Choklat | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

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
Reviews:
1,564
Ratings:
5,149
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
19.44%
 
 
Wants:
484
Gots:
1,060
For Trade:
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Reviews: 1,564 | Ratings: 5,149
Photo of Labeorphile
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a thin tan head and no lacing. Lots of dark chocolate sits pleasantly in the nose. Dark chocolate again in the taste with a slightly bitter aftertaste, but the same you get from actual dark chocolate so it makes sense. Incredibly smooth mouth feel.

Taste fatigue sets in pretty quickly, so I recommend sharing this one of you get the bomber.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Split between two snifters from a 22 oz bottle

Color is black, nearly opaque. Thin tan head with minimal retention. Some lacing . Smell is chocolate fudge. It really dominates the aroma, drowning any competing smells. Taste is similar - chocolate fudge, finished with bittersweet chocolate. The bitter finish helps to balance this sweet beer.

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Photo of BuccoFan
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I liked the look, lace, head, body and aroma; however, while the initial taste was a subtlety sweet taste, which I enjoyed, it had a sort of less-than-satisfying aftertaste. Still a quality stout.

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Photo of SierraFlight
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into nonic. Shared with friends over a game of Cities and Knights. Silky thick pour yields a thin tan head that quickly fades to nothing. Very dark brown with lighter edges. Unsurprisingly, the aroma is dominated by chocolate both sweet and dark. There’s also some malt, vanilla, and leafy hop aromas. The taste is again dominated by chocolate: milk chocolate sweetness, some bitter bakers chocolate, cocoa powder, and fudge. An enjoyable earthy leaf bitterness cuts through and marries up to vanilla, roasted malt, and espresso. Medium body, thick velvety slick texture, low to moderate carbonation (more than the appearance indicates), slightly drying on the finish with a bit of alcohol burn.

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Photo of AaronSprouse
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I LOVED this stout!! We look at beer review guidelines/facts and base our reviews along those categories which is essential for accurate beer reviews... but in essence the most important category is ones personal preference. This beer is perfect for me.

Appearance - Very dark brew, with ruby red tint when held to light.

Smell - Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate

Taste - Powerful chocolate flavor upfront. Some coffee bitterness. Very sweet beer.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, low carbonation. Very silky, creamy.

Overall - Perfectly flavorful, very enjoyable sweet stout!! DO GIVE THIS A TRY

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours near black with a deep ruby brown color where light can penetrate. The head is a shade of cocoa powder and peaks at a finger's width before methodically receding to a thin, consistent layer of suds across the top.

Smell - Chocolate fudge cake batter. Pure fudge batter... with a hint of booze once warmed.

Taste - Chocolate upfront and throughout, comparable to a chocolate cake with fudge frosting. Light hints of roasted malt begin to creep in by mid-taste, along with dark chocolate notes, then a bitter coffee roast finish and some boozy astringency.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body with low carbonation. Silky texture before a drying finish.

Overall - Amazingly delicious and one hell of a dessert beer. Not quite on the level of Rogue's Double Chocolate Stout, but that's no knock, and it's not far behind. Was received in a trade, but I'll definitely have to keep an eye out the next time I'm in Oregon, as it's distributed there.

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Photo of PostRockandCats
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours very dark brown with a cream tan head with large bubbles.

S: Milk chocolate and malt! Very creamy smelling!

T: Creamy milk chocolate with dark malt and baker's chocolate, mainly. There's a sweet toffee taste to it thoughout that really breaks up the chocolate. It kind of fizzles to a bit of Coffee at the end.

M: Med-heavy without a lot of carbonation. It's just heavy enough without being too heavy or cloying. Very smooth and velvety.

O: Solid offering, but not as balanced as I'd like; it kind of dies at the end when compared to the glorious start.

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Photo of BradMacMullin
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Well the name doesn't lie. Picture a giant chocolate cake punched you in the mouth, well this is it. An extremely dark beer since it is basically a giant sack of chocolate melted into a bottle. I am not a big fan of chocolate so this wasn't my style, but I can appreciate why people would like it as it was smooth and I enjoyed one. Felt like brushing my teeth immediately after

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Photo of deford
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bomber into an Alesmith Goblet.

L- Scary dark. Minimal head that fades quickly leaving no trace of it's existence.

S- Ummmm, chocolate.

T- Well.....chocolate. Dark chocolate, white chocolate, bitter baking chocolate and maybe some fudge. Starts off sweet and finishes bitter.

F- Nothing at all.

O- A bit one-dimensional...but hey, that dimension is chocolate!! Would probably be great over vanilla ice cream.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a Chimay goblet at the Wurst Place, Seattle. Chocolate chocolate and more chocolate. This beer tastes like they melted a Hershey bar in the glass. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla. Best chocolate beer ever. I'm not sure I want this more than once every three years but hey it's fun stuff. Mouthfeel is very smooth. The bartender suggested a scoop of ice cream would go well with this beer. Hops? Who needs hops?

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Photo of spacecake9
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours black with a beautiful 1/2" tan head that settles to a tan cap.
S - Wonderful chocolate aroma!
T - Solid chocolate flavor, slightly bitter finish.
M - Great mouth feel, nice and chewy, beer sticks to your mouth for a good long time.
O - I love this beer. This not is not just a 1 glass desert beer, I had no trouble finishing the bomber by myself in an hour. Very drinkable. I need to go buy some more.

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Photo of GregJ
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Thin, quickly dissepating, light brown head. Dark brown to black body with sleight red hugh to edges. Aroma of rich cocoa and dark chocolate. Light carbonation and boozy up front, carbonation fades to dark chocolate syrup, dark roasted malts and smooth mouth feel. Slight coffee notes, medium/heavy body, slight bitter spice from hops. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of LordofthePings
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Dark, black, light brown head
S: Dark chocolate/coffee
T: Like dark belgian chocolate with a bit of stout mixed in
M: Silky and smooth
O: I won't rate many stouts on here as I don't care for the style, but I tried this one at a friend's house and I loved it. Definitely needs to be enjoyed slowly. Stout characteristics are more prominent at colder temps, but the chocolate increased as it approached room temperature. Didn't bother to cool it at all for my second tasting, chocolate flavor perfectly balanced. Great for a cold day to sip on. Will buy again next year!

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark bakers chocolate aroma and flavor. Velvet smooth body. Dry finish with a touch of nutty bitterness. It's like drinking a chocolate birthday cake.

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Photo of jbredbeard
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good lord, this one is over the top with chocolate goodness! Right away an aroma of chocolate liqueur, then a thick, creamy milk-like texture and chocolate malts are heavy in the flavor. The 10.0 abv is almost the only thing that cuts through the chocolate. Have i mentioned the chocolate? Nice bitter aftertaste lingers. This one is outstanding!

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Photo of IPAGeorge
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A. Very dark brown. Foamy khaki 2 finger head.

S. Chocolate like the name says. Slight malt.

T. Chocolate chocolate chocolate. If you like chocolate you'll like this. It actually has milk chocolate notes up front like a hot chocolate and some dark chocolate bitterness on the back end. Really cool. Looking it a lot.

M. Medium to heavy body. Very light carbonation. Creamy in the mouth. Finishes slightly dry.

O. OK I'm a chocolate guy. But this beer is awesome. All the elements of this beer make sense to me. It's chocolate. And it's done very well. Will be getting this again.

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Photo of Monklover
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell is complete chocolate, no alcohol. Taste is way too chocolate forward for me. A single glass, as a dessert beer, is the only reason this gets a 4

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Photo of GinjaSlice
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Choklate is the word. And this is one of my new favorite stouts. Taste like a big tootsie roll. With background hops and some slight oak. Really easy to drink

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Photo of brianmandell
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 11/27/13 (about 1 year old)

Dark brown pour with tan head.

Unsurprisingly, smells overwhelmingly of sweet baking chocolate with underlying notes of coffee and roast.

The taste is big on milk chocolate and cocoa. The sweetness is followed but not completely balanced by roasty, bitter malts. The booze is mostly covered but is apparent in the finish.

Medium bodied with thin but creamy carb. It has the consistency of chocolate milk.

This is a pretty tasty sweet chocolate stout. It works well but I'd like it to see it live up to its dessert beer standards and be a little thicker/richer.

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wowww does this one taste amazing. Imagine drinking liquid chocolate dipped in coffee.

This blends in amazingly and is a great brew at 10%. Took 2 hours to finish the bomber. Enjoying every sip!

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Photo of Ksoden1186
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Very nice stout from ST. This is readily available and relatively inexpensive. Considering that, this is an awesome beer to pick up. Huge chocolate flavors with some light coffee notes in the background. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Roasty flavors abound. A solid, solid beer.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Choklat pours a black color with a small but lacing, long lasting tan head. There is a big chocolate aroma. The taste has big, huge chocolate flavors; not to sweet, with a nice mellow roasted backbone. Great body, great flavors, not too sweet. Overall, its fantastic strong chocolate flavors, great roasted backbone.

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Photo of leantom
4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Got to try this on tap at the local bar. Simply astounding. Here goes:

A: Beautiful. Large, dark head that leaves adequate lacing. Pours pitch-black as well.

S: Wow! This smells great! Loads of toffee, caramel and...wait for it...a ton of milk chocolate. This beer reeks of chocolate, and I don't mean the bitter, coffeeish kind either. Pure sweet milk chocolate.

T: Follows the nose, making the beer excellent. Milk chocolate is quite robust; almost like eating a chocolate mousse cake. Will definitely have this beer in the future, judging by just the taste alone.

M: Beautifully thick creamy.

O: An impressive beer from ST. Will definitely have again.

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Photo of LouZ
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is just a smooth, chocolaty brew that is perfect for dessert. One of the best chocolate stouts I've had so far; right up there with Rogue's Double Chocolate Stout. You can't even tell it's 10% ABV. Nose is delightfully pure chocolate. It's like drinking a delicious candy bar.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

BOD 9/19/14. Pours dark as a starless night. Above average head volume, average lacing and retention. Very rich nose of milk chocolate with chocolate malt notes underneath. Full bodied with a rich creamy texture. Slightly above average carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a reasonable burst for this viscosity on the finish. The very rich taste profile is intense, not very complex but well balanced. It begins with a sweet milk chocolate explosion that slowly fades into a mild bitterness in the middle. The bitterness is a blend of roast and hops. As it begins, the chocolate malt notes of the nose are evident. The finish leaves a nice moderate alcohol burn at the back of the throat. As the chocolate and bitterness fade, a light grain alcohol flavor emerges.

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Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 5,149 ratings.
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