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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4,164 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,164
Reviews: 1,426
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 389
Gots: 608 | 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 BlindPig
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- About a 1" light mocha head on a big black body.
S- Wow, just like smelling a Hersey's bar. Tad more coco powder in it but just straight up chocolate.
T- Really strong chocolate with just a tiny hint of alcohol on the tongue. Can really taste the coco powder in it. Almost like a cooled down hot chocolate with a little carbonation.
M- Medium to full body with low carbonation.
D- If you like chocolate this is the beer for you. The only compliant with it is I wish it had a more creamy silk body.

BlindPig, Jan 21, 2008
Photo of Callmecoon
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Callmecoon, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of mecmd
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

mecmd, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Lunch
4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
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

Lunch, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow. This beer is like nothing I've had before.

Pours a deep black. No head even when I poured it hard. No lacing.

I smell a ton of chocolate. Like semi sweet chocolate. Exactly like a tootsie roll. Tons of tootsie roll. A little roastyness and dark fruits. Little bit of alcohol burn.

Wow. Tastes just like it smells but even more chocolate. I didn't know they could fit this much chocolate flavor in a beer. A little less tootsie than in the aroma but it's there. It's pretty smooth. Kinda sweet. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is a little thick but not bad. Pretty good.

Overall I don't think I could drink alot of this. It is so rich. But tasty. Try it if you can

PeprSprYoFace, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of tpauer
4/5  rDev -5.9%

tpauer, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of leroybrown10
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

leroybrown10, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of tsauce2
4.25/5  rDev 0%

tsauce2, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Adkins1203
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Adkins1203, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of mwbrady12
4/5  rDev -5.9%

mwbrady12, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of dmamiano
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a coal black with a brown head and, man this one has legs. Swirling leave heavy lacing and the look of a big beer.
Smell and taste are "off the wall" . HUGE chocolate notes in both nose and taste. Liquid chocolate for sure.
Has to be the number one most chocolate beers I have ever had.
Truly a must try!!!

dmamiano, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of brentblack1
5/5  rDev +17.6%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of MPSTARR
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

MPSTARR, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of greg4579
4.25/5  rDev 0%

greg4579, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Wetpaperbag
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Nice dark brown, almost black beautiful beer with a large big toe width of a tan head. The head looks like a deflating blow up bouncy castle as it settles into the dark liquid.

S- Smells like liquid chocolate syrup, or tootsie roll. The wafting alcohol is also there as well ready to pounce on your smelling senses.

T- That same chocolate syrup smell comes with the taste. Is this a stout with chocolate syrup added to it? Tastes that way. The chocolate taste seems to be a separate entity instead of a part of the beer. The roasted malt character does come through in the end but it is quickly covered by the chocolaty taste again.

M- Feels good in the mouth, like I have said before, dark roasted chocolate milk with carbination added.

D- Easy to drink, should have aged this one. Perhaps it will be better in the longer run.

Wetpaperbag, Sep 30, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

chcfan, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Bdel34, May 06, 2012
Photo of JAXSON
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Draft at Capone's. Deep brown to ebony with a soft, foamy caramel head. Big nose of melted chocolate, and a nutty roastiness. Flavor was a lot of rich chocolate, much more than I've ever gotten in an imperial stout. Pretty impressive in that regard. Despite these merits, I felt sick and sluggish toward the end of my 9oz. snifter of this. That, to me, is the eternal downfall of most imperial stouts: I just don't have it in me to finish the blessed thing. There should be a ratings criteria for "drinkability" or "does it make you feel sick" or something to that effect. I suppose those points should be deducted from the overall score if the beer TASTES good but makes you feel sick due to how heavy it is, but I'm just saying.

***EDIT this was an old RateBeer rate where there isn't a category for "drinkability", but I'm leaving the rant in for asthetic reasons.

JAXSON, Oct 29, 2010
Photo of treehugger02010
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of this at the Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ and poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a deep, deep brown. It is very close to black. The body was so still that there was no head and consequently no lace.
Smell: The aroma reminded me of s'mores. I wasn't able to place any of the specific scents.
Taste: The flavors were, obviously, chocolate. I tasted M & M's and milk chocolate. It wasn't very bitter at all.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very smooth.
Drinkability: This is a very good sipping beer. It is a bit intense, but I enjoyed it. I wasn't able to finish the entire bottle.
Don't drink and review.

treehugger02010, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of assman79
4/5  rDev -5.9%

assman79, Aug 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

throwback, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of errantnight
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Joe1510

Finally got around to popping this brew... and it's like sucking on a chocolate bar.

Pours an inky black, with a creamy, tan head. Rich and thick.

Aroma is primarily chocolate, dark, dark chocolate. Bitter, roasty edge.

Taste is creamy chocolate, with vanilla and coffee notes. Did I mention the world chocolate, yet? Roasty and malty sweet base, but it finishes clean and dry.

Full bodied with a smooth texture.

Well, it's huge, huge in taste, and incredibly dessert drive, but man, for every dessert? Please?

This must be served as the base for an ice cream float.

errantnight, Apr 14, 2008
Photo of BigJim5021
4/5  rDev -5.9%

BigJim5021, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ant880, Jan 19, 2013
Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,164 ratings.