Style: Imperial Sweet & Flavored Stout

ABV: 10.0

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Southern Tier Brewing Company Choklat Oranj

What the brewers say

“Choklat Oranj is a stout brewed with chocolate and orange peel, opaque black in color, and a delicious dessert beer. Perfect alone or enjoyed as a float.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Smells just like those chocolate-covered orange-peel candies, and the sweet citrus notes play off the roast and milk chocolate. There’s also a hint of vanilla and a touch of alcohol. There’s very little beer aroma to this one, and while it’s super fun, it’s very singular in its approach.”

Flavor: “A rich, chewy blend of chocolate and orange, like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange you see around the holidays. The flavor starts with the chocolate malt and cocoa before the orange jumps in, which lets it come across as more candy-like than solvent. A hint of cherry peeks through. I’d love more stout character—malt body, sweetness, yeasty fruit, and hops character. A dry, bitter finish from the orange peel.”

Overall: “A fun novelty that’s as much candy as beer—a glass of chocolate-covered orange peel. The chocolate and orange were well-showcased, with some very nice flavors. Has a slightly bitter finish and balance.”

What our editors thought



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