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RATINGS: 1653   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (2046) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2016
0,65l bottle at home at Vienna Tasting shared by Nische, big thank. black color, small tan head. smells quite a lot of vanilla, raisins, licorice, chocolate, bit medical, light bitter herbal. good stuff. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of vanilla, medical, chocolate, bit medical, licorice, raisins. finishes bit medical with some roast and notes of vanilla and medical. decent stuff, but not a fan of vanilla at all, so not the biggest fan of this. still kind of enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (1299) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2016 Very strong brownie smell..complex and impressive! Strong strong flavor but still pretty smooth for the high alcohol...very light alcohol taste...not quite as complex as smell but more than most, Slight bitterness at the end

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockey9930 (244) - - FEB 19, 2016
Thick black with no head. Aroma mostly of milk chocolate and vanilla with some dark roasty earthy notes. Bitter sweet chocolate and vanilla taste. Also very creamy and milky. Great dessert beer. So thick and heavy I can barely finish a glass.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (1021) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Big bottle with samdueche. Black with medium tan head. Delicious milk chocolate nose. Tastes amazing, creamy chocolate, booze well hidden, nice finish. Like a dessert, terrific.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
clueo (172) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2016
What a great stout! The beer pours a nice dark brown with moderate translucency. The chocolate taste is great without being overwhelming. A spectacular stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2016
bottle. Thick black with small head. As expected, extremely chocolate forward with quite a bit of sweetness. Really enjoyable dessert beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3370) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2016
651 ml. bottle. Bottled 10/27/15. 10% ABV per the label. Pours a medium, thick, well retained beige head, with moderate lacing, over a clear black (SRM 40) body.....nose is chocolate, coffee, vanilla from the malts and additives......taste is sweet with light honey tones, chocolate, light coffee, hints of toffee/caramel, finishing with a roasted malt, hop combined bitterness.....mouth feel, medium heavy body, sticky, alcohol warmth present, slight astringency,, low carbonation. This is another of the trite style of dessert Imperial Stouts. It lacks the dried fruit characters such as plum, fig raisin, which are frequently found, and umami with beef, soy notes which are occasionally present. It is a well made, but simple beer. It might be good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Better attenuation, less chocolate, a different yeast all might help improve. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1pintatatime (136) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Poured from a bomber. The dessert beer label doesn’t lie. It’s chocolate all the way through, bur dry enough that it’s not too sweet. It’s a bit of a one trick pony, but it’s a pretty great trick. Super drinkable and hides the booze (10%) admirably.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
retinadoc (219) - - JAN 9, 2016
Draft. A rare miss for Southern Tier. Very sweet, heavy chocolate flavor, but with a distinct vegetal base. What was perfect for Pumking is completely inappropriate for Choklat. This should have used a base of caramel and malt. It tastes like they used the base for Pumking and simply added chocolate. Re-do please!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gerbewa (253) - - JAN 5, 2016
Had this on new years 2015/2016. Really good stout. Had this from beverage world from a 32 oz growler. Erik brought.


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