Choklat (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

Choklat (Blackwater Series)Choklat (Blackwater Series)
BA SCORE
4.26/5
5,276 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#691
Reviews:
1,594
Ratings:
5,276
pDev:
10.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
504
Gots:
1,116
Trade:
39
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Ratings: 5,276 |  Reviews: 1,594
Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zimm
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of carteravebrew
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of cfrances33
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Yeti1979
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of npachl
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.29/5  rDev -22.8%
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 +3.3%
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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Photo of Phillyz
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of erosier
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
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 -0.2%

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

Photo of doucmehu
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Domingo
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty simple review for this one.
This is THE most chocolaty beer around...period. I've had almost all of the others and none even come close.
Pours a thick medium to dark brown. It's light for a big stout, but still a few shades above milk chocolate.
Chocolate is the dominant smell, obviously. It smells a little boozy, almost like a chocolate liqueur, but it doesn't really carry over to the flavor at all.
The taste is surprisingly sweet. The chocolate used might've been dark, but the flavor comes across as milk chocolate. It's definitely aptly named! If I had to guess, I would've said it was maybe 7% abv, certainly not 11%.
Mouthfeel's justly thick, but it goes down way too easy.
Probably not an every day beer, but potentially the best non-fruit dessert beer of all time.

Chocolate lovers should seek this out above all others.

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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 doughanson78
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Black, nothing getting through. One finger mocha/cocoa colored head. Dissipates fairly quickly to a thin pond on top. Good lacing.

S: Been smelling chocolate since I opened the bottle. Super sweet milk chocolate. Dark chocolate. Belgian chocolate. Swiss chocolate. Hershey's, Nestle's, Chocolate milk. Cocoa. You get the picture. Awesome vanilla aroma also. Nice light roasted malts behind all that chocolate. I could smell this one forever. The faintest hint of alcohol.

T: Like setting a Hershey's bar on your tongue and letting it melt. Chocolate sweetness on the tip of the tongue. Nice roastiness. A mild hop bitterness towards the finish. Just enough so this beer isn't to sweet.

M: Full bodied. Thick and creamy. Velvety. Like melted chocolate. Very smooth. Light warmness.

O: An exceptional beer. Maybe to much chocolate for some people. I'm not big on super sweet beers but this is balanced enough that the sweetness doesn't overpower. An awesome sipper. Probably shouldn't drink a whole bomber to yourself. Like Mommy used to say "If you eat(drink) to much chocolate you'll get a stomach ache!"

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Photo of Jho3325
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkball01
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mmorris15
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsurfs82
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 5,276 ratings
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