Choklat (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

Choklat (Blackwater Series)Choklat (Blackwater Series)
BA SCORE
4.26/5
5,276 Ratings
Choklat (Blackwater Series)Choklat (Blackwater Series)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#690
Reviews:
1,594
Ratings:
5,276
pDev:
10.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
504
Gots:
1,116
Trade:
39
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Ratings: 5,276 |  Reviews: 1,594
Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black, viscous body with a light tan, creamy, dense head. The nose displays powdered chocolate, milk chocolate, caramelized brown sugar, brownies, and more powdered chocolate. Dope. The flavor expands a bit, still putting powdered and milk chocolate first, but incorporating roasty malt, some lactose sweetness, roasted malt bitterness, and mild background acidity. There is SO much chocolate going on, mostly the almost-artificial Nesquik (TM) variety, but ends up authentic and with good richness and prominent but not unopposed sweetness. it's tempting to get hypnotized by the amount of rich chocolate going on here, but there are other, beer-y, flavors going on if the drinker chooses to seek them out. The body is heavy but could still be heavier, with fine and restrained carbonation.
The definitive beer about chocolate. Sure, there are some that offer it in a purer method, as in through malts alone, but those can't touch what this one has achieved. As with lightning never striking twice turning out to be BS, so does one brewery not being able to produce multiple delicious stylized dessert beers: ST Creme Brulee has its twin.

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Photo of BeerMe8
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of V1per41
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bmeehan
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is rich, kind of bitter, and absolutely brings the full force of its chocolate flavor, but man is it smooth as you finish it. If you're not a stout person (I'm not), it may be hard to drink an entire pint (I had it with a flight), but what I did have was very encouraging.

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Photo of Wardt16
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ez2confuze
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gandres
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured to snifter
black, dark amber on edges, brown foam that slowly goes away
fragrant, chocolate, roasted nuts and fruity
medium bitterness
long good bitter finish, bitter sweet aftertaste, no sudden drop
excellent beer ok to repeat, look for a bit expensive
drank: February 10, 2017 11:33 PM

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Photo of Conradist
1/5  rDev -76.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Prue
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrianScott
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of al2913
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

S: Very dark brown. A very stable head that remains for a good ways through the session. Takes a flatter, glistened tone over time.

A: Hershey's Chocolate World is not a far stretch. If you haven't had the pleasure of stepping into a macro chocolate factory, I imagine your local boutique could sub. Either way, a multi spectral aroma.

M: Full, soft...very sticky. Surprising bit of roast astringency.

T: All types of chocolate. Raisins, dark cherry.
Vanilla bean, wood, and coffee finish

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Photo of Timtac
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been sitting on this for over a year. Poured into a tulip. Dark, dark brown with a finger of milk chocolate head that disappears quite quickly leaving just a thin ring. Smells of dark, dried fruit and dark chocolate. Taste is mellowed out bitter dark chocolate, sweet but with a fairly bitter finish. Mouth is about right, medium-full body, almost no carbonation, but bitter enough to keep it from being cloying. Overall, a good flavored stout.

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Photo of DaveCash
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of The_Meme_Lord
4.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Full disclosure - I am a rabid fan of beers that are chocolate and/or coffee in flavor. With that said, I don't think there is an aspect of this beer that I don't like. It hits all the right notes. The most amazing (and dangerous) thing about it is that it doesn't taste like 10% ABV. It hits you like a ton of bricks in 20 minutes if you've been ferociously sipping it like a milkshake. The breakdown:

Look - Very opaque, and "motor oil" dark. Thin, dark tan head forms during the pour.

Smell - Sweet luscious chocolate is the dominate smell here. Maybe some coffee, but mostly sweet luscious chocolate.

Taste - BAM! CHOCOLATE. Chocolate is the overwhelming taste here. It is sweet, but "smart" sweet. Not like that cheap Easter candy shit that is "pure sugar sweet". IMO, it has just the right amount of sweet. Chocolaty sweetness, followed by an aftertaste which fades slowly into a duller, bitter chocolate. The slightest alcohol taste pokes through on aftertaste, hardly noticeable.

Feel - The feel doesn't disappoint either. You immediately notice a nice little thickness to the beer. It's not watery, and it's not molasses. It fits nicely in between. And shortly thereafter, you get the micro-carbonation sensation on your tongue.

Overall - As well-balanced as you can get if you're into the dessert type beer.

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Photo of brutalist
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Azpittil57
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From tap at Southern Tier's new location in Pittsburgh. This is sweeter than the Mokah we had today. We enjoyed the Mokah more than the Choklat, but this is still a great brew

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Photo of sublime_IGM
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Choklat

Look: Super dark, with little brown head

Smell: Really intense coffee and chocolate hit you.

Taste: It’s like drinking liquified chocolate. Slight coffee underlies this, but not as present as a flavor as it was an aroma. The chocolate flavors linger in your mouth even when the bomb of chocolateness fades. Refreshing finish, the sweetness of the chocolate doesn’t overwhelm your palette,which makes this beer enjoyable. Really intense flavors of chocolate / coffee.

Chocolate flavors very strong and present on the initial taste. Those are the main flavors throughout the beer, maybe a wee bit of bitterness, but it was predominantly a coffee/chocolate beer. Drink this if you like coffee / chocolate

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Photo of j_d_b
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From 22oz bottle into slightly flared snifter-style drinking vessel. Head is a foamy light brown, and dissipates fairly fast, but a ring around the edge remains for awhile.

Pours a dark, dark, brown. Close to black.

Aroma is an astoundingly strong, pure coffee and chocolate. Intense.

Feel is very balanced. Nothing special, though. Not very thick, and some carbonation to keep things lighter than expected for a dark beer like this. Micro-bubbles on the tongue are nice.

The taste certainly lives up to it’s name; this is a chocolate blast, for sure. Finish is a little sour-fruity almost, though not very strong compared to the chocolate and coffee notes. Some dark fruit, and a little bitterness are there as well. After the swallow, a stickiness remains. Not sweet, though.

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Choklat (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 5,276 ratings
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