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RATINGS: 1649   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“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


mnemonic21's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnemonic21 (20) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2013
I aged this one since 2011 and surprisingly it still has a super boozy nose; still a delicious chocolate ale with a bit of caramel, vanilla on the nose and a clear, healthy dosing of cocoa; thick bodied with a resiny hoppiness and bitterness from the cacao; age has done this well.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10035) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle. Milk chocolate malt and light hay aroma. Black with small tan head. Bittersweet milk chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice body and balance. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (12382) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Opaque dark brown to black color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is huge chocolate and chocolate pudding. Taste chocolate, chocolate malts, chocolate pudding. Unbelievable: pure liquid chocolate. Quite oily, velvety, thick and balanced. Wonderful beer. Exactly what the label promises to be.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
Shared by benzai. Very good beer, smells and tastes like chocolat, very nice! Don’t know what else to subscribe.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DutchDrebus (5473) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells chocoladevla mostly. Fucking love it. Tastes chocolate. Super taste, lasts long. Full body, soft carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4702) - 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 (3626) - 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 (291) - 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 (257) - 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 (366) - 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


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