Choklat Oranj (Blackwater Series)
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Choklat Oranj (Blackwater Series)Choklat Oranj (Blackwater Series)
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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
10%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 8.79%
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
617
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 20, 2020
Added:
Dec 17, 2014
Wants:
  61
Gots:
  275
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Choklat Oranj (Blackwater Series)Choklat Oranj (Blackwater Series)
Notes: New for 2015. Choklat Oranj is the latest offering from Southern Tier's Blackwater Series. An Imperial Stout brewed with chocolate and orange peel.

25 degrees plato
2-row malt
caramel malt
debittered black malt
orange peels
bittersweet belgian chocolate
columbus hops
natural flavor
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Rated: 4.27 by AndrewBuffalo from Illinois

Feb 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Oct 13, 2019
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle poured into a snifter
2017 vintage

A- pours a jet black color with a one-finger creamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- zesty orange, cream filled chocolates, cocoa nibs, vanilla, charred malt

T- zesty orange is immediately noticeable up front, before giving way to notes of milk chocolate, cocoa nibs and vanilla cream. The chocolate and orange begins to mingle mid-palate, creating a flavor that is spot on reminiscent of an orange cream chocolate, straight from the box of chocolates. The finish offers more zesty orange, as well as dark chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Lingers of roast, chocolate and orange

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a velvety, slightly warming finish

O- creamy chocolate and orange, like a box of chocolates
Oct 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Sep 25, 2019
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is full of chocolate, a touch or oranges. Taste is also full of chocolate, lactose, a very light hint of alcohol, no orange flavors are detected. Feels creamy in the mouth and overall is a very good beer that's way to easy drinking at this abv.
Jul 22, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Vonhinx from New York

May 27, 2019
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Rated by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

3.13/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
Good as the standard for the first 4oz or so but the orange became overbearing as it warmed.
May 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.36 by JLapadura from New York

May 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.36 by Commandophile from Illinois

Jan 04, 2019
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Rated by Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Just Great
Dec 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by BeenTired from Pennsylvania

Nov 11, 2018
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours a dark cola brown color with dense creamy tan head of 1 cm foaming up even with a gentle pour. The foam fades very quickly to a thin edge layer.
The aroma is rich and malty with heavy roasted notes and molasses and dark chocolate. I am not really getting any of the orange scents, but they may have faded as this bottle is dated 05/18/2017.
The first sip reveals an average body with fine yet tingly carbonation. The texture is a little slick and the beer drinks pretty easy. The 10% ABV is very well hidden on this one and doesnt make it much of a sipper.
Flavor is roasted malt and dark chocolate with a bit of brown sugar. Here I do get some orange mixing in on the finish, fairly sweet, candy orange flavor. I get a good lingering roasted note after each swallow. But again , the booze is hidden here. I also have not found any hops on this beer in the flavor profile. A sweet malty brew that drinks dangerously easy.
I enjoy this one and am glad to have had a chance to sample it.
Oct 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.64 by SnackDaddy from Alabama

Sep 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by Muss42 from Michigan

Sep 02, 2018
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Reviewed by generallee from Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours thick and black with a small but lasting in the form of a tan ring of foam at the edge of the glass. The aroma is very inviting with nice layers of dark roasted malts and freshly zested orange peel. It's flavor is right on with the nose. There are nice waves of dark chocolate and dark sweet malt with nice level of orange zest or orange oil flavor.
Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by caitlinlikespickles from New York

Jun 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by fisherbray from Florida

Jun 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by BrutisDestructus from Indiana

May 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tastes like an chocolate orange truffle, though there's still some roasty character that works well overall. Nose is more roast than sweet, but still very good. Was pleasantly surprised by this beer.
May 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by pm0719 from New Jersey

Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Apr 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by ogman from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by Andarel from New York

Feb 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.09 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Jan 28, 2018
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
L - nearly pitch, opaque black with very dark hints of brown only along the very edges. Medium tan head that sticks around and leaves behind some lacing. The tan head has a hint of an orange hue to it - hinting at the orange flavoring.
S - roasted malt with notes of semi sweet, rich chocolate and a slight hint of citrus orange - however, the smell isn't exactly strong.
T - Rich roasted malt, barely up front intermixed with notes of rich semi sweet chocolate and slight notes of citrus orange and a slight hop bitterness. Notes of toffee intermingled as well. The orange is just right; more sweet than bitter - there enough so you can taste it but not overpowering to take away from the chocolate or stout flavor profile.
F - Full bodied with a light to medium amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.
O - A fantastic dessert stout. Rich chocolate and sweet orange with a heavy mouthfeel. Southern Tier's whole blackwater series is pretty spot on and this example is no different.
Jan 20, 2018
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
**
08/23/15

Bottle to cup, Hoboken rooftop. Dark black color with big tan head. Orange is prevalent. Lots of chocolate and coffee too. Almost too sweet, but Very good."


**
Jan 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.74 by anthony-s from New Jersey

Jan 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by aarnal01 from Colorado

Jan 08, 2018
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
DATE: January 7, 2017... OCCASION: Watching the Golden Globes with Shan... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... pours a midnight black body, a half-finger brown head, and a balanced frame on which to gaze... thick chocolate a la a liquid tootsie roll, toffee, light lactic wafts, and just a touch of citrus--the orange is sneaky soft and belying its label... instantly warming at the throat, with a medium-bodied weight and a coffee-like texture--heady and sippable... lingering thickness that seems more suited for this season than the summer... the chocolate is solid, consistent, and chewy... the orange is secondary and unobtrusive... sweet toffee, roasted malts, and confectioner's sugar make this quite an after-dinner pleasure... powerfully cloaks its 10% ABV like a bourbon with its buttoned-down bitters... by glass's end, a sneaky-strong send-off to the evening... slightly less enjoyable than the previous Blackwater offerings, but this sits in good company as a worthy shelf mate...
Jan 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Jan 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by NMA from Ohio

Jan 06, 2018
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Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz snifter poured from draft shows a dark cola brown only where the light can get at it, the thin tipped edge, and supports only an edge hugging ring of tiny cream colored bubbles. A cap forms with agitation and form a running bubbly spotted lacing.

Aroma is just as advertised: dark chocolate covered orange peel and the flavors match.

Mouthfeel is oily heavier medium with a clean finish leaving just a memory of booze warmth.

Overall a nice winter warmer.
Dec 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Dec 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by richj1970 from Alabama

Dec 27, 2017
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Rated by krh from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Really liked this one. Perfect texture, hint of orange. Not too boozy tasting despite 10% ABV. It's a holiday winner.
Dec 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by brandonwnw from Washington

Dec 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Having a 12oz pour today during Happy Hour at The Nashua Garden...

Tap handle just said "Choklat", so this was a surprise when I dug in. Look is a deep, dark, opaque brown, with solid lacing. Aroma is a mix of orange and choco... not sure I dig it. Body is medium, and it is pretty smooth.

Flavor has more rich choco and some toffee. But then the orange steps in and overwhelms the palate. If it was subtle I may like it, but it's too much like those fruity chocolates you get in a mixed holiday sampler (the kind you poke your finger in to figure out what's inside). Those were off-putting to me back in the day, and I have to admit this bier is the same. Just not a combo I can get down with. Well made, yes; to my liking? Not at all.... Prosit!

3.87/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1980
Dec 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by edthehead from New York

Dec 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by justinm4bama from Alabama

Dec 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.47 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Nov 17, 2017
Choklat Oranj (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 804 ratings