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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,608
Reviews: 1,474
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 430
Gots: 822 | FT: 39
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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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.79/5  rDev -11%
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
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
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%

Photo of jsprain1
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of Dan3279
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
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
4.6/5  rDev +8%
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.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
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%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours an almost opaque black color with minimal head. The head does have a beautiful light mocha color to it, which usually indicates that it is a full-bodied, flavorful beer. I'm excited!

The nose is huge, with the dark chocolate coming on strong. I'm getting minimal hops with a slight malty character. The chocolate definitely dominates the nose though.

The taste is amazingly balanced, a nice flow of chocolate with the hops and the malt in the background. The chocolate leaves behind a definite sweetness which I feel hides the alcohol well.

This beer could definitely be served with a dessert, which is an interesting thing. Most brewers don't attempt a dessert beer, but Southern Tier does it so well. Their Creme Brulee stout is also a very good dessert beer.


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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
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).

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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 Lauthaha
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,608 ratings.