BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Stout (if you like chocolate)! Thick pour with a light brown head covering a black body. Aroma of cocoa nibs, milk and dark chcolate, a bit of swiss miss, and more chocolate. Taste is sooo much chocolate, and cocoa powder. Syrupy with light bubbles.
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown-black in color with a large, light brown head with good lacing. Smells of coco puffs/swiss miss. The flavor is of swiss chocolate. Wonderful and delightful, Southern Tier Choklat is among the most enjoyable and tasty beers I’ve had the pleasure of drinking. PRAETORIAN APPROVES!!!
LearninBeer (424) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, big chocolate aroma. The head is creamy, light brown, mostly diminishing and the color is black. The initial flavor is a little hop followed by chocolate and then a bitter in the back of the mouth. The body is medium to full, the texture creamy and the carbonation soft.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Lone Hill. Black with a creamy tan head. Strong chocolate aroma and taste with a light dark chocolate bitterness, roasty drip coffee taste and some citrus notes. Excellent.
HonkeyBra (3797) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the most impressive chocolate stouts I’ve ever had. Basically, smelled and tasted like straight up dark chocolate. Nice body, and, lots of chocolate in the finish.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A black beer with a big beige head. The aroma and taste is almost extreme of dark chocolate, almost to much, but still quit nise. Medium body with a chocolare finish. A chocolate stout!!!!!!!
illidurit (2244) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to gunhaver for cracking this open at the RBSG 08 Grand Tasting. Pours pitch black with a light tan head. Lace is dense and massive. Aroma is out of this world. I can’t even really imagine a more intense chocolate aroma. Smells like brownie mix tastes. Flavor is a little less obtuse, with semisweet chocolate, an appreciable amount of roast, and and finish that rings of tootsie rolls. Great beer.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with thick off white head. Huge chocolate aroma. Taste is all cocoa. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Finish is like eating a chocolate bar. Good beer.
Goodgrief (1885) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours dark as night with some moderate head and lacing. Let’s get down to it...this is liquified milk chocolate. No lactic notes of some other "milk" like chocolate beers, no bitter baking chocolate. This is like taking a handful of Hershey Kisses, melting them down, chilling them and adding a roasted malt stout underneath (with some noticeable hops, but not much). They totally accomplished what they were out to do. Not overly sweet, but still difficult to drink...not that that isn’t understandable. How many liquified Hershey Kisses could you think you could drink without it being a little too much? The temptation struck more than once to drink this bomber by myself...I’m glad I waited until I had my father to share with.
jcr (2365) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Liquid bitter-sweet chocolate is the best way to describe this beer. It smells like rich, dark chocolate and tastes like it. Pitch black pour with a fizzy, tan, diminishing head. The aroma is sweet with a combination of dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, milk chocolate powder and fresh, gooey brownie with melted chocolate chips on top. Just a hint of roasted malts. The flavor is heavily sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. The finish is syrupy sweet with a bitter backbone. Full body, sticky texture. Minimal to average carbonation. Certainly an over-the-top beer. A little bit goes a long way and if you’re not a fan of extra sweet chocolate, forget it.