Choklat (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Choklat (Blackwater Series)Choklat (Blackwater Series)

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

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Photo of Drucifer
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of brendan13
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark brown into a tulip glass with a 2cm light tan head that falls away fairly fast.
S - Sweet chocolate syrup aroma dominates with some vague herbal hints.
T - Also very sweet chocolate in the taste.
M - A smooth & creamy mouthfeel. A little bit cloying.
D - A true desert beer. I managed to get through a bottle but share it with someone. Would drink it again but not often.

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Photo of callmemickey
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark black-brown body. Thin khaki head that quickly receded to a light skim with a ring around the glass. Slight lacing.

S: Smells like a freshly unwrapped, high-quality bittersweet chocolate bar. I think they nailed what they were going for. A rich, ever so slightly-boozy chocolate stout.

T: Mirrors the nose perfectly. Rich bittersweet and dark chocolate. Slight roasted malts and booze.

M: Medium-heavy body. Good, clean finish. Lightly carbonated.

D: Massive at 11%, the booze slowly creeps in... I shared this bottle with my fiance... was a good move, indeed.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ruzzal
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayS2629
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Beautiful, inky black, like motor oil. Creamy tan head that quickly fades, but leaves nice thick walls of lace

S- Holy chocolate! Cocoa, milk chocolate, deep dark chocolate syrup aroma with hints of vanilla. I can't detect anything but chocolate and since this is a beer, as delicious as it smells I have to knock it down a half notch, but I'm sure this is what they were going for.

T- Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, with faint hints of vanilla and roasted barley in the back. Quite sweet and cloying. Fudge batter. Very rich. This is a definite dessert beer.

M- Thick, creamy, syrupy, sticky, rich.

D- Definitely a sipper to be shared. So delicious, but so rich and sweet it could cause a belly ache. I took the last few sips and added homemade vanilla ice cream and it was good, and more mellow. Definitely a dessert sipper.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Greasy
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of taez555
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a pitch black body with a small off-white almost tan head.

Nose is "oh my fucking god" chocolate. This smells like a combination of the greatest cup of pure milk chocolate, chocolate milk or hot chocolate with touches of espresso, coffee, dark burnt coffee beans and pure vanilla beans.

Taste is full, full, full, milkshake full bodied full bodied. Waves of milk chocolate, toasted espresso beans, dark chocolate, dark toasted malt and a very present mild citrus bitterness that flows in and out of the chocolate flavor. Alcohol is mildly warming, and it's surprising how well hidden the overall alcohol content is. You can't even tell this beer is 11%. An earthy hop bitter flavor lingers on into the finish.

These big chocolate beers fight a battle with the bitterness that distracts from the chocolate flavor and this is no exception. Probably one of the best chocolate beers out there, but the bitter citrus quality fights a battle with a milk chocolate throwing it out of a balance a bit. Still.... like I said, probably the best chocolate beer I've had to date.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Bogdawg
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerCon5
4.94/5  rDev +16%
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 AdamBear
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A-very black with a nice tan head, no lacing

S-really thick bittersweet chocolate. medium strength

T-comes in with real smooth, strong but not over powering chocolate malts. ends with a slight alcohol burn then a good after-taste of dark roasted chocolate malts that sadly doesn't last. this stout is well brewed but seems to be a little more subtle than the other Southern Tier stouts. I expected it to be a little more pronounced.

M-very heavy, low to medium carbonation with a slightly dry finish

D-its a really good but there are a lot of good stouts out there and this wasn't just doesn't stand as tall, even compared to some of the other Southern Tier stouts. I did enjoy the whole glass through and the high ABV wasn't too apparent.

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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

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of GregSemenza
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 5,312 ratings