mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours a nice dark and rich brown with a nice tan head. Smells sweet, like chocolate cake. Taste starts off very sweet, almost like eating a melted chocolate bar, with a very faint touch of malt and hops underneath. Finishes bitter dark chocolate. This one leaves a sticky film on your mouth, rich and very thick. Overall very good beer, but maybe a little too sweet for me. Very drinkable for 11% though. Maddog (528) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Clingman. Look, I love dark chocolate, and I love beer, but in an Imperial Stout, a hint of chocolate is all I need. This beer is impressive in every way, but the presence of chocolate is just too much. I am impressed with ST and their Blackwater Series, but Choklat is more chocolate than beer. Even its 11% body cannot stand up to this assault of sweetness. Just because a beer is big and expensive, doen’t mean it is beyond reproach. Lord knows I can appreciate a huge stout, but for my money, this one is just too sickly sweet. thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Pour is a dark black with a small tan head. Aroma is super sweet chocolate like the best hot cocoa you have ever had in your life. Flavor is is again a super rich chocolate with maybe some roasted nuts toward the end. Very tasty and dangerously drinkable even at 11%. thornecb (5911) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Aged 1 year. Pours deep black with mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head recedes to hug rim. Dark chocolate, espresso, and vanilla aromas. Tingly cocoa upfront with rich chocolate liqueur and espresso in the finish. jake65 (3694) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Bottle: Pours a thick, dark brown with a finger of tan head. Aroma is massive of chocolate. Just like sticking your face in a bottle of Hersheys! Flavor is another smattering of chocolate with some roasted malt. This isn’t a regular dark chocolate, but a sweet and creamy milk chocolate. **Re-rate, 2013 bottle: Awesome, rich milk chocolate nose just like I remember from the first experience, but the flavor has changed... more roast, even some ash, bittersweet cocoa. Less of the intense chocolate sweetness than before. A good stout, but not as good as I remember from ’08.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2008
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark black pour with a very thin layer of tan foam that disappears almost instantly. Aroma is a huge amount of cocoa and cream. Smells like a chocolate milkshake. Not much alcohol apparent. Rich and flavorful chocolate and cocoa flavors begin as you drink and roll around the tongue with a mixture of cream and some dark roasted malts. Some coffee bitterness comes through near the end and leaves a lightly bittersweet chocolate flavor. Alcohol is very well hidden. Thick and creamy and absolutely delicious. kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Compared with Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. This is much better. Aroma is chocolate with notes of caramel and vanilla. Pour is dark dark brown with a thick tan head that fades a little. Flavor is milk chocolate, dark chocolate and aftertones of toasted nuts and vanilla. Palate is on the sweet side but balanced pretty well. Thick and chewy. Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2008
UPDATED: APR 8, 2009 22 ounce bottle shared by cdumler. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head, huge lacing and head retention. The aroma is brownie batter and tootsie rolls. So chocolately. So good. Slight alcohol notes in the aroma as well. taste is chocolate milk, brownie batter and understated hops. Balanced almost perfectly, silky mouthfeel and full bodied. oakbluff (448) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2008
Pours inky black, frothy head. Nose- waves of chocolate, mix of mikly powdered chocolate smell and minor roasty notes. Taste- chocolate velvet, not in sickeningly sweet way either; chocolate is very present in a creamy choco shake kind of way. some caramel and vanilla- crazy drinkable for 11%! Mouthfeel is good- not too heavy and carbonation is mild. 1000% better than its creme brule cousin piscator34 (2529) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottled sample via (and shared with) oakbluff. Near black in colour with moderate carbonation. Single minded aroma of chocolate milk, with a hint of booze. A bit more complex in the mouth with some chewy malts and vanilla providing some secondary notes to the huge sweet chocolate flavor. Medium bodied and quite sweet without being overly cloying. Hides its alcohol well.