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RATINGS: 1649   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (150) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Pours black with a full tan head; nice lacing present throughout. Aromas of malt, dark chocolate, and vanilla bean. Taste is a little thin, but overall a nice complex cocoa/vanilla flavor with solid mouthfeel. Good dessert beer, although the well-disguised 10% ABV means it may sneak up on you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emartell (328) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - MAR 4, 2016
En aroma el chocolate me parece demasiado intenso, tanto que no pude distinguir más. De color completamente negro, cuerpo redondo, carbonatacion baja, Corona de espuma reducida y de baja retención. Al paladar, chocolate, buen amargor y equilibrada. Al paladar, se percibe alcohólica, un sabor a chocolate algo fuerte pero bien equilibrada, ligeramente amarga sin ser hostigante, y bastante cálida en garganta. En general es una buena cerveza algo plana y no tan compleja, pero bastante disfrutable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LetsGoState (771) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Aroma is very chocolately. Taste is chocolate and bitter. Overall good, but not great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (4534) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle at Vienna tasting February 2016. Thanks guys! This is a hell of a chocolate treat. Brutal cocoa and chocolate in both aroma and flavour. Balanced however. Toffee, alcohol and vanilla. I really fucking like it. Complex and tasty and wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nische (1696) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from trade with Douberd, shared in Vienna. Pours pitch black with off white head. Sugary aroma with loads of chocolate, light vanilla, molasses and caramel. Sweetish chocolately taste with molasses, vanilla and very light roast. Perfectly balanced sweetness. Very nice!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (7275) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by Nische, many thanks. Very dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, hazelnuts. Taste chocolate, hazelnuts, coffee, vanilla. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (1837) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2016
0,65l bottle at home at Vienna Tasting shared by Nische, big thank. black color, small tan head. smells quite a lot of vanilla, raisins, licorice, chocolate, bit medical, light bitter herbal. good stuff. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of vanilla, medical, chocolate, bit medical, licorice, raisins. finishes bit medical with some roast and notes of vanilla and medical. decent stuff, but not a fan of vanilla at all, so not the biggest fan of this. still kind of enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (1234) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2016 Very strong brownie smell..complex and impressive! Strong strong flavor but still pretty smooth for the high alcohol...very light alcohol taste...not quite as complex as smell but more than most, Slight bitterness at the end

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockey9930 (239) - - FEB 19, 2016
Thick black with no head. Aroma mostly of milk chocolate and vanilla with some dark roasty earthy notes. Bitter sweet chocolate and vanilla taste. Also very creamy and milky. Great dessert beer. So thick and heavy I can barely finish a glass.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (981) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Big bottle with samdueche. Black with medium tan head. Delicious milk chocolate nose. Tastes amazing, creamy chocolate, booze well hidden, nice finish. Like a dessert, terrific.


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