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RATINGS: 1502   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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DearBeer2013 (22) - - FEB 8, 2014
Hints of chocolate....alcohol, slight hoppy ending. A little burnt coffee.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (5467) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
650ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (222) - - JAN 31, 2014
Opaque, dense lacing. Full body, packed with flavor, smooth texture, good length. Intense bittersweet taste, alcohol heat, Mocha character, excellent expresso flavor, taste of alcohol in evidence, particularly in the finish. A beer to always come back to. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimsal27 (164) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Southern Tier continues to underwhelm me. Was looking forward to getting my hands on this one. It wasnt bad but really nothing to brag about. Would much rather have a Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkSanta410 (177) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 On tap at Easy Tiger in Austin, TX. Pours a opaque black with decent khaki head. Aroma is booze, vanilla and chocolate. Strong aroma. Taste is very chocolatey, slightly bitter with espresso notes. Thick on the palate. Unique, fantastic beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RLiddell (41) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Appearance is dark, brown opaque, tan head that dissipates quickly leaving some lacing behind. Aroma is subtle dark chocolate. Taste starts as a chocolate milkshake, followed by a slight bitter bite and ends with a nice, dark chocolate finish. Perfect beer for dessert.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
319heads (1) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2014 does not count
Great chocolate smell, not overly sweet, balanced by the bitter dark chocolate flavour and there’s a good amount of carbonation to lighten it up perfectly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewdork (205) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2014
650 ml bottle poured into snifter. Opaque black color reminiscent of burnt motor oil with a miniscule creamy tan head that surrenders quickly. Aroma is dominated by cocoa, vanilla and lactose. Flavor follows suit with plenty of chocolate character, but not simply sweet. There’s plenty of bitterness to be found here as well with coffee and even some burnt notes. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with no apparent carbonation. While I do enjoy the flavor of this beer, I do find myself getting a bit fatigued towards the end of the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Busick (167) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
A nice seasonal beer that comes out, at least in my area, around Christmas time. Right when I am ready for a solid brew with chocolate overtones....this brew meets those wants!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (392) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is Borden’s chocolate milk. No lie! Tastes like chocolate milk with a bitter edge. Unbelievable!


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