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:
5,250
Reviews:
1,590
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
495
Gots:
1,112
For Trade:
38
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Ratings: 5,250 |  Reviews: 1,590
Photo of chinabeergeek
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber

nearly opaque black, cola brown on the edges, with nice tan head, although it eventually fades almost completely, and leaves very little to no lacing.

aroma is chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. you can smell it on pouring. it is sweet and pungent, with hint of strong coffee and vanilla.

flavor is bittersweet chocolate, again some vanilla. sweet background and hop bitterness meld into a finish again reminiscent of bittersweet chocolate. slight acidic pucker.

very smooth and substantial. thick and silky, almost chewable, with a slight acidic or astringent texture near the finish. mild carbonation.

a great way to drink your dessert. watch out though... the 11% abv is hard to notice...

EDIT 8/2009: obviously i was too harsh on the appearance score. bringing it a little more in line with my current standards.

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Photo of froghop
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a jet black with a thin brown head, and good lacing.

smell of mocha, coffee, some vanilla, dark chocolate, and a touch of roasted nuts.

taste is creamy, dark and milk chocolate, and some nuts, ends creamy and a touch of bitter.

overall a very nice imperial stout.

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into oversized tulip glass.

A - Pours pitch black with just over a finger of chocolate / mocha head. Dissipates somewhat rapidly.

S - Smells like a chocolate candy bar...very sweet.

T - Very rich dark chocolate flavor. Reminiscent of a Hershey's dark chocolate bar. There is a touch of vanilla and a hint of caramel. This is very sweet and is definitely a sipper for me.

M - Thick and syrupy with moderate carbonation. It's a bit cloying at times.

O - This is a fantastic stout from ST. It reminds me a bit of the Creme Brulee stout, but not as sweet. The chocolate flavor is just like a Hershey's bar.

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Photo of DustinSWB
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of joemochas
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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 phishbone23
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of nataku00
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kingmaker
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of t8dd
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of coldmeat23
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Thanks go out to mikecharley for this one

Very dark brown liquid. Thin brown head of foam forms, with a hard pour. Leaves a thin creamy film, not unlike the top of an espresso. Clumpy, yet thin, lacing.

Rich roasted malts. Hershey's chocolate syrup, as made by Ghiradelli's. Hints of dark roast coffee. Slight kiss of bourbon and cherry scents, on the back end.
Best chocolate smell, from a beer, ever. Decadent.

Both bitter dark chocolate and sweet milk chocolate, at the same time. An odd, yet tasty, sensation. Nice kick of roasted coffee beans. Very dark roasted. Slight hint of vanilla. Cocoa powder. A bourbon-like boozy warmth. Nice mild hop kick at the end, just to let you know that you are, indeed, drinking a beer. Not chocolate milk.

Full bodied, but not thick. Slick and oily. Slides down the throat very easily, yet coats the mouth, also.

Extremely tasty. Too rich for everyday drinking, though. Excellent dessert beer. Perhaps the best dessert beer.
Big, bold, sweet and tasty.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steve8robin
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had this a few times, first official review...

A: Perfect! Perfectly pitch black with a 1-inch mocha colored head that fades at a decent pace.

S: Holy S**t! Heavy chocolate upfront totally engulfs the palate. Not much else in the scent. If you like chocolate, then you will love this.

T: Follow suit with the scent. Heavy chocolate upfront with hops in the middle. Oakiness at the backend. Very good and unique.

M: Perfect amount of carbonation and taste left on the palate!

D: Goes down decent. Bitter chocolate and booziness makes this one go down decent, but not perfect.

All in all, this is a great brew. If you like chocolate, this is like if Hershey's created a beer. However, it also has a decent hop bitterness. I think this brew can appeal to most people. Worth hunting down and trying at least once.

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Photo of ChrisinRI
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz. bomber purchased (for me) at The Liquor Shoppe in Tygsborro, Massachusetts. Pours an opaque black body with a thin film of tan head. OH MY GOD. Hot cocoa, baker's chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and just a hint of booze in the aroma. Sweet malty milk chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, reminiscent of hot cocoa and candy bars. Medium bodied with ample carbonation, which in conjunction with the flavors makes this beer way way way too drinkable for the style and ABV. This beer is amazing. On every level, despite the hype it exceeded all expectations. Oh my God. Definitely getting this beer again whenever and wherever possible. So so so so so so good.

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Photo of roadhouse
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a snifter.

Appears an opague black with a half inch tan head that sinks down to a some scattered bubbles.

Aroma is like smelling a melted pot of sweet chocolate. That's pretty much all I'm getting except for a bit of alcohol in the background.

The taste starts out with the same chocolate from the aroma - exquisite - but after the swallow a bitter property comes out over the initial rich sweetness and I actually get some coffee-like bitterness. Finishes a lot like a mocha coffee. The hops are their but they are only noticeable way in the back and end up overpowered by CHOKLAT.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick and really velvety like fine chocolate.

After trying the Young's Double Chocolate and not liking it I was pretty skeptical of these chocolate beers but this one really pulls it off. Great tasting beer that never ends up being too sweet. I mean it actually tastes like a beer. Would make a great dessert beer, or as I am consuming it, a fine nightcap.

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Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of capnamerica
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of earlholman
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daledeee
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice 22 oz bomber.

Poured this into a snifter and got a very dark brown body, it might as well be black.

Nose is unbelievable. I have had beer with chocolate in the nose but you would swear this is a chocolate malt. Not real dark chocolate but that is about it.

The taste follows along with a sweet chocolate and a hint of hop bitterness. This is truly a desert beer. The mouth feel has some nice carbonation. The only drawback is this is a really rich beer and I am drinking all of it myself. I should have gotten help.

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Photo of MPSTARR
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of JohnQVegas
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into snifter.

Pours dark black/brown, medium head.

Huge chocolate aroma, can smell from several feet when poured.

HUGE chocolate taste. Like drinking a dark chocolate bar. Some hops in the dry finish to balance beer out.

Medium body, smooth carbonation.

Not hard at all to finish this one off. Too delicious to stop drinking.

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Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 5,250 ratings.
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