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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


jimmie65's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Nirvana in a glass. Absolutely delicious. Who needs desert? Black pour, thick tan head. Aroma was chocolate. Not sweet, just enough bitter. Creamy bittersweet chocolate fudge. In case you can’t tell, this was good.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hopstinopolis (7) - - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
Best Chocolate beer I have ever had. Amazingly smooth and drinkable for such a high ABV beer. Nice Belgian chocolate that has the right amount of bitterness and not too sweet. Well done!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jdoc9022 (7) - Short Hills, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2015 does not count
Love this chocolate. Mix it with a framboise and your in heaven. Well balanced

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (311) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Poured from bottle to snifter. Black with tan head and lace. Aroma was pure sweet dark chocolate. I get little else in the aroma, maybe a little raisan. Taste is liquid dark chocolate. The stout comes in late in swallow and in the aftertaste. The roasted malts get a little stronger as it warms. I did not get the alcohol warmth that others got. Amazing

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brandon1989 (395) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
There was a little bit of smoke when I opened the bottle. The beer pours a dark brown, almost black with a two finger creamy tan head. The aroma smells like sweet chocolate, almost like a Hershey’s candybar. The taste is liquid chocolate. It is more bitter in the flavor than in the aroma. The alcohol warmth can be felt as well. The aftertaste is rather unique almost like mint chocolate. The mouthfeel is on the full side and drinkability is medium to high. Out of all the chocolate beers I have had, this is the best I have ever had and has the strongest chocolate characteristics.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MosquitoPilot (5) - Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2015 does not count
Would be more true to xocolatl if this stout were brewed with cacao nibs rather than chocolate. Too sweet and poor aftertaste. Nose is chocolaty, taste is chocolate forward rather than chocolate following roasty malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demannu (79) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Tap and bottle. No secrets here. This is made with bitter sweet chocolate. Solid flavor and creamy mouth feel. Not in love with lingering after taste. Overall very solid.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1920) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
February 6, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled march 17, 2013 (?). Received in a trade with Douberd, thanks Christos!
Black with a small dense tan head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, sweet milk and dark bitter. Some vanilla, dark fruits and molasses as well. Taste is medium bitter up front with an increasing caramel and milky sweetness, finish is sweet and bitter chocolate with some caramel and vanilla notes. Medium bodied, feels a bit thin midways, creamy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smoothsippin (34) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours black with a beige head. Pleasant chocolate/cocoa aroma, not overpowering. Bittersweet chocolate taste with a little bite on the swallow. Overall, pretty good. Would have again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1182) - Nevada, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Deep chocolate matches the color and aroma. Like a bittersweet chocolate bar and milk this beer is smooth and thick. Cocoa stays on the tongue for quite a while. Southern Tier hasn’t let me down yet.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jerseyjohn71 (245) - corsicana, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2015
10% AVB ON BOTTLE, not a bitter bite / bomb,, coffee, nuts, chocolate, roasty, caramel, resin, floral, dough, leather, alcohol, smoke, vanilla, woody, licorice, raisin, black, tan foam, medium sweetness, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,


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