Nitro Hot Cocoa
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #136
Ranked #6,638
4.3 | pDev: 5.81%
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
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Notes: Southern Tier’s Blackwater NITRO Series introduces NEW flavor, Hot Cocoa. Each can releases nitro into the stouts, creating cascading foam and delicious, creamy flavor. It is a fully sensational drinking experience that you can hear, see and taste. With rich natural chocolate and hints of marshmallow, Hot Cocoa is the perfect pairing to stay warm during a cozy night.
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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nice velvety smooth feel,light carbonation and an above average body
Aroma is hot chocolate, chocolate liqueur, black coffee
Taste is like an adult version of hot chocolate. Boozy, alcohol,
Really flavorful, great smooth body,makes for an excellent dessert beer

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Photo of tigg924
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with one third inch head. Taste is as advertised: hot cocoa and marshmallow. Medium bodied, low carbonation and sweet. Good dessert beer. Not as exotic as other Southern Tier Blackwaters. Big chocolate taste but I am good with the four.

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Photo of Roguer
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Typical nitro pour, although perhaps a bit less attractive than you might expect, with less rolling, stormy foam in the glass.

Absolutely incredible amount of sweet cocoa on the nose. Like many of Southern Tier's sweet stouts, this one promises to be dangerous. Other tones include caramel, vanilla, and toffee, but cocoa really dominates.

The palate delivers on the premise of the nose. It's not quite as dangerously sweet as, say, Creme Brulee, but it's definitely sweet. Smooth chocolate tones dominate: up front, in the middle, on the back end. Chewy caramel, vanilla, marshmallow, espresso, sweet grape, cream are all present - but this is really all about the chocolate.

Smooth on the palate, as expected. Full bodied. Minor hint of the double digit ABV.

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Photo of EnderFett11
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured steadily from a can into a snifter glass. Very slowly formed a creamy light tan nitro head, just shy of a finger. Deep brown almost black color. Head slowly faded to heavy lacing. Smell is of strong chocolate with some sweet marshmallow mixed in. Taste is similar, with marshmallow coming first followed by boozy chocolate. More marshmallow than you might expect of hot cocoa, but very good. Just on the good side of too sweet. Not quite thick mouthfeel, and very creamy, as usual of the Black Water nitro series. Another very good dessert stout from Southern Tier.

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Photo of teromous
3.61/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of the can: "D.O.B. 12/05/19 13:20:22 FL"

Appearance: Surprisingly this beer has a considerably smaller head than the rest of the Southern Tier nitro series beers. It is short and compact with a glassy textured surface, and tan in appearance. It has good head retention although it is small. Nice sheets of lacing.

Aroma: It smells like milk chocolate.

Taste: It tastes like chocolate up front, then there is a pronounced alcohol flavor that follows. It finishes with a bit of bitter carbon flavor. The aftertaste is bitter baker's chocolate. The more you drink the beer the more that alcohol flavor subsides.

Mouthfeel: It is velvety smooth and on the lower side of full bodied.

Overall: The can states that this is an "ALE WITH COCOA POWDER AND NATURAL CHOCOLATE & MARSHMALLOW FLAVORS ADDED." There wasn't any marshmallow flavor but it did taste like chocolate. Southern Tier has been making a lot of these nitro beers in their Blackwater Series and some of them start to bleed together. This beer is not quite as unique as some of the other ones, but it's worth picking up if you like how Southern Tier makes a chocolate beer or how they make a nitro beer. I'd recommend it and I'd drink it again.

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Photo of jpkand
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a nice imperial milk stout should, jet black with a little brown fringe when held to light. Head from the nitro is a beautiful dense beige. Smell has an even phenolic distribution, with milk chocolate sweetness. Taste hits with marshmallows, milk chocolate, and a little alcoholic nippiness at the back to let you know it's an imperial. Very sweet but not cloying. Mothfeel is also what you'd expect from nitro milk stout: creamy, big and heavy. Drink it after a meal for a cozy dessert in a cup. So good

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Nitro Hot Cocoa from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 22 ratings