1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

4,243 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 4,243
Reviews: 1,429
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 403
Gots: 632 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-14-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 4,243 | Reviews: 1,429 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Slats1221
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Slats1221, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of CoreyCramer
3/5  rDev -29.4%

CoreyCramer, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of OldTime
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

OldTime, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of wcintula
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a half liter Singha mug.

'The Stout' pours black with various sized heads, depending on the pour, tending toward smaller. Smells of rich milk chocolate emanates from the beer exclaiming "I am Choklat! Smell me!!!"

The taste is very delicious and chocolatey, with a husky roasted malt in the back. Creamy mouthfeel, tasty beer.

wcintula, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of jhighlandbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jhighlandbrewing, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev -5.9%

brez8791, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of TCJosh
5/5  rDev +17.6%

TCJosh, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of suspect
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage - Poured from a 22oz bottle into Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A: Deep, dark brown beer. Aggressive pour leads to a continually rising 2 finger head that's the color of hot cocoa froth. Lacing is thick, strong, and consistently coating the glass.

S: Like sticking your nose in chocolate frosting. Tons of dark chocolate along with other notes as well such as toasted chocolate malts, some bourbon or liquor, some woodiness to it as well.

T: Dark chocolate nibs highlight this beers flavor along with the other notes picked up in the nose. Alcohol here burns a bit at the backend of the taste and it's almost welcome after the full onslaught of chocolate-bitter to my tastebuds. What an extraordinary tasting beer.

M: Medium-to-big bodied resting on the medium side of the line. Not overly carbonated, tiny little bubbles rest nicely on my tongue. Creamy finish. Slight burn here from the alcohol as well.

O: A delicious stout. Quite the sipper. As it warms, the dark chocolates tend to make their presence known even more. I love this beer and continue to reach for it when it's around.

suspect, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of ninner00
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

ninner00, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from bomber my man kiddwhiz hooked up to a pint glass.

A - The beer pours jet black with a deep dark brown on the edges. A nice 1.5 finger dark tan head slowly fades to a slight film with nice lacing.

S - Huge chocolate aroma on the nose immediately. Also present behind the chocolate are some muted roasted/toasted grains and a very slight alcohol flavor. Almost smells like a brownie or cake.

T/M - The beer starts with a mild crisp flavor that slowly builds to a complex variety of chocolate, roasted malt, a mild bitterness, and slight alcohol flavors. The beer is full bodied and ends with a warm alcohol note and roasted grains. Most of the chocolate seemed to be in the nose and front of this beer.

D - Very drinkable.

I am happy to have tried this beer. I would look forward to another and I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-05-2011 00:08:00

hopfacebrew, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of dandmc24
4/5  rDev -5.9%

dandmc24, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of caljrjr
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

caljrjr, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of IlPostino
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

IlPostino, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jwat, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of SmokeyJoesCafe
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

SmokeyJoesCafe, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber split up in two snifters; one for me and one for my girlfriend.

Dark espresso-colored opaque body with an inch of light brown head that receded down to a big-bubbled ring. Decent legs up and down the glass with a lot of foam residuals. Looks decadent and rich. Right up my alley.

Creamy chocolate milk nose; Mocha Java ground coffee, definite lactic sweetness, not very bitter smelling. Praline, fresh-baked shortbread cookies, and some earth are all evident in the nose.

Short-lived bitterness on the first sip that mellows into milk chocolate sweetness and finishes drier and slightly bitter again. Smoke, smooth alcohol, and black coffee roast deliver in the palate. The taste surprisingly does not follow the 'Imperial Milk Stout' aromas in the nose of the beer. Still pretty sweet, but definitely thicker with roast and some bitter dark cocoa. There's a slight sting which could be the hops bleeding through with a sort of earthy/medicinal quality. This I.S. delivers big and satisfies with every gulp.

Easy drinking for the potency. On the wet side with a medium-heavy body. Some stickiness, but not off-putting. Milky, but not creamy. The carbonation is a little low, but the drinkability is high. Good stuff.

This may be my pick for most highly-recommended Southern Tier brew. Rich, dessert-like, filling, and worth every penny of a rather small price tag. Will always turn to this when I see it on draft, or in bottle, when looking for a standby big warmer. Cheers!

thecheapies, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of KAF
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

KAF, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of texasclimber
5/5  rDev +17.6%

texasclimber, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of challenja
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served On Tap at Fireworks in Courthouse/ Arlington VA.

A: Midnight black, like sackcloth black! A small dark mocha froth head that dissipates rapidly.

S: This is Amazing! It's like a sweet Hershey syrup chocolate milkshake! Candied pecans, vanilla bean, dark cocoa nibs.

T: WOW!!! this one sweet monster! Hershey syrup straight out the bottle and into the mouth... This is more of a dark chocolate milk stout with chocolate malt balls crushed in the mix. Irish in style and creaminess. The alcohol is amazingly masked but WOW is it in there! Drinker beware!

M: Creamy lushish mouthfeel. Nice medium carbonation laciness that rides the alcohol down the throat.

O: What can I say but take me away from this dessert in a glass.This is my favorite sweet stout of all time! It is now, f*ck it.. number 1!! Old Rasputin has been dethroned..

challenja, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of dorianmarley
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is black with some brown tints. Head is brown, but fades quickly. Lacing is decent.

Nose is very chocolately; like a cool, hot chocolate. The malt smells dry-roasted like an airline peanut.

Taste is plenty of chocolate, roasted malt, and some bitter hops. There are also elements of figs and tobacco. The aftertaste is chocolately.

Mouthfeel is dry, almost chalky; but not a strain to drink. Carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is a nice chocolate stout; especially nice for those who enjoy heavily roasted malt.

dorianmarley, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Beerme09
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Beerme09, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of cdawg11
4/5  rDev -5.9%

cdawg11, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of razorsdescent
5/5  rDev +17.6%

razorsdescent, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of aorloski
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a beautifully pitch black darkness with a nice fingers worth of mocha head. It is less syrupy than other imperial stouts which i like, it looks a bit thin.

Smell - Whoa, chocolate syrup in a glass, not even kidding. This also has hints of vanilla, roasted malts and even a little clove. An alcoholic finish on the nose.

Taste - Bombarded with sweet chocolate right away. Where as most imperial stouts are bitter dark chocolate from the hops this one is smooth and milky like drinking alcoholic chocolate milk. You still get roasted malts, a touch of piney hops, vanilla and oak in this one. It is a perfect dessert beer.

Mouthfeel - As it looked pouring a little thin, i feel it is in the mouth as well. It feels like it could use some oatmeal to thicken it up and cling in my mouth. Carbonation is spot on.

Overall - Perfect dessert beer, probably my favorite of this series, much better than creme brûlée in my opinion.

aorloski, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of NardiByNature
3.55/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1/21: On-tap at the Shadow Lounge in East Libery, drank from a pint glass.

It's syrupy-black with a nice mocha head. Leaves a little bit of lacing.

Damn this smells like chocolate. Like Hershey's chocolate syrup.

The taste? Exactly like the smell. It tastes like chocolate syrup. I find this good for a sip but way too sweet to drink much more of. Thick and syrupy, with a sugary aftertaste. Does hide the 11% very well.

Maybe having a whole pint glass of this stuff in front of me turned me off to it - it was a little much. Nonetheless, delicious, and, in proper setting, I can see this having merit. I'll try a few more beers in this style and maybe eventually come back to it.

NardiByNature, Jan 22, 2012
Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,243 ratings.