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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

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 McNealc31
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Darker than expected with a tight, light brown head. As expected, however, the aroma is full of chocolate. Bitter chocolate is indeed the most pronounced flavor, but there is so much more going on. Vanilla, some coffee, and oak. Wouldn't be surprised if this were barrel aged (but not bourbon barrel aged). Long, dry, chalky finish with hints of marshmallow. The 10% ABV really warms on the way down, too.

To recap, huge flavors, well balanced, great texture, and a heaping helping of booze. What else would you expect from Southern Tier? It's excellent.

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Photo of StephenRich
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its true, not everyone likes chocolate, and not everyone likes beer. But they aren't reading this, and I think they are crazy. So today we are looking at, yup, you guessed it - chocolate beer! The Southern Tier Brewing Company from upstate New York makes an imperial stout known as Choklat. The Choklat doesn't just talk the talk, but it definitely walks the walk; it has been brewed with barley flakes and chocolate malt, both ingredients that impart a smooth, chocolaty flavor, but has also been brewed with bittersweet Belgian Chocolate! The good stuff.

There are actually many chocolate beers in the market today (not so much in the Canadian market specifically), but too many of these beers claim chocolate and simply have a hint of roasted cocoa flavor. Most of these are great beers, but when a beer says chocolate, I want CHOCOLATE! Thats what you get from the Choklat by Southern Tier. Big, rich, roasty, chocolate flavors. This is a big imperial stout too, so its base style is rich, roasty, bittersweet with flavors of cocoa, and is robustly powerful. The Choklat usually comes in around 11% abv, but the 2010 version (which is at the LCBO for the time being) is 9.5%.

The Choklat was brewed maybe to honor of a sacred ancient Mayan beverage known as xocoalt; a fermented drink soaked with cocoa nibs. Even since ancient times chocolate was considered a highly prized, and even worshiped good - it was offered to gods and enshrined in hieroglyphs. And now it is in our beer!

I opened the Choklat up warm around 14C (57F) to best enjoy and absorb all the sweet and savory flavors it has to offer. This is not room temperature though; take the bottle out of the fridge and let it rest for 20 minutes to warm up. If this beer is too cold you will get a heavy dose of roast and bitter, but loose out on the sweet sensations of the real chocolate. I gently poured it into a snifter watching a silky and oil like beer fall heavily out of the bottle. The Choklat appeared pitch black and glimmering - it was a dark midnight with absolutely zero light able to penetrate its depth. A rich mocha-brown one and half inch foam that was created stood sturdy and strong with a dense and creamy capping of head, and superbly tight carbonation. This beer definitely talks the talk, but will it walk?

The nose is so sublime. Have you ever stuck you face in a bowl of bittersweet bakers chocolate? Thats what you are going to get with the Choklat. It is rich and perfuming with the undeniable aromas of rich dark chocolate. Dark malts also show their presence adding a sweet brown sugar and caramel aroma to the beer, but it finishes off slightly boozy. No hop aroma is noticeable, but bitter and clean roast does shine through easily. I should note, that this is a fresh bottle, and my best experiences with the Choklat have come when the beer has matured for 6 months or more in the bottle. So I expect that there are some fresh flavors here that will melt into perfect harmony in the coming months.

Opening your mouth to the Choklat is a crazy experience if you have never had it before, because there is no way then that you have ever had anything like this! The first sip is almost overwhelming as a lush and hugely thick wave of chocolate malts, roast malts, and pure dark chocolate pours over your palate. If you relax and try to absorb everything here you will pull out a complex and deeply flavorful beer.

It is packed with deep roasted flavors from both roasted barley and chocolate malts. Thick and powerful malt sensations bring the more traditional flavors of caramel along, but a richly bitter wave of espresso, sugary chocolate syrup, and more bakers chocolate pounds your tongue and taste buds. Bittering balance comes mostly from the bitter roast flavors, but lightly spicy and subtly sweet hop aromas curl in gently to balance the beer out a bit. It should not be mistaken though, the over arching flavor in this beer is chocolate, and lots of it.

The mouthfeel is soft and gentle, with a moderate amount of carbonation. At first it is a bit too crisp, but as the beer continue to warm it opens up. I would have liked to see a creamy and silkier mouthfeel overall, but it is still very soft and soothing. The finish is roasted with bitter chocolate all the way. A sweet malt flavor lingers in your mouth, and traces of bitter chocolate too. Enjoy the Choklat alone, or with rich and decadent deserts.

Pics at: http://definitionale.com/2010/10/28/tasting-the-southern-tier-choklat/

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Photo of BeerFiend2002
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Was able to score some of this at the local Quick 6. Very glad I did!

Poured a dark black with only the slightest hints of dark brown peeking through on the edges when held to the light. I got one finger of mocha-colored head. Next to no lacing.

The best nose of any beer I've had yet to date. I got some milk chocolate in the nose, but mostly a rich dark chocolate truffle type of aroma. A chocolate lover's dream. Amazing.

The taste was terrific as well. I picked up a heavy dose of the dark chocolate on the finish and some milk chocolate up front, with the dark chocolate being much more pronounced. The booze is pretty well-masked, but enough is present to remind you to tread with caution....although it tastes great, its still a big kid's drink. You get some of a warming sensation as you drink it. Only complaint is that as it warms, the two different chocolate notes I got merged together to form just one overall melange of chocolate. An oatiness then emerges. Very pleasing.

Mouthfeel can be summed up in one word...rich. It goes down nice and smooth, but it has that full, thick body that an imperial stout should have. Its not sticky or syrupy...just right.

Overall, I believe this is as close to a perfect score as I've ever given to a beer, but its warranted. If you fancy stouts, this is a must try for you. It'll change your life. I do have some Founder's Breakfast Stout that I'm aging now for the winter months, so it will be interesting to see if it can live up to its enormous hype and top this Southern Tier offering.

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Photo of tayner
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thank you LittleBreeze for this bottle!

Poured a black and oily into my glass with mahogany/ruby edges when backlit.

Smells like a tootie roll that has started to melt.. a familiar smell if you have them in your car in the arizona sun!

OMGosh. Liquid tootsie roll candy! I dont know what else to say about this one, i cant believe what i am tasting. It tastes like chocolate tootsie roll up front, not like candybar chocolate but i guess tootsie rolls are "chocolate flavored". There are slight hops in the finish, but only enough to cut the sweetness of the chocolate, but not enough to change the flavor.

This one is thick and coats my tongue well but no so heavy it makes me drink it slow.

I think i could session these ones as the alcohol is nowhere to be found, brilliantly masked 11%. I think i could drink these until i couldnt walk if i wasnt careful.

I need more.

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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
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle

Poured an opaque, dark brown. Formed a small, light brown, head. Good legs, some lacing.

Surpringly enough, it smelled like chocolate! More like milk chocolate than bittersweet. Some alcohol/bourbon aroma peeked through. Chocolate covered cherries?

Taste was....chocolate. Initially seemed bittersweet, but moved towards more of a milk chocolate taste. Overall, certainly more sweet than bitter. Touch of alcohol in taste, but certainly nothing to make you think it was 11%. Hint of coffee. Towards the end, just a little bitterness, maybe herbal and back to bittersweet cacao.

Full body. Low carbonation. Sweet.

An excellent beer, and a fine dessert. Others have said that it becomes cloying towards the end, but I did not find it so. It was a bit tilted towards the chocolate taste, but consider the name of the beer...

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Photo of xpoweruser
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Extremely dark ruby red color, looks like black. Very nice dark brown head.

Aroma: Strong milk chocolate, amazing. Some roast and floral hops come through, maybe a bit of coffee, but it's dominated by the chocolate aroma.

Taste: Amazing milk chocolate flavor like no chocolate stout I've had before. Underneath all that chocolate there are some stout characteristics, like roast, dryness, coffee and a touch of hops. Some alcohol is noticeable, but it does not overwhelm.

Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth mouthfeel, very full-bodied, amazing. Great carbonation.

Drinkability: One of the best chocolate stouts out there! Most chocolate stouts only have a slight chocolate character to them, but this brew takes it to a new level. This beer is the real deal, top-notch brew!

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Photo of TwelveOunces
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a goblet.

A- Extremely pitch black mud pours with a quarter finger brown head. Beautiful.
S- This smells very similar to a tootsie roll. Godly ammounts of milk chocolate, hot chocolate smells, good ammounts of coffee, some caramel. Some hoppy bitterness.
T- Whew chocolate! and lots of it. Dark and milky. This tastes like a tootsie roll got dipped into some hersheys a thrown into a fireplace. A good bit of alcohol in here but it really helps cuts the thick malts.
M- This beer has a stupidly smooth mouth feel. really coats the mouth with chocolate. Good carbonation. Very warming but if your ok with some booziness this beer has an amazing feel.
O- This beer is phenomenal. Id say its better then Founders breakfast stout, Its just chocolate instead of coffee.

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Photo of deg
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black beer with a tan head. The beer had a very rich smell of chocolate. The taste was a mix of roasted malts and chocolate, with a little hop bitterness. Despite the 11% ABV, I did not notice any alcohol burn or warmth. The beer went down quite easily, maybe a little too easily given the %ABV, but I'm not going to complain.

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Photo of nriech
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was enough to bring me out of reviewing retirement.

The smell was pure bliss. Chocolate, malt. Its enough to make you drool, ok fine, salivate. Not the cheap milk chocolate sweet crap either, dark rich good chocolate.

The taste was incredible. You know how you sip a 30 year cognac? Thats what you end up doing here because you dont want to waste any of the flavor. It wasnt as thick as I would have thought but it was no detraction from the ability to sit back and enjoy a good glass of this labor of love. If the Mayan race drank anything similar to this back in the day, its a shame its been lost for so long. The human sacrifices can remain lost though. :-)

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Photo of ralree
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a nice tan head. Good retention, nice lacing.

S: Like a chocolate bar - it's amazing how close it smells to a sweet dark chocolate. Some of the other chocolate stouts are much more bitter-smelling. This one smells like dessert.

T: Sweet dark chocolate is dominant and strong. Backing is basically undetectable, but has a slightly hoppy undertone. The overtone completely overpowers just about anything else, leaving the taste of complete chocolate-y goodness in your mouth. Would be nice if it had a little more depth, though.

M: Perfect carbonation, non-astringent, medium-body, a little syrupy. Perfect for the effect of liquid chocolate bar.

D: Actually, quite drinkable, which is surprising. I could definitely finish this off no problem on a full stomach.

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Photo of MaduroMike
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Jet black, with a thin brown head with little retention.

S - Strong aroma of milk chocolate almost like a milkshake, but with a strong kick of alcohol.

T - Lots of chocolate and sweetness from the start with a good amount of alcohol to finish, but not overpowering. Well balanced considering the abv.

M - Silk and smooth. Very pleasing

D - Brings me back to when I was a kid drinking chocolate milkshake. Will most certainly have this again.

Served from a bomber poured into a pint glass.

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Photo of julian
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep, dark midnight black in color. Absolutely no light passing through this one. Generous dark brown 1 finger head with low retention and limited spotty lacing.

S: Huge chocolately aroma. That's it...this smells like pure chocolate heaven.

T: Holy chocolately mouthgasm batman! This is the most chocolate heavy beer I've ever tasted and it's AWESOME. Well done Southern Tier, well done. Taste is a beautiful harmony of chocolate, and malts with an ever so minor hop bite.

M: Smooth, soft, medium bodied, sweet, awesome.

D: Pretty high ABV, but unbelievably drinkable. You'd be hard pressed to even tell this was a beer, let alone an alcoholic drink.

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Photo of Kuaff
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I poured Choklat into my snifter. Haha, I like the sound of that. Cellar temperature. I was super-excited to find this stuff.

The head looks like two fingers of mocha foam. Creamy, frothy, and yummy-looking. The body? This is one of those "black as night" beers. Truly.

Now for the aroma... cocoa, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, fudge, chocolate milkshake, freshly-baked chocolate cookies, brownies... I could go on.It's pretty much every awesome chocolate scent that exists. Underneath the ubiquitous amalgamation of delicious chocolate things, I think I might smell a little vanilla and raisins. It is a joy and a privilege to sit here and sniff a snifter-full of this supremely sniffable stout.

The flavor does NOT disappoint. Thoroughly chocolaty in about as many ways as the aroma is. Early on, it tastes like a malty chocolate milkshake, and as the flavor unfolds into the finish, all the fantastic darker chocolate flavors come out. It kind of proceeds from milk chocolate, to semi-sweet chocolate, to bittersweet chocolate, and then finally to a nice bit of bitter and earthy unsweetened chocolate in the aftertaste. It's kind of like eating chocolate chips of all these varieties, one after the other in a progression that increases in chocolate purity. So the longer I wait between sips, the more it gets less sweet and malty, and more bitter and earthy. Have I said the word "chocolate" enough to describe what drinking this is like? Anyway, hops and yeast are just present enough to remind me that this is still indeed a beer, and not a chocolate dessert... or, I should say, not JUST a chocolate dessert. A rich, intense, balanced, smooth, and scrumptiously chocolaty flavor.

It kind of has the consistency of thick hot cocoa, and it's also kind of syrupy. Carbonation is muted and mellow.

A chocolate craving CAN be satisfied by baking a tray of brownies... or one could just drink one of these.

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Photo of bryangb
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Date of birth: 12/13/12. Poured aggressively from a 22oz bottle into a snifter glass. Thumb sized peanut butter colored head. Aroma is one of my favorites I have ever smelled. Deep and rich dark milk chocolate. Taste is amazing. This is one of those beers where you sit and wonder how they do it. They called it Choklat for a reason. Milk chocolate punches you in the face. Expresso comes through after the initial punch. Finishes with a perfect amount of warmth. This stout sits up there with the best. This brew is a must try for all beer lovers.

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Photo of TheZoner
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I generally do not gush about beer, but I feel I have to with this one.

I reserve Choklat for special occassions; a beer to enjoy right before dessert or to cap off a sampling session. The last one I had was from the collection and was two years old (bottled in 2010)

The pour was slightly heady but a dark, rich head appeared which released not an up front hop note (which is there- if you search for it) but a strong dark chocolate smell. (Which I love) . The chocolate flavor and profile is promounced, but the aging had a calming effect. More malt flavors came through and the hop character was ever so slightly evident. A great stout to have to finish any beer sampling evening or to compliment a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

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Photo of oberon
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This amazing stout poured into a Guinness pint glass a deep but not quite opaque black there was a little tinge of ruby when held to the light a creamy tight one finger mocha colored head atop that settled into a creamy mass atop.I have never encountered a beer with such a chocolate fudge presence in the nose in anything for that matter it was like a fudge brownie with a bit of raisin and molasses just awesome.That big bakers chocolate presence is felt on the palate hitting big up front like a dense chocolate cake infused with a touch of raisin and raw nut,a slight earthy presence is felt in the finsih to make it perfect no cloying sweetness.Wow can a better chocolate stout be made? I honestly dont think its posible, ST made this beer a standard for any beer infused with chocolate,just awesome!

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Photo of Brenden
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks, I believe, to Mrs. lftwng4 for bringing the entire lineup to the last tasting. I'm just getting to these notes; this one was a delight.

This beer is a deep, rich, thick black in color. A bit of a creamy brown head forms and sticks around for a good while, leaving some legs of lacing stretching down the glass.
Chocolate is here like I haven't smelled in a beer before, and not just cocoa powder. There's an element of that kind of sweetness, but it's more like semisweet baker's chocolate, rich and pure, along with something like a gourmet dark cocoa. There are stout elements underneath, and the balance is almost perfect in implementing those characters while making this one all about the chocolate. Close to perfection...
...which I believe is reached in the flavor. This is absolutely beautiful, drinking chocolate as a beer. Full on melted and then cooled pure dark chocolate bar, perhaps with cocoa and espresso nibs, with a light roasted touch allowing this one to be both evidently a beer and evidently, deliciously chocolatey. I struggle to detect 11% ABV. I wouldn't even have known. Masterfully masked.
The mouthfeel is also excellent. This one is nothing short of full-bodied without being obscenely filling. There's a bite of crispness in here in an appropriately low carbonation, then there's lots of rich smoothness. A lingering finish includes nearly all the elements of the flavor but mostly, of course, rich chocolate.

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Photo of rdilauro
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

To start with, I love stouts and I love chocolate and/or coffee stouts. I've enjoyed so many brews from Southern Tier, I could not wait to taste this one.

From the time, I popped the cap, I knew I was going to be in for something good. The pour was like a dark mountain river water, cascading over rocks , splashing along the way until it hits its destination.

It almost poured like a dark thick chocolate syrup. The aroma was beyond what I anticipated. I couldnt even wait to evaluate the other characteristics, I quickly took my first sip.

It wasn't a beer, it was like drinking the most round and full chocolate beverage, rich in flavour, perfectly balanced, a big mouthful, long lasting after taste. The CHOCOLATE comes through loud and clear.... BUT it is also gentle.

Anyone who has tasted other Chocolate Stouts, really needs to try this one. It was a close to perfect as any beer I have tasted in the past several years

I want this one over and over and over again. As a beer, as a desert, as a treat, this is
something very special

3/10/13
One thing I did notice at this tasting. While everything was what I said it was, it did have a bit of a strong alcohol taste this time. Not that that was bad, but I've had high ABV stouts that seem to mask the alcohol better.

02/19/14
This one was from an early 2013 delivery. The chocolate in this one is coming out much more pronounced, but its a sweet mellow rich chocolate. Each sip gives me more and more chocolate. The nose does appear to be a bit boozy. But the taste is not. Loving this one For the real chocolate lover, you dont have to like beer to love this

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Photo of IntriqKen
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow..this is like too much chocolate to even think it is a beer....let alone one of 11% ABV.

Pours almost black amber with some chocolate-like red tones and a half finger of white foam that melts quickly to a mere covering of sticky white.

Aroma is pure and unadulterated chocolate...milk chocolate...dark chocolates...creamy chocolate. Yummy.

Taste..
Well, what did you expect?
Chocolate. Sweet milk with bittersweet chocolate on the end. Touches of cherry...some banana like a banana split....damn!...this really does remind me of an ice cream sundae. Every flavor and sensation except the nuts exist in this stout and I have the feeling that as it warms some more, I will even find them hidden in the complexities of what they call 'beer' here. It loses some points on drinkability only because like most rich, decadent deserts, it is too rich to enjoy too much of at one time.

Wonderful desert.
Decadent and heavenly.
Thanks LittleBreeze.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from tap into an imperial pint. Poured pitch black with a one and a half finger tan head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, and slight alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, alcohol, and caramel. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this brew was quite excellent. Very well balanced with a nice bitter note from the dark chocolate upon swallowing. Had an excellent aroma going on here. If you haven't had this one before, you need to get off your ass and do so...

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Photo of lansingj24
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bought after I was told it was "sex in a bottle".

Served in a tulip from a 22 oz bomber. (Upset I didn't get it when I saw it on tap at my local beer store.)

A: Deep black. Like dark chocolate. Also, amazing head retention. Really surprised but pleased. Off to a great start...

S: Chocolate just hits you. Really great smell of the 'Belgian bittersweet chocolate' used. After reading other reviews, agree with the tootsie roll reference. Everyone I know said the same thing. It made me feel like I was having dessert.

T: Chocolate and lush malt flavor at first. Great flavor. Followed with a chocolately aftertaste (somewhat acidic) with a citrusy, mild hoppy follow up.

M: Thick and smooth. Granted, a sticky feel later on. It's a chocolate stout though. Acceptable.

D: I could drink bomber after bomber. It's thick but just too great to put down. Really enjoyed it. Plus, the alcohol was well hidden. Especially after sitting.

Really enjoyed this one. Definitely worth another purchase.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Man ow man I love this brew. Got it at my local place which is long sold out for 12 dollars!

A - Thick viscous looking stout with aggressive ABV damn that's awesome! I actually got a nice half inch of mocha head which was pretty impressive for a light pour.

S - Right off the bat I could smell bakers chocolate, strong cocoa powder and little to no alcohol but it is there. Slight coffee tones which is expected for such a big stout.

T - Sweet but never overly this is a perfect chocolate beer. Starts almost syrup like drinking like cold cocoa with a touch of vanilla and coffee but only slightly since is beer is all about the chocolate. Finishes slightly bitter with the only burn being from the stomach hit not on the tongue. Must be drunk cold to truly appreciate the beer without the burn!

M - I found it quite drinkable with a medium to heavy body. It drinks very well for the staggering ABV.

Overall: Wow do I love this stuff. Might be drinking it a bit too cold so will let it warm up but I do believe it should be drank around 43-50 degree's for best results. Around room temperate the ABV will become cloying and the great chocolate taste would be lost. Pour 8 oz and put back in the fridge for big bottles! Drinks just as good from the bottle as it did on tap. Bravo ST a great beer!

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Photo of chriskozma
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I picked this up from the Party Source the other day and I had to try it immediately. The appearance is dark dark brown and there is a little bit of a light brown head. The smell is more like Hershey's chocolate milk than an imperial stout. The taste is, what else, but loads of chocolate. It starts out as a powerful stout chocolate and the aftertaste is simple hershey's chocolate, not beer. As it warms, the sticky chocolate is even more prevalent. Nice, smooth finish.

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Photo of Mudpuppet
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Riedel sniffer. Pours a pitch black with no head and black all the way to the edge.

S- CHOCOLATE! I have never smelled this much dark almost fruity chocolate in a beer. I am quite confident that if there were more aromas here you couldn't smell them through the chocolate. Man I cannot wait to taste this.

T- CHOCOLATE! Ok not to be repetitive but there is a huge amount of chocolate in this beer. On the taste you get espresso and caramels in addition of the chocolate. Actually this is a quite complex brew. Incredibility delicious for sure.

M- Good carbonation in this beer. Somewhat low but adequate. This is a thick brew but very smooth.

D- 11% ABV??!!?? This is a dangerous beer. I think I could drink the whole bomber. Maybe we will find that out tonight. This beer does hide it's alcohol well though. TRY THIS BEER! It is great!

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Choklat from Southern Tier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,560 ratings.
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