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Choklat - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,072
Reviews: 1,422
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 372
Gots: 583 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-14-2007)
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Dark chocolate brown with a bubbly tan head that hangs around for about as long as you would expect for a high ABV beer; dots the chalice with lace

Smell: This one smells like rich Belgian chocolate, melted down and streaming into your nostrils

Taste: Opens like an Aztec chocolate, with rich, dark chocolate flavors that are joined, mid-palate, by the subtle bitter influence from the hops, which persists to the very end; after the swallow, the alcohol makes an appearance and adds complexity to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to low carbonation; warmth on the finish adds to the hot chocolate aspect

Drinkability: This is one superb brew; it's going to be tough to beat on the chocolate scale

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2008 22:55:04 | More by brentk56
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EGledhill

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at D's in Regent Square.

get it while you can, they bought up the last 6 barrels of this sweet gift from the beer gods left in Pittsburgh

A. black with a tan head

S. an unbelievable chocolate aroma...couldn't wait to suck it down

T. not as potent as the smell, but nevertheless, fantastic. chocolate the whole way through. the only beer I've had with a better chocolate taste so far has been Young's Double Chocolate Stout.

M. a little thin, maybe making them a little too easy to drink.

D. supremely good. Stopped at D's to grab a mixed 6 and Probably should've eaten something. they're not kidding when they say 11.0% ABV. Overall one of the best. Simply put, amazing

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2008 21:35:57 | More by EGledhill
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Murchmac

California

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

BOYS, COME IN FROM THE COLD!!! Moms got hot chocolate on the stove.

Pours dark, like the night.

Heavy chocolate nose, penetrating. Some faint smell of the swiss miss sweating liquor out of her pores. Real cocoa smell, like fresh off the cocoa bean. Nutty almost

Tastes like licking every street pole in hershey park. chocolatey goodness drips from this potent potable. Warm alcohol burns down your throat. Lingering aftertaste of nestle hot chocolate lingers. I taste no hops.

Mouthfeel is weak for an RIS. That is what this is right? Little too much carbonation but this would FANTASTIC on nitro. Can we make that happen? Is this really 11% abv, I can only feel it when i'm drunk, after the first three sips.

Overall a good beer. I think Southern Tier is becoming a haute couture brewery. These beers make FFF look like Pabst. I didnt like the Pumking. Recently had the abyss and I would say the abyss is a more enjoyable beer, but this one grabs your attention and beats you the hell up with a sack full of chocolate, not doorknobs or oranges, or cats.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2008 04:39:53 | More by Murchmac
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gwong

New York

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

I got a growler filled at the Whole Foods on the Lower East Side of NYC.

A: A nice, dark stout with a nice creamy head formed at the end of the pour.

S: It smells like, what else, chocolate - the best way to describe the scent is that it's very similar to a 70% cocoa chocolate bar.

T: While the chocolate flavor is very strong, it's not nearly as strong a flavor as it was a scent. It tastes like very good bittersweet chocolate.

M: Thinner than most stouts but leaves a wonderful chocolate aftertaste on the tongue.

D: Very drinkable - the chocolate aroma and flavor does way too good a job at masking the fact that it's an 11% ABV beer.

Serving type: growler

01-18-2008 03:15:41 | More by gwong
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tjthresh

Indiana

3.45/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured opaque black with a brown head. The aroma was like chocolate liquor with some peppermint patty. Think the chocolate came off very extract-ish in the flavor. I was still good, but it was just that one note. Medium/full body. Medium carbonation. Semi sweet finish. Syrupy.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2008 02:02:07 | More by tjthresh
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SwillBilly

Virginia

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

Thanks to OldSock for bringing this back from Mass.

Appearance: Pours a deep, rich onyx devoid of any light topped by a thick, foamy, light brown head that fades very slowly. Thick sheets of brown lacing cling to the glass.

Smell: Loads of bittersweet chocolate, like smelling a chocolate shake with a bit of alcohol thrown into the mix.

Taste: Starts with a mouthful of bittersweet chocolate, sweet but not cloying, with a dose of malted milk balls and a hint of alcohol. The finish has a just a bit of roastiness and good hoppy bite due to the Chinook hops used for bittering. Chocolatey sweet but nicely finished with good bit of bittering hops.

Mouthfeel: Thick, creamy, velvety, coats the mouth. Nicely carbonated.

Drinkability/Notes: A very unique beer to say the least. By far the most chocolatey beer I've had. Plenty of bittersweet chocolate with a nice bit of maltiness that is followed by a good dose of bittering hops. Very drinkable considering the ABV. Definitely drinkable. Seek and Enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2008 00:17:50 | More by SwillBilly
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA....Thanks Matt!

A-Black with faint ruby around the edges with a thin tan colored head.

S-Ok, one word, CHOCOLATE! Very rich, chocolate nose, no shocker! This is an amazing beer...not sure it is beer...could it be fermented chocolate milk?

T-Holy sweet Mother Mary--this is a truly fantastic beer. The chocolate is awesome without being overly sweet, cloying or overpowering. Oh, and where is the alcohol? This is one finely crafted beer.

M-A bit thinner than I expected. If a knock at all I would have expected a bit more body. A very mildbitterness in the aftertaste infused with more CHOCOLATE!

D-The name of this beer says it all...and brings it all. One of the best specialty beers I have EVER had. A truly amazing job by the folks at ST. I am impressed beyond words. My only deduction...at 11% the party would come crashing down all to soon! Plus you cannot even tell that it is even close to 11%....dangerous!

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2008 14:46:42 | More by Deuane
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was enjoyed after Michelob Chocolate Lager, and Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence...
Appears a dark black with a thick, foamy head of tan that slowly fades out into a mild cap. Scattered lacing is left around the outer rims of the glass.
Smell is of caramel, malted grain, and rich, melted chocolate mixed with Boscos syrup. It's the richest chocolate beer I've ever smelled.
Taste is of rich bitter chocolate with Nestle Hot Chocolate embedded in beer format. To put it mildly...this is fucking awesome.
Mouthfeel is smooth, full bodied, and complex with some earthy hops way in the background with cocoa being the mainstay.
Overall - Southern Tier got this one right. Way right! I thought the Imperial Oat kicked ass and it would be hard to follow up. Who wouldn't want to drink something like this? I'm a huge dark chocolate fan and a giant fan of Belgian Chocolate, so this one was right up my alley as a dessert beer. I hope they make this one a mainstay. I loved it!

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2008 20:18:40 | More by weeare138
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tapman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Opaque black with a dark tan head that poured 2 fingers easy into a snifter. Head is creamy with small to moderately sized bubbles. How could the look get better for the style, seriously? Well, that nice cascade roll from superior retention would be the answer, but still pretty nice.

Sweet chocolate with a bittersweet chocolate back. Thinking the bittersweet comes from the choco-malts combining with the actual chocolate. Also toffee (crystal 60) malts with a nutty characteristic. Hops are just noticeable, slightly bitter, and compliment the chocolate a save this beer from being Hershey's chocolate milk. However, there is still enough of a chocolate milk character to hurt this brew a little bit. What is absent, however, is any noticeable alcohol, and for a brew that is at 11% abv, that's something pretty special.

Two are significantly different in the taste than in the smell. 1)The sting of harsh alcohol and 2)The lack of hop flavor. In truth the two cancel each other out. In the aroma the chocolate covered up the alcohol and allowed the hops to rise over the alcohol, but now the sweet chocolate is gone and only the bitter chocolate remains, covering up no alcohol, which covers up the hops. It's all bitter chocolate and bitter alcohol for me. Looses any recognition of being a beer and turns into choco-malted beverage. As it warms hops barely return in the aftertaste in the form of sticky hop resin mixed with alcohol.

Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, heavy, velvety, and good. Carbonation is not effervescent, yet enough to give it that 'bite' we've all come to enjoy. Alcohol makes my mouth pucker, however, which lowers it a little for me, but still...

Ok, I say this one is average because the high alcohol and bitter chocolate would make this one tiresome in session. However, the crystal malt balances the chocolate enough to hold it at bay to a degree, and that coupled with the fact that, while very alcohol-tasting, it still doesn't taste like 11%. If any of my friends ever request a chocolate beer, I would introduce them to this one as a comparison beer. I'll even go so far to say I like this one very, very slightly better than the Rogue Chocolate stout...at least this one gets me drunk if I were to drink it fast enough, which I now will. Sorry.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2008 05:36:22 | More by tapman
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tayner

Arizona

4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thank you LittleBreeze for this bottle!

Poured a black and oily into my glass with mahogany/ruby edges when backlit.

Smells like a tootie roll that has started to melt.. a familiar smell if you have them in your car in the arizona sun!

OMGosh. Liquid tootsie roll candy! I dont know what else to say about this one, i cant believe what i am tasting. It tastes like chocolate tootsie roll up front, not like candybar chocolate but i guess tootsie rolls are "chocolate flavored". There are slight hops in the finish, but only enough to cut the sweetness of the chocolate, but not enough to change the flavor.

This one is thick and coats my tongue well but no so heavy it makes me drink it slow.

I think i could session these ones as the alcohol is nowhere to be found, brilliantly masked 11%. I think i could drink these until i couldnt walk if i wasnt careful.

I need more.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2008 00:45:32 | More by tayner
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

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

My 600th review and a good beer for the ocassion no doubt.

Pours black with a good amount of ruby glints. A smallish light tan head disappears quickly but manages to muster up a good amount of lace. The second I popped the cap a big expansive chocolate aroma filled the air. It reminds me of Quick chocolate syrup. The taste also bursts with chocolate flavor. Its like liquid triple chocolate mousse cake. Some roasty, espresso flavors lie in the background. A robust piney hop presence balances things out and makes for a fantastically decadant finish - bittersweet chocolate and resiny hops. The mouthfeel is very thick, just short of oily. Carbonation is light and creamy. Alcohol heat shows as the beer warms.

This is a fantastic chocolate stout. Very intense and decadent and the mighty 11% ABV is hidden well behind the wall of chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2008 00:17:16 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a Chimay chalice

A: Liquid appears a little thinner than expected as poured. It is a nearly opaque, black color with very faint ruby color around the edges. There is a thin, tan colored head that quickly dissipates to a thin splotchy film and ring. Moderate amount of lacing.
S: Very rich, thick, milk chocolate nose, no surprise here. Very strong and appealing, not over done. I probably could not tell the difference between this and a chocolate milkshake or hot chocolate, hardly any alcohol present and no hops.
T: Not being a chocolate lover, after everything I read and now smelled I was a little concerned that this would be too much chocolate for me to enjoy. Wrong. Up front this tastes like melted down milk chocolate, but is not overly sweet. Near the end there is balance of a little bitterness that prevents the beer from becoming too overly sweet. Slight coffee aftertaste. For 11 % abv, where is it? I don't taste it at all, amazing.
M: Medium body, light carbonation (just enough), very creamy but certainly not syrupy like I expected. Very pleasant mild bitter, chocolate aftertaste.
D: As I said before, I do not like chocolate that much and will rarely ever eat any so I was a little nervous trying this beer. However, I enjoyed this very much, and had no problem finishing a 22 oz bottle myself after dinner. This is a great desert drink, but is so well done I wouldn't exclusively categorize it as such (like I would the Kuhnhenn Creme Brulee Java Stout I recently tried). For me personally, I think I would enjoy there was a little stronger coffee taste, but thats just because I'm not crazy about chocolate. For such a high abv, this is very easy to drink.

edit: I'm not going to write a new review or alter these scores, but I just drank another bottle of this, and I was not as impressed. Alcohol was much more forward and feel of this beer was not as smooth. My entire review would be much different with a lower score, but I will wait until I have another bottle before I scrap this review.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2008 23:06:28 | More by yourefragile
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soulfly967

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter a couple weeks ago at Fatheads.

The appearance was very much black with a very thin tan head that quickly faded to a mere ring, but still managed to leave some lacing.

The smell; it was exquisite! Being a dark chocolate fiend, I quickly fell in love with this beer! Dark chocolate all the way with hints of roasted malts and alcohol.

She tasted even better than I could have possibly imagined. Sweet chocolate dominated, with some vanilla and a slight flavor of dark roasted barley and coffee at the finish.

Exceptional mouthfeel. It was quite thick and had perfect carbonation.

The drinkability of this is not quite perfect, but is an exceptional sipper. The only thing that would have made this experience any better would have been a sampling of dark chocolates. Yet another excellent offering from Southern Tier!

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2008 05:39:58 | More by soulfly967
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Billolick

New York

4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My darling wife checked the Whole Foods in downtown NYC, for bottles of this stuff, finding none she procured a growler, nice. Pours typical stout black, rich and thick dark tan head, leaving
luxurious tiny bubble film, sheeting and well developed lacing. Chocolate milk nose, rich, smooth and chewy brew. Tons of milk chocolate, cafe au lait, mocha. Ultra thick mouth feel if you like the style, this is for you. 11% nowhere to be found. Over the top and high quality in every way. Go get some of this world class offering and enjoy

Serving type: growler

01-13-2008 19:31:39 | More by Billolick
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BillyB

New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow!

This is definitely a Choco-Bomb!

Pours a deep dark brown to black with a nice tan head that fades pretty quickly.

Amazing aromas of sweet and bitter chocolate. Sweet, dark malt. Slight alcohol note.

Tastes and smells like hershey's chocolate syrup! If I close my eyes I smell a chocolate milk shake.

Mouthfeel is very full and chewy but without a cloying, syrupy thickness.

Overall a chocolate delight. Probably the best "Chocolate" beer I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 18:41:54 | More by BillyB
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JustEarl

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on draught in a 12oz english ale glass.

Deep dark black, incredible chocolate aromas with hints of oak. Toasty flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, and sweet rich chocolate. High sense of alcohol is very well balanced. Finish lingers with slightly burnt malt flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2008 00:27:59 | More by JustEarl
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

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

Thanks to kryptic for the trade.

This concoction pours a black with thin tan head and some ruby highlights with light behind it. The nose reeks of cocoa and chocolate, milk chocolate. Defenitely chocolatey up front, with some bittersweet taste. a suprising amount of bitter in the finish. wonderful chocolate flavors linger in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is very nice, creamy and thick. Drinkability is quite high, as the abv is very very well hidden. awesome offering from ST, radical brew, excited to try the oat.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 06:50:00 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle

Poured an opaque, dark brown. Formed a small, light brown, head. Good legs, some lacing.

Surpringly enough, it smelled like chocolate! More like milk chocolate than bittersweet. Some alcohol/bourbon aroma peeked through. Chocolate covered cherries?

Taste was....chocolate. Initially seemed bittersweet, but moved towards more of a milk chocolate taste. Overall, certainly more sweet than bitter. Touch of alcohol in taste, but certainly nothing to make you think it was 11%. Hint of coffee. Towards the end, just a little bitterness, maybe herbal and back to bittersweet cacao.

Full body. Low carbonation. Sweet.

An excellent beer, and a fine dessert. Others have said that it becomes cloying towards the end, but I did not find it so. It was a bit tilted towards the chocolate taste, but consider the name of the beer...

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2008 19:11:53 | More by
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IntriqKen

California

4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow..this is like too much chocolate to even think it is a beer....let alone one of 11% ABV.

Pours almost black amber with some chocolate-like red tones and a half finger of white foam that melts quickly to a mere covering of sticky white.

Aroma is pure and unadulterated chocolate...milk chocolate...dark chocolates...creamy chocolate. Yummy.

Taste..
Well, what did you expect?
Chocolate. Sweet milk with bittersweet chocolate on the end. Touches of cherry...some banana like a banana split....damn!...this really does remind me of an ice cream sundae. Every flavor and sensation except the nuts exist in this stout and I have the feeling that as it warms some more, I will even find them hidden in the complexities of what they call 'beer' here. It loses some points on drinkability only because like most rich, decadent deserts, it is too rich to enjoy too much of at one time.

Wonderful desert.
Decadent and heavenly.
Thanks LittleBreeze.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2008 04:50:53 | More by IntriqKen
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seaoflament

California

4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to jastack for the trade!

This one caught a lot of buzz rather quickly and I’m excited to try it, especially since I love chocolate dominant stouts.

Poured into my Portsmouth tulip. Looks like a cola flavored soda and an aggressive pour produces no more than half an inch of foam. Hints of ruby when held to the light.

Oh, baby! Huge rich chocolate aroma right upfront, and it reminds me when I used to put spoonfuls of Quick into my milk as a kid. Notes of bitter-sweet chocolate and cocoa with quite a lot of sweetness, very much like chocolate syrup. Cannot pick up any “beer-like” qualities in this one, it’s just pure chocolate so far. I think some roasted barley and the chocolate malts try to peek through but the sweet, dark, chocolate just dominates. After it warms up I get a wonderful aroma of a banana split; bananas, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, you want sprinkles too?
Later on there are hints of caramel, marshmallows, s'mores, and warm oatmeal covered in chocolate syrup.

Tastes very much like it smells, love it. Lots of chocolate with a banana aftertaste and some hints of cherry and alcohol. I can see how this beer can be too much for some people, it is mostly chocolate and very sweet, almost like a very intense milk stout. There is only a hint of dryness and roasted barley bitterness in the finish, but this one is mostly sweet.

Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy and perfect light carbonation. Drinkability is good but a bomber is a little hard to finish for one person since this beer is really sweet.

This is one of my new favorite stouts and a favorite dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2008 01:23:01 | More by seaoflament
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pershan

Maryland

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

Had this on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD.

Poured ink black with no head into a chalice. You could actually smell the sweet chocolate aroma! A taste revealed an unbelievable sweet chocolate flavor, followed by roasted malt undertones, a signficant hop bitterness, and considerable alcoholic warmness. The brewers must have added the chocolate after the fermentation was complete, otherwise I don't know how you could retain that Hershey-chocolate sweetness in the flavor. A rather oily mouthfeel, reminiscent of drinking melted chocolate - outstanding. The alcoholic warmness/aftertaste would normally be overwhelming, but is balanced very nicely with the sweet chocolate component - very well done ST!

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2008 19:54:30 | More by pershan
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WesWes

New York

4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a deep, dark black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a wonderful dark chocolate scent that screams of black and chocolate malts as well as the real deal. The taste is great! It's extremely smooth and flavorful, while hiding much of the 11% abv. . It boasts of black malts and imported dark chocolate. This is a real treat of a beer. It does go the road of the low alcohol sweet chocolate stout. It chooses the high powered attack instead with lots of alcohol and a dark chocolate taste. The mouthfeel is nearly perfect. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn good drinker and a good value at only $6.99 a bottle. I'll be back for more.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 18:11:56 | More by WesWes
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at Shangys. I split a case with 2 other guys. Poured into an Imperial Stout glass.

A: A dark, dark brown color with a light brown slight head. Not a lot of carbonation.

S: I can smell the chocolate before I even lift it to my nose, it's that overwhelming. Hints of cocoa and sweetness, but the smell is mostly chocolate.

T: Ok, even the smell did not prepare me for this taste. I knew it would be chocolaty, but not this much. Flavors of dark chocolate and milk chocolate shine through from start to finish with heavy sweetness throughout. Some slight vanilla with a decent amount of cocoa powder too. It's like they melted the chocolate right in the beer. Do not make a mistake, this chocolate stout is not like the others. If you don't like chocolate, then don't drink this. Sweet on the finish.

M: Medium to heavy, but the alcohol of 11% is well hidden. It's oily and creamy both at the same time.

D: Medium. I easily finished my bomber but would suspect after any more than that I would have had enough of the sweetness. Low carbonation makes it easy to sit and sip.

Overall this is the most chocolaty beer I've ever had. If you are in the mood for chocolate, then this beer is for you, however you can only enjoy so much of it at a time.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 15:17:06 | More by Kadonny
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Lothore

California

3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours like oily black sludge with a surprisingly thick head with an oak hue.

S- Strong chocolate, hersheyesque with a coffee undertone and alcohol notes.

T- Again very strong chocolate, toffee, more chocolate. I think this one delivers on the chocolate but can become cloying a bit of the way through which is why I dinged it a bit, still a delicious brew.

M- Thick, with an ample amount of carbonation... just enough for the style in my opinion.

D- The chocolate is a bit overwhelming but it's definitely a treat for the first half of the glass and by the second half you dont even care at 11 percent abv.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2008 07:47:31 | More by Lothore
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rallison

California

4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to brandoman63 for this one!

A: Dark black with a 1/2 finger tan head that leaves a touch of lacing.

S: Wow. Tons of chocolate truffle here. Vanilla. Think of the smell of good hot chocolate. It's along those lines. Honestly have never smelled something quite like this. I'm loving it.

T: Rich, milky chocolate. Slight hoppiness at the end. Touch of roasted character. Rich milk chocolate is oh so tasty. This is truly one dessert beer.

M: Rich and very creamy. Alcohol is virtually nonexistent. Definitely doesn't taste like 11%!

D: Extremely drinkable. This goes down way too easy.

Highly recommended. This beer is a great, chocolatey, dessert beer. And a unique one at that. This is one worth hunting down.

Edit: Had a bottle the other day. This beer, in my opinion, does not age well at all.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 07:17:10 | More by rallison
Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,072 ratings.