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RATINGS: 1556   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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (598) - CROATIA - NOV 9, 2014
Tap; nearly black with a thin tan head; chocolate aroma with a hint of coffee; taste is mostly sweet chocolate nicely balanced with hints of bitter coffee; finish is dry; very nicely balanced beer and the alcohol is not noticeable; very nice beer

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HourGlass13 (128) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours black with a thin, tan head. Aroma has milk chocolate, some roast , some caramel, and a tad of coffee. Very thick and rich. Taste is a sweet. Milk chocolate, roasted notes. Very little alcohol taste but a good warmth. Smooth rich and creamy. Overall an awesome chocolate beer. Lots of chocolate but not too sweet. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1060) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2014
On tap at some random arcade game bar in Dallas. Pours a pitch black with minimal head. Nose smells like an alcoholic chocolate protein shake mixed with chocolate brownies. Fuck loads of chocolate. Taste is super chocolatey and tad sweet. Can taste the booze a bit. A pint of this fucked me up. If you love chocolate this is the beer for you

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
22oz bottle - If Willy Wonka were a beer geek, this would probably be his beer I imagine. Hard to think that a brewer could fit this much chocolate aroma/flavor into a beer and not make it a train wreck, but Southern Tier nails it (again). A rich, decadent aroma of chocolate. Just pure, unadulterated chocolate. Flavor...more chocolate...dark chocolate, combined with a heavy dose of Capt. Black’s pipe tobacco (vanilla). The roast is noticeable but there as a supporting role for the chocolate (chocolate and coffee are great pairings) and is happy to do so here. My only nitpick was the mouthfeel could have had a fuller feel, maybe more velvety smooth...I wonder if they added oatmeal to this? A world class beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (421) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Poured from a bottle. This a good beer. Great black rich color, nice lacing. Obviously chocolate aroma, also roasted coffee. Very creamy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (1018) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Strong chocolate aroma. Full bodied with a strong dark chocolate flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (363) - - OCT 23, 2014
Nicely chocolate. Good roast. Shared s bottle at a friend’s house. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angelmonster (125) - Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Typical imperial stout look, pitch black with a small milk chocolate colored head. Smells of sweet chocolate syrup with hints of vanilla, like dessert in a glass. Not much in the way of hops or alcohol. This beer is all about sweet malts. Taste is lots of caramel malts and sweet chocolate. Getting a strange vanilla bean flavor also. Drinks extremely well for 10 percent. Beer is medium heavy on the palate. Carbonation is a good amount, head unfortunately died down a bit. Overall this beer has been a solid go to stout over the years. Kinda on the sweet side but delicious none the less. Always glad to have some in the fridge whenever I can get it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (596) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Noire. Beau collet brun. Nez: intensément chocolaté. Caramel. Vanille. Bouche: très très sucré. Tout de même bien balancé par une bonne amertume. Très chocolaté. Vanillé. Ronde. Fine chaleur d’alcool. On dirait une barre de chocolat au lait liquide. Pas très complexe mais combien savoureuse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Black and cool (temp. wise). White ring. Smells 100% like chocolate and 0% like beer and the flavor is expensive milk chocolate . Your beer-hating wife and mother wouldnt know the difference beteeen this and godiva.


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