well but I'd like it to see it live up to its dessert beer standards and be a little thicker/richer.

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4.64/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into an oversized snifter. Pours ink-black, with a soapy tan head that leaves nice retention when swirled. The bottle lists its ingredients, which are identical to the Mokah version of this beer, save the addition of the Jamaican coffee. Boy, though, what a difference one ingredient makes.

Smells like chocolate heaven, milky cocoa, sugar cane, and malt, with hints of vanilla.

Taste is... pure extract of cocoa. Alcohol warmth, sweet chocolate taste, mild malt, and a hint of bitter to end it. I wish I could reduce this and serve it over ice cream!

Full bodied, this is simply dessert in a glass.

Highly drinkable in small quantities; too bad beer can't be corked and finished two nights later. This is one which you'll need to share with a friend unless you're the ultimate chocoholic!

Photo of martyl1000
4.43/5  rDev +4%
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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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ale207
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part of the amazing Blackwater Series.

Pours out a pitch black with an extremely dark mocha looking head.

The aroma is pure chocolate; milk and dark chocolate, some caramel sweetness, a hint of vanilla and some nice roasty notes.

The taste is rich and complex without being overly sweet or bitter. Tons of milk chocolate and bittersweet dark chocolate notes dominate the beer. There is some subtle vanilla notes, a little bit of caramel/toffee and a decent amount of roasty malt notes.

The body is full and the mouthfeel is extremely rich and creamy.

There is no alcohol taste or smell and only a very small hint of warming as it goes down.

This beer lives up to the name and tastes like liquid chocolate with a decent amount of sweetness and bitterness that balances everything out. An excellent beer and not too expensive.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of azdback
4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my large tulip glass. Deep dark brown as the dark chocolate bars that it was brewed with. Head is two fingers of light brown hot chocolate froth. Lace looks a little sticky, but subsides due to the 11% ABV.

Smell is well.... ah.... chocolate. Dark, Hershey, Godiva, Ghirardelli mixed syrup. It is hard to get much more. There is some roasty smells, mocha or dark, dark coffee. I just want to eat the smell. I hope it tastes as great.

Up front this tastes like creamy, chocolate milk. Maybe a bit less sweet than that, but not far off. A bit of tart molasses in the middle. It ends with a sweet, coffee boozy taste. Kind of like Kahlua, or Creme de Cacao. It also kinda reminds me of a chocolate wafer cookie. The overall taste is ultra roasty in all the right ways!

The mouth is silky, smooth and rich. Throw the chocolate into this mix and the mouth is really like chocolate milk. There is not a lot of carbonation in this one but it is not missed at all!!

Overall... Ever drank an Oreo? Minus the cream filling? Well get your hands on this or maybe just take the filling out of 8 or 12 Oreos, pour in some decent Imperial Stout and add some Kahlua and blend. That's the cheap way to try this one. Otherwise contact BA xanok like I did and set up a trade. Thanks again xanok. Phenomenal and a must try!!!!

Photo of IronLover
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Deep black in color. Poured with dense,  dark beige foam that slowly reduced to a wispy  cap. The aroma is truly amazing. Rich, sweet, freshly melted melted, milk chocolate aroma, with sweet milky, vanilla and dark roasted malt notes. Velvety smooth feel with a slowly drying feel through the middle. Sweet milk chocolate flavors over top dark  roasted malt. Earthy hop bitterness is slowly introduced and adds some balance to the chocolatey sweetness through the middle to the end. Finished with a touch of sweet chocolate followed by dark roasted malt and a touch of boozy heat. A truly phenomenal stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

A: poured into a snifter to a jet black beer topped by a finger of dense tan head that fades quickly and leaves no lacing.
S: smells of bittersweet and dark chocolate with a little bit of roasted malt
T: taste is chocolate spanning the spectrum from sweet milk to bitter dark and roasted malt. swallow is more chocolate, burnt sugar and roasted malt with a slight alcohol tinge toward the back
M: thick and velvety in the mouth with soft carbonation and a slightly dry finish
O: This beer is everything it claims to be with a decadent flavor and full body. extremely viscous and goes down smooth. Very well crafted and a pleasure to drink.

Photo of Vdubb86
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint Glass

This beer pours a super dark brown color with a lighter tan head that does die off after a bit. The smell is out of this world amazing. The aroma first off reminded me of cocoa powder, then the more in depth chocolate aromas arrive. This allows me to feel that I'm smelling brownies and god damn I love it. The taste isn't nearly as awesome as the aroma, in fact after time it gets really hard to drink. The flavor is chocolate and intensely so. There are hints of booze behind the chocolate that does slightly affect the palate that would otherwise be a wonderful velvet swirl. It is truly a sipper in every sense of the word. It is the epitome of a "dessert" beer. It is so in that realm that I actually put vanilla ice cream in it, and damn if it didn't taste amazing.

Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,623 ratings.