Choklat (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

Choklat (Blackwater Series)Choklat (Blackwater Series)
BA SCORE
91.8%
Liked This Beer
4.26 w/ 5,272 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:
#690
Reviews:
1,594
Ratings:
5,272
Liked:
4,842
Avg:
4.26/5
pDev:
10.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
504
Gots:
1,115
Trade:
38
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,272 |  Reviews: 1,594
Photo of Chestertonian82
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of haines710
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwbetts
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PJCarnell
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

All I have to say is damn good chocolate stout. I put it up there with Rogue's Double Chocolate Stout. Tons of chocolate, a little vanilla bean, nut, and malt. It doesn't have that syrup added taste like their Creme Brûlée beer, although that one is really good also.

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Photo of ntanner83
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lost_sailor
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott_McCool
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleHunter805
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MOARBEEEER
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of williahd
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AuntBea
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Ikeithbot
4.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a goblet 9/28/16 bottle date

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large center patch of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Smells like straight unicorn blood syrup covered in crumbled walnuts.

T- Fudge, hot chocolate, malted milk balls. All the decadent chocolate notes are there with minimal alcohol flavor considering the ABV. There's also some caramel, vanilla, peanut brittle and a hint of coffee. Bitter roast aftertaste. The sweetness is definitely there the whole way through the glass but it never gets too overbearing (for my taste at least).

M- Creamy and luscious with medium-low carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- The ultimate chocolate dessert beer. You have to like sweet stuff to appreciate it but, if you do, you definitely want this. Other worldly.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber poured into my Central Waters snifter while on vacation in Wisconsin.

Deep dark obsidian black with a beige-brown 2 finger head. 100% opaque. Beautiful.

Smells like Hershey's syrup, very old Krackle bar, and slight metal.

Oh. This could have been so much better. It starts with a milisecond of chocolate and chocolate milk, but then it gets washed out by a burning, boozy flavor - vodka - that wrecks the whole thing. There's a touch of lactose, and heavy charred roast notes at the finish, with more of the boozy hotness. Leaving it on the palate a good ten seconds lifts some of those chocolate notes, but the boozy hottness is almost too much here. I'll give it a decent score here because there is character...it's just buried.

Feel is great, it's nice and thick without being chewy, but yes, very hot, and semi-dry on the finish.

Overall, somehow i knew it was too good to be true that Chokolat was like a Chocolate Bar in Stout form, and I was right. I'll continue the search. Perhaps I got a bad bottle, but for those that are exclaiming too much sweetness...how did you find it beneath the alcohol?

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Photo of Bammer21
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoodviewBrew
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not bad but boozy aftertaste. Like a Sam Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout but more expensive and not as good. Not worth it for the price.

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Photo of morrowd3
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ctb6582
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josher
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is simply the perfect balance of chocolate and imperial stout. Smooth, delicious, beautiful, aromatic. They give the ingredients on the label, daring you to make it yourself... For $21 for a 4-pack here in Michigan (I thought I was a victim of a practical joke until I tried it), I shall try and fail a thousand times over to attempt replication of this deliciousness!

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

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 thoglund
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91.8% out of 100 with 5,272 ratings
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