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RATINGS: 1557   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle 66cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #24. ]
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, nesauick, dusty. Flavor is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, and a dusty feel. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090501]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
From bottle, Papsoes blindtasting #24. Pours deep dark brown to black with a small tan head. Dense dark and powdery chocolate aroma. Sweet and dense chocolate flavoured, vanilla too. Powderish. Mild bitter and roasted acidic flavoured too. Bitter and slight acidic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
Bottled. A deep red beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of chocolate - seemingly poor quality. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of chocolate on a malty background, leading to a dry chocolaty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Theis/BrianK. Clear dark brown with a distinct reddish hue. Small off-white head. Distinct chocolate aroma - artificial? Medium body, hard roasted malt and again very distinct notes of chocolate and cocoa. Fairly malt bitter finish. 010509

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle at home. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and light roasted aroma dominated by chocolate with notes of coffee beans and vanilla. Sweet and roasted flavour of chocolate, coffee beans and vanilla with notes of hops and liquorice. Roasted and hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2010
Bottled@Beer Hunters, Pori. Quite much pitch black colour with small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, liquorice and some sweet maltyness as well. Flavour is liquorice, chocolate, mild coffee as well as roasted malts. Brutal and balanced.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (19974) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2012 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Almost black, no head. Powerful chocolate sauce aroma with a touch of vanilla. Very sweet and extremely syrupy with hard metallic, yet sticky mouthfeel. Flavour is chocolate sauce, chocolate sauce and chocolate sauce. It’s near full bodied, but with the most simplistic body you can imagine. Finishes with more chocolate sauce. I’ve tasted beers before that I could imagine would go well with vanilla ice-cream, but this is the first that requires it. Probably the most one-dimensional 11% beer ever made. Oh well, Souther Tier is constantly putting out this type of gimmicky underwhelming big beers. To me they are the most overrated brewer on Ratebeer, and this is their most overrated beer. A nip of this would be fine - it’d be like a cheap, sticky chocolate brandy. A bomber is way out - something I’d never dream of finishing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17587) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a sweetsh malty milk chocolate aroma. Sweetish and slightly roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a very sweet milk chocolate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
7th March 2009
Opaque black beer. Low carbonation. Soft silky smooth beer. Immediate and strong dark and milk chocolate. Some lactose sweetness. A little bitter fresh hop in the smooth chocolate finish keeps things interesting! Southern Tier, definitely one of my favourite US brewers!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2011
Draught at Ørsted, Copenhagen
Deep, black color; the head reduces to a small creamy layer. Immediately the chocolate aroma spreads in the room, it reminds me the one used for Easter eggs, not the best quality; anyway, the aroma is deep. Full bodied, with a good, sweet, caramel and chocolate flavor, very strong; here the chocolate is less cheap than the aroma. It really gives the impression of drinking cold, dark chocolate, extremely powerful, everything is well blended. Very good.


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