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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4,456 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,456
Reviews: 1,450
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 424
Gots: 721 | FT: 41
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 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 tsauce2
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of seavercm
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of WYVYRN527
3.35/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, this beer pours black with a finger-thick eggshell head that settles very quickly. The aroma is pure chocolate, with a hint of coffee and some toast. The taste is sweet, almost cloying. Bittersweet chocolate? Tastes a bit more like Hershey's here. Other flavors given off are coffee, bread, and some fruity hops. This beer is thick, sweet, and is almost over the top. Definitely worth a try, but I wouldn't say more than once, unless you are serving it with dessert.

Photo of tpauer
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Mistofminn
3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep black into my Celebration Pint glass. A nice brown sugar colored cap sits atop this mammoth. Decent retention, and leaves some nice lacing.

The nose is incredibly boozy, was not expecting that. It smells like melted Ghiradelli through and through, thick and syprupy. It smells incredibly sweet and choclatey, thats about all I can pick up.

The taste, much like the nose, is incredibly boozy. The syrupy Ghiradelli chocolate that I picked up in the nose is gone, and replaced with a much more subtle chocolate note. Again, huge on the sweet malts. Just not what I was looking for. I was told this was the "chocolatiest beer" that some people have ever had. Well those people really need to expand their horizons because extremely chocolatey, this is not.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly light. I would categorize it at about medium, but I'm used to big stouts (especially those north of 10% ABV) to be thick and chewy. This was surprisingly light. Still smooth and creamy, with a light carbonation bite I wasn't expecting.

Drinkability is ok, nothing special. It drinks every bit of it's 11%. I struggled to finish the bomber.

Overall, I should have expected this, but I thought it would have been better. Southern Tier has let me down time and time agian, and rarely am I really impressed with their beers. This is just painfully average.

Photo of ThreeFishes
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Hootie159
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Wow. Souther Tier does it again. This is the best Chocolate Stout I have ever had. Extremely smooth and creamy. Any way, on to the review.

Pours out as a thick, pitch black liquid. Dark cream colored head. There is a little bit of lacing, but not too much.

The aroma is fan-freakin'-tastic. Huge chocolate nose. Bitter bakers chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and some espresso to balance it all out a little. Sweet, yet bitter. Yum.

The flavor follows the same path as the aroma. Rich chocolate, cocoa, malted-milk balls, bitterness from the chocolate or the espresso (hard to tell). There is even a bit of a hop kick in there. Just almost amazingly good. After a couple of glasses the sweetness does start to get to me a little, though. That is the only low point (and a small one at that).

Mouthfeel is velvety smooth and exceptionally creamy. This is one tasty stout. After having it both on-tap and from a growler, I can't wait to crack open a bottle and compare them all. Find it, drink it, enjoy it.

Photo of jjheinrichs
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Bdel34
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of AOShabaz
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Risser09
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottled poured into a snifter - fridge - 2008

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color with a 1/2" light brown head. It shows decent retention, without any lace left behind.

Smell: Humongous amounts of dark and milk chocolate, cocoa and chocolate cake. It smells chewy, bready and sweet. Chocolate malt, subtle anise, but not roasty at all. Very pleasant.

Taste: Heavily chocolated with more milk chocolate and dark chocolate. It really tastes like a decadent milk/dark chocolate truffle. It has a Hershey's syrup flavor as well. Chocolate malt and some espresso are subtle. The hops are hard to notice, but do add a bitter component. Impressive to say the least.

Mouthfeel: Thick, full body that might as well be chocolate syrup. Very sweet initially, with a little bitterness that follows. Chewy, cakey and boozy at the end.

Drinkability: What a beer. I am thoroughly enjoying this chocolaty monstrosity. This is one of a kind and should be treated as such when preparing to be consumed. A perfect digestif dessert beer. For that it gets a drinkability 5.

Photo of swierczt
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of bccrosley
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Murchmac
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BOYS, COME IN FROM THE COLD!!! Moms got hot chocolate on the stove.

Pours dark, like the night.

Heavy chocolate nose, penetrating. Some faint smell of the swiss miss sweating liquor out of her pores. Real cocoa smell, like fresh off the cocoa bean. Nutty almost

Tastes like licking every street pole in hershey park. chocolatey goodness drips from this potent potable. Warm alcohol burns down your throat. Lingering aftertaste of nestle hot chocolate lingers. I taste no hops.

Mouthfeel is weak for an RIS. That is what this is right? Little too much carbonation but this would FANTASTIC on nitro. Can we make that happen? Is this really 11% abv, I can only feel it when i'm drunk, after the first three sips.

Overall a good beer. I think Southern Tier is becoming a haute couture brewery. These beers make FFF look like Pabst. I didnt like the Pumking. Recently had the abyss and I would say the abyss is a more enjoyable beer, but this one grabs your attention and beats you the hell up with a sack full of chocolate, not doorknobs or oranges, or cats.

Photo of RobinLee
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of dtivp
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark almost black brown with a dark medium mocha one finger head that fades slowly into a small ring with little lacing.

Aroma of chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.

Taste followed the nose dominated by chocolate and hints of roasty malt.

Mouthfeel was medium leaning full body, very creamy, smooth and sweet. The chocolate sweetness was tamed down as the beer warmed.

Overall this has to be classified as a desert stout. There is no balance, it is overwhelming sweet. It is an enjoyable stout, very difficult to drink more than a glass.

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a 34oz mug. Solid oily black that lets no light through. Smell is pure chocolate, with some hints of roasted and coffee and malt. After drinking, some hops are detectable in the smell as well. Taste is bitter and roasted at first, but smooths out to chocolatey deliciousness afterwards. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Overall, this is exactly what a great stout, especially an imperial stout, should be. Awesome beer.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of bobhits
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally getting to try the rare gem that is Choklat! Even with being a bit disappointed with the base stout, the hype has me excited for this on.

Dark as night pour, very deep and dark black. The head is nonexistent, but a swirl shows some alcohol and carbonation legs here.

Absolutely just straight chocolate on the nose. I’m thinking some kind of Belgian variety that gives it a bit of a crème and spice hint. This has some similar notes to the crème brulee. As it warms and sits this one is bringing out the hops that I somewhat dislike in the other black water series beers. This has me a touch apprehensive.

A huge chocolate flavor, but unlike the other black water series this has a nice bitter finish. It really brings out the roast and malt to complement the chocolate flavors. As for flavors, coco nibs, espresso, fudge, milk chocolate…wonderful.

Not a hint of alchol and the body seems to be just about right. A touch more silk would help things, but still solid.

I don’t get it. Why is this so much better in every possible way than the other beers in this series? The feel, the balance, the body, everything is just amazing. Easily one of the best chocolate beers I’ve had.

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of seanyfo
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber split between me and my best mate Feech into 2 long stemmed snifters at the brewdog bar Edinburgh

A- jet black with no light perception. Head is one finger, tan coloured and creamy/tight. Retention is minimal as is the lacing. Understandable due to abv

S- First thing that strikes me is chocolate brownie! This mingles with a roasted malt note which gives the perception of a high cocoa content dark bitter chocolate. Perhaps a hint of bitter coffee: espresso

T- chocolate brownie sweetness in the beginning, balanced by a hit of roasted malt which lingers well and prevents it from being sickly. Alcohol heat is minimal.

M- low carbonation, full bodied and silky smooth. Liquid chocolate cake yet retains a clean finish. No syrupy residue feel.

D- the ultimate dessert beer!! Half a bomber took at least an hour to drink. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a superb bitter/sweet balance makes this the perfect substitute for any chocolate desert! One to savour.

Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,456 ratings.