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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

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Added by BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

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1,588
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5,238
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4.27
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
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Photo of paco1029384756
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours black with very little head and good lacing.

Scent of chocolate malts, cocoa powder, milk chocolate and more chocolate.

Taste of strong chocolate and cocoa powder with some roasted malts. Finishes with more roasted malts and a lasting chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel is heavy and thick.

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Photo of HoppyMcStout
4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had a chance to grab some of this from Friar Tuck on a visit to STL. Pours the standard very dark brown and has little head and looks like your average RIS. The smell is incredible! Straight chocolate! The taste is pure chocolate without being too bitter - very creamy mouthfeel. One of the best brews I have had the privelege of drinking in 2008.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.87/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sits a deep black with a tight fluffy capping of dark sandy tan foam. Keeps a moderate skim and bubbling always present. Incredible amounts of thinly placed lacing coats the glass well in tiny moth holed sheeting.

Nose smacking delightful aroma of super fresh chocolate milk, creamy cocoa, boozy centered bread pudding, and soft bakers chocolate. If ya like the smell of any kind of chocolate - Choklat Stout won't disappoint.

Taste is a wonderment of chocolaty delight! Fresh bakers chocolate fluff really stands out with a milky, dark chocolaty frosting, creamy fullness, and a slight tang of sweetness that's feathery in some deep dark sherry. Bits of roastyness at the edge of the finish and very late warmth emerge as it finishes wonderfully round and fulfillingly rich and deep with awesome chocolate turtle/forest cake fluff. Creates great length in taste and fluffy warming body. Yum!

Has a nice full, milken, and creamy body with an immaculate smoothness and tender chocolaty fluff that lasts forever across the palate with its tender cake-like texture. The 11% is nearly incomprehensibly non-existent with the warmth only showing late after certain bigger gulps.

And gulp you will do much of with this stuff! Holy chocolate fuckin' yum! I could drink myself into a chocolaty senselessness with a few bombers of these! Very yummy stuff! Southern Tier rocks out another sensational brew that, no doubt, speaks to its name of this one - Choklat!

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Photo of BasementDweller
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber. Hey! Who put hops in my chocolate milk!? Pours a jet black with a cream head. Aroma is of purest chocolate syrup with a hint of floral hops. Flavor is more of the same: wonderfully sweet chocolate (the Hershey's syrup variety, not the dry cocoa flavor found in some other chocolate stouts) with a hop kick at the end. Would have liked a little more body, and a little less hops. Still, a good beer for the style, and much better when it warms. Here's one to get your buddies talking.

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

Reviewed on 2/20/08. Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a very small light head. Aroma of chocolate. Taste of lots of chocolate (particularly tootsie roll chocolate), some roast in the aftertaste. If you like chocolate, you will love this beer. Even better, eat some chocolate with this beer and you will really be in heaven. This is good stuff.
8/4/8/5/17 (4.2/5)

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

Thanks to Michael at Champanes for digging this one up for me.

This beer pours midnight black, completely opaque, with a light brown head. The smell is not unlike a dark Hersey's candy bar, the chocolate is quite evident.

Taste is very smooth, the chocolate flavor is nearly over the top but I guess that's to be expected when the beer is called "Choklat". If you handed me a glass of cold hot chocolate, I might not know the difference.

The alcohol is well hidden at 11% although I was reminded as I made it through the bottle.

I would consider this beer to be a very occasional treat, quite good as a dessert. I wish I had some holiday cheesecake to go with this, I think they would be good together.

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Photo of skee1080
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark, dark brown to almost black; small off-white head that settles rather quickly

S-sweet hershey's chocolate syrup; some roastiness; slight coffee aroma; no hop aroma

T-wow! intense chocolate flavor but well-balanced with a slight bitterness; the malt lends some roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavors that linger on the finish; no hop flavor

M-thick and full-bodied; medium carbonation

D-this is really an incredible "extreme" beer. it'd be tough to get down more than one glass in a sitting, but this is a great after dinner beer (or after lunch in my case) for those with a sweet tooth. southern tier did a great job though of balancing the intense chocolatiness with the beer's natural malt and hop character.

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Photo of praufs01
2.94/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - Very dark with a creamy mocha colored head.

Aroma - Dark chocolate dominates the nose.

Mouth feel - Full bodied stout with small bubble carbonation.

Taste - Bitter bakers chocolate with an alcohol finish.

Overall - It smells much better than it tastes. The bitterness of the dark chocolate is overwhelming and in my opinion ruins the experience.

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Photo of trafordboy
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This ridiculously decadent brew pours ink black with a perilously thin ruby line that is barely visible when held to the light. The thick, frothy mocha head holds well but eventually disappears and leaves little to no lace. The aroma fills your nostrils as soon as the bottle is uncapped...

Thick luscious chocolate. It smells like warm moist brownies right from the oven then sprinkled with a bit of espresso. Bitter dark Belgian chocolate can be detected as well. Not too sweet, just pure chocolate indulgence. The booze can be detected a bit as the brew warms. Just a hint of burnt raisin as well in the end. Unbelievable aromatic. I can't take my face out of the glass long enough to give it a taste.

Initially this brew drops a welcomed ton of sweet milk chocolate on you, like drinking a glass of straight Hershey's Syrup, but it quickly levels out before becoming sickeningly sweet. The bitterness of more earthy dark baking cocoa comes out and really serves as the vocal point of this beer. Semi-sweet but still bitter and deep. Like a warm dark brownie smothered in creamy, sweet chocolate ganache. I can't imagine a beer being any more chocolaty. Sorry all you other brewers out there, I don't think it can be done.

Thick, syrupy and decadent. Lower carbonation makes for and even creamier, heavier mouthfeel with a hint of warmth that increases as the brew warms. Do yourself a huge favor and do not consume this one right from the fridge; let it sit and come up to about 50 degrees before you pour. The slick and creamy nature as well as so much of the flavor of the brew will be lost if you don't.

Well Southern Tier has now dominated two of my favorite secondary flavorings for beer. Every other Pumpkin (thanks to ST Imperial Pumking), and now every chocolate beer I try just seems inadequate. Southern Tier you are a a blessing as well as a curse. Ok, maybe I'm being a bit melodramatic but I just hope they don't decide to make a pizza flavored beer or I may die of malnourishment.

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

22oz. poured into Unibroue tulip

Appearance: Opaque black with one inch tan head that disappears quickly.

Smell: Major chocolate, as advertised, along with cloves, vanilla, and caramel.

Taste: Bitter chocolate, lots of it. Secondary flavors include vanilla and caramel and just a small hint of earthy hop bite at the end. Magnificent dessert beer.

Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy, coats the tongue and doesn't let you forget that delicious bitter chocolate flavor.

Drinkability: Even though this is thick and high in alcohol I want to just keep sipping and sipping, good thing there is a large bottle.

Overall: Wonderful. Southern Tier does it again. This is supremely tasty and I am very happy I have the opportunity to try it. If it was possible to get more I would. I recommend any and everyone to try this amazing brew.

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

Pours a thick and viscous opaque black color. Head is quite thin with only islands of swirly foam retained. Some spotty lacing as glass drained.

Upfront and assertive aromas of creamy miilk chocolate, vanilla cream, molasses along with more laid back notes of dried dark fruits, licorice and a touch of coffee.

Palate was moderately full and slick. Not as thick as one may expect from a big stout such as this. Nicely done subdued level of carbonation seems to bring out the creamy chocolate flavors better.

Flavor profile is dominated of course by the rich dark chocolate notes amped up by the 11% alcohol. Chocolate flavors meld with supportive tastes of raisins, vanilla bean, toffee, molasses and black licorice. Some background hop spice is noted in the finish cutting into the sweetness a touch.

One big, powerful chocolate Impy Stout.

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Photo of miketd
2.03/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours black with virtually no head. Just a small ring of brown on the rim. Very heavy Hershey like chocolate. Almost too much...actually it is too much. Sorry, this doesn't smell like beer, but some drink that should be in a martini glass. Flavor is hersheys with some alcohol burn. Has a slightly bitter finish. How did they get a flavor like this? Almost like the base was liquid chocolate and a few hops were added. Seems fake and artificial. Medium palate and oily. Not very good in my opinion. Way too much chocolate milk for me.

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Photo of wiseguy142
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a creamy tan head and swirls in the head like in a latte. Lacing is minimal with a dense ring of foam constantly around the edges. Aroma is strong of light fruit and chocolate. I've had Belgian chocolate beers that sort of smell like this- it has the milk chocolate characteristic but with a little exotic twang. Taste is like a chocolate milkshake at first but after a few sips the more beer like characteristics come out. The alcohol is very subdued by the chocolate, like you find in liquor filled chocolates. Dull hop bitterness brings out some of the bitterness of the chocolate while highlighting the sweet parts. Some more spicy hop flavor comes out on the lips and in the front of the tongue. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel without too much of a silky body, but enough to give credit to the chocolate. You can definitely tell this is a Belgian inspired stout from the flavor of the chocolate and it's well done. The intense alcohol almost seems unnecessary. This could have had all the same great characteristics without the hangover-inducing level of ethanol. Nonetheless, it takes a lot of skill to bring this smooth and flavorful of a beer to fruition and maintain that high ABV. I can see why people are buyng up cases of this.

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Photo of UA8
4.87/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Wow pours a gorgeous black molasses body with billowing cocoa powder brown head.

S- Smells of rich and complex dark and tasty fiiine crafted chocolate. This beers scent could sell it alone for me it is that good. Smells like a glass of home made iced cocoa.

T- Big and rich iced mocha taste with explosive chocolate flavor up front followed by dark roasted coffee and cocoa beans. Finishes like a fine cup of cocoa with the flavors just lingering in your mouth begging you to take another drink.

M- Gorgeously viscous coats the mouth and rolls across the palate.

D- This is now officially a yearly tradition for me. If Southern Tier releases it. I will buy and drink it. This is what a chocolate stout should taste like rich big and bold.

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Photo of JasonA
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an oil slick black. Mocha 2 fingers head. Ample lacing.

Smells almost like Chocolate Ovalteen. Very sweet chocolate. Awesome smell. Never had that from a beer before. No ABV, might like a little. Not much roasted malt.

Wow. Sweet chocolate taste without being sweet. Does that make sense? Rum, bananna? No real hops, not a lot of roasted malt. I want to give a 4.5, but a little missing for the style.

Light for ABV. BArely taste the ABV to be honest. I must say for anything imperial, I like to taste the size of the beer.

Not something I could drink a lot of, but would love to have some each winter.

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle into a chalice. Split with trep and other friends.

Choklat pours an attractive seal brown hue (nearly black), with a thin custard-tan head that displays retention like an 11% beer should--poorly. Hershey's milk chocolate syrup wafts upward from the glass, putting me in the mind-state of just entering a candy store. The dominant chocolate notes come from real chocolate, not the malts, and the aroma reflects that. However, it still feels a bit artificial, keeping it from a perfect 5.0 in my book.

Tastes like brownies and booze. 'nuff said. This stuff is liquefied dessert in a glass, with a super sweet chocolate milk flavor up front, followed by boozy chocolate liquor in the finish. Body is thick, viscous, and surprisingly well-carbonated with a touch of chalkiness. A bit tough to get down an 8 oz. serving. Overall, ST Choklat is certainly interesting, and although I'm glad I got the chance to try it, I cannot honestly envision myself ever wanting another.

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

This beer pours pitch black, with a very thick look to it. Extremely small tan head to it, little to no lacing. Nose is amazing!!! I think this may be one of the best beers as far as scent is concerned - pure chocolate. The minute the beer is opened, aroma of chocolate hits you! Flavor is unsurpassed as far as chocolate stouts go. Big burst of chocolate upfront, chocolate flavoring throughout, and even has that bittersweet aftertaste to it - just as though you had a piece of chocolate. Feel is thick on the liquid and even though the carbonation is low, the combination of the two come together beautifully and it just dances on the tongue. I intend to go back and get several more. This is a fantastic beer!

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Photo of CrellMoset
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's Tap Room, Baltimore, MD. Served (weirdly enough) in an American pint glass, though it was fantastically cheap - $5.66 for a pint of Choklat in a bar! Amazing. Anyway, on to the review!

Appearance: A deep brown, not quite as dark as I remembered, with a foamy, half-finger cocoa head. He filled this one straight to the top, so I can't be too upset that there wasn't much space left for head development. Lacing is sticky and splotchy initially, though it fades quickly with time, unfortunately.

Aroma: Heavy and pure milk chocolate aromas, though with this fresh batch there're definitely stronger hints of hops, leafy and earthy (though devoid, at least to my nose, of mint, which might have been nice given the other components of this beer). A kiss of malty earth comes through with the more bitter chocolate notes, particularly as it warms.

Taste: Yes, there are more bitter and hoppy notes here than there were in the the well-aged bottle I had recently - assuming that's an age thing rather than a bottle versus tap thing. Nonetheless, there are tons of sweet, milky chocolate notes rich, deep, rich, and velvety. The bitterness and earthy notes add a slight edge to it which perhaps detracts ever-so-slightly from the normal over-the-top cocoa assault that is this beer, but it's really not too bad.

Mouthfeel: Less even than the aged-bottled version, though I'm not sure here if that's an age thing or a bottle/keg thing. Still pretty creamy and smooth, full (perhaps due to the flakes) without being too full bodied, if that makes sense - it's light, but very big.

Drinkability: Still one of if not the most chocolately chocolate beer out there, this one sets a standard. I can't say I liked it as much on tap as I enjoyed the bottled version I have, which would lead me to two recommendations: 1) stock up at your local beer store; and 2) age well. If you see it on tap, though, it's still a great beer, so give it a go - the 11% alcohol was nowhere to be seen.

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Photo of ManofWax
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I've had this in a bottle, and it's terrific in that form, but I was lucky enough to have it on-tap at Cambridge Common just north of Harvard Square.

A: 100% black--the extract of outer space.

S: I drank mine in a snifter, the perfect vessel by which to sample the exceptional aroma. Unsurprisingly, it smells a great deal like chocolate. It is a bold scent that beckons your lips to the glass.

T: Again, it should come as no surprise that Choklat tastes principally of chocolate. But not just any chocolate. It's more Godiva than Toll House. It's like excellent chocolate syrup. In fact, the chocolate is so good, it more than makes up for the lack of overall complexity. There is little by way of hops, and other flavors prominent in stouts--coffee, especially--are subtle in some sips, nonexistent in others. The aftertaste contains some bitterness, but rather than hop bitterness, it's the bittersweetness of dark chocolate with a high cocoa count--70%+. Yum!

F: I would have liked a bit more volume from Choklat, but it doesn't perform badly within its class. On cask I suspect it would be deserving a 5.0 rating, and it wouldn't suffer lack of carbonation because it has none on-tap anyway.

D: It is astonishing to learn than Choklat is an 11% ABV beer. There is no alcohol flavor, no burn anywhere. Every sip goes down smooth as velvet. Lack of hop bitterness means that even inexperienced drinkers can enjoy Choklat.

In sum, Choklat is the best chocolate stout on the planet. At the risk of succumbing to hyperbole, it may be among the three or four best stouts period. I agree with previous reviewers that this is an apéritif beer, though it can be enjoyed just about any time.

Southern Tier makes many delicious beers, but none are quite like Choklat. A memorable experience.

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Photo of DmanGTR
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Split a bomber with my girlfriend... but I ended up drinking most of her share too. Yay, more for me (she still prefers Young's Double Chocolate Stout)!

So this review started off in high tension. I've heard soooo many good things about this beer that I bought 2 bombers as soon as I saw that Beers of the World had it in stock. For $8 a piece I was a little worried that I just wasted $16. But the anticipation wore on through the night. After watching a movie it was like 11pm so I was debating whether or not to open a bomber. Of course I did.

A tall glass container filled with what I expected to be alcoholic chocolate syrup beckoned me to consume it, daring me. And so I did.
Hsss.... crack...

My Ommegang goblet nearly trembled in my hand as the bottle yielded a thick, viscous black liquid that grew a lovely 3/4" tan head with minimal lacing but excellent retention. It was a black hole that drew light from the lamp and ate it.

As soon as the bottle opened, I caught a whiff of creamy chocolate goodness. No, I take that back. It was a wallop of creamy chocolate goodness. And when that black engine oil hit the glass, espresso, roasted malts, chocolate malts, toffee, dark belgian chocolate, cocoa powder, and cream hit my nose, blanketing my mucous membranes in a waft of excellence telling me "you are not worthy." Wow... don't tell me there's hops in there... holy crap there is! A tiny bit within that monster, but yes, I did indeed detect a bit of it. And yes, I could mention that there is a bit of alcohol in the nose. Duh.

Before I go on, I must mention that during this time, I had to keep telling myself "go on, you ARE worthy dammit!"

I took a sip. Instantly, an intense dose of coffee and cocoa, and heavy roasted chocolate malts take the initiative. Following this was a parade of sweet caramel, molasses, and toffee but by this time, the hops was long gone. This heavy blanket of espresso, chocolate, and bittersweet dreams were just beginning. The finish was incredibly smooth with a bittersweet aftertaste, maybe even smoky. Very roasty. Very big. Very warming.

And of course, that first sip was followed by many such sips, each time I had to force myself to take my time with it. Its incredible smoothness despite the high alcohol is one of my favorite aspects about this beer. Very heavy bodied, slightly chewy, medium carbonation. For such a big beer, I could easily have finished the entire bomber myself and started another. But I must have will power and leave that one to age.

This is not alcoholic chocolate syrup. My overall impression of this beer is that this, Southern Tier Choklat Imperial Stout, is a beer reaching the heights of perfection. This is an EXTREMELY good and well balanced beer. Despite its bigness, the sweetness and the bitterness is very balanced. The alcohol is barely noticeable in the taste: only the warming smoothness down your throat reminds you that this is a brew to be reckoned with. There is nothing cloying about this beer. Just plain perfection. I have never given a perfect score to a beer yet (I'm sure there are other beers of this calibre), but to me this is a true winner. I would gladly pay $10 or 12 for a bomber of this. I highly recommend this beer, especially for the holiday season or for dessert. Do yourself a favor and try it.

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Photo of AMo
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Southern Tier Choklat Stout pours a deep dense dark black. Little head that settles into an oil like sheen. Initial smell is faint and a bit bitter. Give this one some time. It turns to a sweet chocolate with a pure gold chocolate aroma. Taste is semi sweet chocolate with a moderate carbonation. Too cold this is not what it should be, right at temp it is great. Mouthfeel is moderately dense with a light carbonation. Huge chocolate flavor with a silk like feel. This is a great beer ready for a long enjoyment. Drink wisely, this is great, but hard to come by.

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Photo of fitzy21
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - deep black like a well shined shoe. head and lace very minimal and dissipate quickly

S - rich boutique of dark chocolate. reminds me of walking into a chocolate factory and all the glory that comes from enjoying myself there

T - rich, dark chocolate overload until the aftertaste, where some of the bitterness comes about. but it fits nicely with the rich chocolate taste

M - full, somewhat syrupy, but leaves a nice thick coating as the beer migrates through the mouth

D - Would love to keep drinking more if I didn't feel so full after a glass.

Hides the alcohol content very well

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Photo of mcsquint
4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 650ml(22oz) bottle into small snifter.
A - Opaque black in color with thin tan head. Head diminishes very quickly. Very minimal lacing.
S - Like a box of very expensive Belgian chocolates.
T - Tasty dark chocolate is the predominant taste here. Notes of espresso and alcohol on the finish.
M - Full mouthfeel. A bit on the syrupy side. No carbonation. However, these are good things!
D - Normally I define drinkability as 'being able to drink a few at one sitting'. This should be treated as an aperitif. Served after dinner in small glasses with tiramisu. The 22oz. bottle could EASILY be split between 4 or 5 people. I've never given a '5' to any brew so far; but this is the best crafted brew in it's category.

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Photo of adamette
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bomber purchased at Rozi's Wine house a few weeks ago into my clean, clear Brewery Ommegang snifter. Review written "live" as I experience it.

A Great looking deep, deep black body under a nice, generous medium brown head. What an attractive look. It cannot look better.

S Chocolate is the most obvious and up front smell and it also sets it immediately apart from other stouts that I have had. It is a dark chocolate milk smell vs. a baker's chocolate smell like I get from other stouts sometimes. There is certainly a sweetness to the nose.

T Big dark chocolate taste but about 1/3 of the way through the taste it turns to a bitterness. This is not a harsh, uncomfortable bitterness but a nice, balanced chocolate bitterness and the bitter like malts come through. Maybe some hops too? If there are any the hops are way buried and only come through in the last 1/3 of the taste. The syrupy nectar remains well into the aftertaste as the bitterness gives way and I am left with a dark chocolate taste. What a great beer!

M Big, huge beer with not a lot of carbonation but chocolate and bitterness which fill you right up.

D I don't think that any stout is supposed to be extremely drinkable but this one is so delicious and appealing that I have to give it a high score.

Notes: This beer lived up to the hype for me.

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Photo of peabody
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours out really black with very few offwhite suds and lots of lacing.
Smell is very fine chocolate and no alcohol.
Taste is chocolate bitter and sweet malt sugars along with a raisin flavor.
The mouthfeel is sticky but tolerable. Very sweet, not as sweet as the darkness but still.
Even though it is 11% this is a very drinkable.

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Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 5,238 ratings.
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