ZacM612 (506) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Black with a little tan head. Chocolate, chocolate chocolate. Smooth, slightly creamy, did I mention chocolatey?
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bomber. Nice thick head, the aroma of cocoa is hard to mistake. Flavor is all about the cocoa. Nice bitterness like chewing dark chocolate. Palate is clean and thin. Finishes with a cocoa powered type residue, that is not offensive. Overall wow, what a great beer, I haven’t had anything like this since rouges chocolate beer.
tekstr1der (343) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick and black with barely a bubble on top, just a thin film of tan foam which disappears completely. The aroma is remarkable - it’s like a chocolate fountain. Flavor is also very chocolate, more dark and bitter than the smell would indicate, and warmed by some booze showing through. Finish is semi-bitter and lingering. Very good, as many of ST’s heavily flavored brews.
Douberd (4528) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(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.
rdixon77 (2109) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yup, chocolate extreme….great dessert beer. Black appearance Sweet, milky chocolate aroma and taste. Maybe just mild bitterness. Good stuff.
monk191 (1680) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Dacrza (798) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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...
Rexvillenative (12) - Lewiston, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very smooth and drinkable Stout. Pours dark with little foam. Great after dinner beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
willisread (2126) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Cmt63 (4) - fairfield, USA - DEC 12, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love , love , love this time of year! Worth the wait! The Blackwater Series always delivers!