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RATINGS: 1501   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 One of southern tiers best. Poured a nice black color with no light. Had a nice 1 finger, brown sugar head. Aroma was dominated by cocoa nibs and some hints of vanilla. On the palate you are hit with bitter chocolate, then in the middle of the palate is mellows out before hitting hard on the finish with dark chocolate. Mouthfeel nears heavy with nice carbonation. A solid overall nice winter stout.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmoosey (78) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2014
Poured from a bottle at home. Pours a very dark with a tan head. Smell is of malt, chocolate and coffee. The taste matches the aroma. There’s some bitterness there that comes from the chocolate...almost like a dark chocolate candy bar. Overall a good beer. Would try again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5021) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 11, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Black with a big light brown head. Wonderful powerful chocolate aroma, like a a chocolate drink. Sweet and roasty flavor full of chocolate, a bit of mocha and a slightly bitter finish. Nice thick full body, good viscosity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpmaster (1087) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
22 ounce bottle available at Total wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $8.49 Very good!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (390) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2014
Poured at 55F from bottle from cellar. Pours very dark brown with minimal khaki head, but what head there is long-lasting. Aroma - malt, chocolate, candied cherry and coffee underneath. Taste - coffee, dark malt, chocolate, fairly bitter finish. Spiky carbonation, creamy mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thejackrollins (2) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014 does not count
Perfect dessert beer. The chocolate encompasses every part of the beer from beginning to end. It's there but not over the top. Very malty with a small hop presence. Very good. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (177) - Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle. Black, black, black. If I took a bottle of Hershey’s and poured it in a glass, that is what this beer smells and tastes like. Delicious!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
exeter (189) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
Chocolate, But this isn’t just chocolate in a light, subtle sort of way. This is thick, delicious chocolate that you could sit and enjoy for hours and hours. The mouth feel is thick, sticky, and viscous, with little carbonation. Alcohol warmth is powerful in this beer.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
N3lson1 (118) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
I usually am a fan of Southern Tier products but not Choklat. The chocolate flavor was too pungent and to make this beer worst, they added a crapton (yes a "crapton" is an actual unit of measurement) of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (556) - Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2014
A lifeless black, with an attractive medium brown head. Smell is great, of cocoa and malt. Taste is full of bitter cocoa, chocolate and a touh of hops.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fakebeersnob (108) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Smells of cocoa and maybe a bit of vanilla. Pours dark black with a lighter chocolate tan head. Tastes upfront like chocolate milk (or melted chocolate). There is some bitterness on the palate in the middle. Ends with a darker chocolate finish. Tingling on the tip of tongue at the finish. This is a very good chocolate stout.


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