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:
#692
Reviews:
1,594
Ratings:
5,276
pDev:
10.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
504
Gots:
1,115
Trade:
39
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,276 |  Reviews: 1,594
Photo of wilhelmr3
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Well, I wasn't 100% sure I wanted this beer considering g a couple bad chocolate beers I've had in the past. However, I decided to go for it and am glad I did. Pours Uber dark brown, opaque, with a creamy medium head that sticks around and leaves a creme ring and spotty lace. Nose is a damn Hershey bar. They didn't go half ass or try for a melding of stout smells...it is straight up chocolate bar. Okay, I get some nice vanilla as well and maybe (maybe) some roasty and plum fruit notes, but not much. Taste is mellow, rich, and of course chocolatey. Fortunately, it doesn't come off as weird either. Overall, a really good beer.

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Photo of Dum3z
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trboley
4.77/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of zshaft
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Artmcd88
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevem68
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich midnight black color. Aroma is a lot of chocolate. Flavor matches aroma but it's pretty sweet. Body is pretty thick and overall this is nice but I could not drink more than one. A little too rich and sweet to drink ore than one.

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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dms1767
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Virby44
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a small dark tan head that dissipates completely. No lacing. Smells abundantly of rich milk and dark chocolate, some roasted hazelnut, and a bit of alcohol. Decadent flavor follows with chocolate being clearly dominant (not just a clever name), toasted nuts, and a cotton candy like sweetness then ends with some alcohol and bitter dark chocolate. Feel is very thin, low carbonation, and flip flops the spectrum from sweet to bitter and back again with each sip. Alcohol warmth closes it out. Overall, this is an outstanding chocolate imperial stout, and a pleasure to enjoy for dessert, especially out of a fine martini glass. Cheers!

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Photo of PMarcy78
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strohm
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HyphenatedAmerican
2.36/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tcsox
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of joemo1971
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great smooth taste with a strong finish. The taste is not indicative of the "Imperial" name. However, a couple of these 10% ABV and you will feel it. I would highly recommend.

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Photo of mattflippin
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blazer22
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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