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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Reviews: 1,480
Hads: 4,827
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 468
Gots: 912 | FT: 45
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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Reviews: 1,480 | Hads: 4,827
Photo of JebBeerFish
3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sweet Milk Chocolate. A very nice chocolately imperial stout, alcohol undetectable. For me, body is on the thin-side. Clown Shoes Undead Party Crasher or Left Hand's Wake Up Dead Nitro have creamier bodies with nice chocolate flavors, and edge out this yet fine beer. (267 characters)

Photo of gshak
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Looks like chocolate.
S - Smells like chocolate.
T - Tastes like chocolate.
M - Feels like chocolate.
O - Liquid chocolate. If someone told me this stuff was barrel-aged, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised - it sure smells and tastes just as good as some of the best barrel-aged beers I've had. Well done Southern Tier, well done! (337 characters)

Photo of founddrama
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Slightly boozy, but that's mostly aromatic and in the nose. Strong chocolate flavor (of course) is a real delight. Almost a milkshake?

LOOK: Very dark brown, almost black. A finger's worth of head that's a tight family of tiny bubbles. Hold it up to the light and it's basically opaque.

SMELL: Bittersweet chocolate. A little cinnamon and/or spice?

TASTE: Strong chocolate flavor from start to finish. Completely dominates the palate. Slightly boozy note to finish.

FEEL: Thick and full and rich. Viscous. Your mind fills in some blanks and makes it into a milkshake. (571 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.45/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt
Head small (2 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, fizzy/frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor of chocolate; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl; alcohol burn begins immediately after swallowing
Palate medium, creamy, fizzy

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5 (415 characters)

Photo of arvidkoval
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- Pitch black body.

S- Chocolate syrup!

T- Chocolate syrup and some booze. Slight bitter feel.

F- Thick! Moderate carbonation.

O- Excellent dessert beer. Yum. (173 characters)

Photo of Rootscipio
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a freaking great beer if you like some chocolate in your booze, and I do. Chocolate and alcohol that about it semi fresh, and its great. Looks is the only down side outside of a short filled bottle (thats a deduction on the over all.) and there isn't jack for lacing. outside of those small things this beer is killer. (328 characters)

Photo of marieli
2.96/5  rDev -31%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle. Started at 45d. I was not a fan of this beer. The best thing thing about it to me is the strong and inviting chocolate aroma. It's there up front at the start and remains present throughout. But there is also a strong alcohol presence in both the smell and taste that overrides the nice chocolate. At 10% ABV the booze overpowers the chocolate and anything else. Not sure what to pair this with other than dessert. I would much rather have the fantastic Organic Chocolate Samuel Smith at half the alcohol and exponentially more flavorful and enjoyable. (568 characters)

Photo of Dodo2step
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

P- Wegmans in mechanicsburg, PA

A- dark black with no light penetrating through. A light tan head head that is a half finger but hangs around a bit. A splotchy lacing on the glass that is aromatic in itself.

S- Chocolate fudge!!! oh my this is inviting. toffee malt as well.

F- taste is exact same as nose.

M- creamy and medium bodied. fudge on back end and goes down fairly smooth.

O- a very good imperial stout and this is worth a case!! (449 characters)

Photo of Labeorphile
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a thin tan head and no lacing. Lots of dark chocolate sits pleasantly in the nose. Dark chocolate again in the taste with a slightly bitter aftertaste, but the same you get from actual dark chocolate so it makes sense. Incredibly smooth mouth feel.

Taste fatigue sets in pretty quickly, so I recommend sharing this one of you get the bomber. (368 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Split between two snifters from a 22 oz bottle

Color is black, nearly opaque. Thin tan head with minimal retention. Some lacing . Smell is chocolate fudge. It really dominates the aroma, drowning any competing smells. Taste is similar - chocolate fudge, finished with bittersweet chocolate. The bitter finish helps to balance this sweet beer. (349 characters)

Photo of BuccoFan
3.7/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I liked the look, lace, head, body and aroma; however, while the initial taste was a subtlety sweet taste, which I enjoyed, it had a sort of less-than-satisfying aftertaste. Still a quality stout. (196 characters)

Photo of SierraFlight
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into nonic. Shared with friends over a game of Cities and Knights. Silky thick pour yields a thin tan head that quickly fades to nothing. Very dark brown with lighter edges. Unsurprisingly, the aroma is dominated by chocolate both sweet and dark. There’s also some malt, vanilla, and leafy hop aromas. The taste is again dominated by chocolate: milk chocolate sweetness, some bitter bakers chocolate, cocoa powder, and fudge. An enjoyable earthy leaf bitterness cuts through and marries up to vanilla, roasted malt, and espresso. Medium body, thick velvety slick texture, low to moderate carbonation (more than the appearance indicates), slightly drying on the finish with a bit of alcohol burn. (716 characters)

Photo of AaronSprouse
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I LOVED this stout!! We look at beer review guidelines/facts and base our reviews along those categories which is essential for accurate beer reviews... but in essence the most important category is ones personal preference. This beer is perfect for me.

Appearance - Very dark brew, with ruby red tint when held to light.

Smell - Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate

Taste - Powerful chocolate flavor upfront. Some coffee bitterness. Very sweet beer.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, low carbonation. Very silky, creamy.

Overall - Perfectly flavorful, very enjoyable sweet stout!! DO GIVE THIS A TRY (602 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours near black with a deep ruby brown color where light can penetrate. The head is a shade of cocoa powder and peaks at a finger's width before methodically receding to a thin, consistent layer of suds across the top.

Smell - Chocolate fudge cake batter. Pure fudge batter... with a hint of booze once warmed.

Taste - Chocolate upfront and throughout, comparable to a chocolate cake with fudge frosting. Light hints of roasted malt begin to creep in by mid-taste, along with dark chocolate notes, then a bitter coffee roast finish and some boozy astringency.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body with low carbonation. Silky texture before a drying finish.

Overall - Amazingly delicious and one hell of a dessert beer. Not quite on the level of Rogue's Double Chocolate Stout, but that's no knock, and it's not far behind. Was received in a trade, but I'll definitely have to keep an eye out the next time I'm in Oregon, as it's distributed there. (961 characters)

Photo of PostRockandCats
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours very dark brown with a cream tan head with large bubbles.

S: Milk chocolate and malt! Very creamy smelling!

T: Creamy milk chocolate with dark malt and baker's chocolate, mainly. There's a sweet toffee taste to it thoughout that really breaks up the chocolate. It kind of fizzles to a bit of Coffee at the end.

M: Med-heavy without a lot of carbonation. It's just heavy enough without being too heavy or cloying. Very smooth and velvety.

O: Solid offering, but not as balanced as I'd like; it kind of dies at the end when compared to the glorious start. (567 characters)

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Well the name doesn't lie. Picture a giant chocolate cake punched you in the mouth, well this is it. An extremely dark beer since it is basically a giant sack of chocolate melted into a bottle. I am not a big fan of chocolate so this wasn't my style, but I can appreciate why people would like it as it was smooth and I enjoyed one. Felt like brushing my teeth immediately after (382 characters)

Photo of deford
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bomber into an Alesmith Goblet.

L- Scary dark. Minimal head that fades quickly leaving no trace of it's existence.

S- Ummmm, chocolate.

T- Well.....chocolate. Dark chocolate, white chocolate, bitter baking chocolate and maybe some fudge. Starts off sweet and finishes bitter.

F- Nothing at all.

O- A bit one-dimensional...but hey, that dimension is chocolate!! Would probably be great over vanilla ice cream. (420 characters)

Photo of VashonGuy
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a Chimay goblet at the Wurst Place, Seattle. Chocolate chocolate and more chocolate. This beer tastes like they melted a Hershey bar in the glass. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla. Best chocolate beer ever. I'm not sure I want this more than once every three years but hey it's fun stuff. Mouthfeel is very smooth. The bartender suggested a scoop of ice cream would go well with this beer. Hops? Who needs hops? (427 characters)

Photo of spacecake9
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours black with a beautiful 1/2" tan head that settles to a tan cap.
S - Wonderful chocolate aroma!
T - Solid chocolate flavor, slightly bitter finish.
M - Great mouth feel, nice and chewy, beer sticks to your mouth for a good long time.
O - I love this beer. This not is not just a 1 glass desert beer, I had no trouble finishing the bomber by myself in an hour. Very drinkable. I need to go buy some more. (414 characters)

Photo of GregJ
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Thin, quickly dissepating, light brown head. Dark brown to black body with sleight red hugh to edges. Aroma of rich cocoa and dark chocolate. Light carbonation and boozy up front, carbonation fades to dark chocolate syrup, dark roasted malts and smooth mouth feel. Slight coffee notes, medium/heavy body, slight bitter spice from hops. Overall a great beer. (357 characters)

Photo of LordofthePings
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Dark, black, light brown head
S: Dark chocolate/coffee
T: Like dark belgian chocolate with a bit of stout mixed in
M: Silky and smooth
O: I won't rate many stouts on here as I don't care for the style, but I tried this one at a friend's house and I loved it. Definitely needs to be enjoyed slowly. Stout characteristics are more prominent at colder temps, but the chocolate increased as it approached room temperature. Didn't bother to cool it at all for my second tasting, chocolate flavor perfectly balanced. Great for a cold day to sip on. Will buy again next year! (617 characters)

Photo of WanderingFool
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark bakers chocolate aroma and flavor. Velvet smooth body. Dry finish with a touch of nutty bitterness. It's like drinking a chocolate birthday cake. (150 characters)

Photo of jbredbeard
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good lord, this one is over the top with chocolate goodness! Right away an aroma of chocolate liqueur, then a thick, creamy milk-like texture and chocolate malts are heavy in the flavor. The 10.0 abv is almost the only thing that cuts through the chocolate. Have i mentioned the chocolate? Nice bitter aftertaste lingers. This one is outstanding! (355 characters)

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A. Very dark brown. Foamy khaki 2 finger head.

S. Chocolate like the name says. Slight malt.

T. Chocolate chocolate chocolate. If you like chocolate you'll like this. It actually has milk chocolate notes up front like a hot chocolate and some dark chocolate bitterness on the back end. Really cool. Looking it a lot.

M. Medium to heavy body. Very light carbonation. Creamy in the mouth. Finishes slightly dry.

O. OK I'm a chocolate guy. But this beer is awesome. All the elements of this beer make sense to me. It's chocolate. And it's done very well. Will be getting this again. (625 characters)

Photo of Monklover
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell is complete chocolate, no alcohol. Taste is way too chocolate forward for me. A single glass, as a dessert beer, is the only reason this gets a 4 (151 characters)

Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,480 ratings.