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RATINGS: 1532   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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“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.
2013 vintage - 10% abv

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2007
22oz bottle. Winter 2007 release. pours dark brown with small tan head around the rim. nose is loaded with chocolate syrup. that’s pretty much it. very one-dimensional. flavor is sweet syrupy chocolate with a good dose of hop bitterness and alcohol to folloiw.carbonation is a tad fizzy and body is medium but the mouth feel is full. alcohol is well hidden. a pretty straight forward chocolate syrup stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Intense!! Pous a deep black with a creamy white head. The nose is so unique, smells just like a "chocolate brownie". Taste in very unique, milks chocolate, dark choclolate, coco, and oast. Finish is massive chocolate followed by much hops. If you have not had this.....it is a must. WOW!!! This is one of he better beers I have had (hands down) by Southern Tier.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Draft at Fat Heads in Pittsburgh. Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma is all about the chocolate, and it attacks the senses. It smells like a dark chocolate bar, coffee, and milk. Full bodied with some slight stickiness. Initial flavor of hershey’s syrup, Kaluah, and dark malts. A balancing bitterness comes out mid palate. Finish definitely has detectable vodka like alcohol, but I sort of liked it because it gave this beer a little kick- and reminded me that I needed to drink this one slowly. Overall this was enjoyable, and rather simple. I don’t always expect every Imperial Stout to be overly complex.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerman6686 (4425) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Wow, was totally overtaken by the beer. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet and bitter chocolate. Flavor of the same with no alcohol coming through at all. Absolutely outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Poured black with a small creamy dark tan head. The aroma is so chocolatey. The most I have had in a beer for sure. Like a thick cup of melted milk chocolate. The flavor had both milk and dark chocolate notes. A mild to moderate bitterness on the finish that might be from the alcohol. Good warmth in the chest. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2478) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Appearance: Headless horseman meets black hole.
Aroma: No false advertising here, CHOCOLATE. Bitter, strong, sweet and well... chocolate-y.
Flavor: Let down, chocolate fades -> not enough malt back -> a bit water-y.
Palate: Not slick or heavy enough for this chocolate sensation.
Overall: Wunderbar aroma, just as advertised. But everything else is just average and falls short of the magic that the aroma promises.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours a deep black with a smaller creamy/bubbly deep tan head that left some lacing. Aroma of...you got it, chocolate. Sort of like a malty chocolate shake. Also picking up some faint hints of coffee, alcohol, caramel and roasted malt. Also getting some vanilla notes, but it all comes back to chocolate and I liked it. Flavors of dark chocolate, yet with a moderate level of hop bitterness and even some hop flavor, interesting mix. Also a good amount of roasted malts, some alcohol and yes again a nice milky rich chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a large, bubbly tan head. Ridiculous aroma. Absolutely huge aroma of chocolate. I’ve smelled chocolate in beers before but this is another level. It smells like brownies are being baked in my glass. Sweet, sticky, baker’s chocolate. Nothing else can get in its way. This is the definition of one dimensional but man is it nice. It really reminds me of cooking dessert. Taste is pretty much the same. Thick, overwhelming, extreme chocolate. Creamy and chalky. This is akin to drinking a liquid chocolate bar with 11% ABV. I’m not complaining.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2007
thanks zeswaft. bottle. dark brown elegant head. smells in both bottle and glass is pure chocolate/dark belgian cocoa. lots of caramel/vanilla undertones. maybe the best beer i’ve ever smelled. huge body. big chocolate flavor. decent bitterness. lots of alcohol bite on back is only drawback. too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2007
22oz. bomber. Dark brown, nearly black color with a small creamy tan head. Shared the bottle with Joeec5 on Christmas and we both had the same thought, Tootsie Rolls. That was what we got from the first sniff and couldn’t get past it. Flavor was extremely rich and chocolatey and again reminded me of Tootsie Rolls. I liked it, but could never drink more than 8-10 ounces of this at a time.

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