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RATINGS: 1629   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
(Southern Tier Blackwater Series Choklat) Bottle 650 ml at home, vintage ’13, served into a snifter, ABV 10% Black coloured body, small brown head on top, with good retention. 4 Aroma is pure chocolate, all kinds of it, milky chocolate, dark, you name it, cocoa powder, light alcohol. Taste also heavy on the chocolate, fudge, light roasted malts on the finish, well hidden alcohol here for the most part -hints of it every now and then-, coal, cocoa. Full body, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate. Fantastic stout, pure chocolate in my glass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1787) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Yup, chocolate extreme….great dessert beer. Black appearance Sweet, milky chocolate aroma and taste. Maybe just mild bitterness. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
monk191 (1548) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Another incredible beer from Southern Tier. Not quite as good as warlock, but better then creme brûlée. Quite a bit like High Water's Campfire Stout, but even a bit more flavorful. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells amazing, or chocolate, vanilla, marshmallows and creme. Taste is sweet, French vanilla, marshmallows and some coffee and spices in the finish. Had in the bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (737) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2015
DATE TASTED: December 19, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... OCCASION: finished the first round of gift wrapping... APPEARANCE: black as, er, Blackwater (?), with a thin, brown head that shows a creamy, resilient half-finger staying power; lacing slides in sheets... AROMA: overpowering sweetness born of chocolate, toasted malts, licorice, toffee, and subdued hops--but holy, heavenly chocolate, suggesting confectioner’s kitchens or the M&M Mars factory... PALATE: creamy as the head suggests; full-bodied, warming and active at the teeth...the aftertaste is formidable and welcome... TASTE: chocolate, sweet and pronounced, with toffee and vanilla...robust is an understatement...like a cake or mousse liquefied.... the toasted elements evoke a smoked cheese,,,... OVERALL: I had this on draft at The Corner Pub, and I had to revisit it...at home from a 22 oz. bomber, it only stands taller and more formidable, encompassing the palate and demanding every inch of attention with each sip--a BIG beer... phenolic in a highly drinkable,fashion...

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rexvillenative (11) - Lewiston, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2015
This is a very smooth and drinkable Stout. Pours dark with little foam. Great after dinner beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (1601) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Jon! Pours a deep black with a small tan head that dissipates almost instantly. Sweet Hershey’s milk chocolate all over the nose with some light cacao in the background. Taste isn’t as sweet as the nose would lead you to believe. Lots of cacao with some light roasted notes and bitter baker’s chocolate notes. Dry finish that leaves a nice coating of cocoa all over the palate. Very good and even better with vanilla ice cream on the side!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cmt63 (4) - fairfield, USA - DEC 12, 2015 does not count
Love , love , love this time of year! Worth the wait! The Blackwater Series always delivers!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1088) - - DEC 10, 2015
Bomber. Big milk chocolate aroma with light roasted malt notes. Pours black with a thin light brown head with good retention and some lacing. Starts with lots of sweet milk chocolate with a bit of the roasted malt in there as well. Finishes surprisingly dry, but pleasantly so with some roast coffee flavors coming through with the chocolate with a even so slight bitter hop ending. Nice imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 10, 2015
Pours light black with coffee translucent rims and sparse latte foam on the edges. The nose shows milk chocolate with sweet chocolate notes. The palate is lightly carbonated and medium bodied. Mild chocolate sweetness with notes of slightly roasted malts, a dark chocolate bitterness and chocolate once again upon the linger.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blueshockey24 (189) - Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Bomber. Pours Black with good brownish head. Smell is of Chocolate with a little hint of alcohol. Taste is Chocolate up front with malt, alcohol and chocolate finish. Very good Chocolate beer! I’ve heard they have a version with orange in it would would be awesome!


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