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RATINGS: 1649   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
“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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6025) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2008
More mind games from Southern Tier. This is not a stout so much as it is a cold bottle of hot chocolate. Lots of lactose in it. You might think a marshmallow should be added if that is your thing. A dessert beer along the lines of the Creme Brule.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Bomber! . A dark brown red pour. Aroma of chocolat is huge. Flavor is just smooth rich chocolate with a hint of nice bitter and pleasant abv. Solid full mouthfeel and good carbonation, a bit too sticky. Very easy drinker just a hint of oddness at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radagast83 (6781) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours very black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and heavy on the candy bars. Flavor is great. Like a liquid Three Musketeers with alcohol. The alcohol is not that noticeable for a beer that is 11 percent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gpekar (486) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Poured almost black with a brown head. There was a strong chocolate aroma just like you were having a glass of chocolate milk. The beer was thick and creamy with full chocolate flavor. The beer was very smooth and had an initial sweetness of milk chocolate, but finished with a bit of bitterness like semi sweet choclate that lasted on the palate really well. The 11% alcohol was masked really well in this beer. Only a hint of alcohol was detected towards the finish with a mild bit of warmth. Excellent beer!!!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2687) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Almost all the way black pour with a nice medium sized light brown foamy head. Nose is chocolate, brownies, coffee, roasted malt, Mouthfeel is fairly viscous and smooth, with almost no burn at 11 percent. Taste is just liquid dark chocolate, coffee, fudge, and a bit of booze. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2008
On tap pours pitch black with very little head. Has a bittersweet chocolate aroma and sweetness like candy. Has a medium body. Flavor is sweet rich hersheys chocolate with some alcohol added. I don*t know how they do it, but this brewery makes crazy sweet beers that taste spot on to what they have brewed and this is no different. Nice job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoPPyToNy (17) - USA - DEC 14, 2008
Pours a deep dark amber black. The smell is an overpowering aroma of dark chocolate. It pours a thick black, with about a finger of tan head. The taste has a touch of alcohol heat, and dark chocolate. Very drinkable though. A meal in a glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 Aroma of dark chocolate, nuts, roasted malt and liquorice, completely black, held the glass up to a 60 watt bulb, no light passed, a firm medium sized cappuccino head, plenty of lace. Flavour has dark chocolate, roast malt, coffee, liquorice, brazil nuts, wood, alcohol is noted. Thick like melted chocolate, very well balanced, complex, oily, so bitter, alcohol has a fine burn, being a bomber and 11%, it should be slowly paced, but it is so fine I want to drink it quickly. Marvellous.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2018) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Beer poured a deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma was enticing from 2 feet away, excellent dark chocolate smell right off the bat. When smelled up close, overtones of vanilla were apparent. First sip released an intense bitter chocolate flavor with a sweet, slightly nutty aftertaste. One of Southern Tiers better offerings that Ive had so far.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Pours a deep dark brown with a tan head. The nose is very overpowering in chocolate however the are subtle hints of caramel and roasted malts. Comes across the palate a little thick and rather bitter like dark chocolate. This beer is amazing. If you see it buy it! Cause this one wont last long, and it sure dont last long in front of you either.

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