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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4,217 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,217
Reviews: 1,429
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 401
Gots: 627 | FT: 34
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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5/5  rDev +17.6%

HotRodFord, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into golden monkey goblet. Bottle dated 12/28/11.

A - Pours a nearly black shade of brown with very little, quickly dissipating tan head and hardly any lacing.

S - Smells of rich, milk chocolate, and very little else. I find myself going back for whiffs between sips. As soon as I raise it to my mouth to drink, the chocolate aroma hits me again. It doesn't smell like beer really, which some may consider a negative, but the aroma is so pleasing that I give it a perfect 5.

T - The taste isn't nearly as chocolate as the smell would indicate, but that isn't a bad thing. This is a stout after all, not chocolate milk. There is certainly a strong chocolate, toasty malt presence, but this is balanced by a mellow bitterness of chinook hops and a slight alcohol burn. Semisweet chocolate remains on my breath after each sip. The flavors are enhanced as it warms. Outstanding.

M - Good, but not great. The carbonation is decent but the beer isn't thick and creamy enough to support the overwhelming chocolate aromas and flavors. It isn't thin, by any means, but I expected a thicker body to compliment the flavors.

O - Perhaps the best smelling beer I have come across. It smells like the Hershey's Chocolate World. The flavors do not disappoint, and the alcohol isn't overwhelming despite a double digit ABV. Balanced and improves as it warms. An amazing imperial stout that is very readily available (in season) and reasonably priced (6.99/bomber).

NoLeafClover44, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of MeadGuyfromMD
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

MeadGuyfromMD, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of keanlacrosse
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

keanlacrosse, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of stoutlover1978
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

stoutlover1978, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Lauthaha
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Beer is nice and thick, a deep cola color with dark brown accents in the light. A medium-bodied caramel head fizzes down to nothingness rather quickly...no messing around with this one.

Smell: A beautiful amount of sweet chocolate flavor, along with some mildly roasted coffee tones. Just a perfect combination --- some slight bitterness, but mostly warm alcohol and malt in the background. Superb!

Taste: Just a touch of sourness (almost reminiscent of a cola or citrus soda) is hidden within this beautiful bouquet of chocolate and caramel malts. Coffee is more of an afterthought here, but then again, this isn't advertised as a "coffee" brew. Sweetness is near-cloying, but otherwise indelible. Bitter as bones in the aftertaste, with just a bit of dark chocolate hanging on for the ride.

Mouthfeel: Beer is well-balanced. Thick on the tongue, and continues to fizz long after the initial flavor has worn out its welcome. Once the fizz dies down, the beer is paradoxically thinner, and slides easily down the throat. Awesome!

Overall: A beer worth its price. This was $8.99 for a deuce-deuce, and I can easily savor it all night long.

Lauthaha, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Heavenisbeer
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours like oil. Dark chocolate in color, with a mocha-colored one-finger head that slips to solely a ring after seconds. Gorgeous, intricate lacing with great retention.

S: All sweet malts and chocolate. Not too complex, but like no other stout I've ever smelled. A little cloying.

T: I was worried that the slightly cloying chocolate sweetness of the nose may carry over to the taste, but it doesn't. Leads with a bittersweet blast of chocolate, followed (and muted) by a coffee bitterness, then a milk chocolate sweetness, and finally a dry choco-hoppy linger.

M: Slightly viscous, dry, and a little watered down for an AIS. I also get some booze as it warms.

Heavenisbeer, Feb 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

johnkyoungoh, Feb 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

jmilo64, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of jk3
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jk3, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev -5.9%

hilgart1, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of mrasskicktastic
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark, almost black, very small head, no lacing.

S - Dark chocolate liquor (in the confectioner's sense)... and not much else really. Still... that is nice.

T - Wow! Sweet and bitter dark chocolate in the foretaste. The after taste is a linger dark chocolate but also a bit of an earthy, mossy kind of flavor as well - almost like a very subtle hint of raw mushrooms. As time passes this mushroom is more evident, but still subtle.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, very refreshing.

D - A fantastic beer. Admittedly, this is not a typical beer. The complexity of flavor is dominated by the adjunct, but this is so good, astonishingly light and pleasant, that is passes the barriers

mrasskicktastic, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

sukwonee, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of dafizzif
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black. Really, seriously black, no brown at all. Pours thick with a thin light brown head. Have not seen a blacker stout.

Smell: Chocolate. Dark chocolate with some lighter, tangy milk chocolate notes, really like M&Ms. Nothing really, but chocolate and roasted malts, but they do really shine.

Taste: An explosion of chocolate flavor in my mouth. Dark chocolate abound. More bitter than sweet chocolate notes, though there is still a whole lot of sweetness. There are also lighter chocolate notes, malty goodness, and the lightest presence of hops with no obvious booziness observable.

Mouthfeel: Just slightly thicker than medium body with balanced, low carbonation. Awesomely creamy, maybe more than any other beer I have had.

Overall: A great chocolate brew. Lacks balance a bit, but I doubt they were really aiming for that. Very nice.

dafizzif, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

d4radio, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served from the tap in a pint glass.

appears an opaque black, with tan head, decent head retention. massive heavenly aroma of pure milk chocolate. taste is all chocolate as well, but not overly sweet or cloying, even after a whole pint. no booze at all in the taste. thick smooth body, easy to drink.

overall - Southern Tier does it again. Their massive stouts are all great. Have one for or with dessert!

jmdrpi, Feb 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

rchristensen, Feb 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

brooklynbrews, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours black and thick, not motor oil thick, but thicker than the average beer while a thin layer of beautiful dark brown fizz settles on top.

S: Aroma is intense with dark cocao and sweet chocolate, some caramel maltiness and even maple syrup. It's overbearingly sweet and I love it.

T/M: Very few bubbles make it smoother in the mouth and velvety on the tongue. Roasted malt bitterness are apparent at first followed quickly by chocolate malt and sweet dark chocolate throughout.

Doesn't taste quite as sweet as the aroma but offers a healthy balance between bitterness and malty sweetness.

TheBeerAlmanac.com

TheBeerAlmanac, Feb 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

tweenDhedges, Feb 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

marct, Feb 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

actionjcksn, Feb 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

kayrex, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Mreyes69, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Beezee, Feb 21, 2012
Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,217 ratings.