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RATINGS: 1628   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichieBoy (57) - Getzville, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Great chocolate aroma and taste. You can taste the 10% ABV on the finish but it's not overwhelming. I'm a big Southern Tier fan and they didn't disappoint with this one either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (2235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Opaque black pour that started with a large light brown head that quickly reduced. Glossy chocolate liquor. Big stuff. Solid body. Stray notes of charcoal. Black currants. Plums. Shoe polish. Vinyl. Cigars. Liquorice jelly beans. Faint black coffee, but the chocolate dominates. Silky and shiny. Black glass. Extraordinary!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsd08460 (504) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, caramel, roasty, Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, chocolate Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, great stuff

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3287) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at Black Friday. Velvety smooth, aroma confirms beer namesake, flavor brings it all to fruition. Chocolate essence abounds, very smooth despite the high ABV. Silky black pour with spare beige head, but still leaves streaky lacing. Deserving of its reputation.

4.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fuzzcro (98) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Excellent chocolate stout! Southern Tier Blackwater Series has done it again. This one lacks only in aroma. I could drink this one all day long.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
echudy (147) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Strong chocolate scents immediately noticeable, with a hint of the typical stout aromas. Dark brown, not entirely black but thick enough to stop all light. Strong tastes of chocolate when cold, I imagine some of the other stout flavors will come out as it warms up

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeBeerTaster (4) - Parkland, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2015 does not count
This is one of the better stouts you can pick if your'e in the mood for chocolate. It's full of flavor has a really good aftertaste and is full bodied ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingaugusta (157) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2015
For the sake of time, I’ll get right to it: this is the king of chocolate beers. It’s jet black with a brown head and smells and tastes like a hershey chocolate bar. It’s chocolate to the core. Got it?

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weitz15 (493) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Dark brown pour. Intense dark choclate notes with a full, thick body. The alcohol is not very present in the taste. Flavor here is not overpowering but it is very, very distinct.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4815) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
10/26/2010 2:07:11 AM On tap at Beer Temple. Very dark brown Chocolate body with choco nose. Taste is also of thick, wondrous chocolate. Some alcohol and malts in the flavour. Nice and bitter. Quite a delight.


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