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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4,656 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,656
Reviews: 1,489
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 438
Gots: 834 | FT: 38
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:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

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Ratings: 4,656 | Reviews: 1,489
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4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark, almost black, very small head, no lacing.

S - Dark chocolate liquor (in the confectioner's sense)... and not much else really. Still... that is nice.

T - Wow! Sweet and bitter dark chocolate in the foretaste. The after taste is a linger dark chocolate but also a bit of an earthy, mossy kind of flavor as well - almost like a very subtle hint of raw mushrooms. As time passes this mushroom is more evident, but still subtle.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, very refreshing.

D - A fantastic beer. Admittedly, this is not a typical beer. The complexity of flavor is dominated by the adjunct, but this is so good, astonishingly light and pleasant, that is passes the barriers

Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of dafizzif
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black. Really, seriously black, no brown at all. Pours thick with a thin light brown head. Have not seen a blacker stout.

Smell: Chocolate. Dark chocolate with some lighter, tangy milk chocolate notes, really like M&Ms. Nothing really, but chocolate and roasted malts, but they do really shine.

Taste: An explosion of chocolate flavor in my mouth. Dark chocolate abound. More bitter than sweet chocolate notes, though there is still a whole lot of sweetness. There are also lighter chocolate notes, malty goodness, and the lightest presence of hops with no obvious booziness observable.

Mouthfeel: Just slightly thicker than medium body with balanced, low carbonation. Awesomely creamy, maybe more than any other beer I have had.

Overall: A great chocolate brew. Lacks balance a bit, but I doubt they were really aiming for that. Very nice.

Photo of d4radio
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jmdrpi
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served from the tap in a pint glass.

appears an opaque black, with tan head, decent head retention. massive heavenly aroma of pure milk chocolate. taste is all chocolate as well, but not overly sweet or cloying, even after a whole pint. no booze at all in the taste. thick smooth body, easy to drink.

overall - Southern Tier does it again. Their massive stouts are all great. Have one for or with dessert!

Photo of rchristensen
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours black and thick, not motor oil thick, but thicker than the average beer while a thin layer of beautiful dark brown fizz settles on top.

S: Aroma is intense with dark cocao and sweet chocolate, some caramel maltiness and even maple syrup. It's overbearingly sweet and I love it.

T/M: Very few bubbles make it smoother in the mouth and velvety on the tongue. Roasted malt bitterness are apparent at first followed quickly by chocolate malt and sweet dark chocolate throughout.

Doesn't taste quite as sweet as the aroma but offers a healthy balance between bitterness and malty sweetness.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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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  rDev -6.1%

Photo of bubseymour
2.02/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured and shared with friend from a big bottle.

Appearance - very mediocre imperial stout. Nice super chocolate color but a very small head with little retention. Not up to par with other imperials in the look catagory.

Smell - putrid. Its not chocolatey at all. I can't even describe it, but every time I smell it its not pleasant.

Taste - incredibly chocolaty and more like bitter dark chocolate (which I like dark chocolate). Booze is well disguised but the flavor really doesn't work for me. Its more like chocolate flavored liquor than beer. I couldn't identify and hop presence to balance, no malty flavors or anything to complement of balance the bittersweet chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel - full bodied I suppose

Overall - Maybe I got a bad bottle, but this beer just didn't seem well made at all to me. The fact that the rest of BA considers it world class, makes me feel I got a bad batch perhaps. Both my friend and I had to drainpour..it just wasn't pleasant. I've had several Southern Tier beers now, and most have disappointed. I'm not sure I'll continue to sample from their line.

Photo of sevenarts
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark black with a nice bubbly head and moderate lacing.

S: Chocolate, and lots of it. The smell is dominated by rich dark chocolate aromas, with hints of a boozy alcohol character.

T/M: Lots more chocolate, rich and bittersweet. As it warms up, the alcohol becomes more pronounced, producing a nice balance between that heavy chocolate and the underlying booze. Very rich and creamy.

O: A nice, heavy, delicious stout loaded with chocolate flavor.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,656 ratings.