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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#756
Reviews:
1,608
Ratings:
5,321
pDev:
10.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 5,321 |  Reviews: 1,608
Photo of StormAles
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of justinm4bama
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Johnct
2.92/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Shortbox81
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwilcox767
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark brown, almost opaque pour. Less than a finger of head that stuck around.
S - Lots of roasted chocolate of course, mild roasted malt and coffee.
T - Muted sweetness with chocolate and roasted barley/malt up front. It's all very smooth and the alcohol is very well incorporated.
M - Full bodied, with a good amount of bitterness, low amount of carbonation.
O - This is another valiant attempt at a chocolate beer. The Blackwater Series is pretty solid, but the Chokolat 'angle' is just a selling point. It's a good stout overall and I'll drink it again, but not worth seeking out.

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

Photo of OldeGolde
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wow, well this one is a chocobomb for sure! I'd like to second the other reviewers - it's well-rounded, chocolatey but not overly sweet, and has a thick n delicious mouthfeel. However, I'd like to add that the hops, malt, and barley really shine here too, making the flavor quite complex and leaving me with what I would say is tobacco flavor on the end. Yes, tobacco is the perfect way to put it! Cigar, roasty dark chocolate, a little bit of milk sugar, and a bitter deposit that hangs around on the back of the tongue.

Roommate Mike's Quick Sip: "chocolate tree bark"

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Photo of petrusek23
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PDinunzi
4.87/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BamfBacon
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmaskell33
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mdaniel723
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good and balanced chocolate stout

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

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a dark brown close to black in color in both glasses. The lacing is super light and tries to cling but slides for the most part with a one finger off white foamy head in both glasses. The smell had roasted cocoa tones with light coffee comes through as well. The taste had a nice bitterness from the coffee combined nicely with the cocoa. I really like the aftertaste as it has a decent bitter cocoa/coffee combination coating my taste buds and has a lingering dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium in body that tries to have a decent sessionable aspect but it seems like I’m tending to sip this more. Carbonation is fairly smooth and is good for the style and for me. Overall, despite the high ABV, it seemed like this would be more of an "imperial milk/sweet stout."

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Photo of Salinesnake
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ltdsaint
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shade1951
4.87/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely delicious! Like drinking a liquid mixture of milk chocolate and dark chocolate, carbonated and with enough ABV to knock you on your butt. But it doesn't taste cheap or artificial.

It smells luscious. Like a milkshake. The flavor hits you with muted sweetness - and of course, chocolate. But chocolate with just enough bitterness to keep the taste from being cloying. Even the mouthfeel is milkshake creamy.

I could drink this all day. But then, I wouldn't be able to do anything else.

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Photo of Chipotle
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wilhelmr3
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of emeyer
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well, I wasn't 100% sure I wanted this beer considering g a couple bad chocolate beers I've had in the past. However, I decided to go for it and am glad I did. Pours Uber dark brown, opaque, with a creamy medium head that sticks around and leaves a creme ring and spotty lace. Nose is a damn Hershey bar. They didn't go half ass or try for a melding of stout smells...it is straight up chocolate bar. Okay, I get some nice vanilla as well and maybe (maybe) some roasty and plum fruit notes, but not much. Taste is mellow, rich, and of course chocolatey. Fortunately, it doesn't come off as weird either. Overall, a really good beer.

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Photo of Dum3z
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trboley
4.77/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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