Choklat (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Choklat (Blackwater Series)Choklat (Blackwater Series)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,262
Reviews:
1,592
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
500
Gots:
1,113
For Trade:
38
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Ratings: 5,262 |  Reviews: 1,592
Photo of boogerisu
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerCon5
4.94/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured very dark, almost black in color with a thin amount of coffee colored head.

The scent is of overwhelming chocolate, roasted chocolate malt, and a slight alcohol presence.

The taste is also dominant of milk chocolate, roasted chocolate malt, some notes of maple syrup and licorice. The high abv is almost nonexistant in the taste.

Full body, smooth and creamy, low carbonation.

This was an excellent beer, though the chocolate was so dominant the other flavors were able to be tasted. Also the high abv is hidden very well with the strong chocolate flavor.

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Photo of scootny
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super dark black brown. Light brown head with a decent amount of lacing. Actually quite a bit considering the abv. Smell is Hershey park meets beer waterfall. Taste is thick rich chocolate syrup on top of fudge brownies. Mild hops are earthy and leafy but I'd be lying if I said you really notice them. Yes the bittering balances the intense sweetness artfully while keeping you focused on the malt and chocolate core of the beer but c'mon, it's all about the sweets here. Feel is full and thick. Smooth carbonation is spot on and keeps your tongue from being smothered by the almost syrupy consistency of this wonderfully over the top beer. Like heavy velvet your tongue is enveloped in comfort. For something so strong it goes down like a shake at your favorite diner. Love it out of a bottle this just takes it to the next level.

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Photo of erialbill
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of artoolemomo
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Zimm
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Ssippisam
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of cfrances33
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Yeti1979
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.29/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark brown in color with about an inch of head. Smell is bakers chocolate and nothing more. Taste is much the same, chocolate domination. Kind of a creamy milkshake flavor. Tasted alot like fudge brownie mix powder. Absolutely no sign of the ABV whatsoever. Decent mouthfeel. But it's just an alright beer. I'll stick with the Jah-va and the Oat which are MUCH better beers.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a 1 1/2 finger head with good retention that stays for a decent amoutn of time Dark brown approaching black in color.

Smell is of bittersweet milk chocolate. This smell dominates the other smells and makes it difficult to discern other ingredients.

The taste of this beer is phenomenol if you are a chocolate lover. Bittersweet chocolate dominates. There are some cararmel malts in the back and a citrusy abrasive bitterness that is only enough to balance. A little toffeeishness and a slight roasted malt charactersitic on the finish. Undertones of coffeeish like flavors.

Full mouthfeel. Somewhat chocolatey/syrupy. Nice, though.

I could drink this all night. 11 abv is highly deceptive.

Big thanks to Deuane for such a bad ass extra.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erosier
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark brown/black color with a light but tall brown colored head. It smells of chocolate mostly with some malty undertones. No hop scents. The taste is mainly of chocolate, like a cold hot chocolate. It is a really nice flavor for an imperial stout. It has a really good mouthfeel - very very smooth and definately didn't taste like 11% ABV. The drinkability is excellent. I could drink this beer all day if I could. This is a hell of a chocolate stout and I definately recommend it.

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Photo of sliverX
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of carteravebrew
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doucmehu
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of MacMalt
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter glass. The color is nearly jet black with a thick, creamy mocha colored head and lacing. It's a really attractive pour. It smells like a black and white milkshake with cocoa and vanilla. If I didn't want to drink it, I could just inhale it! I've never tasted a stout this chocolaty. Tons of rich cocoa, sweet caramel, and roasted malts. There is a slight bitterness at the finish; more burnt coffee than hops. This is a medium-bodied stout, lightly carbonated, with a noticeable amount of booze at 10% ABV. Overall, this is the quintessential dessert beer. It would probably be good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it. I can't imagine there's a better chocolate stout out there.

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Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 5,262 ratings.
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