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RATINGS: 1593   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


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Clevohardcore (2) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Holy Moly this is one tasty brew. I enjoy beer and choosing variety, but this brew has given me the desire to tell everyone of its virtue. Buy this, sample it, do whatever it takes to try it and then you will know what I speak of. It’s that good.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - JUL 3, 2015
650ml bottle. Black color with small brown head that quickly disappears. Malty aroma, chocolate, chocolate, cocoa and chocolate. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with flat carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (1307) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 24, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Opaque dark brown with small creamy tan head, chocolate aroma, low carbonation, sweetish milk chocolate taste with alcohol undertones, full body, long mocha finish. Very nicely chocolatey and strong.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hophead1234 (46) - - JUN 24, 2015
serious chocolate aroma; smooth, creamy chocolate taste with mild coffee notes; fairly easy drining for 10% abv

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bomber from Captain Jack’s in Bismarck. Appearance: slight tan head, black color, opaque, light lacing, head does not last. Aroma: licorice, tons of chocolate, light grass. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, alcohol thinness, bitter finish, super smooth, oily texture. Taste: sweet chocolate with notes of licorice on into a light bitterness from chocolate, but sweetness lingers and stays in aftertaste. Overall, amazing, can not believe how well this lived up to the hype. Amazing beer, sooo smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fugitive (1645) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Color deep dark red with tiny white head. Aroma chocolate, malt. Taste sweet, malt, chocolate.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Milk chocolate aroma. Some coffe but mostly cocoa. Flavor of coffe and malts with a fantastic milk chocolate flavor with some alcohol heat on a slight sweet finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cosmo6644 (84) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Aroma is tons of chocolate and some malts, taste is chocolate with a nice hop addition, very thick, hangs on nice, fantastic ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinaMarket (219) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2015
Couple years in the cellar and smooth as silk. Huge chocolate and roast, nicely balanced. Aroma of chocolate, oatmeal, metal. incredible mouthfeel as expected. Hops still doing their thing. Very enjoyable. Tasted at 55F.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1263) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2015
22 Oz bottle pour split. Pours a near black color with no head. Sweet chocolate cocoa aroma with some vanilla. Flavor matchea, with a delicious milk chocolate finish. Very tasty. Really enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (731) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2015
On tap at the bluebonnet brew off. Poured a very dark opaque brown with a khaki head. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malts, liquorice, with a very bitter finish. Average carbonation, medium body.


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