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Review by everetends on 06/21/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 2 11 17 4 8 0
Old Review
22 oz bomber that has been sitting in my cellar and then my fridge for far too long. This came to me by way of a long ago trade with tprokop7. Served this one up in my Free the Hops tulip.

A: Pours a a decent looking glossy black in color. The body is not letting any light through whatsoever and that is expected and wanted. The somewhat negative part comes from the total lack of any head or lace. There was just a touch of brown head that bubbled up but that was quickly gone. No lasting foam to enjoy and there is no way to stir some up. Basically this is just a a dark black body with nothing else really going on.

S: Whole lot of chocolate coming out here. There is a really nice milk chocolate coming out first and foremost. Then there is a bit of a nice and rich bitter sweet, dark chocolate aroma. The best way I can put it is that smell of really fresh out of the oven, slightly melted chocolate chips. Its really nice and lives up the name totally. There is a bit of roast coming out here. Then to finish it off, there is a grassy hop aroma coming out.

T: Yet again, just great chocolate flavor pouring forth. Getting some chocolate milk or really good chocolate milkshake flavors. Then there is a great darker chocolate flavor kicking in as well. Then there is a bit of a Tootsie Roll flavor. It keeps molding and shaping into other flavors. Its just amazing how much depth of chocolate that is in here and I get a seemingly different chocolate experience on almost every sip. There is a touch of grassy hop flavor coming in the backend.

M: Full bodied brew for sure. Has a touch of thinness at times, but it works and comes through. Carbonation is just enough. This beer stays rich and creamy. ABV is well hidden, with just a touch of bite at time on the throat (I think the age on the beer may have done that). Slightly bitter sensation rests on the palate at times. Aftertaste is whatever chocolate flavor graces your palate on that pull.

D: You know for such a big beer with such a big time sweet flavor, this beer really works as an easy drinker when considering all of those factors. It doesn't seem to get too cloying with the sweetness and I am not having any issues with it sitting heavy. The dynamic this beer has with the chocolate flavors is quite amazing. Its absolutely a dessert beer, but its a great one at that. I would absolutely keep one of these on hand to serve up with a nice dessert or just enjoy it as dessert period. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 05-24-2009 04:09:19

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Lum on 11/04/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 3 9 12 4 7 0
Pours an inky, light denying black. A finely bubbled, thick, mocha colored two finger head appears at the end of the pour- excellent retention. Not much in the form of lacing clinging to the glass, but none the less, there is some.

Aroma... well, dark chocolate. Hints of molasses, vanilla and a touch of dark fruity-ness... figs. HERSHEY SYRUP.

Taste, again, is of dark/bitter chocolate-with a bit of sweet cocoa is intertwined. Yes, Hersheys Syrup. Sweet and somewhat bitter, and both these characteristics carry through fully into the finish-which itself just lingers and lingers. Make no mistake, this is ALL about the chocolate... The ABV of this lends such a balancing warmth- which I do like.

Medium in body. Smooth, oily, a bit sticky, almost creamy in mouthfeel... yet thin-ish. Good carbonation-subtle.

An average chocolate stout. The overly sweet, Hersheys chocolate syrup taste is too much. An excellent dessert offering.
This is by no means a complex Imperial Stout... just, very average.
Try it.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by decoman on 08/28/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 11 17 4 8 2009
Had this on Draft last weekend. I wasn't sure if I would like it at first as I am not a big dark beer fan but I was pleasantly surprised. Too me it was a bitter sweet taste not too over powering. The beer was very dark and rich looking in the glass went down smooth for being 11% went very well after diner as dessert. I would try again if given the opportunity.

Price: $7.00 Served In: Snifter

Review by seaoflament on 03/22/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 3 11 19 4 9 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 1-11-08. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Thanks to jastack for the trade!

This one caught a lot of buzz rather quickly and I’m excited to try it, especially since I love chocolate dominant stouts.

Poured into my Portsmouth tulip. Looks like a cola flavored soda and an aggressive pour produces no more than half an inch of foam. Hints of ruby when held to the light.

Oh, baby! Huge rich chocolate aroma right upfront, and it reminds me when I used to put spoonfuls of Quick into my milk as a kid. Notes of bitter-sweet chocolate and cocoa with quite a lot of sweetness, very much like chocolate syrup. Cannot pick up any “beer-like” qualities in this one, it’s just pure chocolate so far. I think some roasted barley and the chocolate malts try to peek through but the sweet, dark, chocolate just dominates. After it warms up I get a wonderful aroma of a banana split; bananas, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, you want sprinkles too?
Later on there are hints of caramel, marshmallows, s'mores, and warm oatmeal covered in chocolate syrup.

Tastes very much like it smells, love it. Lots of chocolate with a banana aftertaste and some hints of cherry and alcohol. I can see how this beer can be too much for some people, it is mostly chocolate and very sweet, almost like a very intense milk stout. There is only a hint of dryness and roasted barley bitterness in the finish, but this one is mostly sweet.

Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy and perfect light carbonation. Drinkability is good but a bomber is a little hard to finish for one person since this beer is really sweet.

This is one of my new favorite stouts and a favorite dessert beer.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 12/30/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
94 3 10 19 5 10 2008
Sits a deep black with a tight fluffy capping of dark sandy tan foam. Keeps a moderate skim and bubbling always present. Incredible amounts of thinly placed lacing coats the glass well in tiny moth holed sheeting.

Nose smacking delightful aroma of super fresh chocolate milk, creamy cocoa, and soft bakers chocolate. If ya like the smell of any kind of chocolate - Choklat Stout won't disappoint.

Taste is a wonderment of chocolaty delight! Fresh bakers chocolate fluff really stands out with a milky, dark chocolaty frosting, creamy fullness, and a slight tang of sweetness that's feathery in some deep dark sherry. Bits of roastyness at the edge of the finish and very late warmth emerge as it finishes wonderfully round and fulfillingly rich and deep with awesome chocolate turtle/forest cake fluff. Creates great length in taste and fluffy warming body. Yum!

Has a nice full, milken, and creamy body with an immaculate smoothness and tender chocolaty fluff that lasts forever across the palate with its tender cake-like texture. The 11% is nearly incomprehensibly non-existent with the warmth only showing late after certain bigger gulps.

And gulp you will do much of with this stuff! Holy chocolate fuckin' yum! I could drink myself into a chocolaty senselessness with a few bombers of these! Very yummy stuff! Southern Tier rocks out another sensational brew that, no doubt, speaks to its name of this one - Choklat!

Price: $9.00 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by smellysell on 10/30/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
62 2 5 12 5 7 2008
Appearance
Pours a very dark brown, with a dark tan, 2 finger head. The retention of the head is minimal, and I would say the lacing is average at best.

Smell
Ok, so obviously I was expecting a lot of chocolate throughout this beer, but this smells almost EXACTLY like Hershey’s syrup. I’m not talking a slight similarity here, but rather that if you were to smell a cup of Hershey’s blindfolded next to a glass of this, you’d have a hard time guessing which is which. There isn’t really much else going on as the chocolate overpowers everything.

Taste
I was caught way off guard when I took the first sip of this. There are actually some other things going on besides just chocolate. While the dominant flavor is very similar to a liquid Tootsie roll, there is also a bittersweet chocolate flavor in the finish that actually gives the chocolate some complexity in and of itself. A touch of vanilla peeks out through the chocolate at times also. There is also a slight alcohol bite, but I would never guess that it was 11%. While I was pleasantly surprised by the presence of a little complexity, the sweetness is overpowering to the point of being cloying and unpleasant.

Feel
This beer has a great body to it. It’s very smooth and velvety, with almost no carbonation. The thickness/heaviness of it leaves a thick coating on your palate.

Overall
While this was by far the most full flavored offering I’ve had to date from Southern Tier, I wouldn’t say I enjoyed it any more. The sweetness was just far too much for me. I have a few more ST offerings in the cellar that I’ll give a shot, but I definitely won’t be rushing out to track down anymore.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Nucular George on 09/26/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 18 4 9 2008
Thick and black, decent light brown foam. The smell is all bitter/bakers chocolate with slight milk chocolate. Very slight alcohol smell, but almost entirely bitter and milk chocolate. Taste is all about the chocolate, as the smell prepped me for when I poured it. A bit of roasted malts in there too. Alcohol doesn't come out much at all. Feel was thick and chewy.

Overall, this one lived up to the advance billing. someone once mentioned that this one is too sweet, which I didn't quite get that in the taste. It's all about the chocolate and it comes out in a couple ways, with bitter chocolate up front and a slightly sweeter milk chocolate after that. As TT noted, the bitterness holds it back a little bit, but still a great bottle.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 03/12/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 11 17 4 9 2008
Reviewed from notes.

A - Inky black and completely opaque. brought it up to the light in the dining room, but nothing was let through the glass. Thick, pillowy, light cocoa colored head.

S - The glass is sitting a few feet from me, but I can smell the chocolate anyways. Huge belgian milk chocolate. Light roastiness. Light alcohol in the background. My mouth is literally watering.

T - Starts and ends with chocolate. Deep powdery belgian and baker's chocolate. Light lactose flavor. Milk chocolate. Roast brings out a light bitterness that lasts through to the finish. This is layer afte layer of chocolate.

M - Big, full and thick. Slight fizziness seems out of place.

Overall - Great nose. Huge rich chocolate. If the bitterness mellows out over time, this one would be darn near perfect.

Served In: Snifter

Review by Kegergator on 03/03/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
94 3 11 19 5 9 2008
Review #300 (TMS>hey)

Thanks to braconid for this brew.

Poured into a snifter, very dark brown with a great looking dark tan head on it. Smell might be the most unique one I've every tried. All chocolate with wisps of alcohol coming through. Wow, this is beer? The 11% is extremely well hidden behind the chocolate and roasted malts. Light coffee bitterness comes in at the end. Alcohol comes in as the brew warms up. Pretty big difference between first pour and last swig. As the brew warmed up it definitely got less sweet. It really is a great brew to drink. Perfect mouthfeel. Creamy, bubbly, and really smooth all the way through.

Served In: Snifter

Review by mr. furley on 02/10/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 3 12 18 4 9 2008
wow, this baby is creamy, chocolaty and smooth. everything i hoped it would be and everything i have been searching for in a chocolate stout since i started drinking beer. terrific. only wish i could have these on hand all the time.

this beer is all chocolate. like a good hearty glass of chocolate milk. i would suck off one of Gator's cow's teats if this is what came out.

another big hit from Southern Tier.

Served In: Bottle

Review by tangfoot on 01/28/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 3 12 17 5 9 2008
Thanks for this one, OC.

It poured out rather thickly, and black. Nice head with tiny bubbles.

The smell is ALL chocolate, and damn what a smell it is. I don't know how they did it, but there isn't -anything- else going on with this than chocolate.

Upon first taste, you're hit with chocolate and some decently strong alcohol. As the glass warms and your mouth gets used to it, it turns into the most wonderfully chocolatey beer I've ever had. Wow. Nothing else going on here, except strong chocolate.

Good feel to it. It has some chewiness, but not overwhelming. It lets the chocolate linger for a very long time.

VERY good stuff. This is something that probably should be shared with others, if only to show them the art that brewing can be.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Westside Threat on 01/23/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
94 3 11 19 4 10 2008
A: Deep and rich ebony color with a gorgeous inch tall toasted marshmallow color. Very nice.

S: Smells like a nougat filled truffle. Totally divine and simply awesome. There’s hints of peanut brittle as well.

T: Begins with intense chocolate. The first wave is had a quality roasted edge to it which makes the mind think of bakers cocoa. I get a lot of nutty characteristics in the taste as well. Huge amounts of peanuts, some almonds and maybe even cashews…but the peanuts are really strong. A bit of sprucy hops adds some complexity. You don’t really even notice unless you are looking for it. Finishes oily, nutty with a smudge or roasted coffee beans.

M: Full bodied and creamy. Just a touch of fluffy carbonation.

D: Easiest drinking 11% beer I’ve chanced across. Friggin’ crazy. Really tasty beer!

Served In: Bottle

Review by Organized Chaos on 01/07/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
94 3 12 18 5 9 0
Poured from 22 to a pint glass, pours a dark black with about a 1 1/2 finger tight tan head.

Holy crap, love the smell of this beer. Smells like a great chocolate bar or big glass of chocolate milk, it's amazing.

Taste is much of the same, great creamy chocolate taste with a bitter ending, very good beer.

Beer is smooth and carbonated well, it feels like a stout should.

Overall, I loved this beer and really was suprised to get this smell and taste out of a beer. I really like Black Chocolate Stout, this beer is much, much more chocolatly.

Price: $7.50 Served In: Pint Glass

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