Choklat (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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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:
5,262
Reviews:
1,592
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
500
Gots:
1,113
For Trade:
38
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber into a stemless wine glass.

A: Good Lord, it's like motor oil with latte foam. When poured slowly and from a decent height one can elicit a thick, long lasting chocolate milk brown foam, but it still disappears rather fast, I'm assuming from being 10%abv.

S: Of course there's huge amounts of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, semisweet chocolate, 70% cacao and darker chocolates with burnt toasty notes, a hit of sweet, creamy vanilla, a touch of nondescript spice, a smidge of alcohol and roasted malts. But what blows me away is the very distinct smells of chocolate covered banana and dark chocolate covered jelly rings. WOW.

T: Every type of previously listed chocolate assaults the palate, followed by a big bittersweet smack of super dark chocolate and earthy hoppiness. This turns into an unsweetened cocoa flavor that fades into warming booziness that tickles the tongue with spice. Fantastic, not overburdeningly sweet. I want to bourbon barrel or rum barrel age this.

M: Very full and viscous, bordering on chewy, which turns into a drying cocoa powdery feel across the tongue, and a nice little zing from the booze and carbonation.

O: Quite possibly one of the finest chocolate stouts I've ever had, every one after this has a very high bar to reach.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Photo of rangerred
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours pitch black with just a small dark tan head that fades fairly quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass.

The aroma on this beer is just heavenly. Full of milk chocolate and cocoa along with some lightly roasted coffee. It smells very sweet whick has me just a little bit concerned about what the taste holds.

The flavor isn't nearly as mind-blowing as the aroma but it is still quite nice. Milk chocolate up front but followed by more roast than what I picked up on in the aroma. Cocoa nibs, light chocolate, and burnt toast round out the flavors. Bitterness is on the high side but it helps to balance out the immense sweetness.

Overall, an excellent beer and one of the best Imperial Stouts that use chocolate to a great extent. Not too sweet and an wonderful dessert beer.

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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with bottled on date reading 12/13/12. I've been wanting to try this beer for quite some time now, so I'm excited to finally try it. Expectations are high based upon this beer's current ratings.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass, for lack of a snifter.

A - Aggressive pour yields about two fingers of creamy luscious mocha colored head. Body color is a deep opaque black. No lacing.

S - Oh my god. What a wonderful enchanting aroma. Melted bittersweet chocolate, cocoa nibs, powdery cocoa mix, cream, perhaps a slight hint of vanilla extract. A seriously amazing smelling beer.

T - The taste isn't quite as amazingly epic as the nose, but it is still pretty damn close. Creamy melted chocolate, powdery cocoa nibs, vanilla, burnt brown sugar, and some alcohol heat in the finish.

M - Feel is of smooth and silky milk chocolate creaminess. Dry finish with some sticky, sugary sweetness lingering around.

Overall, definitely one of the best beers I've had from Southern Tier Brewing Co. as of yet. And definitely one of the most intense, chocolatey beers I've ever tried. This beer's big 10.00% abv is definitely noticeable with some alcohol heat, but it goes down smooth and easy. The smell is clearly the most phenomenal part about this beer, almost on par with Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout. However, Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout is by far the superior beer in my opinion. Perhaps a little bit less booze would have done this beer better. A must have beer for all stout enthusiasts.

Southern Tier Choklat ---4/5.

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Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 5,262 ratings.
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