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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,621
Reviews: 1,477
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 435
Gots: 824 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, the smell the smell the smell on this god damn beer. Smells immediately as you open. Smells like chocolate syrup, chocolate milk, and mocha coffee. It's heavenly

as for the uninteresting part it pours an immense black color with a tan head.

Creamy, chocoholic and sensational. Carbonation is very low but the beer is incredibly smooth and velvety. There's definitely big chocolate flavors as well as touches of caramel and cream. Hops present themselves just enough to make this thing a cloyingly sweet malt bomb. (It's not cloying in the least) It's dessert in a bottle, much like south tiers crem brulee. This is god damn delicious.

Heavenly. and 10% abv? good night ya'll

Photo of jdcftb
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Real dark with very thin tan head. Smooth pour.
Smells of chocolate (shocking I know) but smooth on the palette and no alcohol burn I've come to expect from imperials. Actually really sweet on the front and back ends.
Served in a tulip.
Went looking for the bombers after the tap.

Photo of Hophead717
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bomber split with a friend and poured into an oversized snifter.

A: Dark as the night, with a virtually non-existant head. Some lacing along the glass, but not a ton.

S: Sweet Hershey's syrup, with notes of bittersweet chocolate as well. Essentially, all chocolate in the nose. Some bitter malt notes present too, but in the back and very subdued.

T: Great balance of sweet and bitter chocolates, with notes from the bitter malts as well. No coffee flavors or scents in this brew, but it works well. Some slight alcohol notes in the back, but this drinks like a 5% beer, rather than an 11%.

M: A little bit thinner than I'd like, but it's medium-bodied overall. Good carbonation and very smooth.

O: Great beer. When I want a sweet stout, this is going to be my go-to. The chocolate really dominates this beer in a way that other chocolate stouts can only be envious of. Definitely not an everyday beer, but it's a great sweet, chocolately stout.

Photo of Morey
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ Six Pack House of Beers (West) in Erie, Pa.

Poured black in color and is topped by one finger of light brown head. You can just barely see some brownish hues if you hold it up to a bright enough light. Moderate lacing.

Big Time chocolate in the aroma! It's honesty hard to pick anything else out. If you had your eyes closed, you'd swear that it was Hereshy's syrup.

Nice combination of chocolate and malty goodness up front. Sweetness follows, but thankfully there's also a touch of bitterness from the hops to help balance this one just a bit.

Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation level.

A great example of a Chocolate Stout.

Morey's Bottom Line: If they toned the sweetness down, this would be a near perfect beer.

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3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black like used diesel oil, head was small (despite a pretty rough pour) and brown, didn't last that long and left decent lace.

All I could smell was Hershey's milk chocolate and a little bit of roastiness.

Taste follows the Hershey's theme, it's like having a glass of milk with a gob-ton of Hershey's syrup in the milk. There's notes of roasty and just a smidge of burnt malt flavors in there too, but they're subtle. Of course I figured this would be chocolatey, and I wasn't at all disappointed on that one!

Alcohol is non-existent in the taste, but notable on the warming finish. Sweet, chocolate thickness dominates every aspect of this rich, thick, full bodied beer. It's pretty easy to drink despite the heaviness. Would make an excellent dessert beer, or a beer for having with dessert!

This one is really very nice. I'm going to pick up a few bottles to use in trades.

Reminds me heavily of Creme Brulee, and of essentially every beer *that I have tried* from Southern Tier that comes in a bomber. Over-the-top. Damn good though!!

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

served into a sniffer glass from 22oz bomber

A-the beer pours a very very dark color no little head, not even an attempt of a head.

S- the beer smells strong of chocolate. like seriously, a lot of chocolate. my father while tasting it said "at the end of my time, when I'm in the hospital, I want this smell coming out of my respirator".

T-HOLY CHOCOLATE BATMAN!!!! the other reviews state it tastes like chocolate milk. there is no other way to describe this beer. chocolate milk.... there is a slightly malty aftertaste with a little, but almost no, alcohol flavor.

M- SUPER thick. i have never had a beer this thick. it was awesome.

O- I want more. not just a little. alot more.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a-Black as night

s-def chocolate...slight coffee odours coming in....

t-chocolate..but balanced by the coffee flavours...very nice balance...very drinkable...despite high abv.

m-just about perfect...for a stout and the abv.

o-very nice beer...will get again...pretty pricey for the regular rotation though...at least when you buy it in Canada.

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Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,621 ratings.