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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,558
Reviews: 1,466
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 429
Gots: 783 | FT: 40
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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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Ratings: 4,558 | Reviews: 1,466 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- A firm black with a mocha head of about 1.5 fingers that quickly dissipates. Not much lacing to speak of as one can usually expect of a sturdy 10% stout.

S- Milk chocolate and fudge resonate on the nose. A health amount of roasted character comes through in waves.

T- An abundance of chocolate and cocoa powder make for a beer that is like a candy bar in a glass. Tootsie roll. Robust, near abrasive roast that plays a perfect balancing role with the sweet chocolate. Warmth of vanilla/oak finishes off the drink in the back of the throat.

M- While I could go for it to be a little more full and viscous on the tongue, overall, the mouth is quite nice really. Creamy, yet finishing dry. Almost powder like. Not a flawless effort to hide the alcohol, it was still a noble one.

O- I had my doubts about this one since I haven't loved some of ST's other offerings, but this one really hit the spot for me. An intense dessert beer that generates complexity and refuses to be ordinary.

$8.99 for a 22oz bomber

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of larryarms847
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of JCam9981
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of DerrickW
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of ZorPrime
3.55/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to liamt07 for sending me this one in a recent trade.

This one is dark black with some reddish notes on the edge. The head is brown and disappear quickly. Wish it could stick around a bit more longer.

The aroma is dominated by notes of chocolate and alcohol... very chocolate in the aroma. Appears to be a complex beer nevertheless and full body. All that from the nose, lets dive in.

The taste is very deep chocolate note. Almost like drinking chocolate... just like milk chocolate. Carbonation is present in the mouth. Almost no bitterness, but the one I get is similar like a dark chocolate. This is truly a dessert beer. I wouldn't drink this just to quench my thirst, it wouldn't work IMO. It was hard to finish alone, too sugary for my taste. It isn't bad, but the drinkability suffer from it.

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 scxcrunner
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of jriggins6
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Nordbier
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Gtreid
3.69/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber poured into my Stone IRS tulip.

A: Almost black with a reddish hue. This is not very impressive to look at. The pour produced next to no head, and no lace.

A: The aroma on the other hand is quite impressive. Big, huge, chocolate all over. Dark chocolate and milk chocolate, a small roastiness from the malt, and a small earthy hop profile is there, but overpowered by the huge chocolate.

T: Again, this is all about the chocolate. Milk, dark, baker's, I don't know, hershey's kiss, how many different chocolates can I name. Oh, and very sweet. Finishes semi-dry, with a definate alcohol presence.

M: Silky smooth, heavy body. A good amount of carbonation give it a little bite.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is low on this one. The sheer amount of sweet chocolate makes it hard to consume too much of it. Overall, I like this beer for what it is, a desert beer. Paired with some chocolate makes for a very sweet and calorie laden desert. Would have agian under the right circumstances. Skal.

Photo of FrankShirley
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into oversized tulip glass.

A - Pours pitch black with just over a finger of chocolate / mocha head. Dissipates somewhat rapidly.

S - Smells like a chocolate candy bar...very sweet.

T - Very rich dark chocolate flavor. Reminiscent of a Hershey's dark chocolate bar. There is a touch of vanilla and a hint of caramel. This is very sweet and is definitely a sipper for me.

M - Thick and syrupy with moderate carbonation. It's a bit cloying at times.

O - This is a fantastic stout from ST. It reminds me a bit of the Creme Brulee stout, but not as sweet. The chocolate flavor is just like a Hershey's bar.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Joecaddie
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of delta490
4.76/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- deep impenetrable black with a slight creamy mocha head. Minimal retention but some lacing all the same.

S- rich dark chocolate dominates. This is in no way bad.

T- more complex than the aroma. In addition to the dark chocolate there is some burnt malt flavor and a nice alcohol sweetness

M- silky smooth with a little crispness on the finish

O- a delicious big flavor chocolate stout

Photo of jondeelee
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smells heavily of chocolate--like an extra-rich cup of really good cocoa, or a melted milk chocolate bar mixed with extra milk and sugar.

The chocolate taste is also first on the tongue, coming in rich and thick and bearing more than a little resemblance to a cup of hot cocoa (little surprise, since this stout was brewed with bittersweet Belgian chocolate). Underlying this chocolate layer, and growing in strength throughout the middle of the palate, is a nice vein of chocolate malt that brings a lovely bitter, slightly burnt taste to the mixture, providing a nice balance for the sugars. Subtle hints of dark fruit esters come into play throughout, and there are also hoppy grapefruit notes tingling around the edges, and present especially in the aftertaste.

Overall, and though I'm usually reticent to try beers with added flavors (chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, etc.), I think this is a marvelous drink. Yes, the Belgian chocolate taste is rather strong, but it's nicely counterpointed and catalyzed by the malts and hops, and there are far more nuanced flavors in here than would be expected. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of vcoggins
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of MiScusi
4.77/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

So I was expecting a big chocolate flavored beer and that's exactly what I got. In the smell at first is a sour chocolate smell, probably because it was a bit too cold. As it warms up the smell is like cocoa powder. The taste is ALL milk chocolate. Ok there's a lot of alcohol that comes out as it warms as well but this is like drinking chocolate milk. There is still a slightly roasty barley finish. Very very good but almost a bit hard to drink, even if it does taste so good. Great in small quantities.

Photo of mrmanning
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber shared by my friend Chris- A deep opaque black motor oil pour with plenty of mocha froth and nice lace. Nose is socompletely dominated by freshly melted milk chocolate, that there might as well just be chocolate in the glass. Black coffee and anise make an appearance, but this is just so chocolatey. Tastes of bitter dark chocolate, coffee beans, some anise with a nice hop profile, leading to a sweet milk chocolatey finish that is creamy, and leaves no trace of the ABV whatsoever. I drank my serving in only a few minutes and was left wanting more. Excellent beer. In terms of a chocolate beer, I don't think one could smell any better.

Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,558 ratings.