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Choklat | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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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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Photo of Damian
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Liquor World, Cambridge, MA

Poured a near pitch black with a thin, whispy, coffee-colored head that faded to a stubborn ring of lace. Short-lived sheets of lacing trickled down the glass on every sip.

The aroma was amazingly rich and chocolatey. Steaming hot fudge would be the best way to describe it. Possibly some milk chocolate as well. A strong bourbon-like quality also held strong, along with traces of oak, vanilla and molasses.

The taste was rich and complex but definitely darker and roastier than the aroma. Burnt malts came through up front with luscious Belgian chocolate dominating mid-palate. Notes of espresso and bourbon permeated the beverage from start to finish. Oak and roasted malts appeared on the back end with a kiss of hops on the finish. By the drink's end, a touch of alcohol warming came out as well. The aftertaste was chocolatey and sweet with noticeable caramel notes.

Mouthfeel was creamy and smooth with a fine yet tingly carbonation. The body however was a bit thinner than expected for the style.

Drinkability was outstanding. Aside from the fact that the 11% ABV was barely noticeable, Choklat made a terrific pairing with my David Glass chocolate cake.

Southern Tier really did it again with this outstanding release.

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Photo of nlmartin
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer was lightly chilled and allowed to warm to room temperature during consumption. The beer was served in an Imperial Nonic.

Appearance: The beer pours with a black body. A small amount of ruby opaqueness to light. The head lasted pretty good for an % beer. The head was a fluffy light tan coloration.

Smell: The beer has the aroma of what else chocolate. The chocolate is layered in aroma. A bit of sweet malted milk chocolate. Combines well with more bitter tones of chocolate. Dark roasted malt rides along the currents of smell.

Taste: This is truly where this beer shines so to speak. The beer is layered bourbon balls, chocolate milk balls, hot fudge, fudge brownies, dark bitter sweet chocolate, milk chocolate. This beer would go to nearingly death by chocolate except for char roasted flavors and a bit of booze. Fantastic!...

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is full bodied. The carbonation is low. The beer is very smooth. The alcohol is a little warming but never in a bad way. This beer is round and thick. Choklat has back. Just the sort of big malty treat I was looking for on this cold winters night.

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Photo of Deuane
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA....Thanks Matt!

A-Black with faint ruby around the edges with a thin tan colored head.

S-Ok, one word, CHOCOLATE! Very rich, chocolate nose, no shocker! This is an amazing beer...not sure it is beer...could it be fermented chocolate milk?

T-Holy sweet Mother Mary--this is a truly fantastic beer. The chocolate is awesome without being overly sweet, cloying or overpowering. Oh, and where is the alcohol? This is one finely crafted beer.

M-A bit thinner than I expected. If a knock at all I would have expected a bit more body. A very mildbitterness in the aftertaste infused with more CHOCOLATE!

D-The name of this beer says it all...and brings it all. One of the best specialty beers I have EVER had. A truly amazing job by the folks at ST. I am impressed beyond words. My only deduction...at 11% the party would come crashing down all to soon! Plus you cannot even tell that it is even close to 11%....dangerous!

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Didn't realize this was on the BA 100 until i looked it up to review it. Hop bombs, malt bombs...this is a chocolate bomb. Black pour with reddish highlights. Dark, tan head seems to be loaded with powder cocao...or is it the aroma that's making me dizzy? Aroma...yeah...chocolate. This thing is a chocolate bar. Dark chocolate with some silky milk chocolate thrown in for good measure. Picking up slight spice, hoping it's from the hops.
Taste is a bit lighter on the chocolate side, but not by much. It has a good share of roastiness to it to add to the chocolate bar flaver. More dark chocolate than milk. Not too sweet. Dryness throughout after a brief hit of sweet up front. Spices come it at the end that make me think (but not really 'taste') some citrus mixed with chocolate. Some tobacco hits along with alcohol in the end. Darn fine beer.

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Photo of JonathanL7890
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from 2007 that I've been hanging onto for awhile.
Poured into a new belgium snifter. Not much head at all. Some lacing. I can see some alcohol shimmer to almost give it some vinous legs.
Color is pitch black.
Smell is very tootsie rolls. Yoohoo. Cocoa powder.
Taste is like a black russian. Sorry dude not quite your drink but close. Kaluha. Aftertaste is sweet chocolate.
Mouthfeel is thick.

I'm good for about a half pint of this. It gets a bit cloying after this. I still would love to try this over ice cream. If I do, I'll let you know.

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Photo of jt31914
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark black with little to no head - like dark chocolate in color; wonderful lacing.

S: Straight chocolate - very balanced and nice.

T: Creamy and balanced chocolate taste with a hint of bitterness on the finish; super balanced beer.

M/D: Just awesome - smooth, creamy, and pleasant.

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Photo of Pleepleus
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From Notes:
I was lucky to have had this numerous times since I wrote the review, sadly it's season is over and my supply has run out.
I shared this with my Buddy Moxley. Poured from a bomber to snifter glass a deep dark brown with a minimal cream colored head that disipates quickly. I could smell the chocolate when I poured it but Moxley nailed the smell when she said "TOOTSIE ROLLS!" Sweet dark chocolate flavor with a hint of carmel and malt. No Coffee bitterness at all, which makes it extra good to me since I hate coffee. Surprisingly no boozy taste either even though it's 11% APV. Some stikyness but not as much as expected, very crisp and clean for the style. A Must Have!

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Photo of Slatetank
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Brass Rail deli in Campbelltown 1/27/10.

A - The beer pours like syrup thick and dark w/ mahogany shade and caramel brown letting some light in at the base of the glass. There is a rign of beige for a head w/ tight bead.

S - The smell! whoah prepare for salivation! the aroma is noted from across the table as rich with cocoa aroma- the odor of fudge like brownie batter w/ a hersheys cocoa sweetness and beer undertone - intense and fragrant dessert nose

M - The feel while sweet isn't dominated completely by malt texture - there is moderate carbonation keeping slightly balanced w/ subtle roasted and a rather intense creamy feel. There is spice from hops w/ hint of alcohol in the back end. The feel has a dry roasty warm finish

T - - The taste is a chocolate lovers dream -beer disguised as liquid chocolate! I am a fan of dark cocoa and this has that going for it - slightly bitter but creamy with a caramel edge from the sweet malts. There is slight toasted essence like a graham cracker dipped in fudge, but still creamy and smooth. The flavor has a nice compliment from spiced hop notes which seems to balance the beer and alcohol is mild in the flavor

D - A sweet Imperial stout - however it nails the chocolate stout style in a realm of almost not beer-like. The drinkability is very high except it is 9% and hides it well. The stout itself is well made with no real flaws, it couldn't fit the name better.

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Photo of cooncat
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Stone IRS crystal chalice at approx. 60 deg. F.

Don't be afraid to pour this one down the center in order to raise a nice head. The brew is a very dark brown, with garnet tinges at the sides of the glass. I held a bright flashlight behind it and could just make it out through the glass, so it is not totally opaque. The head is dense and dark tan in color. Head retention is not real long, but that is to be expected at 11% abv. You do get some nice lacing on every swirl or sip, but little or no stickage.

The nose is a chocolate lover's delight. Immediate impression is of dark chocolate and fudge. If there are any coffee notes, they would be a rich expresso, but its mostly hidden in the chocolate overload. No fusel traces either .. that's very good in a beer this big!

The taste is chocolate euphoria! The palate is bombarded with rich, dark chocolate flavors; like melting the finest dark chocolate bar in your mouth. It's not sweet. It's not bitter. A light carbonation gives it a smooth full mouthfeel, just this side of chewy. There is a hint of fruity hops, but it really doesn't make much of a show past the chocolate, and you really have to try hard to taste it. This beer is very drinkable; dangerously so at 11% abv. Best to make this a night cap, sipping ever so slowly and enjoying each sip to the max.

Without a doubt, this is the most chocolatey tasting Imperial Stout (or beer of any style for that matter) that I've ever had the pleasure to sample. Southern Tier is the hands down winner of the chocolate flavored Imperial Stout. Highly recommended. Seek this one out; a must try!

Na Zdravje!

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Photo of halfP1NT
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review is from my notes back in April.

This beer appears black, opaque. A hint of ruby, chocolate brown shows itself only around the bottom of the glass. The head is thin and off-white and eventually completely disappears.

Smell is excellent - total bittersweet chocolate. Aroma is very malty, but I can detect some hops presence.

Taste is like chocolate syrup. Very malty, sweet & rich, this beer is like nothing I've had before. I burped and it tasted like I just ate a piece of chocolate or some chocolate ice cream.

There is a nice, creamy mouthfeel with this beer. The alcohol is very well hidden. This beer is excellent to sip on for dessert.

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Photo of kbnooshay
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Described by BA users as one of southern tiers "Love it or hate it beers along with creme brulee which i loved. "Poured black as hell with a half finger width brown frothy head that only stuck around about 30 seconds. Aroma is of Nesquick with alcohol! Taste is of delicious chocolate! The chocolate flavor is as bitter and belgian tasting as i would have expected but more like cocoa. The flavor is smooth and like a tall glass of chocolate milk but with a tiny burn of alcohol goin down your throat. There is a little hop kick at the end, i would have wanted a tad more but thats fine. The feel is super smooth and slightly tingly from the carbonation. And boy this is drinkable! Alcohol is barely detectable!

Love it or hate it? I love it! Southern tier rocks.

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Photo of caminiti
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from the bomber to an oversize pint glass, a dark brown with a very small tan head that immediately vanished.
The smell was chocolate, with hints of chocolate, and, as my wife said, chocolate.
Taste was, uh, chocolate. I half expected Willie Wanka to tap my shoulder while I was enjoying this. Somewhere in there is 11%, but I didnt notice it.
This is a very smooth, very easy drinking beer, and very tasty. Its hard to justify almost ten bucks for a bottle, and Im not sure this one is worth that, but it came recomended by Kendo. I easily could have had a second, but the other one is going into the cellar until next year.

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Photo of BeerTruth
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a complete midnight black which yields a one finger tan colored head that quickly dies down to a few big bubbles. Stickiness is mediocre, some spotty lacing. Smell is of Hershey's Milk Chocolate with almonds and a nice malty backbone. Tootsie Roll sweetness as with a caramel presence in the nose as well. I just can't get enough of the aroma with this one. Definitely a better scent than the Oat. The minimal alcohol warmth prevents this from a 5 in smell. Taste is like no other. Big Chocolate Tootsie Pop flavor up front with a roasted barley presence. Sweet caramel coffee flavor makes itself known as well. How is this 11%? No alcohol flavor on the tongue. Medium to full body with a heavy rich texture. Carbonation is very subtle but enjoyable. Scary how good this beer is. Southern Tier is becoming a big player in the Extreme Beer revolution, keep up the good work guys. Definitely going to see what some age does to this one.

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Photo of Mastodactyl
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Dark. Looks syrupy.

S: The smell of chocolate rushes at you. Could be me, but the smell was great. I could see people who are turned off by chocolate to hate the smell.

T: Tastes exactly like it smells. There is a bit of a sweet after taste. This has to be the closest chocolate tasting beer you can have.

M: Creamy, very heavy at times.

D: This is a beer that should be had as a dessert. However, a fantastic dessert. Prepare to be in it for the long haul. The taste is great, but you must enjoy chocolate to really enjoy this.

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Photo of deereless
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Appears to have some serious viscosity, the bubbles almost move as if suspended in molasses, spots of foam on the side, only a hint of light passes through the edges of this otherwise deep black - 4.75, S: Absolutely overpowering on the front of chocolate, some grain comes through, smells like a fudge brownie - 5.0, T: Dark bitter chocolate with some hops on the tail, as it warms it tastes more and more like Nestle Quik which shouldn't be viewed negatively, the hops have some spiciness to them that I can't place - 4.5, M: Some serious sticking power, slightest hint of graininess, thick mouthfeel - 5.0, D: I have become a big fan of most of Southern Tiers beer and this one is the cream of the crop of those that I've tasted. Overall this is an exceptional beer, most elements of it overwhelm -4.5

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Photo of macjam22
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dessert beer at its finest. Amazing chocolate flavor that isn't overpoweringly sweet. If you can find it on draft it is even better, but it is excellent out of the bottle as well. Very dark on the pour, slight dark brown head. Up to par with their other bombers, definitely one of my favorites.

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Photo of smerrell
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If I didn't know this was beer, I wouldn't guess it. This dessert in a bottle is all smooth, dark chocolate, with no detectable hops, alcohol, or anything else. you close your eyes, and you'd swear you're drinking chocolate milk, or perhaps a melted bar of Godiva.

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Photo of Buschyfor3
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving: 22oz bomber poured into a Samuel Smith’s pint glass

A: Dark, inky black pour that creates a creamy, chocolate milk colored head; looks viscous, and coats the sides of the glass; head retention, like on most high ABV stouts is reduced to a thin ring of creamy bubbles settling on the surface.

S: The name says it all – absolutely massive wave of chocolate aromas from the moment the cap is popped; sweet milk chocolate; gourmet dark chocolate with a bittersweet bite; homemade fudge; warm brownies; cocoa powder – like Swiss-Miss hot chocolate mix; flashes of vanilla; a faint touch of dark fruits, but really, the chocolate steals the show here.

T: Just when you think the beer couldn’t get any better after diving into its aroma, the first sip settles on your tongue. I’m gobsmacked. So. Much. Chocolate. It’s hard to believe this is beer because this tastes like the most decadent chocolate ganache dessert you can imagine in liquid form; huge sweetness from milk chocolate notes mingling with vanilla; rich fudge brownies; some deeper, bittersweet notes of dark chocolate (like a gourmet 80%+ cacao dark chocolate) are next in line, complimenting a roasted flavor reminiscent of cold coffee that grows through the middle - this is like mocha milkshake on steroids; the malts do come through with hints of caramel, brown sugar and a faint toast flavor, but the residual sweetness from the chocolate sweeps through like a tidal wave, pushing all other flavors back beneath the surface. Absolutely savory – bouncing from sweet to bittersweet, with enough malt and roasted presence peaking in between like intermissions in a symphony of chocolate.

M: Full body that is creamy, luscious, velvety; coats the palate; goes down very smoothly.

O: 10% ABV are you kidding? This is so supremely drinkable because the alcohol is hidden behind waves of indulgent chocolate. I know it’s there at the end of the day, with that slight warming feeling from within, but it never rises on the palate. Phenomenal. A beer disguised as dessert, or the other way around; surely this is the pick of the bunch from Southern Tier’s Blackwater Series, and that's saying something because there aren’t any slouches in that seasonal lineup of bold stouts. For my money, this is hands-down THE best chocolate-themed stout on the market, and well deserving of a place near the top of the list of the best stouts I’ve ever tasted. It is relatively easy to find in season and you won't have to break the bank to get your hands on it. Try it - you won’t be disappointed.

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Photo of candcholt
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This beer is fabulous...my favorite chocolate for sure. It's got nice body and isn't too sweet. Perfect combination of beer and chocolate. I enjoyed every sip.

To me, it tastes like the liquid chocolate from French Broad Chocolates in Asheville, NC. If you haven't tried that, you should, and if you haven't tried this beer, you should.

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Photo of d1ckvanswype
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber into a stemless wine glass.

A: Good Lord, it's like motor oil with latte foam. When poured slowly and from a decent height one can elicit a thick, long lasting chocolate milk brown foam, but it still disappears rather fast, I'm assuming from being 10%abv.

S: Of course there's huge amounts of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, semisweet chocolate, 70% cacao and darker chocolates with burnt toasty notes, a hit of sweet, creamy vanilla, a touch of nondescript spice, a smidge of alcohol and roasted malts. But what blows me away is the very distinct smells of chocolate covered banana and dark chocolate covered jelly rings. WOW.

T: Every type of previously listed chocolate assaults the palate, followed by a big bittersweet smack of super dark chocolate and earthy hoppiness. This turns into an unsweetened cocoa flavor that fades into warming booziness that tickles the tongue with spice. Fantastic, not overburdeningly sweet. I want to bourbon barrel or rum barrel age this.

M: Very full and viscous, bordering on chewy, which turns into a drying cocoa powdery feel across the tongue, and a nice little zing from the booze and carbonation.

O: Quite possibly one of the finest chocolate stouts I've ever had, every one after this has a very high bar to reach.

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Photo of rousee
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Black onyx color with a 1 finger thick head that holds extremely well. Very active,fresh and hungry looking carbonation.

Dark somewhat bitter chocolate semi sweetness with a hint of chocolate powder akin to Hersheys powder but with a dark chocolate essence to it.

Taste is incredibly thick lush chewy silky chocolate. A touch of milk chocolate with more semi sweet bitterness. There are also some malty elements that come through in the background but they are faint.Finishes with a small amount of boozy heat but it is incredibly moderate and somewhat subtle given the high ABV. Very well concealed. There are also some elements of brownie or chocolate cake mix that I notice as well.

Mouthfeel is smooth coating velevety and lush--absolutely tremendous.

At 11%ABV and pretty sweet this is far from a session beer but I am definitely looking forward to trying this one again. Probably the best milk/sweet stout I have tried to date.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've been sitting on this trade for so long, I don't even remember who sent it to me. Regardless, a big thanks goes out to that fine fellow.

The label states this beer is actually a 11% ABV beer, not 9.1%. Served, as suggested, cool into a snifter. It pours a very dark brown color with good clarity, both evident only as it travels from bottle to glass. There is no head at all so that's the only real letdown.

The aroma is just unbelieveable. I never would've thought that a beer could smell like liquid chocolate. It's absolutely wonderful - a melted chocolate bar with toasted marshmallows. No alcohol detected here either, which is nice.

As much as I love the aroma, I'm thankful when I discover the flavor has a healthy dose of roast so it isn't nearly as sweet as the smell would suggest. There is still a nice sweet chocolate taste up front but from middle to end, it has great roasted malt and dark coffee character. The sweet and bitter balance wonderfully but it's still a very strong beer and this is where the alcohol starts to really show. It's not overwhelming but it is certainly noticable.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus in body with lowish carbonation. As said, the balance is great but the strength of flavor, bitterness, and alcohol is wearing.

Overall an amazing beer and unlike anything else I've ever had. A truly special brew.

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Photo of ommegoose
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased at Evanston 1st Liquors for $7.49. No decipherable expiration date listed.

Pours from a bomber into a small snifter, as recommended on the bottle. Only leaves a little ring of head around the glass, which goes away. Microscopic bubbles at the edges. Color is completely opaque black, with slight hints of golden brown and ruby at the edges.

The chocolate fragrance is big, dwarfing beers that I used to think really smelled like chocolate. I can't help but think I would get more out of it if I was able to induce some sort of head. For such a dark beer, I wasn't expecting the nose to be so sweet. Reminds me of Canfield's Chocolate Soda that I used to have as a kid, more than any other kind of chocolate I can recall. Also sort of like a 3 Musketeers. (I'm not too familiar with the fine stuff.) Some milky, mocha hints. Dark chocolate is buried a bit further down, with some dark malts. Also some really faint molasses and smoke. Smells delicious, but not terribly complex. Rather than a balanced blend of aromas, there's a hierarchy from strongest on down. Still very inviting, though.

Chocolate taste, obviously, but there's definitely more darkness on the palate than the nose. Enough bitterness to balance the sweetness here. Nice use of Chinook and Willamette hops to enhance the bitterness of the dark chocolate, without being "hoppy." Someone not familiar with beer could easily be deceived into thinking they were just getting dark chocolate. Hop character is more present on the finish though. Caramel malts, some nuttiness and molasses come through more as this warms. Flavor is strong, but not over the top, or too sweet. Southern Tier's recommended temperature of 48 seems way too low, as I'm picking up more in the nose and palate the longer it sits out.

Mouthfeel is delicate; slightly thin. The fine carbonation makes this one soft, not fizzy. Not what I would expected from a stout. A little more creaminess would have been good. Alcohol on the tongue is nearly non-existent. Finish is a little sticky. Once my initial expectations get out of my way, I come to really like the silky mouthfeel here.

Drinkability is terrific. I wanted to chug this straight out of the bottle, and it took some restraint to not actually do so. Very pleasantly warming on the way down. Way too easy to drink a bomber, but probably is better served for 3-4 people due to the high abv. This is all I'll be having tonight, and I am very sad to see the last sip go.

Would be excellent to serve to guests in 5-6 oz. dessert servings, maybe with some blackberries, raspberries, or cherries. Cheesecake would be a good choice too.

A note to Southern Tier: Please, please, please bourbon barrel age this beer. I shudder to think how good that would be.

Edit: I have to give the smell a 5 after revisiting this beer. So unique.

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Photo of founddrama
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Slightly boozy, but that's mostly aromatic and in the nose. Strong chocolate flavor (of course) is a real delight. Almost a milkshake?

LOOK: Very dark brown, almost black. A finger's worth of head that's a tight family of tiny bubbles. Hold it up to the light and it's basically opaque.

SMELL: Bittersweet chocolate. A little cinnamon and/or spice?

TASTE: Strong chocolate flavor from start to finish. Completely dominates the palate. Slightly boozy note to finish.

FEEL: Thick and full and rich. Viscous. Your mind fills in some blanks and makes it into a milkshake.

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Photo of angelogarcia3
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This exceptional beer reminds me of a chocolate Bosco milk shake. A very thin head reveals the lack of carbonation in this beer. The first aroma that hits you is the chocolate Bosco syrup. The thickness in the mouth and the heavy chocolate flavor brings me back to the chocolate Bosco milk shakes I would have as a kid. It was on-tap at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. According to my taste this is one of the best beers made.

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Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 5,161 ratings.
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