Southern Tier Choklat Oranj
Southern Tier Choklat Oranj is an American Double/Imperial Stout brewed with chocolate and orange peel, 10% ABV. A new addition to the Blackwater Series.
The pour on this is very nice, I got a nice tan head on top of an extreme dark brown beer. The aroma is the best part of the beer for me. Sweet orange and chocolate dominate the nose. It smells just like the chocolate orange candy you see around a lot during the holiday season. The taste starts with the same chocolate and orange combo. Tasting bitter sweet chocolate and a bit milder orange flavor give way to some surprising hop bitterness and a huge amount of alcohol. The hops just seem out of place and the alcohol is a little too much at this point. It seems like a gamble to age this. The hops and booze might fade away a good bit, but I would hate to loose any of that amazing aroma.
I don’t think I am in a rush to grab more of this, but I would certainly drink it again. Another solid dessert stout form Southern Tier.