Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,470
Reviews: 1,451
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 423
Gots: 728 | FT: 41
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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of BeerTaster727
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber, bottled on 11/28/11, poured into a snifter.

A- pours black and thick, produces very little tan head.

S- waves of chocolate, includes a sweet cocoa powder aroma as well as a much darker chocolate fudge brownie aroma, some roasted malts but little char or smoke, it smells like a delicious chocolate dessert

T- follows the nose with just massive amounts of chocolate, not quite as sweet, has a dense center of fudge with sweeter lingering cocoa towards the finish. Lots of roastiness provides some bitterness to keep things balanced, but again avoids powerful charred flavors.

M- medium to full bodied, smooth creamy feel, pretty easy drinking

O- An excellent chocolate beer, definitely up there with the best choco-stouts, this makes for a great dessert.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of vkv822
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours black with a thick, foamy light brown head that dissipates fairly quickly.

The aroma is of rich, fudgy chocolate. Reminds me of a rich chocolate cake. While not really complex, it gets points for nailing the chocolate notes.

The taste follows the nose, with pure chocolate fudge notes.

A medium body with average carbonation.

A good Imperial Stout. Definitely the most rich, chocolaty beer I've experienced. A real dessert beer.

Photo of jdhilt
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a three-finger brown head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Nose is chocolate, flavor is sweet chocolate, bakers chocolate finish, higher ABV is hidden (label has 10%). Nice IS. $9.49 for a 22oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of socon67
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pors inky black with a mocha colored foam that holds well. Laces the snifter glass it was poured into very well.

S - Strong scents of chocolate jump right to the nost. Rasoted malt is dominant. As it settled the smells became more of a hot chocolate. No matter how it comes out, the chocolate smell is incredeible.

T - Translates to the taste just as well. Strong flavors of chocolate, roasty malt, a little bit of fresh coffee, and a warming burn at the end. This is a chocolate lovers dream beer, and from a pure chocolate falvor, about the best I've had in a stout.

M - syrupy thick, coates the tongue. Is really a sipper, and one that is made for dessert or after dinner.

O - Another winner from Southern Tier, and they are becoming a go-to brewery for dominant flavored stouts. For those with a sweet tooth, this is a dream.

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2.53/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a us tumbler

A: Black, can only see a bit of red if held up to a bright light. Thick head about 4 fingers tall that persisted for a long time

S: Strong chocolate smell, smells like alcohol. I did not like the smell.

T: Very sweet, bitter chocolately flavor, then turns into a malty flavor then dominated by alcohol.

M: At first very smooth and thick then again dominated by alcohol.

O: If I wanted to get drunk I would drink a 22oz bottle of this as it has plenty of alcohol. A lot of people really like this beer so take my review with a grain of salt, but I really didn't care for it, I found the smell, taste, and mouthfeel all dominated by alcohol.

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of 57md
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance was a deep, dark chocolate brown with little head. There are big chocolate notes in the nose. The flavor is dominated by bittersweet chocolate with some roasted malt flavor. However, the roasted flavor is muted when compared to the bottle version. The finish has a touch of alcohol, but it is certainly nothing unpleasant.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a small tan head fading almost immediately.

I've never smelled a beer quite like this. HUGE chocolate aroma with a lot of vanilla and a bit of licorice.

Flavor follows the nose. Tastes like I'm eating a bar of chocolate. Deep milk chocolate with a lot of vanilla with a nice roasted malt bitterness in the back of the palate balancing out the sweetness. Good for a few sips, but way too sweet overall.

Thick and creamy mouthfeel with good low carbonation.

Very unique beer and enjoyable to drink. Way too sweet though. Even splitting a bottle is too much. I wish this were in a smaller format.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Dools9
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter

A: Very dark black, poured with a finger of khaki brown head that receded to a skim. Very little lacing, some alcohol legs.

S: Wow, smells awesome. Big sweet, melted milk chocolate, sweet mocha, a bit of roasty malts. Overall, lots of chocoalte going on here. Can literally smell this from a few feet away. Like many before me have said, it does not resemble a beer aroma at all but more like a melted milk chocolate bar.

T: Bittersweet chocolate, some acidic sourness, very sweet. Pretty bitter aftertaste. A little bit of warmth from the alcohol however it is very well masked. As the beer warms, the flavor becomes much more pronounced. Reminds me a lot of Hershey's chocolate syrup in both smell and taste.

M: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, creamy. Leaves a nice coating on the mouth. For a big abv beer like this however, its a tad thin.

O: ST nailed this one for the style. You want a chocolate fix, look no further than ST Choklat. Exceptional.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Very, very dark, near black with a one finger brown head that retains fairly. Minimsl lacing.
S- This aroma is pretty awesome. Deep, deep, dark chocolate and a hint of smokeyness. It really hits you in the nose. I can pick up aromas from feet away from the beer. Very nice.
T- Less complex as the aroma. It's just straight chocolate, with a bit of booze in the finish. Not unlike Bailey's.
M- The booze in the finish is a bit too aggressive. For an 11% Double Stout, it punches pretty low on the body scale. Smooth carb though.
O- I love the aroma of this beer. The rest of it is fun and on the upper end of Southern Tier's crazy beers. I wouldn't buy this too often though.

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

I have been looking forward to this beer for a long time and wish I jumped on it sooner when I had the chance. I enjoyed this one tonight at Lizardville.

The body of this one was black as night with an one inch mocha colored head. The aroma was just amazing, actually one of the best smelling beers that I have ever enjoyed. Dark chocolate, vanilla and malt dominate the nose.

The taste was just as fantastic as the aroma. The chocolate flavor is very rich and bittersweet. There were some small hints of vanilla, malts and coffee buried under layers of chocolate.

The mouthfelel was solid for a stout of this size. The carbonation was balanced well with the heavier medium body.

Overall an excellent Imperial Stout and one that I will be picking up more often when I have the chance to.

Photo of TFrankMac2140
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap and into a snifter glass

A: Super dark and chocolatey with a small head

S: The smell is superb and really sets this stout apart. Rich chocolate. As some other reviewers have mentioned, this beer does not smell like a beer at all and gives off a rich syrupy like smell.

T: Pure chocolate right off the bat followed by toasted malt. Chocolate characteristics remain in the after taste.

M: Medium body, not too overwhelming.

O: One of the best chocolate stouts in my opinion. Easy to find in my location when in season and relatively cheap.

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

Southern Tier : Choklat

Pours jet black, with a light brown head and some lacing down the glass. The aroma is the highlight of this beer, with layers of decadant chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and vanilla. Though brewed with Belgian chocolates, the flavor is straight up Hershey syrup (chocolate syrup) and it is delicious at that. There are mild suggestions of highly roasted and chocolate malts, coffee, and cream, but the main attraction here is big time chocolate flavor. Mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth, creamy, and medium carbonation. Overall, an aptly named beer, and doesn't really taste like a beer, tastes more like chocolate milk. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,470 ratings.