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Old 01-14-2009, 11:51 PM   #1
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I was hoping for some help with how to get the intense chocolate flavor the Southern Tier Choklat has. They say that they are using bittersweet Belgian chocolate, but it is so sweet and intense like Hershey's syrup. Any ideas from anyone?

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Old 01-15-2009, 12:01 AM   #2
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I was hoping for some help with how to get the intense chocolate flavor the Southern Tier Choklat has. They say that they are using bittersweet Belgian chocolate, but it is so sweet and intense like Hershey's syrup. Any ideas from anyone?
I found this on their site (I'm pretty sure that S.Tier list all of their ingredients
right on the bottle!)

choklat stout
Imperial Chocolate Stout
the ancients called it 'food for the gods'
The Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Maya, unfolds a complex web of mystery around a beverage known as xocoatl (ch-co-atle). At Southern Tier, we’re not surprised that hieroglyphs of the ancient Maya depict chocolate being poured for rulers and gods. Even through the many voyages of Columbus, the mystical bean remained nothing more than a strange currency of the native peoples.

Moving through centuries, the circular journey of cacao has been realized in our brewing house, encompassing the complexity of the darkest, bitter-sweet candy together with the original frothy cold beverage of the ancient Maya to bring to you our Blackwater Series Choklat Stout. We have combined the finest ingredients to tempt your senses & renew the power & interrelation of history in every bottle.
11.0% abv • 195 L • Imperial Chocolate Stout • 22 oz / 1/6 keg
2-row barley / caramel 60 malt / barley flakes / chocolate malt / bittersweet Belgian chocolate / kettle hops: chinook & willamette
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:24 AM   #3
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I guessed at a recipe using those ingredients and using cocoa powder at the end of the boil. Didn't even come close. I think it needs chocolate extract at kegging/bottling.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:27 AM   #4
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Yes, that is what I am trying to figure out. The ST Choklat is so intensely flavored, it is almost pure chocolate syrup in flavor.

Has anyone come close with a clone of this?

 
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:32 AM   #5
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Yes, that is what I am trying to figure out. The ST Choklat is so intensely flavored, it is almost pure chocolate syrup in flavor.

Has anyone come close with a clone of this?
Just out of curiousity, how did you get ST in NE???
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:41 AM   #6
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I had it at a tasting on Saturday, and loved it. A friend here does a lot of trading.

I would love to take a shot at brewing something close if I can figure out how to flavor it.

 
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:48 AM   #7
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I had it at a tasting on Saturday, and loved it. A friend here does a lot of trading.

I would love to take a shot at brewing something close if I can figure out how to flavor it.
I have found that most brewers are pretty receptive to homebrewers. If you email ST and ask you might be surprised to find that they would be happy to help you find a recipe that would mimic theirs. After all, immitation IS the highest form of flattery!
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:55 AM   #8
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Thanks for the idea, I'll give it a shot.

 
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:14 PM   #9
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Did you ever email them for hints?? I really want to brew this as well but I don't know what direction to go with the chocolate. I'm going to email them if you didn't but I don't want to bother them if they already gave you an answer. Thanks!
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:12 PM   #10
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anyone ever hear back from them?

 
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