rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Thick black with small head. As expected, extremely chocolate forward with quite a bit of sweetness. Really enjoyable dessert beer.
drjay44 (3243) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651 ml. bottle. Bottled 10/27/15. 10% ABV per the label. Pours a medium, thick, well retained beige head, with moderate lacing, over a clear black (SRM 40) body.....nose is chocolate, coffee, vanilla from the malts and additives......taste is sweet with light honey tones, chocolate, light coffee, hints of toffee/caramel, finishing with a roasted malt, hop combined bitterness.....mouth feel, medium heavy body, sticky, alcohol warmth present, slight astringency,, low carbonation. This is another of the trite style of dessert Imperial Stouts. It lacks the dried fruit characters such as plum, fig raisin, which are frequently found, and umami with beef, soy notes which are occasionally present. It is a well made, but simple beer. It might be good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Better attenuation, less chocolate, a different yeast all might help improve. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6
1pintatatime (130) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber. The dessert beer label doesn’t lie. It’s chocolate all the way through, bur dry enough that it’s not too sweet. It’s a bit of a one trick pony, but it’s a pretty great trick. Super drinkable and hides the booze (10%) admirably.
retinadoc (205) - - JAN 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A rare miss for Southern Tier. Very sweet, heavy chocolate flavor, but with a distinct vegetal base. What was perfect for Pumking is completely inappropriate for Choklat. This should have used a base of caramel and malt. It tastes like they used the base for Pumking and simply added chocolate. Re-do please!
gerbewa (246) - - JAN 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on new years 2015/2016. Really good stout. Had this from beverage world from a 32 oz growler. Erik brought.
skmikeg (1609) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2016 Pours black with a one finger tan head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, molasses, sweet malts, caramel, spicy chocolate, and some light booze has it warms. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly dry, long, lingering finish. Overall, a tasty, pretty complex imperial stout that had some nice dark and milk chocolate notes.
ZacM612 (477) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Black with a little tan head. Chocolate, chocolate chocolate. Smooth, slightly creamy, did I mention chocolatey?
thetmaxx (893) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bomber. Nice thick head, the aroma of cocoa is hard to mistake. Flavor is all about the cocoa. Nice bitterness like chewing dark chocolate. Palate is clean and thin. Finishes with a cocoa powered type residue, that is not offensive. Overall wow, what a great beer, I haven’t had anything like this since rouges chocolate beer.
tekstr1der (332) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick and black with barely a bubble on top, just a thin film of tan foam which disappears completely. The aroma is remarkable - it’s like a chocolate fountain. Flavor is also very chocolate, more dark and bitter than the smell would indicate, and warmed by some booze showing through. Finish is semi-bitter and lingering. Very good, as many of ST’s heavily flavored brews.
Douberd (4301) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Southern Tier Blackwater Series Choklat) Bottle 650 ml at home, vintage ’13, served into a snifter, ABV 10%
Black coloured body, small brown head on top, with good retention. 4
Aroma is pure chocolate, all kinds of it, milky chocolate, dark, you name it, cocoa powder, light alcohol.
Taste also heavy on the chocolate, fudge, light roasted malts on the finish, well hidden alcohol here for the most part -hints of it every now and then-, coal, cocoa.
Full body, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate.
Fantastic stout, pure chocolate in my glass.