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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Southern Tier Imperial Choklat Stout

 

Southern Tier Imperial Choklat Stout, a chocolate-infused imperial stout winter seasonal offering from the Southern Tier Brewing Blackwater Imperial series, poured a dark black into the glass, with orange highlights ringing a muddy brown head.  The nose was pure chocolate, mostly sweet and milky, with a cherry undercurrent.

Bright cherries led Southern Tier Imperial Choklat Stout before the dusty, sweet milf chocolate came through and took over.  The stout became thick and sticky in the mouth as it settles and a stomach-warming alcohol heat came through.  The stout finished on a dry, semi-sweet chocolate fade.

Southern Tier Imperial Choklat Stout has more in common with a candy bar than it does the typical Imperial Stout.  Sweet and heated with peppery alcohol, there is no denying this is a huge beer, but there is a lot to enjoy for those willing to step up.

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