Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #764
Ranked #1,791
4.26 | pDev: 10.56%
Jan 12, 2023
Dec 14, 2007
Notes: Part of the Blackwater Series

Choklat is every bit a dessert beer, encompassing the complexity of the darkest, bittersweet candy together with that of the original frothy beverage. We combine the finest ingredients to tempt your senses & renew the power & interrelation of history in every bottle.
Cacao is a mystical bean. We're not surprises that ancient hieroglyphs depict chocolate being poured for rulers & gods.
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Rated: 5 by Mackhold from Texas

Jan 12, 2023
Rated: 4.51 by cwm51662 from Indiana

Sep 10, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by Grupatre from Michigan

Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Nov 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
650 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 11.0%. Pitch black colour, moderate creamy tan head. Intense aroma of cocoa / chocolate. The flavour has also loads of chocolate and cocoa, but the sweetness is not too extreme. Also some roasted coffee notes. A moderate hoppy bitterness in the finish (Chinook and Willamette) balances some of the chocolate sweetness. Very drinkable for an 11% beer. I had no problem finishing the bottle - but if you hate chocolate, this is clearly not a beer for you.
May 01, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Mar 14, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by GaryM6 from New York

Jan 28, 2021
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Reviewed by dbell23 from Tennessee

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I've had many opportunities to drink Choklat Oranj and really liked it. Had this one for a few years and thought a snowy Christmas would be a good time to drink it. Really hits the spot. I guess it could be a dessert beer but when its freezing outside and the snow is blowing it'll do. Looks like motor oil with very little head. Just like an imperial stout should. With my diminished sense of smell I get chocolate (imagine that) and malt. Can't decide if its milk chocolate, bittersweet or what but definitely chocolate. Taste is the star here. Chocolate of course but I don't think its too sweet. Nice clean finish I could drink it for dessert but it's fine in front of the fire in the dead of winter. Mouthfeel is almost perfect. Slightly thick, smooth as silk and just about right. Overall, a really good imperial stout. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be available any longer but should it pop up again i'm definitely getting another bottle or two
Dec 25, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

Apr 06, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by eluvah from New York

Jan 22, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by RichRubes610 from Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 2020
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 12, 2019
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 10, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by JLapadura from New York

May 03, 2019
Rated: 4.49 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 29, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle. No dating information found.
Black colored body, with ruby back lit highlights. Two fingers of tan head settles back to bubbly cap. Leaves very little lacing.
Aroma is similar to a chocolate malt. Smells very sweet.
Taste is sweet but also bittersweet, and with a little smoky char. Displays many types of chocolate, from sweet milk chocolate to bitter dark chocolate. Roasted malts are there for support.
Mouth feel is about medium, but the texture is more rich and with slight syrup. Good carbonation.
This is a beer made to display many forms and textures of chocolate, fudge to syrup to milk chocolate balls to bittersweet. Ultimately sweet and best suited for a dessert experience.
Apr 19, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by Valkyrie23 from Texas

Apr 07, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Feb 24, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by MrWeaver from New York

Jan 08, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a brown so deep it appears to be shoe polish black. Garnet colored when bright light is passed through it. The pour produces a strong finger of foamy, moderately lasting, mocha head that leaves a rounded surface cap, a respectable collar ring and a pasty wash of lace 1/2 inch above the collar. The presentation is above average for a higher octane Imperial Stouts. Aroma is chocolate, chocolate, chocolate... deeply roasted malts, with hints of toffee, spice, prunes and a little alcohol booze. Taste is even more chocolate. Rich dark chocolate, Hershey's chocolate syrup, chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate pudding, vanilla (like Oreos and milk), something nutmeg-like and alcohol spice. Puts me in mind of a deeply chocolate eggnog (if there is such a thing). There is little alcohol booze (for the ABV) and a faint hint of dark fruit. Velvety smooth in the finish it has almost no prickle between the finish and aftertaste but the hint is there. The aftertaste is earthy, chocolate, slightly bitter, roasted and burnt. Alcohol is evident as spice, warmth, flavor and maybe bitterness. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with low-moderate carbonation, smooth... velvety smooth, tongue coating creamy and chewy with a very thin peppery prickle.
Dec 23, 2018
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Rated by Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dec 15, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

Dec 11, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
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Reviewed by peepicheep from Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Christmas Eve snowfall, a fireplace and Santa bringing me a case of Southern Tier Choklat. I'm set for the winter. Great velvety feel, pours almost black. But the aroma and taste are the stars here. First, they line up. None of this smells like one thing and tastes like another. The chocolate coffee balance is perfect. At 10%abv you should be sipping this beer and frankly no matter what the abv, this beer deserves to be enjoyed slowly. Alexa. Play "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole. And tell Santa to make that two cases of Choklat.
Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by KurtisCarman from Ohio

Oct 11, 2018
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look: It pours black with a dark brown head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: The initial aroma is a strong deep dark chocolate aroma. It reminds me of a brownie as it warms a bit.

Taste: This has a rich malt flavor with dark chocolate and cocoa. There is some roast and some slight burnt flavors. There is a bit of cherry in the background as well. Dark fruits are very low.

Feel: It has a rich, velvet like texture that is smooth and creamy. It has a moderate amount of bitterness to it.

Overall, it is a very rich, chocolate beer. The dark chocolate is the dominate flavor of the beer with some supporting elements in the background.
Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 4.68 by Zaktcc from Maryland

Sep 30, 2018
Rated: 4.55 by SnackDaddy from Alabama

Sep 27, 2018
Rated: 4 by soundaurora from Pennsylvania

Sep 25, 2018
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Reviewed by M_C_Hampton from Georgia

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: poured from a 22 oz bottle dated 12/28/13 into a pint glass, dark brown almost black with a large tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: huge chocolate, dark bitter chocolate, sweet milk chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, sweet vanilla

T: sweet chocolate, vanilla, milk shake, toffee, slight coffee, dark and roasted malt

M: thick and rich

O: excellent chocolate imperial stout
Sep 17, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by MorbidKingCrab from Pennsylvania

Aug 21, 2018
Rated: 4 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2018
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Rated by RT-Kris from New York

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark black, lots of dark chocolate taste and smell, hint of vanilla. Pretty great if you like chocolate
Aug 02, 2018
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Reviewed by MRJAZZ from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
As a rule, I don't drink Stouts, but my wife does and I tasted hers. This was a great beer! The main thing that got me was the taste and mouthfeel. I could taste Chocolate and Cherry with good body, and there was no lingering aftertaste that I have found with most Stouts. We were visiting in South Carolina. Wish it and their Chocolate Orange Stout was available here in Virginia.
Jul 19, 2018
Rated: 4.8 by Stoutgrowler from New Jersey

Jun 22, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by mike22ne from Massachusetts

May 17, 2018
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