YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a treat. this poured out black and rich with a small tan head. The aroma reminded me of when I make double chocolate biscotti, very rich in the chocolate with some notes of anise and coffee evident. The flavor is comparable to said biscotti: rich, full, chocolaty and pleasurable. Excellent. Sampled on a night of beer and chocolate but this one contained both in one shot.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2008 On tap its just as stellar! Bonus Bomber from Phhd, shared with my Girlfriend Cyn, Iíve been pretty excited about this beer since I first found out about it. And this is pretty much my last big beer from Southern Tier I havenít had. Pours Black with a ring of light brown/tan. The nose is the most amazing chocolate nose I could pretty much imagine its intense. The taste is rich and extremely chocolately. I wonít say tis complex but this is really freaking good, its the most chocolately beer Iíve ever had and its an imperail stout to boot. Holy crap this is damn good.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2008 "What every chocolate beer should taste like" according to my GF. GMCC hooked me up HUGE here, sending me his personal bottle so that I could give this one to my girl for Valentines Day. Paid off huge. This beers smells exactly like tootsie rolls. Gives way to a GIGANTIC HEAD, that tastes like Nestle Quick, and looks just like a chocolate milkshake (no joke). Thick, thick lacing that takes forever to go down. Just a thick brew all the way around! Flavor is very creamy, and is thick on the palate. Slight slight coffee, but this beer tastes like a Tootsie Roll Milkshake. I challenge anyone to find a tootsie roll milkshake, then tell me it doesnít taste exactly like this beer! Very delicious and very yummy. Too much chocolate for my personal taste, but this is my girlís new # 1 brew, and one that I would drink GLADLY every couple of months! Thanks again to GMCC!
NachlamSie (2752) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2010 Bomber, big thanks to Tronraner. Pours rather black with very dense lacing. In the light, I can see a definite ruby layer near the top. Aroma = chocolate. Flavor = chocolate. This is ridiculous. Iím not sure how to score something like this. On the one hand, this is basically a dark chocolate bar melted down, so it is rather one dimensional and Iím not chocolateís number one fan. On the other hand, it is a fairly appealing flavor and it is a commendable feat in brewing. The only thing I can really feel comfortable saying about this drink is that it is by far the most chocolaty beer Iíve ever had.
[Feb 25, 2008]
I just wanted to add the following: I drank a glass of Southern Tier Choklat. I then drank at least three more beers. Then I ate dinner and brushed my teeth afterwards. I awoke this morning and still tasted chocolate on my breath.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, thanks to beastiefan2k. Split with NachlamSie. Pours an orangeish black, with small tan head. The aroma is, well, straight up chocolate. There is a slight hint of alcohol in there, but itís pretty much sweet chocolate all the way. The flavor is much the same way. Straight up chocolate bar right off the bat. There are a few hints in there that remind me of beer... just a touch of espresso, some alcohol, some malty sugar. But pretty much chocolate all around. Ok. I would typically criticize something that completely drowns out the beer elements with additives. But the label is a picture of a giant chocolate bar. This is clearly what they are going for, and honestly, itís way more drinkable than I thought it would be. The alcohol is very well masked, and the chocolate flavor is pure. I have to give this a huge score, because as far as a chocolate imperial stout goes, this is well done indeed.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured jet black with little to no head. Chocolate to the nose. Thick/viscus and finishes wonderful. Chocolate and a crem brule taste. Loved this one!
MadIndian (2366) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bark brownish/black pour with generous tan head. Chocolatey/ ropast/ hoppy aroma. Full body malty smokey, chocolately deliciouisness in a bottle. I loved it.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This 22oz bottle poured out black with a small tan head.Woooooo.... that is some aroma of chocolate and mocha.It tastes of chocolate...duh.. and more chocolate,Shared the bottle,but it would definetly be hard to finish by oneself.It is good stuff and worth a try.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a black with light caramel head. sweet tootsie roll mocha aroma. dry front with milky palate and very similiar to a tootsie roll with a slight bitter finish. dark chocolate presence and refinement, not sugary sweet but naturally sweet.
jzzbassman (1514) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - FEB 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, if there is a more choclatey beer out there I would be surprised. Huge chocolate aroma and flavor, unbalanced because it is all chocolate, but I love that. Well hidden 11% too. Bonus points for the chocolate tasting like real quality chocolate not the chemical cocoa puffs flavor I get in so many chocolate stouts.