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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love the dark stuff and this is dark. Not quite fully black, but mostly black with some brown around the edges. The head is disappointing and that keeps the score down. A head never really forms and what does, doesn't stick around long. A swirl produces the faintest of lace.

It smells like a chocolate milkshake or chocolate pudding or chocolate cake. You get the picture. Maybe some caramel malt, but everything else is chocolate.

The taste follows the smell, it's all about chocolate. However, you get more the bittersweet variety of chocolate for taste whereas milk chocolate for smell. Also, you do pick up some other flavors like the alcohol and the hops.

From the smell, I expected an almost cloyingly sweet beer. It never happened. It's sweet, but that sweetness is quickly tempered by the heat from the alcohol and the bitterness from both the alcohol and the hops. Like most stouts, it finishes bitter and lingers. Very full bodied. One of the thickest beers I've ever had. You can feel the heavy.

Overall, I could drink this every night and be pretty happy about it. It's got a high ABV that's somewhat hidden, but you know it's there. It's easy to drink for such a big beer and would easily make a great dessert for any night of the week.

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Poured into a fluted glass

A: Ink black with a tan one finger head that sat for a while until it dummed down to medium bubbles. Filmy lacing.

S: Terrific dark chocolate with subtle vanilla and caramel hints. I could smell this all day.

T: Decadent, sultry, smooth and sweet. Oooh, that dark chocolate slides in with a punch of vanilla. A little caramel in the mix, too. Like drinking from a chocolate fountain. Just terrific. Didn't really feel the alcohol; a well blended 10%.

M: Medium with medium, rich carbonation.

O: One of my favorites this year. Will seek out again. Everyone went nuts at the tasting. More please!

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Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 5,297 ratings
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