Southern Tier Imperial Choklat Stout
Choklat Stout is brewed by the Southern Tier Brewing Company of Lakewood NY. This is a very big beer; at 11% alcohol it packs a great punch.
This beer needs a good hard pour. A good pour really opens up the aroma of this beer.
With the good pour, this beer really opened up. With the Choklat Stout I think half of this beer is the aroma it parts on you, like a good scotch. I could smell the aroma from this beer several feet away, no Joke! It was like a barley and chocolate explosion.
Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! Most beer’s I’ve had that says “Chocolate” usually implies a subtle chocolateness, but that is not this beer. The dominate flavor in this beer is chocolate nicely balanced by the bittering hops. It was a bit tough to get the taste of the hops though the chocolate, but they were there. The strong chocolate flavor did well to mask the 11% abv.
Typical for a stout, very dark with a dark creamy head.
Very good beer, but thin. It did not have the lushness that I come to expect with a stout. Beer has great flavor, but had a hard time getting past the Chocolate Milk taste…
Tasting Method: Mug from 22oz Bottle