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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,557
Reviews: 1,466
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 429
Gots: 781 | FT: 40
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of chakadrum
4.94/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is by far one of the most enjoyable dessert beers in the world!

Just by the pour in a glass you might think it is a fairly typical stout. Nice dark color. Decent head.

The smell is chocolate and roasted malts and everything you would hope it would smell like.

The taste doesn't skip a beat. Chocolate milk. Not overly sweet, but no real detectable hops which I think is actually a really good thing. If you've ever had Youngs Double Chocolate, this follows the same idea but it even more complex yet drinkable.

I can't think of any other way I'd want it to feel in my mouth, so I have to give it a 5. It has a minor coating quality. I would imagine the actual chocolate involved is to thank for that.

This is world-class in my opinion. If there is a better chocolate stout or "interesting" stout for that matter, I haven't found it yet I've had thousands of commercial beers.

Photo of etjoyce
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Impfan
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The quintessential chocolate stout, but with more than just that standout aspect. There’s also a dash of mushroom, chipotle, vanilla, roast, smoke, and allspice with enough high alpha acid hops to cut through the sweetness. A few have said that the body is just a tad thin for all that flavor, but I disagree. A unique masterpiece that puts Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout in its place.

Photo of tone77
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malted chocolate, powerful. Taste is delicious, chocolate, malts, a touch of bitterness, to easy drinking for 10% abv. Feels creamy and tasty in the mouth and overall a top notch beer worth checking out.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of MrVonzipper
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black with a short fizzy tan head. Little retention. A little oily and slightly less viscous as I thought it'd look.  

Great big chocolately nose! Sweet and rich milk chocolate. 

Follows the nose nicely but even better. The best and brightest chocolate flavor of any beer I've had. I thought it was gonna be too sweet but it's quite nice. 

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. 

Overall this is one of the best dessert beers I've ever had. Amazing chocolate flavor. 

Photo of oshbeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of robieobie1
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of vkv822
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
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
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
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
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of piakiev
2.54/5  rDev -40.4%
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
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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%

Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,557 ratings.