Monday, September 26, 2016

Choklat Imperial Stout

Beer Review #155

I don't re-review many beers, but as I've recently been on a romp through the Blackwater Series, reviewing the ones I had yet to taste, and shooting youtube videos (watch them here) for the ones I'd already tried, I thought I'd take another crack at writing about Choklat Imperial Stout. If you are interested in my original review of this beer you can find it here (review #57). For the purpose of objectivity, I have not re-read my original review prior to writing this one.

In recent weeks I've tasted WarlockCreme Brulee, Salted Caramel and Choklat Oranj. Creme Brulee, Salted Caramel and Choklat Oranj seem to be cut from the same cloth, with only Warlock as the out liar. Choklat falls into the same camp as Creme Brulee, Salted Caramel and Choklat Oranj, as all four of these beers seem to be built upon the same bones.

Of this quartet, my impression (now) is that Choklat is the smoothest and most 'easy drinking' of the bunch, though all involved claim a hefty 10%ABV. Choklat  sits a bit lighter on the tongue, although given the 'light test' its no less opaquely black than the others.

Look for a sweet hot-coco aroma. As expected, the taste is big on chocolate, but this beer is far from one dimensional. Hints of licorice, caramel, and a light smokiness are also detectable if you take the time to look for them.

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