Choklat (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Choklat (Blackwater Series)Choklat (Blackwater Series)

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

22oz bomber split up in two snifters; one for me and one for my girlfriend.

Dark espresso-colored opaque body with an inch of light brown head that receded down to a big-bubbled ring. Decent legs up and down the glass with a lot of foam residuals. Looks decadent and rich. Right up my alley.

Creamy chocolate milk nose; Mocha Java ground coffee, definite lactic sweetness, not very bitter smelling. Praline, fresh-baked shortbread cookies, and some earth are all evident in the nose.

Short-lived bitterness on the first sip that mellows into milk chocolate sweetness and finishes drier and slightly bitter again. Smoke, smooth alcohol, and black coffee roast deliver in the palate. The taste surprisingly does not follow the 'Imperial Milk Stout' aromas in the nose of the beer. Still pretty sweet, but definitely thicker with roast and some bitter dark cocoa. There's a slight sting which could be the hops bleeding through with a sort of earthy/medicinal quality. This I.S. delivers big and satisfies with every gulp.

Easy drinking for the potency. On the wet side with a medium-heavy body. Some stickiness, but not off-putting. Milky, but not creamy. The carbonation is a little low, but the drinkability is high. Good stuff.

This may be my pick for most highly-recommended Southern Tier brew. Rich, dessert-like, filling, and worth every penny of a rather small price tag. Will always turn to this when I see it on draft, or in bottle, when looking for a standby big warmer. Cheers!

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served On Tap at Fireworks in Courthouse/ Arlington VA.

A: Midnight black, like sackcloth black! A small dark mocha froth head that dissipates rapidly.

S: This is Amazing! It's like a sweet Hershey syrup chocolate milkshake! Candied pecans, vanilla bean, dark cocoa nibs.

T: WOW!!! this one sweet monster! Hershey syrup straight out the bottle and into the mouth... This is more of a dark chocolate milk stout with chocolate malt balls crushed in the mix. Irish in style and creaminess. The alcohol is amazingly masked but WOW is it in there! Drinker beware!

M: Creamy lushish mouthfeel. Nice medium carbonation laciness that rides the alcohol down the throat.

O: What can I say but take me away from this dessert in a glass.This is my favorite sweet stout of all time! It is now, f*ck it.. number 1!! Old Rasputin has been dethroned..

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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is black with some brown tints. Head is brown, but fades quickly. Lacing is decent.

Nose is very chocolately; like a cool, hot chocolate. The malt smells dry-roasted like an airline peanut.

Taste is plenty of chocolate, roasted malt, and some bitter hops. There are also elements of figs and tobacco. The aftertaste is chocolately.

Mouthfeel is dry, almost chalky; but not a strain to drink. Carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is a nice chocolate stout; especially nice for those who enjoy heavily roasted malt.

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4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a beautifully pitch black darkness with a nice fingers worth of mocha head. It is less syrupy than other imperial stouts which i like, it looks a bit thin.

Smell - Whoa, chocolate syrup in a glass, not even kidding. This also has hints of vanilla, roasted malts and even a little clove. An alcoholic finish on the nose.

Taste - Bombarded with sweet chocolate right away. Where as most imperial stouts are bitter dark chocolate from the hops this one is smooth and milky like drinking alcoholic chocolate milk. You still get roasted malts, a touch of piney hops, vanilla and oak in this one. It is a perfect dessert beer.

Mouthfeel - As it looked pouring a little thin, i feel it is in the mouth as well. It feels like it could use some oatmeal to thicken it up and cling in my mouth. Carbonation is spot on.

Overall - Perfect dessert beer, probably my favorite of this series, much better than creme brûlée in my opinion.

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3.57/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1/21: On-tap at the Shadow Lounge in East Libery, drank from a pint glass.

It's syrupy-black with a nice mocha head. Leaves a little bit of lacing.

Damn this smells like chocolate. Like Hershey's chocolate syrup.

The taste? Exactly like the smell. It tastes like chocolate syrup. I find this good for a sip but way too sweet to drink much more of. Thick and syrupy, with a sugary aftertaste. Does hide the 11% very well.

Maybe having a whole pint glass of this stuff in front of me turned me off to it - it was a little much. Nonetheless, delicious, and, in proper setting, I can see this having merit. I'll try a few more beers in this style and maybe eventually come back to it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 5,306 ratings