and the answer is…..
Southern Tier’s Imperial Choklat!
This was my first time drinking this, and I was excited since I’m a big fan of some of Southern Tier’s other beer (especially their Unearthly IPA!) I was prepared for a big taste, but not really prepared for just how chocolatey this beer is.
As you can see on the bottle it’s made with both chocolate hops and bittersweet belgian chocolate in it:
that, combined with the 11% ABV definitely made this a little tough to drink for me. I ended up splitting the bottle with three friends, and it proved to be a really nice dessert beer. The overwhleming reponse from all drinkers was “how did they get a hershey bar in there?” It definitely smelled, and tasted like grocery store chocolate – probably not what they were aiming for.
The beer did pour beutifully, with a thick head, and had a really nice smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. I’d definitely recommend for sharing with a dessert course – or pairing with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream!
Style: American Double/Imperial Stout