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:
#690
Reviews:
1,594
Ratings:
5,276
pDev:
10.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
504
Gots:
1,116
Trade:
39
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Ratings: 5,276 |  Reviews: 1,594
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of horrorspecialty
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of markmiller
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Consumers Beverage in Buffalo, NY for growler fill.

A: Even with an agressive pour into a nonic pint, there is relatively little head that forms on top of a dark, dark body of beer. No light gets through this glass. (EDIT: Upon further investigation, if you pour like crazy, you get an excellent three finger creamy head with nice cascading action along the sides of the glass. Impressive growler.)

S: Chocolate, and lots of it. I mean, this is one of the best smelling beers ever. Smells like a freshly opened tub of Nesquik or a can of Hershey syurp like Grandma used to pour over ice cream. There is a faint vanilla scent, but this nose is just really chocolate milk. And its a sweet chocolate. Everyone's had a chocolate stout before and you smell dark, bitter chocolate. This one is literally sweet smelling, just like chocolate milk.

T: Again, its chocolate. It's sweet, smooth and delicious. The slight crisp finish keeps this beer from becoming cloyingly sweet. As you let it roll around in the mouth, its like letting a chocolate bar melt. So good and balanced. Definitely a dessert beer. Alcohol well hidden. Hell, have this beer FOR dessert.

M: Just a think sweetness that coats your mouth and leaves a great aftertaste.

D: It's quite scary how after a few sips you think you are drinking chocolate milk and then you get a tingle from 11% ABV after a while and then you realized. Whoa. Delicious.

O: A great, delicious beer to enjoy as a dessert or while relaxing with company.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of dejrrma
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

choklat $7.99 for a 650 mL bottle. Dated 11/18/11 on bottom front of the bottle in green. Poured into a Southern Tier tulip.

a- pours a dark coffee color with a tan head that quickly dissipates into a ring leaving a trace of a thin film on top. thin lacing around the walls of the glass.

s- vanilla extract and chocolate, hints of lactose and brown sugar and coffee. basically smells like deliciousness.

t- very much like it smells: like slightly alcoholic milk chocolate. there's a dark chocolate bitterness, maybe from a bit of hops. sweet and delicious all around.

m- good level carbonation, silky and creamy. it's medium body, and though i expected a thicker beer, i'm glad it's not. i can hardly taste the 11% alcohol.

o- i'm just gonna go ahead and say it again: this is an overall delicious beer. i wish ST's creme brulee was this balanced. this takes the cake (no pun intended) for best desert beer i've tried.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a whiskey sifter.

A- Pours a very Dark brown that is almost black. Has a small dark tan head that dissipates right away after the beer is poured. All that is left afterwords is a thin remaining ring around the edges of the glass.

S- The aroma is very sweet and rich, smelling incredibly strongly of chocolate. The aroma is very malty and sugary. There are notes of milk as well giving it a very milk chocolate smell. This beer smiles quite a bit like candy/ hot chocolate made with sweet whole milk.

T- The taste is just like biting into a chocolate bar. It is very sweet and malty with a semi-sweet bitter finish. There are notes of sweet barley, cocoa nibs, vanilla and butterscotch. There is also a slight caramel-ness to this beer.

M- Very smooth with light to medium carbonation. This is a thick beer that coats the back of your tongue every time you sip it.

O- An incredibly sweet delicious beer. Definitely not something I would drink just sitting around the house. This beer would be great with dessert or as an after dinner treat all in itself. A very good beer if you want to be a little more creative when getting a gift for that special someone who loves chocolate. Pure chocolate in beer form. This is easily the best chocolate beer I have ever had. If you love chocolate this beer is a must have.

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Photo of GreatPumpkin
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of korguy123
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Super oily, inky black pour with a thin dark tan ring. Lacing is gobs of sticky.

S- Super strong dark bakers chocolate, vanilla and molasses.

T- Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. It is literally alcoholic chocolate syrup. There is vanilla and molasses with a touch of brown sugar.

M- Medium to full bodied, creamy and low carbonation. Super sticky on the lips.

O- literally a box of chocolates in a bottle. Very good rich, sweet slow sipper.

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Photo of GameFreac
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

No date on bottle.

Appearance: Pitch black like any other imperial stout. Looks good.

Smell: Insane chocolate smell as I open the bottle before I even pour it into the pint glass. Smells like straight up Hershey's chocolate syrup with a touch of alcohol.

Taste - Like chocolate milk with a touch of alcohol. Super chocolate, slight hop bitterness to balance. The only thing I don't like is the slight alcohol taste (but I'm picky with this in any beer) but it's barely there.

Mouthfeel: Creamy

Overall: One of my favorite imperial stouts and in my top 10 beers.

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Photo of Fitzmke
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of DapperGrowler
4.97/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tried this beer at home served from the bottle into a sampling glass.

A- a dark "chocolate" brown with a little head and little lacing.

S- It smelt like a chocolate chip cookie with some very mild vanilla and dark chocolate.

T- The beer was bitter on the front and smooth chocolate on the back. It was like drinking a chocolate milk shake.

M- This beer was thick with a slight tingle; smooth like eating a Godiva chocolate.

O- this beer seemed more like a drinking a chocolate shake then drinking a imperial stout. Does not discount from the beer, this was very unique and I would buy this again.

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Photo of Garlicjosh
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of CheezyBlaster
3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Here I am, disagreeing with consensus on another big-flavor beer. Pumking, Puglsey's Smashed Blueberry, and this: gaudy, over-the-top, artificial tasting beers that beers that people rave over, but I can't take. Smells like a goddamn frappuccino, for real, and melted, dark chocolate. Tastes good for about 3 ounces . . . good effin' creamy dark chocolate flavor with mild fresh roasted dark coffee notes deteriorates into something like a caricature of what an extract of those flavors would be. Like the value brand chocolate syrup. Sheesh. It's just a downhill experience.

Let me say that I love Southern Tier . . . outside of this and Pumpking, so, don't fret about the brewer. I love them.

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Photo of JWilks
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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