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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,659
Reviews: 1,490
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 439
Gots: 837 | FT: 38
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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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Ratings: 4,659 | Reviews: 1,490
Photo of nickadams2
1.5/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A_Pours dark brown. No head. No lace.

S_Smells like artificial milk chocolate. Sweet malted milk.

T_God awful. Taste like Hershey syrup and whoppers. Hardly a beer. More like a chocolate liqueur. Way too sweet to even be tolerable.

M_Moutheel was actually ok except that it felt like sugar was coating teeth. Other than that it was thick and full bodied.

D_Ask my sink.

Dont understand the high ratings on some of these ST beers. Seriously . . . this shit sucks.

Photo of claspada
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours totally black with a massive tan head. Lower retention most likley from the alcohol level but it left thick lace all over the glass.

The aromas are intoxicating; cocoa and rich milk chocolate. Almost like a tall glass of chocolate milk but a little drier, if that makes sense. Roasted malts hide behind the chocolate nose. The smell transforms into a bittersweet chocolate. Wowzers...

Tastes rich and flavorful; cocoa nibs and mocha with delicate but powerful bittersweet chocolate; very robust and rich. Dry roasted malt bitterness finishes it out.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied and thick to the point of it being filled with melted chocolate, a little syrupy but its an imperial so that's kinda expected. It starts sweet and soft with a smooth texture and slowly progresses to a balanced bitter, dryish finish.

Overall a very good beer that could pair well with tons of desserts or just as dessert itself.

Photo of Mastodactyl
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Dark. Looks syrupy.

S: The smell of chocolate rushes at you. Could be me, but the smell was great. I could see people who are turned off by chocolate to hate the smell.

T: Tastes exactly like it smells. There is a bit of a sweet after taste. This has to be the closest chocolate tasting beer you can have.

M: Creamy, very heavy at times.

D: This is a beer that should be had as a dessert. However, a fantastic dessert. Prepare to be in it for the long haul. The taste is great, but you must enjoy chocolate to really enjoy this.

Photo of ChadQuest
1.68/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

i do not have a sweet tooth.

i did not like this... it was so overly sweet, and felt like it left a coating of sugar on your teeth, it was a struggle for me to drink. it was basically like hershey's syrup diluted a little bit and called beer. yes, there was a huge chocolate presence (and nothing else), but it was an artificial type of chocolate, not at all a quality one. never again.

I hope the drain liked it more then i did, if it didn't then Mr Drain i am sorry.

Photo of StephenRich
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its true, not everyone likes chocolate, and not everyone likes beer. But they aren't reading this, and I think they are crazy. So today we are looking at, yup, you guessed it - chocolate beer! The Southern Tier Brewing Company from upstate New York makes an imperial stout known as Choklat. The Choklat doesn't just talk the talk, but it definitely walks the walk; it has been brewed with barley flakes and chocolate malt, both ingredients that impart a smooth, chocolaty flavor, but has also been brewed with bittersweet Belgian Chocolate! The good stuff.

There are actually many chocolate beers in the market today (not so much in the Canadian market specifically), but too many of these beers claim chocolate and simply have a hint of roasted cocoa flavor. Most of these are great beers, but when a beer says chocolate, I want CHOCOLATE! Thats what you get from the Choklat by Southern Tier. Big, rich, roasty, chocolate flavors. This is a big imperial stout too, so its base style is rich, roasty, bittersweet with flavors of cocoa, and is robustly powerful. The Choklat usually comes in around 11% abv, but the 2010 version (which is at the LCBO for the time being) is 9.5%.

The Choklat was brewed maybe to honor of a sacred ancient Mayan beverage known as xocoalt; a fermented drink soaked with cocoa nibs. Even since ancient times chocolate was considered a highly prized, and even worshiped good - it was offered to gods and enshrined in hieroglyphs. And now it is in our beer!

I opened the Choklat up warm around 14C (57F) to best enjoy and absorb all the sweet and savory flavors it has to offer. This is not room temperature though; take the bottle out of the fridge and let it rest for 20 minutes to warm up. If this beer is too cold you will get a heavy dose of roast and bitter, but loose out on the sweet sensations of the real chocolate. I gently poured it into a snifter watching a silky and oil like beer fall heavily out of the bottle. The Choklat appeared pitch black and glimmering - it was a dark midnight with absolutely zero light able to penetrate its depth. A rich mocha-brown one and half inch foam that was created stood sturdy and strong with a dense and creamy capping of head, and superbly tight carbonation. This beer definitely talks the talk, but will it walk?

The nose is so sublime. Have you ever stuck you face in a bowl of bittersweet bakers chocolate? Thats what you are going to get with the Choklat. It is rich and perfuming with the undeniable aromas of rich dark chocolate. Dark malts also show their presence adding a sweet brown sugar and caramel aroma to the beer, but it finishes off slightly boozy. No hop aroma is noticeable, but bitter and clean roast does shine through easily. I should note, that this is a fresh bottle, and my best experiences with the Choklat have come when the beer has matured for 6 months or more in the bottle. So I expect that there are some fresh flavors here that will melt into perfect harmony in the coming months.

Opening your mouth to the Choklat is a crazy experience if you have never had it before, because there is no way then that you have ever had anything like this! The first sip is almost overwhelming as a lush and hugely thick wave of chocolate malts, roast malts, and pure dark chocolate pours over your palate. If you relax and try to absorb everything here you will pull out a complex and deeply flavorful beer.

It is packed with deep roasted flavors from both roasted barley and chocolate malts. Thick and powerful malt sensations bring the more traditional flavors of caramel along, but a richly bitter wave of espresso, sugary chocolate syrup, and more bakers chocolate pounds your tongue and taste buds. Bittering balance comes mostly from the bitter roast flavors, but lightly spicy and subtly sweet hop aromas curl in gently to balance the beer out a bit. It should not be mistaken though, the over arching flavor in this beer is chocolate, and lots of it.

The mouthfeel is soft and gentle, with a moderate amount of carbonation. At first it is a bit too crisp, but as the beer continue to warm it opens up. I would have liked to see a creamy and silkier mouthfeel overall, but it is still very soft and soothing. The finish is roasted with bitter chocolate all the way. A sweet malt flavor lingers in your mouth, and traces of bitter chocolate too. Enjoy the Choklat alone, or with rich and decadent deserts.

Pics at: http://definitionale.com/2010/10/28/tasting-the-southern-tier-choklat/

Photo of kbutler1
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Holy chocolate rabbit farts! This thing smells like I should put cool whip on it and eat it for dessert. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a slight tan head. Seriously, the smell is insanely chocolate but with a name like Choklat I should have known. Heavy mouthfeel with slight carbonation. Very strong bittersweet chocolate taste. Very sweet. Alcohol does have a bite to it. Good if you know what you are getting into.

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

Pours a dark brown, nearly black color with a moderate tan head. The aroma and flavor are both fairly straight-forward, yet wonderful: chocolate. Total chocolate assault. Decadent, sweet and delicious. I feel like the aroma conveys the chocolate a bit better than the taste, but both are great. Body is good - no problems at all. Could maybe use a smidge more carbonation.

For whatever reason, and whether appropriate or not, this beer reminds me of some aspects of Dark Lord. It doesn't even remotely approach the complexity of Dark Lord, but the overall sweet chocolatey decadence is replicated here. Folks call this a dessert beer - but I think it's just a great beer to drink whenever you're in the mood for a great stout on the sweet side. This is the first year Georgia has gotten Southern Tier, and I plan to load up on this one. My favorite from the Blackwater Series so far.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thrown in as an extra by drabmuh -- what a nice guy!

Appearance -- Pours a rich chocolate brown, nearly black in the glass with two fingers of khaki head that quickly dissipates into a dirty, sudsy halo.

Smell -- It smells exactly like a chocolate malt. The aroma is absolutely singular.

Taste -- Follows the nose pretty well: chocolate, malted milk, with a mild herbal/minty hop finish.

Mouthfeel -- Medium in body with moderate pickly carbonation. Alcohol warmth is faint.

Drinkability -- This, and Crème Brûlée, has a polarizing effect and it's quite apparent why: this is absolutely a dessert beer. Taken for what it is, it's pretty good. If you have a sweet tooth, it's absolutely worth a try.

Photo of Anthony1
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with an okay head that fades to a thin ring. Sweet aromas of chocolate and carob, a bit chalky. More cocoa than dark chocolate aroma. The taste is extremely chocolatey with deep cocoa and some dark chocolate flavors. Some chalky/dusty notes, but diminished from the smell. A little bit nutty, and a little bit roasty, but this is all about the cocoa. Rich and mouthcoating, unbelievably rich and dark flavored. They definitely succeeded in transfusing cocoa flavors to this beer, but with so much chocolate evident

Photo of ExtraStout
4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a guest beer at Willibrew. Pours nearly jet black with dark brown at the edges only when held to a bright light. 1 finger tan head dissipates to small amount of lacing.
Smell is chocolate, a hint of roasted barley, and a slight amout of sweetness that hints at the alcohol. Did I mention it smells like chocolate?!
Taste initially is sweet with huge amounts of bittersweet chocolate. There is again some roasted flavors, but these are swept away in more chocolate. The alcohol is barely evident in the taste. The flavor is like a beer version of sipping chocolate. Very nice.
Mouthfeel is smooth and becomes smoother as the temperature warms. Minimal carbonation, which is fine by me.
Drinkability is very high...provided you like chocolate. (Did I mention it tastes like chocolate?) ABV is evidence is the start of a buzz but does not interfere with the other flavors. Despite the dominant chocolate, there is enough else going on to make this a beer that is definitely worth drinking.

Photo of teromous
3.29/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Black as cola with barely any head at all. No retention and minimal lacing. It's not much do look at and overall unimpressive. Very little carbonation, even for a stout.

S: It smells strongly of malted barley, very similar to how a barleywine smells. There is no scent of chocolate on the nose.

T: It tastes as dark as it looks, with burnt and bitter notes. It has roasted coffee flavors. I have had a number of other chocolate stouts, some are stronger in chocolate flavor and some are weaker. This one is very weak, and the bitter chocolate flavor is barely noticeable. The more you drink it, the more you pick up a slight chocolate flavor. It takes a while to coat the mouth enough to really pick it out from the barrage of roasted bitters. The ABV listed on my bottle is 11% but I don't taste it, obviously masked by the thick flavors. That alone awards merit.

M: The mouthfeel is alright. It tastes a little undercarbonated and flat. It is bitter but not overly bitter. It is malty without being too sweet which is a plus.

D: It is not overly bitter or sweet, so it is very easy to drink this. I would have liked more chocolate hints that this didn't provide. More carbonation probably would have brought out the flavors a little more as well. It's a shame to see Belgian chocolate go to waste!

Southern Tier is one of my favorite breweries, so I would love to see this beer improved on in the future,

Photo of dasenebler
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours totally opaque black with a small dark tan head. Very thick and brooding; exhibits decent lacing.

Aroma is straight-up cocoa. There is not much subtlety or complexity here, reminiscent of high quality chocolate syrup. It is still a good smell, though.

This beer drinks like liquid chocolate. At first it's all sweet, milk chocolate, turning into a more semi-sweet sensation in the finish. It's quite tasty, really, and would be best shared after dinner, literally by itself in lieu of a dessert course. Really rich and creamy, with very low carbonation. A bit monochromatic in terms of flavor, but it does the chocolate thing better than any beer I've tasted. The 11 percent is extremely well hidden, making for a very warming and pleasant drinking experience.

This beer accomplishes what it sets out to do. In the end, I just find it a bit gimmicky.

Photo of Spica66
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz into pint glasses.

A: Very dark. Nice head formation. A little lacing. Medium level of carbonation.

S: You can smell the chocolate easily while it is being poured. I mean- easily. Get it up near your nose and I don't see how anyone claims to be able to smell the slightest hint of hops or anything else.

T: Tastes exactly like it smells. There is no possible way that there could be a more chocolaty tasting beer. Incredibly sweet aftertaste. Like eating hot cocoa mix right from the bag.

M: Exceptionally creamy and just the right amount of carbonation.

D: This beer is so sweet that I could hardly finish my 11 oz.

I would use this as a dessert beer to split 3 or 4 ways and paired with something creamy (not chocolate).

Photo of flipper2gv
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to BuffaloBelgians for the trade

A: Totally black beer, not translucent at all. Aggressive pour gives a nice mocha head, bubbly. Good retention as well as some medium level lacing.

S: That is a very VERY sweet smell. There is a big level of raisins and earth cherries/cherry candy mixed with a big amount of brown sugar. Of course, there is also a good level of chocolate, though it isn't the dark but more of a milk chocolate smell. Some good level of licorice and molasses are there. Also, a little of vanilla and leather present, in the bourbon kind of way. Super sweet smell, not expected to be THAT much but hell, it's great to see something new.

T: Well, this is chocolate for sure. Tons of bittersweet chocolate are in the taste. Very happy to see the super strong candy/earth cherry isn't nowhere as much present in the taste, but it's still there. Some hints of coffee in there as well as the vanilla/leather/bourbon, but stronger. Raisins are still there too as well as all the sweets: brown sugar, molasses and licorice (but much less than the smell). The taste is more balanced and much more what I'd expected than the smell. Also, at 11% ABV, the alcohol is masterfully hidden. A tiny bit too sweet though for the 5/5.

M: This one is heavy, syrupy, chewy as hell. Not as bad as the Trois Mousquetaire's Porter Baltique, but it's easily the second heaviest beer I've had. Low carbonation.

D: Big, but very balanced tasting brew that is easy to drink. Not as drinkable as most IPA but surely more than most Imp Stouts.

Photo of uustal
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, dark brown with a light brown head. Minor lacing. Distinct chocolate syrup aroma, alcohol notes also shine through. Sweet, melted chocolate malt flavor. Huge sweet chocolate notes. Some bitter hops and alcohol come on at the finish, but the sweetness and richness dominates. Smooth mouthfeel. Too sweet for high drinkability.

Photo of jpmclaug
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into my New Holland High Gravity Series glass

A - Black as can be with a small circle of tan/brown head

S - Tootsie rolls with a hint of hersheys chocolate. Is this really a beer?

T - Tootsie rolls with a hint of hersheys chocolate... seriously though a little more going on in the flavor however. Mostly milk chocolate flavor but a hint of bitterness is in there as well. Maybe a little molasses as well and a bit of alcohol heat in the back.

M - Thick with very little carbonation. Kind of syrupy but a little thinner.

D - If you like chocolate it would be a real easy drinker. I don't usually say this but this could use a hair more carbonation. This is a pretty interesting beer and I will enjoy it. I think you really have to be in the mood for something like this to enjoy it though.

Photo of dpnelson1978
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.
Original tasting: 1/8/2009

22 oz. bottle into glass pint.
55°F

$6.99 / ea.

S: Bitter chocolate and a bit of ripe fruit. Does not smell the least bit hot.

A: Slightly translucent deep brown body covered with a creamy tan head that leaves sparse lacing and a thin creamy cover.

T: Dark roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and a fruitiness that comes off a bit like a Belgian brew. Very tasty, as its name suggests. Remains very well balanced, and doesn't reveal its high abv. Very little, if any, coffee notes and little hop flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation. Much crisper than one would expect from the style.

D: Despite the danger of 11% abv. this brew is very drinkable and doesn't get old, a testament to the balance of its flavors. Goes down easy, and has a crisp finish. Be careful, but enjoy!

O: Great beer that is worth the yearly wait. I can't wait to share this one with friends (next time).

Photo of hossua34
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Thick, black and syrupy. Not a tremendous amount of head, but what is there is brown in color. Tiny, thin wisps of lacing remain.

S - Straight chocolate syrup. Like unscrewing the cap of a bottle of Hershey's and taking a whiff.

T - Very, very chocolately. I was expecting at least SOME other flavor, but I really can't detect any. However, the alcohol is nicely hidden.

M - Very thick and little carbonation. "Syrupy" is a good descriptor once again.

D - The chocolate flavor is rather overpowering. It's very hard NOT to drink a bottle of this very slowly. Hearty and filling. Maybe it says something about me, but I have never been able to taste or sense a whole lot of difference between the chocolate beers.

Photo of garuda
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A fairly aggressive pour gets only a few brown bubbles on top of the black liquid. No retention, but has some spotty lacing.

S - Rich, dark chocolate and noticeable alcohol, but in a good way.

T - A more roasted coffee flavor comes through in the front, then milk chocolate, with a bitter dark chocolate finish and warming alcohol.

M - Full, heavy body, good low carbonation. My mouth gets coated in chocolate with the finish.

D - Good for what it is as a dessert beer. I split a bomber with my wife, and still had trouble finishing 11 oz of it due to its heaviness. I feel a 9 oz serving would probably be perfect.

Photo of Deingeist
3.72/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Perhaps I was expecting too much out of this beer as I have been doing a "Chocolate beer" tasting series, and there are others that are better. However, here's my take on it.

A- It looks sort of.. not boring but, not particularly amazing. Very dark brown, not at all transparent. Poured with a big bubbly head which diminished fairly quickly and left just a lacing on top.

S- The smell reminds me of tootsie rolls, sugar, and surprisingly cherry candy (not real cherry), and I happen to really dislike cherry candy but if you like it, you'll love the smell of this. However it has a strong aroma which is nice. NOTE: Drinking this beer while writing this, the cherry smell has given way to just chocolate/tootsie rolls as the beer sits.

T- The taste is similar to the smell but more complex, it's sweet and quite chocolaty but it's not missing the malt and hops, they just take the backseat and a molasses sweetness finishes off the sip. You can also taste the alcohol in there, but considering this has 11% alcohol, it's masked somewhat.

M- Fairly viscous and a bit oily. Somewhat syrupy but not the most sticky I've drank.

D - I'd rather have a Samuel Smiths but for something that seems to be almost overpowering it's not bad.

Photo of billshmeinke
3.22/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter at about 50 degrees farenheight.

I get a one finger khaki head from a semi hard pour. Very dark black with some brown hues towards the edges when held to light. Head resides to a ring of foam around the glass.

For a minute I couldn't figure out what the sugary sweet scent reminded me of. After racking my brain for similar beers, I remembered the smell didn't remind me of a beer at all. This smells exactly like a tootsie roll or chocolate tootsie roll pop.

The taste is literally the beer version of a chocolate tootsie roll pop. Sugary candy like chocolate with hints of pine like hop presence. Really sugary tasting. Imagine a liquified chocolate tootsie pop and you are imagining the taste of this beer.

Really thin for an imperial stout. Medium carbonation and a tiny bite on the end. Not very enjoyable mouthfeel on this one.

Honestly this is like chocolate soda. If someone were to hand me a glass without telling me what it is. I would assume it was a soda. No trace of alcohol in my mind which is crazy for the abv. If you are trying to get your sweets loving girlfriend into craft beer I bet this is a good place to start. However, it can be a little much after a glass.

Simply too fake chocolate tasting for me. I looked through some other reviews and found no mention of tootsie roll scent/flavor, but that is exactly what this tastes and smells like to me.

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

Appearance-Pours a slick black into the glass, a small mocha head rises and recedes and leaves a ring of lace. This beer is blacker than black, one of the blackest stouts I've ever seen.

Aroma-*CHOCOLATE* that pretty much sums it up, there is some minor malt character in the background but it takes a back seat to all that raw chocolate aroma; I love it.

Taste-Chocolate again but not 'quite' as much as the aroma but still a ton of chocolate flavor. There is some dark malt on the backened as well as a *VERY* slight bittering hop preventing everything from becoming to cloying. The chocolate flavor really dominates everything around it though.

Mouthfeel-Great, I'd have liked a little bit more of that silky melted chocolate kind of feel which prevents it from getting a perfect 5 but other than that it's thick, plush and great.

Drinkability-Great, just great; I can hardly wait between the sips as I review this beer; I love drinking it, so I can only say the drinkability is perfect.

Photo of jf60657
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Out of the bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Murky and intimidating. Dark like midnight, gothic dark, evil dark. Beautiful, thick, billowy head.

Smell: Chocolate. Chocolate eclairs, chocolate fondant, chocolate pastry cream. Anything that is chocolate+creamy+sweet. Espresso notes are light, like someone is brewing a stovetop cafe downstairs. Roasty, big and in your face. Did I mention chocolate and tons of it.

Taste: Sweet chocolate cream, big malts and espresso on the finish. The chocolate notes are huge, almost to huge. I feel like I just sucked the filling out of a Krispy Kreme chocolate filled.

Mouthfeel: Thick and full. Like drinking hershey syrup. Big on the start, big on the finish. Leaves a chocolate coating on the mouth that is there until you brush your teeth. Viscous and thick, period.

Drinkability: Ones enough. Its so big and in your face that 4oz's is plenty IMO. more of a digestivo that a beer.

Overall: Great nose and presentation but a little to unbalanced and thick. I've never tasted this much sweet chocolate in a beer and never thought a brew could have so much cocoa character but the novelty wears of quick and gets a little trying.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to DrDog for this one via trade a while back.

Dispensed from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Emerges pitch black with a substantial, light tan head of about one finger in size. There is tons of lacing around this bitch, which is surprising, given the abv of the beer.

Aroma is purely chocolatey. Chocolate, roasted coffee, and not much else. With a beer being named Choklat, I wouldnt expect much else. Simply sublime.

Wow. A chocolate bar has just been melted into my mouth. Smooth, creamy, chocolatey, rich, and absolutely delicious.

I thought this beer may be too sweet, but as an after dinner treat, this one is perfect. I dont think I would have this as an afternoon beer, but a dessert beer; yes! Loverly.

Photo of monkeyonmaibock
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured wonderfully black into a pint glass leaving about a finger's worth of creamy, tan head. The first thing that came to mind as I sniffed it was milk chocolate. It smelled like I had just melted a Hershy bar in a pan.
Taking this beer into my mouth, I was reminded of roasted cocoa or of a 90% cocoa bar. This beer had a slightly sweet malty finish which balanced out the more bitter chocolate flavor.
Overall, I thought this was more of a sipping beer than something you could drink a few pints of. I sure could feel the high alcohol content after I finished the 650 ml bottle.

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Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,659 ratings.