Choklat (Blackwater Series)
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Choklat (Blackwater Series)Choklat (Blackwater Series)
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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #681
Ranked #1,792
4.26 | pDev: 10.56%
Jan 14, 2022
Dec 14, 2007
Choklat (Blackwater Series)Choklat (Blackwater Series)
Notes: 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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4.24 by Grupatre from Michigan on Jan 14, 2022
5 by doctorgary from New York on Nov 20, 2021
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4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Sigmund from Norway

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
4.27 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Mar 14, 2021
4.16 by GaryM6 from New York on Jan 28, 2021
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4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dbell23 from Tennessee

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
4.33 by CraigDeMoss from Kansas on Apr 06, 2020
4.19 by eluvah from New York on Jan 22, 2020
4.5 by RichRubes610 from Pennsylvania on Jan 14, 2020
4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Dec 12, 2019
4 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 03, 2019
4.25 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jun 09, 2019
4.28 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 10, 2019
3.99 by JLapadura from New York on May 03, 2019
4.49 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2019
3.95 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 29, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

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
3.98 by Valkyrie23 from Texas on Apr 07, 2019
4.44 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Mar 06, 2019
3.89 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Feb 24, 2019
4.33 by MrWeaver from New York on Jan 08, 2019
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4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by mothmanscott from Georgia

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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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania


Dec 15, 2018
3.53 by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin on Dec 11, 2018
4.27 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Dec 04, 2018
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4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by peepicheep from Pennsylvania

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
4.12 by KurtisCarman from Ohio on Oct 11, 2018
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by hman43 from North Carolina

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
4.68 by Zaktcc from Maryland on Sep 30, 2018
4.55 by SnackDaddy from Alabama on Sep 27, 2018
4 by soundaurora from Pennsylvania on Sep 25, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by M_C_Hampton from Georgia

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
4.5 by MorbidKingCrab from Pennsylvania on Aug 21, 2018
4 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts on Aug 10, 2018
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4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by RT-Kris from New York

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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by MRJAZZ from Virginia

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
4.8 by Stoutgrowler from New Jersey on Jun 22, 2018
4.37 by mike22ne from Massachusetts on May 17, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Lahey from Michigan

This is a delicious dessert beer. Roasty coffee mixes in with a chocolate pudding sort of flavor. The beer is somewhat creamy with plenty of chocolate. Really good stuff, but a little heavy. Probably best to share or drink slowly. Not hot, just really rich.

May 14, 2018
4 by grapeshops from California on May 12, 2018
Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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