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:
#691
Reviews:
1,594
Ratings:
5,276
pDev:
10.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
504
Gots:
1,116
Trade:
39
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,276 |  Reviews: 1,594
Photo of brstls4drmrs
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark coffee color with practically no head. A very thin off white/tan head appears but fades to black quickly. A thin ring of lacing hangs around as well as small frothy swirls that remind me of Van Gogh's Starry Night.

S - Chocolate whoppers with a hint of milk dud. Just a great chocolate malt scent with slight hints of caramel on the finish. As usual, the southern tier brews never disappoint me on scents.

T - A thin belgian chocolate bar with some hints of dark chocolate. Hides the alcohol well which is nice but i feel as though there was just something missing. Perhaps the bitter finish was it. I just needed something else to create just a bit more balance.

M - Medium carbonation and a slightly bitter finish.

O - Not bad. If you like chocolate, get this one for sure.

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Photo of atljhawk
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of nrs207
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of demonicbeaver
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of minterro
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

spit bottle from dusty's cellar

very dark black colored beer. pours about 1.5 fingers of tan head, but dies pretty quick to just a ring around the outside. looks pretty thick when poured.

smells very similar to chocolate milk. Very sweet smelling but there is also this pleasant background of dark (bitter) chocolate.

dark chocolate is the primary thing im tasting. surprisingly hoppy in my burps. very bitter in the finish. alcohol is well hidden. medium to high bodied, sharp carbonation kick.

Overall: I liked it, but I didnt like it as much as others do.

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Photo of HOMEPL8
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of spark3148857
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of PugsandBeer
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of jjauga
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterBoy14
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of bconsidine
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of LostInTheFlood
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Beertracker
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of msarver16
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from 2011 poured into a snifter

A: Black water...as the bottle says. Thin dark tan head that dissipates to a pronounced ring around the glass. Very little lacing.

S: Semi-sweet chocolate. Actual chocolate...not the chocolate flavor you can derive from roasted dark malt. Also, grassy hops, some phenol alcohol and a little roasted malt.

T: Like a sledgehammer. Not overly complex. Tons of semi-sweet chocolate up front and then it gives way to a more traditional big double stout flavor in the finish. Way more roasted malt than the nose indicates. Quite bitter towards the end but I like it. Alcohol fairly well hidden.

M: Medium-to-heavy body. Silky smooth. Carbonation is average. Drinkability is moderate.

O: This is a beer that you have to be in the right mood for...but when you are in that mood it delivers big time. I don’t find it cloyingly sweet like some others...not by any means. It’s a dessert beer, but it’s also a big time roasty stout.

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Photo of Marti403
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of andyschaps
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Trancelogix
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of stimblin
3/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the standard pressure cap bottle into a Corsendonk tulip at low altitude. Expectations are high considering the reviews here.

A: Pours jet black with a three-finger tan head that fades rather quickly and doesn't leave any lacing to speak of.

S: This basically smells like a Hershey's chocolate bar. Sweet chocolate with some caramel malts in the background.

T: Semisweet chocolate flavor up front followed by caramel malts. There's some hop bitterness on the finish, but this still tastes cloyingly sweet to me.

M: Medium- to full-bodied with a wet mouthfeel. However, it's a bit rough around the edges and could definitely be creamier and smoother.

D: This beer seems grossly overrated to me. The ABV listed on the bottle was 10.0%, so maybe the recipe changed significantly from past years. While it's not difficult to drink, it's overly sweet and not very complex. With the quality of imperial stouts out in the market, I wouldn't buy this one again.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of maryd837
3/5  rDev -29.6%

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