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RATINGS: 1645   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


Prufrockstar's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1775) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bomber to tulip. Opaque, black, foamy chocolate-tan head, nice lacing and good retention. Aroma is hersheys chocolate milk. Thick coating mouthfeel (like a glass of chocolate milk really). Taste is chocolate up front, roasted coffee behind. Bitter finish is somewhat at odds with the rest of the experience. On par with their mokah and javha offerings.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4657) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2016
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Black appearance with a light brown head. Big chocolate aroma with vanilla, rich malts, light roasted grains and coffee. Similar flavor, adding mild sweetness and mild bitterness with hints of licorice and molasses. Medium to full body with a light boozy finish. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (3547) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2016
on tap @ Hebron Brew Haus / Hebron KY --- Aroma of sweet malt and chocolate. Opaque brown/black color, beige head, stripes of lace. Taste is heavenly, addictive, chocolate malt. All it needs is a scoop of vannilla ice cream. Sure, it’s not a typical brew, but for dessert, it is one of the best.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slubgob (282) - West Hartford, USA - APR 3, 2016
UPDATED: APR 3, 2016 Bomber into wine glass. Pours black, thin cream head. Nose of prunes amd chocolate covered dried cherries. Full, robust in the mouth. Tons of chocolate,a bit of today. Well integrated sense of light molasses. Finishes slightly bitter, and very long chocolate finish that just hours on and on and on. Excellent!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tobyrando (31) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Best chocolate beer in the country hands down. Voted best beer brewed in NY in 2013 for good reason. My favorite Blackwater Series beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (241) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Bomber - pours like coffee, black with a fine thin tan head. Wonderful aroma of cocoa, chocolate cake, coffee and toffee. Big chocolate flavor with dark chocolate, burnt toast, burnt coffee and caramel. Full bodied, velvety mouthfeel and exceptional flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rustbucket0873 (365) - Krikville, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Pours black, with tan head. The aroma is chocolate, molasses, coffee, earthy. The flavor is chocolate, backed up with alot of roasted malt, coffee flavors, molasses, earthy, finishes with bitter and slight alcohol. Hidden well. Very balanced, would recommend

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (144) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Pours black with a full tan head; nice lacing present throughout. Aromas of malt, dark chocolate, and vanilla bean. Taste is a little thin, but overall a nice complex cocoa/vanilla flavor with solid mouthfeel. Good dessert beer, although the well-disguised 10% ABV means it may sneak up on you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emartell (327) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - MAR 4, 2016
En aroma el chocolate me parece demasiado intenso, tanto que no pude distinguir más. De color completamente negro, cuerpo redondo, carbonatacion baja, Corona de espuma reducida y de baja retención. Al paladar, chocolate, buen amargor y equilibrada. Al paladar, se percibe alcohólica, un sabor a chocolate algo fuerte pero bien equilibrada, ligeramente amarga sin ser hostigante, y bastante cálida en garganta. En general es una buena cerveza algo plana y no tan compleja, pero bastante disfrutable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LetsGoState (765) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Aroma is very chocolately. Taste is chocolate and bitter. Overall good, but not great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (4480) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle at Vienna tasting February 2016. Thanks guys! This is a hell of a chocolate treat. Brutal cocoa and chocolate in both aroma and flavour. Balanced however. Toffee, alcohol and vanilla. I really fucking like it. Complex and tasty and wonderful.


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