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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4,074 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,074
Reviews: 1,422
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 372
Gots: 586 | FT: 35
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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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-14-2007)
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Photo of trixdout

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Too tempted to let it cellar for any longer.

Appearance - Pitch black pour with a finger thick,caramel mocha colored head. There is a burgundy tinge to the edge of the brew. Head dissipates quickly leaving barely any lacing.

Smell - Smelled similar to the taste. I get alot of cocoa and some dried figs.

Taste - Almost like a sweet cocoa milkshake. I get lots of cocoa at first and then some raisins, with a little chocolate like bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Very minimal carbonation and very welcoming. The alcohol is almost all hidden. Tastes more like a brew with an abv lower than 8%.

Overall - Not a bad brew, definitely hits the name as a chocolate beer. Was hoping for some more bitterness or sourness in this. Almost a desert beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 01:23:41 | More by trixdout
Photo of joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pitch black, generous mocha head retained extremely well
S - rich and sweet milk chocolate that makes my mouth water, light roasty and a touch of coffee
T - sweet milky chocolate, cold espresso, hints of vanilla, roastiness, and just a touch of boozy sweetness
M - heavyish, smoothness that becomes a light bitter with some alcohol heat
O - unbelievable how much of a milk chocolate aroma and flavour there is, i could drink this forever

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 22:07:37 | More by joemcgrath27
Photo of liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO, 650ml into a tulip.

Pours almost (if not) pitch black, with a thin head of light tan colour. Falls to a thin film and a medium sized collar. Nose is rich in milk chocolate, bakers chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar. Gorgeous and not overly sweet, very enticing and bang on for a 'chocolate' beer. Taste has some sweet milk chocolate roll over the tongue, with some bitter and roasty dark chocolate notes in close pursuit. Some coffee and more bitter and roasty notes in the finish, some vanilla and less brown sugar than the nose. Some alcohol in the finish. Medium full mouthfeel, rich, sticky and almost velvety at points. Average drinkability for the alcohol content, nothing more than a real sipper. A fantastic effort; I'd love to see some experimentation done with this base beer (barrels?)

PROTIP: 30:70 (Choklat:Pumking) black and tan will rock your world. DO IT.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 02:59:08 | More by liamt07
Photo of rhong187


4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9oz pour served side by side with ST creme brulee

A - jet black, with a one finger soapy head. phew they don't call this the blackwater series for nothin.

S - milk chocolate... a great sweetness that I've never detected in other chocolate brews... doesn't really hold the "baker's chocolate" aroma that other choc. brews have.

T - I'd say this was served at about 40 degrees, so it took a little while for me to truly appreciate what this great beer has to offer. Once it hit 50 degrees-ish, it completely blew me away. Huge wave of milk chocolate, and the sweetness is nicely balanced.

M - medium bodied, literally feels like you're drinking a chocolate shake

This is most definitely the best chocolate beer I've ever had. The creme brulee was a bit sweet, and this helped bring things a bit down to earth. This would be the first beer I'd recommend to anyone who wants to sample a chocolate beer for the first time

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-05-2011 03:04:45 | More by rhong187
Photo of kylehay2004


4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: half finger head, milk chocolate head. Black and no light getting through.

S: tons of milk chocolate. Very sweet with cream and roasted notes.

T: tons of chocolate which starts sweet like milk chocolate and finishes bitter like dark chocolate. Roasted malt backbone.

M: creamy, medium body and low to moderate carboation.

Overall: very good. Its sweet but not in an offensive sense. I like the various chocolate flavors. Well made beer and better than I would have suspected.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2011 02:52:24 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of cragus

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a completely opaque black with a rapidly dissipating tan head and no lacing.

S-Smells strongly of dark chocolate with just a whiff of alcohol.

T-A slight spice from the alcohol makes itself present along with the primary flavour of rich chocolate. A bit of roasted nut and vanilla is present as well, but the chocolate really dominates the taste.

M-Viscous without particularly much carbonation. It feels like it coats the mouth and never quite leaves.

O-Delicious. This is not a particularly complex beer, but it's rich, strong, and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 00:20:21 | More by cragus
Photo of olimpia84


4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured some of the content from the 750ml bottle into a Chalice.

A: very dark brown, almost black body with think layer dark brown superficial head that dissipated very quickly. No lacing present.

S: this beer smells like somebody dropped a bar of milk chocolate inside your glass. Malts are also present along with some sweet caramel notes and a bit of vanilla. The smell is not as strong or sweet compared to the other sweet offering from Southern Tier BC Creme de Brulee.

T: just like the nose, the taste is not as sweet as I was expecting. Chocolate (leaning towards dark) is the predominant taste followed by roasted malts and a slight hint of dark cherries. Good disguise of the alcohol in the taste.

M: smooth feel, medium to full body with just about the right amount of carbonation.

O: after trying and falling in love with Southern Tier's Creme de Brulee, I was very excited to give Choklat a chance since it's known to be a sweet dessert beer. While this brew is excellent, it didn't live up to my high expectations. Regardless, this is a very interesting and enjoyable beer; highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 02:22:22 | More by olimpia84
Photo of Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured jet black into a pint glass - lots of head with good retention - thick creamy beige head clings to the glass for dear life - lots of bubbles as you sip it that rise to the top in a beautiful cascade

Smell is dominated by chocloate - a comnitation of nestle quick syrup and dark bakers chocolate - some vanilla and a hint of coffee

Taste follows the nose - definitely chocolate syrup and very sweet - some burnt malt - vanilla - and definitely boozy

M - very creamy but bitter with some alcohol burn and plenty of carbonation in this medium bodied brew

O - could not handle more than (preferrably between two people) but was definitely aninteresting complex brew with a unique flavor

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 19:49:10 | More by Stocean1
Photo of bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into an oversized wine glass. Listed as 9.5% on the label.

Pours opaque and black with a relatively small tan coloured head that hangs on as a sturdy collar. Leaves little lace, but has an oily, viscose quality on the glass.

Smells primarily like chocolate syrup and mil chocolate, with a fairly strong cherry note, a hint of vanilla and a fatty, nut-like tone. The alcohol breaks through as it warms.

The taste is more like dark cocoa or baker's chocolate and quite bitter overall. I also get a medicine-esque cherry flavour and a woody note that peeks through in the finish.

Medium-bodied with a surprising pop of carbonation on the front of the tongue that masks the ABV. A creamy feeling leads to a bitter, boozy and slightly medicine-like aftertaste.

Slightly more complex than reviews led on, but still very much chocolate-centric. Would make an excellent winter warmer or stew companion, but filling and satisfying on its own. Really makes me want a cigar too.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 18:00:00 | More by bryehn
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle split with my Girlfriend before we went out. From notes.

A - Poured black with decent carbonation. Film of tan head. No lace and no retention.

S - Chocolate milk strikes me first. Melted chocolate. Chocolate! Some slight vanilla and booze in the background but the milky chocolate notes dominate.

T - A little booze, chocolate is huge, vanilla, burnt sugar, molasses. Less chocolate than the aroma.

M - Good carbonation, full body, sweet, slightly boozy finish.

O/D - Very sweet. Good but obviously one dimensional, yet it does what I think it set out to acheive. Quite good.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 11:52:48 | More by tbeckett
Photo of Evil_Pidde


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The pour is pitch black with a large thick beige head that sinks into rich lacings.

S: Rich dark (high-quallity) Belgian chocolate. A faint roasted vanilla tone balances the chocolate a bit. But the chocolate is so strong.

T: The taste follows the smell; chocolate galore. The vanilla is a little stronger. But this beer is all about the chocolate.

M: Molasses and syrupy full body with very mild carbonation. Aftertaste is rather long and holds some bitterness, but also here; chocolate.

O: This was very nice. No one could buy this choklat stout and expect anything else than this.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 14:12:42 | More by Evil_Pidde
Photo of jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As with all ST products, no date on the bottle. but I picked it up in late 2010. Must be about a year old (or close).

Beer is totally opaque black, with a generous tan head. Dissipates relatively quickly, leaving a film.

Smell is chocolate, chocolate and some more chocolate! To specify, it is a thick, rich and heavy chocolate scent, like hot fudge sauce. If you like chocolate, this is a nice smell. If not.... well, there is really nothing else happening!

Taste is no surprise after the smell. Chocolate is by far the dominant flavour, very very rich. Alcohol is slightly noticeable- quite minimally considering the ABV- just a bit of heat. Quite sweet, but not as intensely as it may have been- actually somewhat balanced. It is a very focused beer- if you are looking for a chocolate stout, this is great. However, there is really nothing else going on.

Mouthfeel is very good. Thick, velvety, minimal carbonation. A great feeling stout.

Overall, this beer does one thing and does it excellently. Very tasty, but only if you are looking for a serious chocolate hit. No real complexity, but a really great example of a chocolate stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 01:34:03 | More by jrenihan
Photo of mikul93


4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A Pours black with a nice light mocha head.

S Lots of chocolate. Like a Hershey bar. Slight roast.

T Hmmm yup Chocolate. Delicious chocolate spiked with a little booze. Little vanilla notes

M Medium body, well carbonated. Chocolate coats the tongue.

O This is a chocolate lovers dream beer. Great as an after dinner drink. Actually, it's good whenever. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 02:06:08 | More by mikul93
Photo of ehammond1

4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Woodshop Classix
Anaheim, CA

Dark brown bordering on black with a thin brown head. Dots and specks of lace down the glass.

The most exceptionally authentic, divine chocolate aroma I've ever smelled (from a beer). This was just to die for. If chocolate rivers flow through Willy Wonk'a factory, this is what they smell like! Rich, decadent, bittersweet, milk chocolate. Perfect!

More divine, decadent, milk chocolate flavors, along with an undercurrent of roasted malt and a mild bitterness. A complete, near perfect, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate stout.

Medium to thick mouthfeel and ample carbonation.

With very high expectations, this beer surpassed every single one of them. Phenomenal!

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 18:57:49 | More by ehammond1
Photo of matthewb9

New York

4.97/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bomber a few days ago from my local beer distributor...

A - Devoid of light. Jet black pour with a little less head than I expected.

S - One of the best smelling beers I've had to date. Chocolate lovers will revel in the rich, overwhelming scent.

T - Have you ever had a beer that had chocolate or some sort of fruit in its name, and it disappointingly tastes nothing like it? Meet its antithesis. This beer tastes like a world-class chocolate bar, straight up.

M - Very thick and syrupy. It lets you know that you are enjoying a powerful brew.

O - I'm typically picky about my beers, but seldom does Southern Tier let me down. This is a top-notch beer, and you'd be hard pressed to find a stout of equal quality. Seek this out, if only for its uniqueness, and never turn it down.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 22:58:37 | More by matthewb9
Photo of Jeffo


3.48/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a few of these from various people this past summer. Thanks to my friend Jill for surprising me with one, as well as to wfeddern and a mystery trader for bringing some bottles along for trade. We drank lots of this stuff by the pool. Thanks guys!

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours out dark brown and shows and 1+ finger, noisy, medium looking, fluffy, light brown head with good retention. Black body with higher levels of carbonation evident for the style. Head slowly fades to a thin wisp, but only a ring remains, leaving some dots of lacing down the glass. An average looking imperial stout.

SMELL: Dark, pure chocolate. Perhaps some slight roasted notes and some slight hints of vanilla, but I’m searching a bit here. This is basically all dark chocolate. I like dark chocolate, so it’s an enticing aroma, but I also like some more complexity with my beer.

TASTE: Starts out a bit empty actually. A touch of roast and chocolate perhaps, but relatively mute up front. Flavors come out nicely after the swallow, however. Some roasted flavors, caramel sweetness as well, then lots of pure, dark chocolate. Flavors jump out, but then mellow out quickly. A mild aftertaste lingers nicely and is laced with bitter-sweet chocolate and a touch of heat. Not quite as bold as hopped, especially up front, and relatively one dimensional. Gets points for being very chocolaty.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Very creamy on the palate, goes down smooth with some decent heat on the swallow and finishes slightly sticky. A little less carbonation and heat would be nice. Good though.

OVERALL: Southern Tier is phenomenal at making their beers taste like exactly what the label says. Creme Brulee, Jahva, Pumpkin, etc., all taste as advertised. This one is no exception. This is basically a chocolate beer with a relatively hot imperial stout as a base. While I enjoyed a full bomber to myself, I do prefer a little more complexity in imperial stouts like this, which is perhaps why I like their blend Mokah a little more. Moreover, this one is a little lacking in flavor up front and could be a little bolder overall. A fun beer that I will eventually drink again, but not one I will be inclined to seek out. Thanks again for the bottles guys!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 14:26:15 | More by Jeffo
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on August 22, 2011. The pour is as black as a starless night under the New Moon with a gently popping, silky tan head that eventually settles down to a pleasant ring. The Lindt Chocolate Factory is near me here in New Hamsphire and that is what it smells like; dark, dripping, freshly melted chocolate fudge. If there are barley or malts in the mix as advertised I wouldn't know.

The body is incredibly smooth, creamy, and bold. While the over zealous chocolate is clearly part of the taste; it hits you with a dry hoppy zing at the end. This one I will remember.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 22:18:26 | More by puboflyons
Photo of Cavery


3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared with Klym and SundaySour on July 28th. Review from notes.

Poured into Stone Nonic.

A: Black jellybean body with a very thin head formation from a conservative pour. Slightly off-white ring of foam around the rim. Body looks oily and thick. Midnight in a glass.

S: Really intense moon pie smell. An emulsion of roast marshmallows, moist grahams, and heavy handed sprinklings of chocolate. Alcohol makes its way into the mix with heavy suggestions of chocolate liqueurs. Chocolate syrups mix well with the chocolate liqueur. Moist chocolatey s'more smells throughout.

T: Creamy grainy chocolate shavings that mix with butterscotch. Chocolate syrup dowsed on moon pies. Chocolate marshmallows in chocolate sundae fudges. Crazy chocolate coffee lingers. Certainly long chocolate infused lingers, worth noting.

M: The mouth is a real back drop to the flavor. It's light enough to let chocolates dominate , but it's present enough to spark transitions into graham crackers and marshmallows. I suppose too much carbonation would inhibit the chocolate flavors. Though it exists on the fringe of flatness.

O: Good chocolate flavors, flavors that I've only ever had in whiskey barrel aged stouts before. Intense graham crackers and roast marshmallows. Definitely heavily suggestive of girl scout graham cookies and campfire roast desserts. A lot of nostalgic american smore flavors that takes me back to the world of pop tarts and camping. It's pretty good, but I can't help but associate these flavors with cheaply wrapped desserts you can buy at a gas station. Though the beer does an excellent job of capturing that american chocolate experience.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 19:48:06 | More by Cavery
Photo of VelvetExtract


3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours very black. There are some highlights. At the very top of the beer. But its very close to perfect black. Tiny tan head forms and sits atop the brew for the entire time. The head does leave some lacing.

S-Yeah, it is pretty chocolatey. More along the lines of Hershey's syrup and brown sugar than pure chocolate. It actually smells a bit like chocolate milk.

T-This truly does taste like chocolate. Chocolate milk. Melted Hershey's Kiss. Tastes like hot chocolate that has been sitting cold for a few hours. No wait, I got it...It tastes exactly like a chocolate Toostie Pop. They blatantly accomplished their goal.

M-Not too thick. I enjoy the slightly lighter body. Carbonation is very mellow.

O/D-If I were to rate this beer on the basis of its approximation of tasting like chocolate I would give it a perfect 5. But in terms of how much I enjoy drinking this beer, its rating is far from a 5. I understand why this beer is highly regarded, and I did enjoy trying it. But I think trying this once will be enough. It is sweet to the point of sickness. I would actually prefer a 12 oz. of this to a 22 oz. Hey, if you want chocolate then it'll give you chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 03:59:53 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of BeerFiend2002


4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Was able to score some of this at the local Quick 6. Very glad I did!

Poured a dark black with only the slightest hints of dark brown peeking through on the edges when held to the light. I got one finger of mocha-colored head. Next to no lacing.

The best nose of any beer I've had yet to date. I got some milk chocolate in the nose, but mostly a rich dark chocolate truffle type of aroma. A chocolate lover's dream. Amazing.

The taste was terrific as well. I picked up a heavy dose of the dark chocolate on the finish and some milk chocolate up front, with the dark chocolate being much more pronounced. The booze is pretty well-masked, but enough is present to remind you to tread with caution....although it tastes great, its still a big kid's drink. You get some of a warming sensation as you drink it. Only complaint is that as it warms, the two different chocolate notes I got merged together to form just one overall melange of chocolate. An oatiness then emerges. Very pleasing.

Mouthfeel can be summed up in one word...rich. It goes down nice and smooth, but it has that full, thick body that an imperial stout should have. Its not sticky or syrupy...just right.

Overall, I believe this is as close to a perfect score as I've ever given to a beer, but its warranted. If you fancy stouts, this is a must try for you. It'll change your life. I do have some Founder's Breakfast Stout that I'm aging now for the winter months, so it will be interesting to see if it can live up to its enormous hype and top this Southern Tier offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 00:43:21 | More by BeerFiend2002
Photo of gregshead


4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a thin looking jet black. Head rises to about a finger and then dissipates quickly.

S: Hershey Syrup smell. Oodles and oodles of chocolate aroma.

T: Like the smell, tons of chocolate. Better quality flavor than Hershey's. Maybe a Godiva grade chocolate flavor.

M: Creamy/Syrupy feel that has to be expected from a beer this sweet.

O: For what it is, a strong double stout with lots of chocolate, it is one of a kind. If you don't care for strong and sweet* stouts, then this will not suit your fancy but when you are in the mood for chocolate in a dark beer, turn here.

*sweet=10x the sweetness of other sweet stouts.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 03:26:16 | More by gregshead
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New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours an impenetrable black. There is a very thin mocha colored head that fades quick. No real lacing to speak of.

S- A lot of chocolate hits the nose upfront. There's a little bit of maltiness in there and a slight hint of alchohol.

T- As advertised and expected, chocolate is the first thing that comes cross. It tastes like a cold of hot chocolate, rather sweet. Moving across the tongue, you can pick up the chocolate malts. Almost no bite of alcohol despite the %.

M- Medium body. Not overly thick or heavy. Decently carbonated. Didn't notice the heavy creaminess that others have noted. I can't find a date on the bottle, so mine might be a little older.

O- Really like this stout. Would serve as an excellent beer with desert or as one on it's own. Wish I could find more sourther tier offerings by me.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 01:15:17 | More by lostandwandering
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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smells heavily of chocolate--like an extra-rich cup of really good cocoa, or a melted milk chocolate bar mixed with extra milk and sugar.

The chocolate taste is also first on the tongue, coming in rich and thick and bearing more than a little resemblance to a cup of hot cocoa (little surprise, since this stout was brewed with bittersweet Belgian chocolate). Underlying this chocolate layer, and growing in strength throughout the middle of the palate, is a nice vein of chocolate malt that brings a lovely bitter, slightly burnt taste to the mixture, providing a nice balance for the sugars. Subtle hints of dark fruit esters come into play throughout, and there are also hoppy grapefruit notes tingling around the edges, and present especially in the aftertaste.

Overall, and though I'm usually reticent to try beers with added flavors (chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, etc.), I think this is a marvelous drink. Yes, the Belgian chocolate taste is rather strong, but it's nicely counterpointed and catalyzed by the malts and hops, and there are far more nuanced flavors in here than would be expected. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 20:25:02 | More by jondeelee
Photo of jman892


4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - None more black. There is a fluffy, mocha colored head, about 1 finger but it fades pretty quickly

S - I could smell chocolate as I was pouring this, and I dont have a strong sniffer. As I whiff it up close it smells just like a rich chocolate milk, very inviting

T - No suprise here, but again, smooth rich chocolate milk right up front. Also just a touch of bitter bakers chocolate gives it a bit of a bite

M - Thick and creamy, and there is some zing from the 11% ABV to remind you that this is, in fact, a beer.

O - Delicious chocolate beer, it is very rich which will make it a chore for many to get through the bomber. It is a sipper for sure, but very well done.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 01:54:22 | More by jman892
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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally trying this guy. Not sure why I've mostly avoided the Blackwater or whatever series this is until now. Here we go.

Appearance- Pretty damned black. Are there hints of ruby when held to the light? Sure, probably. But it's basically black. A thin mocha head forms, but dissipates entirely. No ring, nothing. A tad disappointing.

Smell- Um, chocolate. Like, a serious amount of chocolate. A milkshake, basically. Some prunes or other stone fruit, but mostly chocolate. Chocolate covered cherries. Rich, and deep, and really delicious smelling.

Taste- Yep, it's really chocolate. Rich, dark chocolate up front. It settles into a little hint of roast, not really char. A little herbal. Bitter in the finish. Damn, this is one sweet fucking beer. Not much hint of the booze.

Mouthfeel- Very thick and creamy. Chewy as hell. It gets very heavy. With the sweetness, it's a little overwhelming.

Overall- A very interesting beer. Look, no doubt it delivers on the name. I'm kind of conflicted. It will be a challenge to finish. This is some kind of beer, that's for sure. The ladyfriend really liked it as well, but she can't imagine drinking a whole bottle. I agree. I think it's pretty easy to like, but it's both a dessert sipper, as well as one to share.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 01:05:04 | More by callmescraps
Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,074 ratings.