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RATINGS: 1519   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 16/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - MAR 15, 2014
500 ml bottle from The Beer Store, Pompano Beach FL. Poured a nice black color with no light. Had a nice 1 finger, brown sugar head. Aroma was dominated by cocoa, tar and some hints of vanilla. Taste was a fantastic coco and some smokey malt. The palate is bitter chocolate, then in the middle of the palate is mellows out before hitting hard on the finish with dark chocolate. A really nice treat for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (495) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a thin mocha ring. The aroma is roasted burnt cocoa and dark rich chocolate. The taste follows suit. The palate has a rich, warm, velvet feel with a split second of alcohol tinge on the finish. Awesome unique stout. The best pure chocolate stout around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (101) - Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2014
For the aroma, I was expecting chocolate. This smells like expensive chocolate. Think Godiva, Bissingers, etc. Definitely dark chocolate, not milk. Also has hints of malt in the aroma that remind you that this is a beer, not a dessert. Appearance is plain - black with a medium tan head. The taste is chocolate up front, bitter in the middle, and more chocolate in the aftertaste. I have had very few beers with a 3-stage taste like this one. It really takes your tastebuds on a journey. Mouthfeel is very light, a bit disappointing. The palate is the only aspect of this beer that is lacking. I just crossed one more off the RB Top 50, and this one isn’t hard to find or crazy expensive like many of the other ones. I bought my 22 oz. bottle for about 8 bucks. Worth a try; I have not had anything like it, so it gets bonus points for originality.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gas4uguy (7) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
Liquid Hershey bar but thin and potent. Very pleasant to drink. A very good imperial stout.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstonerock24 (133) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Aroma is chocolate and caramel. Flavor is extreme chocolate. It is a Hershey’s bar in a beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (596) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
22 oz bomber. The pour is a nice black with a medium dark khaki head, that fades down to a filmy ring. The aroma is beautifully chocolatey. There is a little sugary wafer character to it, with just a subtle hint of booze. The flavor is deliciously chocolate dominated. There is a great bitterness as the flavor dissipates, leaving almost a soft roasty character to it. The mouth feel is incredibly thick and creamy with a coating, lasting bitter dark chocolate aftertaste. This is an incredible beer, and love it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (230) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Aroma is overwhelming chocolate, wafers, sweet. Appearance is black, light brown head. Taste is a Tootsie roll, very chocolatey, with a bitter coffee finish. Mouthfeel is perfect, thick, oily, soft carbonation. Overall, this is amazing. I can’t tell if I like this better than Mokah, but they are close.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Campy877 (170) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Think chocolate martini. Strong alcohol taste but rawly good kind of alcohol! Like a liquid Godiva bar! But very heavy so one is a good limit! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Pours dark with awesome frothy milky brown head. Strong scent of chocolate. Smells strongly of chocolate. And tastes strongly of chocolate. Chocolate flavor was along the lines of a truffle chocolate. It was pretty good, and enjoyable to drink, but I like a little more complexity in my beers I guess. This was pretty simple and not subtle in any way. I’d drink again on occasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holtguy (117) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours near black, with tan head which disappears quickly. Aroma is sweet, sort of like a Hershey bar. Really sweet aroma, actually. Flavor is incongruent with aroma, as it’s dark, bitter chocolate. Not hop bitterness, more like the bitterness in one of those 85% cacao bars they sell at the supermarket. This one packs a wallop at 11% abv and I certainly felt it. Overall very, very good.

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