Choklat (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Choklat (Blackwater Series)Choklat (Blackwater Series)
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4.26/5
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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:
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Added by BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#692
Reviews:
1,594
Ratings:
5,276
pDev:
10.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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504
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1,115
Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

Poured from a growler into Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Pours a pitch black color with a large, creamy, dark tan head. Excellent retention and lacing. Smell reminds me of straight up chocolate milk. Not much beer aroma going on with it, I would swear it's chocolate milk if I were blindfolded. Taste definitely follows suit. There is bitter and sweet chocolate notes right up front. There is some lingering alcoholic notes and a bittersweet finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied. The beer's finish is long a sweet. This is definitely one of my favorite flavored Imperial Stouts, definitely recommend giving it a try if you can get it.

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

Pure blackness and the creamiest head of any beer around, this truly special brew is a work of art! Tremendous lacing and a thick tan head sits atop the darkness for the duration.

The scent is one dimensional but that's not a bad thing. Pure milk chocolate in a glass of milk the aroma is sweet and wonderful.

The taste is chocolatey, slightly metallic but creamy at the end. Touch of alcohol ruins what could be an intense sweet chocolate finish. I don't get a lot of malt but there is a dry chocolate malt taste within the body of the beer. It very well constructed, very tasty and smooth to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Photo of McNealc31
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Darker than expected with a tight, light brown head. As expected, however, the aroma is full of chocolate. Bitter chocolate is indeed the most pronounced flavor, but there is so much more going on. Vanilla, some coffee, and oak. Wouldn't be surprised if this were barrel aged (but not bourbon barrel aged). Long, dry, chalky finish with hints of marshmallow. The 10% ABV really warms on the way down, too.

To recap, huge flavors, well balanced, great texture, and a heaping helping of booze. What else would you expect from Southern Tier? It's excellent.

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

The beer poured a very deep dark chocolate color with some lacing.

I could smell the aroma with the glass on the table in front of me- strong waftings of milk chocolate.

The mouth feel is very smooth and transitions well into the taste. One of the most important tasting aspects of a stout or porter is that there should be some continuity between aroma, mouth feel, and taste.
Sometimes I have been disappointed in a stout with a great aroma, and a finish without similar aromatics.

In this beer the taste is deep chocolate, cocoa with some bitterness. Slight alcohol in the finish. I prefer less or no alcohol in a stout finish, but it wasn't very emphasized in this beer.

Overall an excellent chocolate bomb, with alcohol added. I didn't like the bitterness or the slight alcoholic finish, otherwise an excellent beer.

Serve at 48F in a snifter.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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