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RATINGS: 1532   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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 22 oz bottle shred with a friend from Binnys (Plainfield, IL). Pours a pitch black opaque pour, decent milk chocolate pour that dies to a film and clings to the corners laces fairly well. Aromas ever apparent, extreme dark chocolate and roasted malts, light coffee mocha, but strong chocolate, unmistakeable. Initial is thick straight dark chocolate, light bitterness up front, aroma is true to the flavor as dark chocolate dominates the taste buds. The flavor is amazing. Pretty decent bitterness on the backend from bittersweet chocolate, good sweetness, roasted malts. Amazing flavors, a touch one dimensional, but impressive beer overall.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexgrimm (273) - SPAIN - OCT 24, 2014
Taste is also a ton of chocolate, with light notes of roast, burnt sugars and molasses. I personally think the chocolate was a bit overdone in this- I would have liked this to be more roasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (243) - - OCT 23, 2014
Nicely chocolate. Good roast. Shared s bottle at a friend’s house. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angelmonster (120) - Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Typical imperial stout look, pitch black with a small milk chocolate colored head. Smells of sweet chocolate syrup with hints of vanilla, like dessert in a glass. Not much in the way of hops or alcohol. This beer is all about sweet malts. Taste is lots of caramel malts and sweet chocolate. Getting a strange vanilla bean flavor also. Drinks extremely well for 10 percent. Beer is medium heavy on the palate. Carbonation is a good amount, head unfortunately died down a bit. Overall this beer has been a solid go to stout over the years. Kinda on the sweet side but delicious none the less. Always glad to have some in the fridge whenever I can get it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (558) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Noire. Beau collet brun. Nez: intensément chocolaté. Caramel. Vanille. Bouche: très très sucré. Tout de même bien balancé par une bonne amertume. Très chocolaté. Vanillé. Ronde. Fine chaleur d’alcool. On dirait une barre de chocolat au lait liquide. Pas très complexe mais combien savoureuse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3723) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Black and cool (temp. wise). White ring. Smells 100% like chocolate and 0% like beer and the flavor is expensive milk chocolate . Your beer-hating wife and mother wouldnt know the difference beteeen this and godiva.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
750ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: Pours a brown to black color forming a medium bubbled tan head with low retention and lots of spotty lacings left in the glass S: Strong smell of dark chocolate. Impressive. Vanilla, roasted malts, cofffe, earthy yeasts and some wood notes T: Slightly sweet upfront. Again, very strong notes of dark chocolate. Roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, wood, brown bread, wood, earthy yeasts. End in mainly made of a mild roasted bitterness. A bit milky too M: Creamy and heavy body. Low carbonation. Dark chocolate aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. Very smooth beer. A masterpiece [ BA Review @ 5/24/2013 ]

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie said ooh wow Julie likes. C. Vv. Julie gives a 4.8. Julie is in loves it is like liking a fundopot ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
22 oz bottle split two ways. Black body with a light brown head. Aroma is a complete chocolate bomb, smells like ST dissolved chocolate brownies in a stout. Taste is also a ton of chocolate, with light notes of roast, burnt sugars and molasses. I personally think the chocolate was a bit overdone in this- I would have liked this to be more roasty. But for what it is, it is really good...alcohol nearly completely hidden. chocolate lovers would definitely go crazy over this beer.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcclainc50 (186) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours an almost black brown with a tan head leaving moderate lacing. Strong chocolate aroma with a bit of roasted malt. Chocolate flavor is incredible, tastes like adult Yoo-Hoo, for chocolate lovers this beer is a must. Roasted malt takes a backseat but it’s present, but the chocolate is all there. Must have for chocolate people who like stouts. Or stout lovers who like chocolate, or beer lovers who like beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtdewa1 (323) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Black pour. Aroma is milk chocolate. Taste is chocolate, milk and cocoa. Very sweet and smooth. Some vanilla aftertaste. Silky velvety mouth feel. Well done.


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