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RATINGS: 1651   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7414) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2008
22. Thanks, Colin! Pours black. Headless, laceless (after a few seconds). Gargantuan chocolate nose; just ridiculous. Starts off like rich dark belgian chocolate--ya know, the antioxidant kind. As it warms it gets more into tootie roll/milk chocolate territory. Creamy body, like chocolate milk. Everything about this beer is decadent and overwhelming. 6 of us split it and everyone at some point uttered some variant of "tooooo much." But at the same time everyone enjoyed it. A little hot and twangy at the end. It would be shocking if it weren’t at this abv. Great stuff. For now and then.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Pitch black with a thick brown head. Aroma just screaming with chocolate - lots of cocoa and dark chocolate notes accompanied by some notes of vanilla and light roastiness. Flavor is also heavily chocolatey, with some roasted nut flavors, moderate hop bitterness in the finish, along with coffe and bittersweet chocolate. This one is for chocolate lovers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2008
*loved it would buy it* aroma: deep rich dark chocolate. some sweet malts and classy booze. app: black. Flavor: just the like the seed from the loins of willy wonka himself! great chocolate. very nice. very 1D though. I would have balanced it with a hint of smoke. but great. palate: fine OA: shameful childhood memories mixed with great rich chocolate! amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2008
22 oz. Bottle. General appearance of the beer is rich brown/black with a fairly thin tan head. Snifter really accentuates the potent cocoa and chocolate aroma. Not much else in the nose, but lots of fairly sweet scented chocolate. First touch on the tongue is also heavily chocolate flavored although not too sweet, definitely more of a bitter or semisweet chocolate character. The chocolate is followed up by some intense doses of hop bitterness. Almost to the point where it seems a bit harsh for a beer designed to accentuate and display the flavors of chocolate. Flavor also shows some burnt malt character. Mouthfeel is medium thick with a soft but persistent carbonation that is just about right for this style. Finish is short and perhaps a bit too bitter. Chocolate character is all upfront in this one with more traditional imperial stout characters dominating on the back half. At 11% the alcohol is amazingly well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2008
Pours a typical imperial stout black with minimal head. Aroma of chocolate...taste of milk-chocolate, with a creamy mouthfeel. I found the chocolate to be more of the milk-chocolate variety and it didn’t balance very nicely imho...I’ll stick with their Java stout instead.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Poured black with a nice thick head. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate and chocolate milk. Rich and thick flavor of chocolate malts and roast. Its all about the chocolate here! Good beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2008
These guys do not play when it comes to throwing in adjuncts. Geez. Soooo much chocolate. Bittersweet chocolates on the nose with an undercurrent of some hops. Flavor is nicely complex. Woody and charry. Of course there’s chocolate. Nice full mouthfeel with a creamy finish. Good beer, but I feel the overdoing of chocolate is just a little too much here, but it still very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Wow, I’ve never drank a fudge brownie before. Not much else to say. Really tasty. Don’t want it too often, but when I do have it, It’ll be delicious. It is a little chalky (not bad), as crowderm stated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Pours a deep, dark black with very little head. Wow, the aroma is straight fudge brownie. Maybe a little bit of aged wood. The flavor is pretty similar...geez..they really nailed the chocolate flavor here, ridiculous. Maybe some nice caramel malts in support, and slight chalky flavor, but almost totally chocolate. The palate is nice and dense, although not quite as creamy as the best Imperial Stouts. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle. Body-hazy dark brown with a razor thin medium ring of bubbles. Nose-wood, big chocolate like a melted chocolate bar, chocolate cake, bittersweet milk chocolate. Taste-coco beans, hot chocolate, medium malty, bitter on the backend, milky, creamy, lactic, light sweetened creamed coffee, spicy hazel nut cream. Some may say that the chocolate is too upfront and over used in this beer, and they would be wrong. This bad boy is nice.

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