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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


SaintD's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintD (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Well balanced between a typical stout (minus the more popular overly done bittering addition) and a nice addition of chocolate. Definetly not a cocoa flavor, but chocolate. Very nice.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bennetporter (59) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours from the tap a deep reddish brownish black with a thick khaki head. Smells like a freshly unwrapped bar of artisanal dark chocolate, flavor is like a rich dark chocolate gelato. Very impressive for what could have ultimately fallen flat as a one-dimensional beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zapabeer (17) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
Cerveja muito boa, um amigo trouxe no meu aniversário e tomamos no final da festa. Excelente aroma e coloração quando colocada no copo. O gosto é delicioso, saborosa, com um toque de chocolate muito bom e que não deixa a cerveja artificial.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2014
On tap. Served adeep brown color with a foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and trace of malt. Taste of chocolate, bit of booze and malt. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Full body, smooth with an overly chocolate feel. On the sweet side but goes pretty well with the holidays.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dmdunn (1) - Glenview, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
On tap, December 2014. Rich dark appearance with creamy tan head. Chocolate bomb with slight hint of hazelnut and coffee. Hides the 10% alcohol well. Another winner from Southern Tier. Delicious!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014
22oz bottle poured into glass. Aroma is obvious...heavy malts and chocolate. Pours a dark brownish black with almost no head to it. Pretty smooth up front with a creamy mouthfeel heavy dark chocolates and malts present. Finishes a little bitter from the chocolate essence.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (570) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a quickly-dissipating tan head. Aroma is delicious, sweet chocolate. Flavor is sweet chocolate, balanced with a bittersweet finish. I love good chocolate beers and this one is fantastic.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (161) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bomber bottle. Pours dark brown almost black with almost no head. Strong chocolate smell...smells amazing. Great chocolate taste with some malt flavor as well. Alcohol really well hidden. Delicious beer!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarLeeMa (16) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Excellent aroma and appearance. Delicious chocolate taste and very smooth to drink. Wouldn't expect a chocolate beer to be so good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doofgoblin (339) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle 2013. This is the most ridiculously chocolate stout I’ve ever tasted. After cellaring for a while, the hops are gone and your left with a brew that is literally liquid chocolate: smooth, sweet, delicious.... The mouth feel is round and smooth... chocolate truffle...yum...

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (261) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2014
BOD 9/19/14. Pours dark as a starless night. Above average head volume, average lacing and retention. Very rich nose of milk chocolate with chocolate malt notes underneath. Full bodied with a rich creamy texture. Slightly above average carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a reasonable burst for this viscosity on the finish. The very rich taste profile is intense, not very complex but well balanced. It begins with a sweet milk chocolate explosion that slowly fades into a mild bitterness in the middle. The bitterness is a blend of roast and hops. As it begins, the chocolate malt notes of the nose are evident. The finish leaves a nice moderate alcohol burn at the back of the throat. As the chocolate and bitterness fade, a light grain alcohol flavor emerges.


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