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RATINGS: 1582   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (544) - Delaware, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bomber pour..medium black color..small mocha head..nose is chocolate...chocolate and more chocolate..reminds me of the dark chocolate wilbur buds chocolate drops which are far superior to hersheys variant, anyway this offering is smooth, decadent, chocolate rich that would pair well with any chocolate dessert, hides the abv well, not too sweet, not that bitter, solid chocolate beer that is well crafted..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voodoo (400) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours a deep, dark brown with a thin off white head which disappears quickly.....aroma of dark chocolate milk.....taste is chocolate. Dark chocolate. Booze is well hidden, tails off into a bit of mild bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (104) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours black with a small tan head. The aroma is all chocolate, sweet chocolate. Taste follows the nose, milk chocolate with a bit of roasted malt at the end. A lot of reviews for other stouts say chocolate but this is the real deal, really good just hoping it doesn’t get tiresome as I keep drinking.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK (3599) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Draft at Flying Saucer Nashville. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves lots of lacing. Massive chocolate notes which curl into my nostrils like a docile, sleepy kitten which as we all know don’t really exist in nature. Big bitter chocolate which is to say it’s really good chocolate and doesn’t taste like a Hershey’s kiss or some such garbage. The chocolate lingers on the finish making this the perfect after dinner beer. It is a bit dangerous though since it hides it’s booze so well. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (629) - - DEC 29, 2014
serious chocolate aroma; smooth, creamy chocolate taste with mild coffee notes; fairly easy drining for 10% abv

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bennetporter (174) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours from the tap a deep reddish brownish black with a thick khaki head. Smells like a freshly unwrapped bar of artisanal dark chocolate, flavor is like a rich dark chocolate gelato. Very impressive for what could have ultimately fallen flat as a one-dimensional beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zapabeer (17) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
Cerveja muito boa, um amigo trouxe no meu aniversário e tomamos no final da festa. Excelente aroma e coloração quando colocada no copo. O gosto é delicioso, saborosa, com um toque de chocolate muito bom e que não deixa a cerveja artificial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1594) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2014
On tap. Served adeep brown color with a foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and trace of malt. Taste of chocolate, bit of booze and malt. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Full body, smooth with an overly chocolate feel. On the sweet side but goes pretty well with the holidays.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dmdunn (1) - Glenview, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
On tap, December 2014. Rich dark appearance with creamy tan head. Chocolate bomb with slight hint of hazelnut and coffee. Hides the 10% alcohol well. Another winner from Southern Tier. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014
22oz bottle poured into glass. Aroma is obvious...heavy malts and chocolate. Pours a dark brownish black with almost no head to it. Pretty smooth up front with a creamy mouthfeel heavy dark chocolates and malts present. Finishes a little bitter from the chocolate essence.

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