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RATINGS: 1628   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
“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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (2045) - 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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1568) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark black/brown, medium head. Huge chocolate aroma, can smell from several feet when poured. HUGE chocolate taste. Like drinking a dark chocolate bar. Some hops in finish to balance beer out. Medium body, smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2008
22 oz. bottle via trade with jasonmech77 - Pours a dark brown color with a 3/4 finger thick tan head. Very light lacing and carbonation. Aroma is fantastic. It’s big time chocolate and grain (cereal). Flavor is mainly chocolate with a touch of mint. There is just enough hop bitterness to help balance the beer. A very smooth, medium body beer. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. An excellent beer. May have to put this beer back on my Want List. Thanks Jason for hooking me up after the other guy screwed me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Pours a deep dark brown with a 1/2" mocha head, that disapates quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of chocolate and then some more chocolate. Flavor of chocolate. Smooth beer, alcohol is not apparent in the flavor, but it is felt going down. Very good dessert beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kyzr (1247) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle thanks to markgugs. Dark black with a small brown head. Wow, this thing smells just like a tootsie roll. Big chocolate on the nose with some sweetness and roast. Flavor is all chocolate at first. Then it settles down on the palate and caramel begins to come out. Very nice texture with a creamy mouthfeel. Just a touch of bittersweet chocolate on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Translucent with a caramel cola color. Saw dust and a solo tan bubble reside on top. Aroma underscores the importance of chocolate to the beverage. Decadent bitter sweet Belgian chocolates, cocoa nibs and fudge morsel brownies course through the nose with a ribbon of caramel cream. Cocoa dust and hazelnuts. It’s one to sniff for hours. Phenomenal iterations of mocha brownies lovingly diffuse throughout the mouth. An ominous, cocoa dust deciduous character simultaneously parleys with a thick, melting fudge ribbon prior to slide down the throat as one. Chocolate toffee bars get put to the flame and aid the gooey drip of full palate dominion. Powdery cocoa nibs, Belgian chocolate shavings, mild bitterness and bittersweet chocolate tie the prettiest bow on a delicatessen drink made in heaven.

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