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RATINGS: 1648   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2008
UPDATED: APR 8, 2009 22 ounce bottle shared by cdumler. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head, huge lacing and head retention. The aroma is brownie batter and tootsie rolls. So chocolately. So good. Slight alcohol notes in the aroma as well. taste is chocolate milk, brownie batter and understated hops. Balanced almost perfectly, silky mouthfeel and full bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oakbluff (434) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2008
Pours inky black, frothy head. Nose- waves of chocolate, mix of mikly powdered chocolate smell and minor roasty notes. Taste- chocolate velvet, not in sickeningly sweet way either; chocolate is very present in a creamy choco shake kind of way. some caramel and vanilla- crazy drinkable for 11%! Mouthfeel is good- not too heavy and carbonation is mild. 1000% better than its creme brule cousin

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2261) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottled sample via (and shared with) oakbluff. Near black in colour with moderate carbonation. Single minded aroma of chocolate milk, with a hint of booze. A bit more complex in the mouth with some chewy malts and vanilla providing some secondary notes to the huge sweet chocolate flavor. Medium bodied and quite sweet without being overly cloying. Hides its alcohol well.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2008
(Bottle) Pours beautiful dark brown with a hazy red glow. Liquid chocolate aroma. Very creamy, full and aromatic. Both milky and bitter. A gentle malt roast backing the chocolate tones perfect. Sweetish hints of candy banana, toasted nuts and vanilla. Well-hidden alcohol but some warming notes are present. The flavour is fat chocolaty with a gentle finish of vanilla, mild hops, toasted nuts and slim roasted malt. The mouthfeel is round, light oily, light silky and soft sticky with soft carbonation. The finish is a bit harder with a light bitterness. Lingering chocolate aftertaste. Near full-bodied. Complex: no. Yummy: yes!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Getting notebook online. Bottle! Pours a velvety black, not much head. Aromas are coco and malt. Flavors are delicious dark and bittersweet chocolates melted down and put in a bottle!! Delicious!! Mouthfeel is lighter then you would expected! Great beer that I must find again!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle, from Jimbo. Deep dark rich color. Smelled like chocolate, tasted like chocolate. Go figure. Pretty decent, although it didn’t really blow me away. But, i’m not exactly a Chocolate fan either. I will say that they did a damn good job of hiding the alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bartzilla (597) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Thanks, WeeHeavySD. This tasted like beer made out of CoCo Puffs. No, not the illicit kind, but the cereal. Or maybe one of those after dinner coffee liquer chocolate drinks. Either way, pretty tasty and all kinds of strong. Pretty fubar’d when I tried it, but this sticks out.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KornDogg (568) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Made a special trip out to Southern Tier when this was released.... lived up to my expectations by far... Great aroma and very flavorful

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5426) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Rating number 1818! Enjoyed during last night’s Biden-Palin debate, the first time in a while that I’ve split a bomber (and it’s usually necessary for ST). Pitch pour with a creamy, forkable head. Overly sweet, boozy nose with surprisingly minimal chocolate coming through. Taste is mocha-drenched with some Swiss Miss and faint dark chocolate. Thankfully free of the fume-expelling, hangover-inducing booziness found in these Blackwater releases; this was mild in comparison to that vanilla mess they put out recently. Medium, sticky feel. Surprisingly mild and contemplative, at least over the nine or ten ounces I had. Thumbs up!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 Bomber. Holy schnikes....this is a liquid tootsie roll. The pour is thick, dark and oil like. The aroma and flavor is Tootsie Roll. This is a very very sweet chocolate flavored tootsie roll in a glass. I don’t know if I can drink the whole bomber, my wife might need to help me. It’s very "dessert" like in its sweetness. Updated- we could not finish the bomber. It was far too sweet. This is probably better served over vanilla ice cream than drank from a glass.


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