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RATINGS: 1570   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarLeeMa (20) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Excellent aroma and appearance. Delicious chocolate taste and very smooth to drink. Wouldn't expect a chocolate beer to be so good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doofgoblin (358) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle 2013. This is the most ridiculously chocolate stout I’ve ever tasted. After cellaring for a while, the hops are gone and your left with a brew that is literally liquid chocolate: smooth, sweet, delicious.... The mouth feel is round and smooth... chocolate truffle...yum...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (285) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2014
BOD 9/19/14. Pours dark as a starless night. Above average head volume, average lacing and retention. Very rich nose of milk chocolate with chocolate malt notes underneath. Full bodied with a rich creamy texture. Slightly above average carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a reasonable burst for this viscosity on the finish. The very rich taste profile is intense, not very complex but well balanced. It begins with a sweet milk chocolate explosion that slowly fades into a mild bitterness in the middle. The bitterness is a blend of roast and hops. As it begins, the chocolate malt notes of the nose are evident. The finish leaves a nice moderate alcohol burn at the back of the throat. As the chocolate and bitterness fade, a light grain alcohol flavor emerges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (669) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bomber opened on Thanksgiving 2014....bottled 2010 so most of hoppy edge should be gone....think it is. Nose is chocolate x 4.....wow. Some malted milk / malt edge to it but almost all chocolate....probably added 2 pounds sniffing it. Wonderful. Taste while still pretty cold is the same...chocolate with, what is that, vanilla? edge... Chocolate lingers....and lingers....excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiarasummer (11) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Black body with a light brown head. Aroma is a complete chocolate bomb, smells like ST dissolved chocolate brownies in a stout. Taste is also a ton of chocolate, with light notes of roast, burnt sugars and molasses. I personally think the chocolate was a bit overdone in this- I would have liked this to be more roasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (57) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours pitch black with khaki colored head. Aroma of chocolate vanilla and coffee. Taste of chocolate and coffee with just a hint of smoke. Medium palate. Overall another solid beer from southern tier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
siennaemerson (11) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Black body with a nice creamy brown head. (4+) Big chocolate aroma, tootsie roll and ovaltine (in a good way). Sweet underlying malt. Flavour is sweet with more of the tootsie roll like chocolate character, very mild roasty malt. (7+) Light bitterness in the finish keeps it from becoming cloying. Smooth medium to full bodied palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydslip (210) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Dark root beer colored beer with a thin beige head that is really nothing more than a surface film. Rich, luxurious nose of deep dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and cream soda. Flavor is more of the same, but even richer with beautiful roasted grain and some fairly pronounced coffee notes. It finishes sweet rather than bitter, which fits the flavor profile, but the roasted flavor counterbalances a bit. Medium-bodied, it lacks the viscous quality of some stronger stouts, despite the high ABV. Good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (730) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Great!!! This one is like a 11% chocolate milk. Enjoy this brew. Taste and smell the sweet chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1215) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from Piggly Wiggly. Pours an opaque black with a layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with a slightly boozy hint. Taste of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and booze with a slight vanilla finish. Very nice.

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