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RATINGS: 1557   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bomber opened on Thanksgiving 2014....bottled 2010 so most of hoppy edge should be gone....think it is. Nose is chocolate x 4.....wow. Some malted milk / malt edge to it but almost all chocolate....probably added 2 pounds sniffing it. Wonderful. Taste while still pretty cold is the same...chocolate with, what is that, vanilla? edge... Chocolate lingers....and lingers....excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiarasummer (11) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Black body with a light brown head. Aroma is a complete chocolate bomb, smells like ST dissolved chocolate brownies in a stout. Taste is also a ton of chocolate, with light notes of roast, burnt sugars and molasses. I personally think the chocolate was a bit overdone in this- I would have liked this to be more roasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (46) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours pitch black with khaki colored head. Aroma of chocolate vanilla and coffee. Taste of chocolate and coffee with just a hint of smoke. Medium palate. Overall another solid beer from southern tier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
siennaemerson (19) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Black body with a nice creamy brown head. (4+) Big chocolate aroma, tootsie roll and ovaltine (in a good way). Sweet underlying malt. Flavour is sweet with more of the tootsie roll like chocolate character, very mild roasty malt. (7+) Light bitterness in the finish keeps it from becoming cloying. Smooth medium to full bodied palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydslip (201) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Dark root beer colored beer with a thin beige head that is really nothing more than a surface film. Rich, luxurious nose of deep dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and cream soda. Flavor is more of the same, but even richer with beautiful roasted grain and some fairly pronounced coffee notes. It finishes sweet rather than bitter, which fits the flavor profile, but the roasted flavor counterbalances a bit. Medium-bodied, it lacks the viscous quality of some stronger stouts, despite the high ABV. Good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (684) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Great!!! This one is like a 11% chocolate milk. Enjoy this brew. Taste and smell the sweet chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1122) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from Piggly Wiggly. Pours an opaque black with a layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with a slightly boozy hint. Taste of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and booze with a slight vanilla finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours jet black, viscous, tan head. Big, big chocolate nose and taste. Smooth, creamy, vanilla. Lush.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tds101 (6) - Queens Village, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
I’m a fan of chocolate stouts, imperial or otherwise. I luv Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout, and I like a few others. This is quite comparable to the Organic Chocolate Stout, but has less of a chocolate smell and taste. It does have a slightly more alcoholic flavor, but it’s well below what you would expect from a 10% ABV imperial stout. The way it feels in the mouth is wonderful. Creamy, and slick. The aftertaste was where I did get hit with the alcohol the most - but I’m noticing I’m a bit sensitive to the taste. Overall I’d say this is a wonderful Imperial Stout, and it’s pretty easy drinking. I enjoyed it immensely, and I plan on trying to locate another bottle before the fall/winter pass. overall a #win.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
raoul_duke (40) - - NOV 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 From a 22 oz bottle. Amazing dark chocolate aroma, truly exceptional smell. Extremely dark, basically midnight black. Head sticks around, nice consistency. Sweet, dark chocolate flavor. Too sweet?

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