Nitro Chocolate Milkshake
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Nitro Chocolate MilkshakeNitro Chocolate Milkshake
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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #131
ABV:
10%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,258
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 5.3%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
60
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Nitro Chocolate MilkshakeNitro Chocolate Milkshake
Notes: Ale brewed with chocolate, sea salt, vanilla beans, and with chocolate and vanilla flavors added.
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 60
Photo of 57md
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nitro pour yields a two finger head after it settles atop the dark brown liquid. The nose has mild but definite notes of chocolate. The flavor is straight up chocolate. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.

There is only a slight hint of alcohol at the very end of the finish. At 10% this offering is so drinkable that it is eminently dangerous!

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a near pitch black color with 2 fingers of nitro head that slowly fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and caramel. Definitely on the sweet side

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the milk chocolate and vanilla and then goes into the roast, caramel, and some salinity, which compliments the sweetness. Finishes with lingering milk chocolate and roast

M: Medium bodied with smooth nitro. Pretty self-explanatory

O: Another solid addition to the black water and nitro series. Definitely sweet like most of the others and more of a dessert beer, but quite drinkable nonetheless. Worth checking out

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tap at River Road Tavern.
Inky black in color with zero head when set in front of me. Rich almost artificial milk chocolate syrup dominates. Rich creamy mouth really sweet. Not too bad.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Single, 12 ounce can copped from Wegmans in Hanover. Pours an opaque, deep ebony hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma laden with notes of anise and chocolate. Similar overall flavor profile. Not bad.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12ox can into a pint glass. Dob 7/18/19, so 6 weeks old.

Black body, small tan head quickly dissipating to a faint ring leaving no lacing.

Sweet chocolate aroma.

Upon tasting, it's all about the milk chocolate with a little warmth from the 10.0abv.

Mouth around medium, finish warm milk chocolate

Overall, a decent pastry Stout for those of us with a sweet tooth.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good for what the name tells you! Sweet sweet sweet! Imagine drinking Hershey's chocolate syrup, and there ya go! Definitely a dessert offering. Industry Public House in Robinson. The ending flavor is off.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Southern Tier Brewing Company "Nitro Chocolate Milkshake"
9.6 fl. oz. can, coded "D.O.B. 07/10/19 22:25:15 FL"
$4.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Wow! Here's another great dessert beer from Southern Tier, and I'm saying that just based on the drop I licked off of the top of the can after I poured it. They seem to be knocking it out of the park with each new one they put out. OK, let's look at the beer. It's got a great creamy head of khaki foam over an opaque black body. The aroma is intensely chocolatey. It's like warm melted chocolate or a cup of hot cocoa. I don't know that it's real, that seems highly unlikely, but let's see what the label says... ahh, interesting, it says "ale brewed with chocolate, sea salt, vanilla beans and with chocolate and vanilla flavors added". So it's at least half real stuff, but to be honest, I wouldn't care if it was all flavorings as long as it was still as good as it is. On to the flavor... yeah, wow, that's super rich. It's loaded with chocolate and vanilla. Interestingly, it's not too sweet. Don't let me mislead you though, this is a dessert beer! It's sweet. But it's not syrupy. I also get the salt, although it took a few sips to really notice it, and I think that's part of the reason that it's not too sweet. Unfortunately that's about it; it's not as complex as some of their other beers. Still, it's great for what it is, and it can stand on its own as a dessert, or you could easily use it as an ingredient in something. A small scoop of vanilla ice ream dropped in here would make a great float. OK, let's finish up. The nitro carbonation works great, and it's medium leaning towards full in body and remarkably smooth and velvety. The lacing could be better, but the head retention is excellent. Overall, all around, this is a great dessert beer. I'd drink it at another time, no one's ever said you can't have dessert for lunch, but i wouldn't have it out at the pub with the lads. Worth trying.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 9.6 oz (what) can into a tulip glass.

Pours straight up chocolate milk out of the can. As the head sets, the color turns to near pitch black with 2 fingers of creamy khaki head. As with most nitro beers, the lacing is realer than yo momma.

The aroma is chocolate. Everything is chocolate. I am chocolate. We are all chocolate. It smells like chocolate ice cream covered in chocolate syrup. There's some vanilla cream in there as well. Decadent and stupid.

The flavor is boozier than expected, with plenty of chocolate syrup and vanilla. There's a faint touch of coffee with an even fainter touch of salted peanuts.

The feel is typical of a nitro stout: Creamy and delicately smooth. The alcohol is unquestionably present, however. Perhaps a bit thicker and chewier than expected. Like a bad Tinder date.

Overall, a great milk stout that comes exactly as advertised. It's very, very sweet but (shockingly) only toes the line of cloying. Given the brewer, I expected to require insulin shots after drinking this but thankfully that won't be necessary. The flavor is refreshingly complex for the style and while the alcohol is present throughout, it doesn't overpower the beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out looking like chocolate milk, as the foam rises it turns a nice solid black color. The head is creamy. The smell of the beer is of soft chocolate. The taste is sweet upfront with a nice chocolate after taste. Creamy smooth rich feel. Overall very nice brew!!

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Photo of Lucular
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

5 oz pour on tap. Looks gorgeous - black with a typical beautiful nitro tan head. Smells exactly like a chocolate milkshake. The taste is a touch too sweet and boozy (not surprising for ST), but overall Southern Tier nailed this one. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky. Very tasty.

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Photo of Roguer
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic, even over-the-top, nitro head production and retention from a completely inverted pour. Not much else to comment about on the appearance.

Nose is a no-kidding chocolate smoothie; waves of powdery, sweet chocolate, vanilla, cream, banana, peanut, brown sugar, and espresso.

Slightly less sweet than the nose, but just barely. Peanut, roast, caramel, espresso, smooth cocoa powder, milk chocolate, vanilla, cream, banana, sweet red grapes, honey, wheat. Clearly a dessert stout from start to finish, with moderate bitterness that can't quite keep pace with the sweetness.

Smooth but a touch flat and watery, even by nitro standards. Full bodied overall, and virtually no hint of the 10% ABV.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black body with a huge nitro tan head. Lots of tan lacing with the head receding very slowly. Smell is chocolate malt, chocolate syrup, roasted chocolate, vanilla, and table sugar. Taste is a sweet chocolate lover's dream, super chocolatey, creamy, and sweet. Feel does cloy a little after awhile, but hey this is a milkshake, expect it! Very creamy and thick.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The nitro on this was pretty impressive but left with a massive amount of head. Looks basically like nesquik hazy Brown. Smells of milk chocolate and coffee sugars with a very light touch of vanilla. Taste wasn't really a sweet as I expected with a name like chocolate milkshake but it did taste quite good. Hard to really call anything chocolate flavored after trying there Choklat which to me is like melted Belgian chocolate in a glass. The nitro did make it quite smooth and easy to quaff.
Overall a very interesting beer but the price point and lack of overall sweetness really makes me want to try other things.

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Photo of superspak
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

9.6 ounce nitro can into tulip glass, canned on 7/10/2019. Pours dense opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense and creamy light khaki head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick creamy lacing clings around the glass. Insane appearance. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, fudge, brownie batter, biscuit, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of coffee, roasted nuts, smoke, molasses, dark fruit, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. A bit muted aromas. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, chocolate, vanilla, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of huge milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, fudge, brownie batter, biscuit, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of coffee, roasted nuts, smoke, molasses, dark fruit, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal, grassy, roasted bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, fudge, brownie batter, biscuit, dark/brown bread, roasted nuts, light coffee/smoke, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, chocolate, vanilla, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a solid roast malt/sugar bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Light carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and slightly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 10%. Overall this is an amazing flavored imperial milk/sweet stout. All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, chocolate, vanilla, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV, with the minimally bitter/drying finish; amazingly soft feel for the style. Amazingly balanced super rich malts, lactose, and flavorings; with just enough earthy hops to balance. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. Tastes just like a dark chocolate milkshake all around. No artificial flavors. Sea salt added to enhance flavors, rather than be noticeable. Not as mind blowing as the S'mores, but it ranks very high on their overall Blackwater series dessert segment. A highly amazing offering, and top tier style example as expected.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with great tan head and left constant lace ring around glass. The aroma is basically chocolate milk-esque. Smooth, creamy, has a light lactic feel and mild chocolate so not too sweet or thick. Sweet finish, but not too sweet, and came exactly as advertised.

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Photo of teromous
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "D.O.B. 07/10/19 20:58:49 FL"

Appearance: The body is black and there is a thick, light-khaki head that cascades down to a brown layer before hitting the black bottom. The head is as smooth as melted glass over the surface. Very good retention and lacing.

Aroma: The beer smells like chocolate, but it has more of a chocolate shop aroma than just chocolate. It is reminiscent of scratch-and-sniff stickers.

Taste: It tastes like a mixture of chocolate and this burnt carbon flavor.

Mouthfeel: The beer is incredibly smooth and thick with a milkshake-like texture. The body feels medium-full but heavily textured, and there is a mild burnt bitterness.

Overall: The beer looks and feels amazing. It smells great. The flavor of the beer is good but there are a lot of beers on the market that have a better chocolate flavor. The can states that this is "BREWED WITH CHOCOLATE, SEA SALT, VANILLA BEANS AND WITH CHOCOLATE & VANILLA FLAVORS ADDED." With all of this, the vanilla doesn't come through; it could just be a supporting role of the chocolate, as it often is with chocolate candy. It's worth picking up because as a whole it is a very good beer and the experience of drinking this is fantastic. I would pick it up again from time to time but if I want chocolate I'm looking elsewhere.

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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 60 ratings