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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3798
Reviews: 1417
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.27%


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:
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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-14-2007)
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted 25 January 2014.

Pour is black, thick and viscous. One finger of light brown head, okay retention and lacing.

Smell is rich and chocolatey. Smells less artificial than ST's other big stouts, but it still has and odd sweet touch that doesn't feel right. The stout is there, but mostly hidden behind waves of milky chocolate.

Taste is good, but again with that odd off taste. I like it, but I'd like it so much more if it tasted like chocolate, instead of weird chocolate-flavored candy or something. A light bitterness in the finish adds some variety.

Feel is thick and chewy. Enough carbonation, could use a touch more. Lasting, staying thick on the inside of my mouth.

I like this better than the other stouts in the same series (Mokah, Creme Brulee). But it's got that same weird fake sense; it just has a bit less of it. Also, I want more stout, less chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 04:06:57 | More by zeledonia
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BierJager89

California

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark ruby red into black in the glass with a short dark brown head.

S: Dark bittersweet chocolate, some roasted malt, and a touch of coffee in a nose that is utterly dominated by chocolate.

T: Sweet, yet dark chocolate to start, followed by some coffee and roasted malt, then an awkwardly bitter finish that might be better as it warms up.

M: Mouthfeel is creamy smooth with a thick and full body.

O: Too much alcohol flavor to be as good as creme brûlée or warlock, but it's pretty good. Mine might have been on it's side for too long, as it was shipped to me.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 05:29:03 | More by BierJager89
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Aficionado_Shawn

New York

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled: 11/11/13
Reviewed: 11/28/13
22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter
Purchased for $8.99

BRANDING
Southern Tier's typical "Blackwater Series" labeling with a white, silver, and tan color scheme. A picture of a piece of chocolate and all the beer information you could hope for. Beer description, pairings, body, color, serving instructions, ingredients, and more! Wish more beer labels had all that great info!

APPEARANCE
Pitch black and opaque with a medium khaki espresso-like head. Good lacing, alcohol legs, and decent carbonation.

AROMA
Chocolate milk with a kiss of sweet alcohol. Big milk chocolate with some bittersweet dark chocolate notes. Little bit of roasty espresso qualities. Some dark fruits and molasses. Mild graininess, but it's really all about the chocolate.

TASTE
Big pop of chocolate up front. Chocolate milk, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Followed up by roasty espresso, coffee, and a syrupy molasses sweetness. Sweet alcohol note that combines with some spicy herbal hops. Sweet finish of molasses, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Nice warming from the alcohol and a kiss of lingering bitterness on the tongue.

MOUTHFEEL
Nice carbonation that really makes the chocolate flavors pop. Thick, slick, and full-bodied.

NOTES
Never had a stout quite like this one. Chocolate, molasses, and alcohol combine to make this stout pretty sweet on the palate. This beer is all about the chocolate, but there are some nice complexities. This beer is one of a kind (in a good way) and a good sipper. Definitely give this one a try when it's out. I highly recommend you split a bottle with someone. The combination of the ABV and bold flavor would make it hard to get through a bottle on your own.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 08:57:43 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
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JHurley

Alabama

4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber
1/11/14

Amazing smell of chocolate and caramel. Light carbonation. Very dark brown/black.
Thick/heavy bodied with just enough bitterness.
This is one of the best chocolate stouts I have ever tried. The only negative is that there is no
way that I could finish a bomber on my own. With the amount of sweetness and the heaviness, I wish this came in a 10 or 12oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 14:48:24 | More by JHurley
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Landar

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Southern Tier Choklat
Draft at Blue Dust
1/12/14

Aroma 10/12
Strong rich deep sweet dark chocolate and cream with dark and cholcoate malt coming through.

Appearance 3/3
Opaque. Deep dark brown color.
Tan creamy head that lingers.
As the head fades it leaves a pleasant thin layer of creamy foam and sticks solidly to the sides of the glass.

Flavor 18/20
Strong hop bitterness dominates with dark chocolate and lactose cream.
Sweet dark chocolate and lactose cream aftertase with a lingering backbone of hop bitterness to balance.
As it warms the dark chocolate comes through as the dominant flavor with a backdrop of lactose cream sweetness, rich dark and chocolate malts and a continuation of the bitter balancing backbone.

Mouthfeel 5/5
Full bodied. Thick and creamy while still going down smooth. Medium high carbonation. Exactly what is expected of the style.

Overal Impression 9/10
This hits everything right for a solid American imperial stout. It makes no bones about being a chocolate stout and is rich and creamy to complement the highlighted ingredient. Many, this reviewer included, will appreciate the strong sweet creamy rich dark chocolate profile balanced by the hop bitterness, but to make a well rounded beer for the style, bringing the roasted malts through a tad more would help to balance the flavor and add more complexity to the character. If one of the methods for masking the malts was by an extra large amount of lactose during the boil, perhaps reducing the quantity of lactose would bring out the roasted dark malt profile.

45/50

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2014 03:49:31 | More by Landar
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curasowa

New York

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark, dark, dark brown with a thin cap of tan head.

Aroma: As the name implies, chocolate, mostly cocoa and kind of a sweeter, hot chocolate power aroma and faint hints of tobacco.

Taste: Roasted malt, mild burnt notes, lot of creamy chocolate, becoming more bittersweet in the middle where there is a mild hop bitterness which is enhanced by some prickly carbonation. The finish is chalky with lots of lingering bittersweet chocolate and a little earthy bitterness.

The Rest: Creamy, chocolatey delicious. Dessert in a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 01:43:14 | More by curasowa
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/26/2012. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, fudge, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, light coffee, toast, light vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of dark chocolate and dark/roasted malt notes; with great strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, fudge, toffee, roasted malt, light coffee, toast, light vanilla, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, fudge, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, light coffee, light vanilla, light herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible balance, robustness, and complexity of chocolate and dark/roasted malt flavors; with a great sweetness/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding chocolate imperial stout. All around awesome balance and complexity of chocolate and dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 00:58:11 | More by superspak
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Robb_in_Austin

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber by the Mrs down the side into a pint glass(take that pour for what its worth). ;)

A: Inky brown-black. Looked thick going in. No head(pour?). No lace.

S: Sweet, chocolatey goodness. I get a bit of roasted malt too.

T: My initial thought was: Hershey's chocolate syrup. Then I got the stout roast profile followed by the usual Imperial stout whack of alcohol(to me it always tastes like brandy). I get that typical bitter chocolate taste, with a hint of banana, at the end.

M: Initially I was very disappointed. Came across very thin to my palate. But as it warmed up, the body really came into its own.

O: a really well done chocolate stout. I'd buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 22:49:47 | More by Robb_in_Austin
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alexk307

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2013 22 oz Bomber.

A: Silky black with no head or lacing.

S: Sweet chocolate mixed with vanilla and marshmallow. Reminds me of a bad vanilla porter. Kind of nauseating.

T: Tastes much better than it smells. Starts off super sweet with chocolate and vanilla but ends off with a solid imp stout.

M: Full bodied and thick. Usually chocolate stouts end up tasting more like chocolate porters to me but this lives up to it's name.

O: A great beer. Would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 19:05:46 | More by alexk307
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WheelsPSU

New York

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a 10 ounce poor at Mission Dolores on a very rainy Saturday.

The pour was dark black with a one finger head that was a blend of espresso and khaki color. It diminished rather quickly. The lacing was sparse.

Upon lifting my glass to my nose, I immediately sensed a very sweet, almost Hershey syrup like aroma that was simply wonderful. The chocolate was sweet but there was also hints of burnt sugar and marshmellows. Was I drinking beer, or chocolate milk?

The taste was dark chocolate right away with a blast of sugar that lead to a hint of raisin. As the beer warmed, the chocolate subdued a bit and gave way to a marshmellowy, vanilla flavor.

The finish was a bit on the bittersweet side for such a sweet tasting beer. Medium mouthfeel with a foamy texture. The alcohol was extremely well hidden at first however, the warmer it got, the more pronounced the alcohol became.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2014 14:04:58 | More by WheelsPSU
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

3.66/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 bomber into a snifter

A- Jet black pour, looks like chocolate

S- verrry sweet smell, huge chocolate. One of the sweetest smelling stouts ive had.

T- very sweet, tons of chocolate with a little bit of malt. Followed suit with the smell. This is something you have to drink very slowly.

M- a little carbonation, very thick and coats the mouth

O- Glad I tried this, but I dont think it is something I would go out of my way to buy again. Really sweet and not my favorite example of the style

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 20:27:25 | More by ChrisChagnon
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 10oz short wide mouth glass at Lures

A-Deep black with a thin light khaki head. The head dissipates leaving a ring. Some bubbles and lacing

S-Nose is amazing, with loads of milk chocolate,with vanilla, roasted malt, and caramel

T-The flavor is the same. Very sweet and milk chocolately

M-well balanced silky to the tongue

O-great chocolate stout not to sweet doesn't have to be a dessert beer. It's great to just sip and take your time like you would with a big bar of Hersey chocolate eating each little block at time.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2014 16:34:32 | More by reebtaerG
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 03:59:07 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle was poured into a large Duvel snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a good sized mocha head that reduced to a thin layer with nice laving on the glass. It is a pitch black color with no vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Sweet chocolate, boozy alcohol, vanilla, roastiness, and some molasses. Smells like an Samuel Smith organic chocolate, but with more alcohol.

Taste: Delicious sweet hot chocolate. Vanilla, some burnt molasses, caramel, a little booze, and mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation, a little booze, and very delicious.

Overall: As the ratings suggest, I liked this a lot and it drank really easily for being 10%. Might have to grab more as the weather is chilly outside.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 08:15:47 | More by Flounder57
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

A-Pours a pitch black color with a toffee colored head. Head is moderately sized and leaves a small amount of lacing.

S-A lot of nuance here. Sweet vanilla, milk chocolate, burnt sugar, and a touch of coffee. Smells fantastic. Also some caramel in the back of the nose. Sweet, but not overly sweet.

T-Front of the palate is hit with the sweet chocolate and faint vanilla, then fades into a bitter chocolate/coffee combination with a lingering boozy bite. Sweetness is balanced perfectly with bitterness. Boozy bite is not too much and is just enough to make a nice presence. Aftertaste is of charred wood.

MF-Creamy feel with a medium body. Body needs to be a bit more full for an imperial stout, but it's ok. Finishes a bit too crisp and dry as well.

O-Damn. One of my favorite stouts now. It's balanced to near perfection and isn't overly sweet or bitter for a chocolate based stout. This is a thing of beauty and is up there with FBS.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 23:09:38 | More by Jacurdy60
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RickFinsta

Wisconsin

4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

pouring pitch black with a dark tan had that lingers only around the edges of the class good lacing as you drink smells of chocolate bar with roast hidden behind itwith a slight toasted smell flavor is strong chocolate followed by roast and a very balanced hop bitterness the beer is very well-balanced not too sweet and the mouth feel belies the heavy malt bill and high alcohol content

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 22:29:47 | More by RickFinsta
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RWLawman

North Carolina

4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Jet black with a think khaki head, spotted lacing left behind.

S - Smells like a Hershey's milk chocolate bar. Maybe the slightest hint of roasted malts in there as well.

T - Chocolate, chocolate, and some more milk chocolate. There's a slight alcohol sweetness on the back, as well as a little lactose, but this one is chocolate through and through.

M - Smooth, full-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Very nice.

O - One of the finest chocolate milk stouts I've ever had. Alcohol certainly has its presence in this one, but not to the point where it detracts from the experience. For being 10%, the presence is impressively mild. Awesome beer, and worth the wait it took me to find it.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 00:01:05 | More by RWLawman
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a 22oz bottle in a DFH snifter.

A – Deep black with a small tan head that dissipates quickly but leaves a nice ring around the edges.

S – Chocolate milk! Hints of vanilla and coffee with some roasted malts coming through at times. Some hop aroma seems to come out when you swirl it.

T – Follows the aroma closely. The chocolate dominates but manages to pull it off nicely. A mild sweetness gives it a real chocolate milk quality. The alcohol is well hidden. There’s a slight hop bitterness as it really warms up.

M – Creamy and smooth with a low carbonation that gives it an airy quality.

O – Not an everyday beer but very interesting and well executed.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 22:13:39 | More by GJ40
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delta490

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 19:30:14 | More by delta490
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goochpunch

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours out jet black with a brown, frothy head. Smells like malted milk balls. Tastes of chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, roasted malts. I even pick up some bitterness and herbal hop character in the finish. My only complaint is that it's a bit sweet (of course). Mouthfeel is full, but could be thicker. Overall, this is a textbook chocolate stout. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 01:27:56 | More by goochpunch
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 03:52:54 | More by Bosoxfan20
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SteelSaw

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bomber bottle poured into a Tulip Glass.

Appearance- Pours a nice Black, no light appears to come through whatsoever. Head is about a finger and a half, poured somewhat vigorously down the center midway to see if I could get a head. Tan in color.

Smell- Instant, huge blast of chocolate. Who would have guessed :D? Smells fantastic, slight hints of malt and an earthy smell. But strongly chocolate dominate.

Mouthfeel- Thick, and creamy. Carbonation is not high, and is excellently done. Everything meddles in the mouth well.

Taste- Taste leads exactly as the nose does. Large chocolate taste upfront, with mid notes of earth, and malt, slight alcohol hit, somewhat expected with a 10%. Covered very well though, and incredibly smooth.

Overall- A very good beer. If you are not a fan of chocolate in your beer this is not for you. It nearly reminds me of chocolate milk mixed with beer, in a good way. I think a dessert beer is a good description, as it is not mega complex and is easy to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 00:36:29 | More by SteelSaw
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From: Piccadilly on Neil in Champaign, IL
Date: Bottled 11/8/2011
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Southern Tier has managed to capture the essence of a very good dark chocolate bar in Choklat Stout, an excellent imperial stout that focuses on chocolate malt and additions above all else. Complex and desirable, this beer maintains its composure quite well despite the 11% ethanol level.

Pours a 1.5cm head of dark tan bubbles, primarily large in size with a bedding of smaller, denser specimens. Head has average retention, leaving some good streaks and lines of lacing along the sides of the glass as it declines to a thin ring around the glass with some thin islands atop the body of the beer. Body is dark brown to black, with light bringing out dark brown amber highlights. Carbonation is not visible due to the opacity of the body.

Aroma is dominated by chocolate syrup with hints of vanilla ice cream, cumin, caramel and malts. Ethanol makes a noticeable appearance as this warms, but it’s subsumed by the other scents.

Overall flavor is that of a mid-level (50-60% cacao) chocolate bar, with Tasting opens with some chocolate and caramel malt sweetness venturing across the front of the palate. Mid-palate finds a rise in chocolate flavor, becoming akin to a 50-70% cacao dark chocolate bar with a bit of ethanol and malted barley sweetness. Back of the palate picks up additional caramel and chocolate malt sweetness, ethanol, and modest bitterness, with the chocolate flavors moving to the back of these. Closes in a flash of ethanol burn that leads to a lingering aftertaste of substantial dark chocolate bitterness, a result of the chocolate flavors and, perhaps, a final meeting of bittering hops.

Beer is heavy-bodied, with mid-level carbonation leading to a lightly foaming effect on the palate, but this is primarily a slow-sipping, slow crossing-the-palate beer. A bit more carbonation would be appreciated, especially for the pleasant aromatic qualities. Ethanol is well-felt in the nostrils and back of throat with each sip, difficult to hide with an 11% beer, but this succeeds relatively well. Finish is dry with substantial stickiness around the mouth and lips.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 07:13:53 | More by falloutsnow
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up from the brewery. Pitch black pour with a two finger caramel-colored head that faded quickly with decent lacing. The nose is huge and all chocolate! Chocolate fudge, dark chocolate, cocoa, espresso, mocha, and toffee. The taste is even more chocolate forward than the nose. Huge cocoa and milk chocolate along with hints of chocolate fudge, vanilla, bitter dark chocolate, and espresso. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy, velvety and creamy, with a subtle bitter finish. This beer improved so much as it warmed. Overall, the best chocolate beer out there! Rich and flavorful with great balance and drinkability. Another winner from my hometown brewery!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 04:49:28 | More by beerdrifter
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid dark brown, three-finger head, with excellent retention and lacing. Brew is a solid oily black with no light penetration at all.

Smells like a chocolate banana smoothie from the instant it's poured! Thick, milk chocolate aroma, wheat/barley, bananas, maybe even peanut butter. Tiniest hint of booze.

Slightly dry stout, heavy on powdery cocoa flavor (duh), sweet and milky flavor, with a bit of tart/grape booziness. Mouth full of chocolate and barley.

Medium-to-full bodied for a stout, fairly thick but not incredibly so, with strong retention and residue in the mouth. A little dry initially, and on the back-end, as well, as it has an almost wine-like evaporation.

This is an interesting and sweet dessert beer. The alcohol is fairly well hidden, for 10% ABV. Well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 23:06:17 | More by Roguer
Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,798 ratings.