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RATINGS: 1593   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


3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Pours black, one-finger tan brown head. Big bubbles fade to a small cap with some time. Nose is pungent chocolate, not so much of ’raw’ chocolate but more chocolate syrup, tootsie rolls, chocolate milk even, some slight roast. Taste goes three ways: first, bittersweet chocolate, not as artificial-tasting as in the aroma; second, really significant presence of spicy alcohol, a definite drawback; third, piney, spicy, resinous chinook hops in the background. Mouthfeel is a little slighter than I’d expect or prefer, light-to-moderate. Very long lasting and very nice chocolately bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (5991) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2009 Bottle (65 cl) at a Göteborg RB tasting. Black with a large brown head. Intense chocolate aroma, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, some spicy hops. Medium to heavy body, smooth mouthfeel. A bit sweet with moderate bitterness. The overall impression is an overwhelming punch of chocolate.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2008
Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry - thanks for picking this one up for me, Harry! Pours pitch black with a two-finger dark tan head, just beautiful. Fantastic aroma of high quality dark chocolate with backing notes of roasted malt and a hint of alcohol. Full bodied without being too thick or cloying - just about perfect, really. Delicious flavour - tonnes of chocolate, but a good amount of roast malt as well, and a well-hopped finish that holds some great mint notes. Chocolate-mint - yeah, loving this! Beautiful stuff all around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2008
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Huge chocolate aroma, cocoa, mint, some vanilla. Chocolate flavor as well, cocoa, some hop,s mint, perfume and tar. Bitter chocolate finish. Alcohol is very well hidden, but this is too much chocolate to really please me. I wanted this beerto be better....

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 First rating
650 ml bottle. On March 14, 2008.
Black color, brown head. Very sweet chocolate drink scent, a little bit of hops perhaps, very one-dimensional. Chocolate, bitter, hoppy, roasted taste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
7/3/7/4/14=3.5

Rerate
650 ml bottle thanks to Clyx! Sampeld on August 11, 2012
Cocoa, chocolate scent, O’boy-pulver. Black color, tan to light brown head. Cocoa, chocolate, grainy, coffee taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high grainy bitterness.
7/4/8/5/16=4.0

Rerate
Sampled draught as part of a flight at Palm Harbor House of Beers, on January 21, 2014.
Listed as 10% ABV.
Black color, some brown hints, tan head. Sweet, alcohol, nutty taste. Warming. Nutty, alcohol aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, chocolate scent.
8/4/7/3/14=3.6

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Chocolate....a little more chocolate....did I mention there’s chocolate in this one? Pours pitch black, light beige head, smooth, chocolatey (no, really, it’s got some chocolate in it). Second sip, whoa....there’s some more chocolate! I think someone melted down a Hershey bar, spiked it with some alcohol, and put it in this bottle. Yep....chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (2023) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2008
At a Göteborg gathering: Black colour, with a nice brown creamy head.. Aroma of dark choclate,malts,citric, and a nice balanced hopy nose. Flavor is almost the smae, nice balnced Imperial stout. Chocolate and hopynes in a nice mix here. Medium body, and a medium sweet chocolate finish. Nice

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle. pours thick and oily black just the way I like it. Powerful dark chocolate flavor. overpowers everything else. Quite tasty if you like chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottle, and OMG this beer poured a dark black oil like color with only a slight head. Goes down silky smooth, just like melted chocolate. What flavor, it’s truly like a melted Hershey’s bar. This beer is awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2010 On tap at stateline....1-28-2010....This bottle was from STFUN and stateline liquors.... Color is jet black with a small coffee colored head. The chocolate can be smelled 3 feet away. It really does smell like a milkshake. What is even better is the taste, just like chocolate milk . There is a nice bit of hops in there to balance it, but the after taste is sweet chocolate. Good thickness to it, but still is smooth. Overall: Great beer and probably one of the Imperial Stouts that I could drink on a regular basis. I have had a couple bottles that were two years old and the chocolate taste didnt fade away at all. Thanks again josh!


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