Choklat Oranj (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Buschyfor3 on 12-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,031
Reviews:
183
Ratings:
794
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
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Photo of BeenTired
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sulldaddy
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.

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Photo of SnackDaddy
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Muss42
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of generallee
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.

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Photo of caitlinlikespickles
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fisherbray
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
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.

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Photo of pm0719
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ogman
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andarel
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan4120
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.

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Photo of q33jeff
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."


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Photo of anthony-s
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aarnal01
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
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...

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NMA
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
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.

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

Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krh
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.

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Choklat Oranj (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 794 ratings