Choklat (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
5,250
Reviews:
1,590
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
495
Gots:
1,112
For Trade:
38
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Ratings: 5,250 |  Reviews: 1,590
Photo of MoreThanWine
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours only a trace of mocha head which instantly vanishes. The body is dark as coffee and with no effervescence. The smells in mainly cocoa and milk chocolate, you don't really get any roasted malt out of it. So up to this point it's a fairly simple chocolate stout.

The taste, however, is chocolate malt in a glass. Delicious, oppulent, sweet indulgence.

You want a dessert beer? Here you go.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pitch black. head isnt great, but the remaining rimi is dark brown and hangs around. O.K. lacing.

S: smells like a hershey bar in a glass. i mean this thing is straight up sweetness. bad ass. so much coco.

T: tastes like a hershey bar in a glass. let me get more descriptive. starts super sweet and super chocolately. moves into a definitive bitterness. finish is lingering bittersweet chocolate.

M: moderate amount of fizz that would be closer on the light side. full bodied dawg.

D: i love this beer. anytime a brewer can translate a sweet stout into a rich, chocolate explosion knows what they are doing. this thing is really like drinking some cold, hot chocolate milk. delicious.

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Photo of OchMcKenzie
4.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a imperial pint glass (alas, I have no snifter). I would prefer more head, but I may not have poured it as well as I wanted to. About one finger of tan foam on a BLACK beer, dissipating quickly.

On the nose, melted chocolate ice cream.

The mouthfeel is wonderful... very velvety and smooth... I would LOVE to have this on nitro-draft (or even can/bottle).

Hits the back of your throat a bit, but then reminds me of a rootbeer float with chocolate ice cream.

The only thing about this beer is that it really should be drunk at the proper temperature.... mine was too cold starting out, but it definitely got better as it got warmer.

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Photo of btesta
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Schade
3.5/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of dhabersetzer
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of nucmedmario
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of benetoh
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pitch Black, as you would expect. Barely any head, but I forgive them because of all of the nautural oil from the chocolate.

S: Rich chocolate; it smells just like how YooHoo tastes. You do get a little bit of hops, but it is mostly chocolate.

T: Roasty with some bitterness, and a touch of sweetness to balance it. Alot like chewing on a quality dark chocolate (think Lindt's 70% Cacao Supreme Dark) Aftertaste is just like very rich chocolate milk.

M: Heavy and thick, but not syrupy.

O: One of the best, if not the best, chocolate beer. Try pouring a little bit over the top of vanilla ice cream.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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2/5  rDev -53.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of khargro2
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of averagejake872
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of johnhenryconway
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 5,250 ratings.
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