Choklat (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4.26/5
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Choklat (Blackwater Series)Choklat (Blackwater Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

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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Ranking:
#756
Reviews:
1,608
Ratings:
5,321
pDev:
10.56%
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Photo of hotmanflab666
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of hopluva1
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of oline73
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. This was desert on New Years Eve.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a layer of tan head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Sweet chocolate dominates. There is some mild roast, but this smells like Hershey's syrup.

Taste: Just like the smell. Tons of chocolate. There is more roast in the taste than I picked up in the smell. The finish is warm from the alcohol with a very slight bitterness. Make no mistake, this beer tastes like chocolate.

Mouthfeel: The body is thick with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a great desert beer. It is what we thought it was. I won't soon forget this beer and I will visit it again.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Cresant
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served this 22 oz. bottle in a New Belgium globe glass. No date. A hard pour created only a modest, rich tan head. the body was opaque dark brown. Liquid, glistening chocolate.

The smell was of milk chocolate and dark fruits.

The taste was sweetness with a lightening hops brightness. Some alcohol warmth in the belly. Cocoa powder. Rich and chocolatey as expected.

The mouthfeel was velvety with mild carbonation.

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Photo of RyanLigeia
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks like...chocolate. Dark chocolate. With a creamy tan head that stays longer than expected for a beer so high in alchohol. Nice amount of lacing as well.

Smells like hot chocolate with a hint of coffee. Sounds like an oxymoron but theres also hints of vanilla in there. Doesnt really smell like "beer" except for the slight roasted maltiness but still smells delicious.

The taste at first is a powerful chocolate taste with a little booziness and subtle spice. The chocolate taste does linger between sips but not so refined and I have to admit, it is a little artificial tasting.

The mouthfeel is a lot lighter than I expected it to be. Not necessarily "crisp" with carbination but not as smooth and silky as I had hoped. Could use a little more body for sure.

Overall this is great beer to try at least once. For those that enjoy a dessert beer, this is a must. Its enjoyable and easy to drink considering how high the abv is. If only the texture was a little thicker and the flavors were more natural this could be an A/A+ beer. Almost want to throw a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and make it a float!

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Photo of WertMaker
4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is exactly what the label says...Chocolate (Choklat)!!

Like a liquid chocolate bar, it pours syrup like into the glass with the color of rich brown coco. Nothing but chocolate in the nose with no hint of hops nor the alcohol promised by the labeling. The head is beige, resembling the crema on a nice Italian espresso with the color like that of frothed milk chocolate.


The first sip explodes on the tongue with notes of caramel, chocolate (of course), and the subtle richness of roast malts. Bitter dark chocolate hints in the finish which lingers almost indefinitely.

Although ABV is listed at 11%, the alcohol is barely noticeable save for the warmth it provides those lucky enough to enjoy a snifter of this marvelous elixir.

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Photo of frankypoo351
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this bottle up after it was suggested along with some other imperial stouts and it is certainly was rather "Choklatey". I think the main advantage this beer has over other chocolate imperial stouts is the lack of any kind of lactose-like sweetness but rather a rich dark chocolate smell, taste, and body that is basically a concoction of liquefied chocolate bars.

When I poured it out it had very little foam to it for a stout but there were no issues with carbonation when I took the first drink. It is definitely a step above just having a "chocolate flavor" and instead reminds me of when my mother would melt dark chocolate in a bowl for brownies and I took a sneaky fingerful. Those looking for a chocolate stout would have a hard time looking elsewhere for a better beer, but it does lack a a bit of variety in flavor that other beers (like KBS, or a Belgian quad, could bring.) After all it is chocolate stout and it lives up to that designation perfectly. I'm gonna go drink another bottle..

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Photo of TheDinger
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. This one has been chilling for a bit in the fridge waiting for a football night. Jet black pour with a nice 2 finger mocca head. Solid lacing and retention. The aroma is amazing with huge chocolate and coffee. Like melted down Hersey bars- Outstanding. Taste follows the nose, but with more coffee and some molasses. Chocolate bomb is an adequate description. Has the typical IS feel with a good bit of carbonation. Silk and creamy on the tongue. Overall- If you like chocolate beer, and I do, this is the ticket. Huge bitter sweet taste that keeps you coming back for another sip. Great balance of chocolate and coffee. Hides the 10+% well and good mix of hops and carbonation. A must try- Very tasty!

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Photo of match1112
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a deep dark brown with a half finger of khaki colored head that has poor retention and lacing. smell is the best part, chocolate fills the room. taste is chocolate malts, bittersweet chocolate and caramel, also tastes a little astringent. mouthfeel is rich and creamy, full body, good carbonation, has a bitter finish with a big warming effect from the alochol. if all your looking for is liquid chocolate, this beer is for you.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Gatch
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle says 10% ABV.

A - Black with a small, dark brown head that bubbles up and fades quickly. No lace and no head retention.

S - Dark chocolate. Can't come up with much else. Just picturing everything I've ever had covered in chocolate. Very inviting.

T - Dark chocolate and booze hit first. That's followed by more bitter chocolate, roasted malt, and espresso. As good as it gets for a chocolate stout.

M - Fairly dry and bitter finish. Overall very smooth, very enjoyable, and very chocolaty. Tons of chocolate. A pleasure to try once. Could be definite dessert beer but really just a damn good stout.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Microbrewtaster
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bomber poured into a Ommegang Tulip

A: A dark chocolate color in its pour leaving a mocha colored head of about 2 fingers height on a medium pour. minimal lacing with a tremendous retention time.

S: big and upfront it has a sweet chocolate smell with hints of molasses and caramelized sugar. Nose isn't picking up many of the subtle hints of other minor smells as the chocolate is so overwhelming.

T: Awesome sweet milt chocolate and bitter dark chocolate mix, a hint of alcohol that may be reminiscent of a 7 or 8% alcohol beer.The alcohol is most prevalent in the throat and when swishing the beer. there is a slight malt taste that is evident and very nice.

M: A nice medium bodied beer, with medium carbonation, one of the smoother beers I have encountered thus far.

O: I really enjoyed this beer, One of probably 2 sweet stouts that I can go to with the other being Rogue's chocolate stout. This beer in my opinion would be best with about 6 months on it to settle the alcohol a touch and bring the malts forward a touch.

Serving type: bottle

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Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 5,321 ratings