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Choklat (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Choklat (Blackwater Series)Choklat (Blackwater Series)

Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 5,281 |  Reviews: 1,596
Photo of LeRose
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought in the 22 oz bottle with the expectation that this would be a sweet, dessert type of beer.

Pour - black with a very thin head (I used a SA perfect pint since I don't have a snifter). Probably a touch colder than recommended. The head dissipated fast, leaving a nice ring around the glass. Some nice deep red tints if you catch the light right.

Aroma - the alcohol wasn't hiding here at all, but weakened as it warms up. Dark-sweet chocolate otherwise, not too much else.

Taste - the alcohol still isn't being shy, even warmed up to temp. BIG chocolate up front, very sweet and very bitter but not unpleasantly so. Maybe a little vanilla, definitely a little smokiness in the after taste. Some layering of the flavors here, but dominated by chocolate.

Mouthfeel - seems it has a nice carbonation level and a little bit of a tingle. Not as thick and syrupy as expected (based on the smell, I thought this would be thick like chocolate syrup). Pretty clean overall. Nice warming feeling I assume from the high ABV.

I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, but it would only be a once in a while thing for me. Reserve it for a sweet treat type of occasion.

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Photo of GuisseppeFranco
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: completely and utterly black with a relatively thin layer (a thin finger or so) of frothy dark-tan foam. Good color, though more head would be nice.

Smell: rich aroma of dark chocolate with a light sweetness mixed in. Smells smooth and creamy. It's a bit one-note, but oh that note.

Taste: big chocolate up front which fades into a maltier finish. There's a small amount of astringency here, but it doesn't seem overly alcoholic. Hops are a bit vegetal, which isn't too uncommon in the style. The very end brings in notes of roasted malt and coffee. If you're in the mood for a chocolate beer, this will fill the bill.

Mouthfeel: big body with a good level of carbonation which leaves a nice creaminess; there is also an awesome silkiness here which I love. Excellent.

Overall: to me, this is a highly enjoyable beer. It drinks far easier than its 11% ABV would suggest. It's not blow-me-away excellent, but it is a highly tasty and competent beer.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of MoreThanWine
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
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 +3.1%
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 +16.7%
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of duff247
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of mrebeka
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of rojos
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Schade
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of hippityhophead24
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of dhabersetzer
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of uziangis
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of benetoh
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
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 -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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2/5  rDev -53.1%

Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 5,281 ratings
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