Nitro Chocolate Milkshake
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Nitro Chocolate MilkshakeNitro Chocolate Milkshake
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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #132
Ranked #4,097
4.18 | pDev: 5.98%
Jan 22, 2022
Jul 21, 2019
Nitro Chocolate MilkshakeNitro Chocolate Milkshake
Notes: Ale brewed with chocolate, sea salt, vanilla beans, and with chocolate and vanilla flavors added.
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Ratings by Hopheadjeffery:
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4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Sampled in a taster glass from draft at O'Toole's on November 1, 2019. Southern Tier's Blackwater Series now offers a next-level drinking experience with its newest launch, Nitro Chocolate Milkshake. Using nitro capabilities with smooth chocolate, vanilla profile with a hint of Himalayan sea salt, this brew offers cascading, creamy richness that is a step above traditional imperial stouts.

Mar 08, 2020
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3.9 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 22, 2022
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3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

had this one aged for awhile - no much head lacked the taste when i first tryed it

Aug 25, 2020
4.7 by CPE1704TKS from Florida on Jun 13, 2020
3.77 by mattreitz49 from Florida on May 28, 2020
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4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

2 April 2020 - Beer #65

Corona Day #21

Price: $3.99 at Quarry Wine and Spirits in Baltimore

Appearance: 5 - what can you say? Nitro beers are hotties. The video shows it all. I'm left with a beautiful frothy tan head that looks like it'll never move.

Nose: 5 - like I mixed a chocolate milk with the Hershey's syrup.

Taste: 4 - yeah, pretty much like chocolate milk. Fairly mild.

Mouth: 5 - extremely thick and frothy. Nitro is like magic.

Overall: 5 - won't win any awards, but just plain fun to drink. I should buy a few sixers.


Apr 21, 2020
4.25 by trek7000 from Illinois on Mar 06, 2020
4.24 by Commandophile from Illinois on Feb 20, 2020
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4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by NYNorseman from New York

Southern Tier has created a rich and creamy chocolate milkshake with 10 percent ABV. This beer is smooth and deceptively delicious. It smells like milk chocolate - Willy Wonka style. This is a sweet dessert beer and I am drinking this one in front of a fire reminiscing about all the chocolate from my youth. Give it a try - it's definitely worth it!

Feb 07, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a 9.6 oz single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop cooler 10-22-19 for $3.99. Canned on 9-25-19; consumed 2-1-20.

Beer poured black with a beautiful tan head that has some great hang time.

Nose is a pleasant chocolate milk forward.

Taste is chocolate and lactose forward with a nice touch of high concentrate cocoa to help balance some of the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and not overly smooth.

Overall a very nice dessert beer, fun to try!

Feb 01, 2020
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4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by TonyLema1 from South Carolina

L: jet black, big fluffy tan head, tons of lacing
S: chocolate, cocoa, dome roasty malts
T: follows the nose
F: super creamy, great mouthfeel, full bodied, great finish
O: a little sweet, but I love this beer!

Jan 19, 2020
4.2 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Dec 11, 2019
4.25 by paulish from New York on Dec 04, 2019
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3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: sweet, milky, chocolate, nutty notes, smooth finish. Lactose, malty coco nose. Black/brown, opaque, tan soft nitro head some lace. Medium to med/light body. A little thin to be an imperial stout.

Nov 30, 2019
4.28 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Nov 29, 2019
4.09 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Nov 28, 2019
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4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Strix from Wisconsin

Huge frothy nitro head to start

Cocoa/vanilla dominates the nose

Not unlike a chocolate milkshake, with a bit more vanilla, a hint of booze.

Mouthfeel velvety, but ultimately feels quite light and undercarbonated; trading some front end smoothness for backbone with the nitro

Nobody does desserts like Southern Tier

Nov 17, 2019
4.47 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Nov 14, 2019
4.52 by BobsBrewReview from Missouri on Nov 11, 2019
4.21 by The_Beer_Guru from New York on Nov 09, 2019
4.29 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Nov 05, 2019
3.83 by Georgiabeer from Georgia on Nov 03, 2019
3.92 by SpaethJam from New York on Nov 03, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BB1313 from Ohio

Canned on 7/31/19. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a creamy khaki head that falls leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas have some vanilla leading the way along with some caramel. Subtle hints of cocoa and chocolate. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose. More vanilla and caramel. Some coconut in the mix. The sea salt definitely comes through and accentuates everything that's going on. The chocolate does its thing. There's a sweetness to this one, but it's definitely not cloying or over the top. Nice malt backbone. It finishes with a subtle warmth, but it's not hot at all. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied with low carbonation. It's creamy and velvety while remaining light and slightly "watery". It's basically what you would expect from a nitro beer, more or less. It's smooth.

This is a nice "dessert beer". Nice aromas and flavors. It's basically what you would expect from a Southern Tier stout. It might not be my new personal favorite stout from them, but it's still good stuff.

Oct 30, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jeffdr123 from Florida

On tap at Oak and Stone. After a Founders stout, this feels like the chocolate and vanilla are trying to hide the stoutness of the bier. Still, with the nitro edge, it does feel like a milkshake - with a shot of booze.

Oct 28, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz nitro can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of chocolate milk, vanilla and rich toffee. Sweet chocolate and vanilla. Really tastes like a milkshake.

Oct 28, 2019
4.26 by deereless from Colorado on Oct 25, 2019
4.47 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Oct 25, 2019
4.38 by Dave1999 from North Carolina on Oct 24, 2019
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4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by EnderFett11 from Virginia

Poured from a can into a snifter glass. Resulted in about 2 fingers of thick creamy head after the nitro settled. Nearly black color beneath the head that stuck around for the entire drink. Head also has strong legs after every sip. Smells like cocoa powder/chocolate milkshake. Tastes basically the same for a mildly boozy, intense chocolate milkshake flavor. End is maybe a bit malty. Somehow not excessively sweet. Super creamy nitro feel. Amazing package I need to find more of.

Oct 24, 2019
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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

Presentation: 12 oz. can with the caning date printed on the bottom. Served in a Willi Becher glass.

Appearance: The dense, thick, one and a half finger, tan colored head stays around for a very long time and leaves a web of lacing that covers the entire glass. It's a deep, black color with some reddish brown showing up on the edges when held up to light.

Smell: There's a rich, milk chocolate sweetness, vanilla and brown sugar with some darker, roasted notes of cocoa powder and roasted malt in the background.

Taste: It's mostly sweet at first with a strong milk chocolate and vanilla flavor. The pure cocoa and roasted malt bitterness is subdued and only comes though in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It's a perfectly smooth and creamy nitro texture that's fantastic. There's some body and heft but it's mostly on the lighter side which is great. It makes it easy to drink and keeps it from getting cloying.

Overall: A rich, creamy and decadent beer that's a perfect pairing for deserts or just to have as a desert all by itself. The sweetness is never overwhelming or cloying and the nitro lightness and smoothness make it deceptively easy to drink for a beer that clocks in at 10% ABV.

Oct 17, 2019
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4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by EMH73 from New York

Pours black with the massive cascading beige head that you expect from a nitro beer, amazing lacing. Smells and tastes of chocolate, fudge, vanilla, cocoa and roasted malts. On the light side of full bodied, creamy mouth feel, light carbonation. Excellent dessert beer.

Oct 16, 2019
4.34 by jchanley from Illinois on Oct 14, 2019
4.09 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Oct 13, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Pitch black pour with a two fingered layer of creamy head on top. The separation between foam and beer is a laser sharp line.

S - Creamy chocolate and cocoa aroma with a little bit of vanilla.

T - Creamy cocoa and vanilla from start to finish with some saltiness. Some booziness does poke through.

M - Velvety and creamy texture on the palate.

O - I love the Blackwater Series and this one doesn't disappoint.

Oct 12, 2019
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4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

L - Deep, opaque black with a large tan head that sticks around. Perfect looking beer, like nearly all nitro beers.
S - Rich milk chocolate, graham cracker, some vanilla, roasted/toasted malt
T - Follows the nose: rich milk chocolate up front and throughout followed by roasted/toasted malts, vanilla, graham cracker and slight toffee notes.
F - Medium leaning on full bodied with a light amount of carbonation. Rich, smooth, creamy
O - A decadent dessert beer that provides a ton of chocolate. The nitro makes it feel somewhat like a float.

Oct 12, 2019
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is chocolate milk shake, milk and dark chocolate. Medium-heavy bodied, low carbonation, sweet and slightly roasty. Makes for a good dessert beer. I prefer other Black Water series beers as this is a bit one note, but still a good beer by the dessert beer kings.

Oct 12, 2019
4.66 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Oct 07, 2019
3.74 by Nunya from Ohio on Oct 05, 2019
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4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Categart from Pennsylvania

Very smooth. Zero after taste! Definitely a winner!!!

Oct 02, 2019
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