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RATINGS: 1652   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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


tone77's rating

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Has a black color. Smell is of chocolate and malts. Taste is delicious, chocolate, malts, just a touch of bitterness. Overall a top notch beer worth checking out.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (838) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2016
12oz bottle, pours a midnight black, plum, raisins and malts in aroma. Then nice smooth chocolate in taste. Glides down easy for the abv. Here’s to life.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (6037) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle: Pours black with a small tan head. Sweet, dark chocolate, dark bread aroma. Taste is chewy, powdered milk chocolate malt.... mild chocolate/cocoa bean bittering. Massively chocolate-ized....very smooth, rich, creamy. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OrthoDoc (186) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Delicious desert beer. Pours a jet black color, mocha head dissipates quickly. Aroma is incredible milk chocolate with lots of sweetness. Taste follows the nose with tons of milk chocolate, rich and velvety. Very low bitterness, smooth mouthfeel, and pretty clean finish. A superb after dinner beer that lacks the typical artificial flavors of the category - this one is legit. Will buy again. Would love to see this in 6 packs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cousin_Larry (875) - - JUN 9, 2016
Sample at WOBFest 2016. Man, did we start it out right. This one is a winner - excellent chocolate flavor that completely hides the high alcohol content. Smooth, medium body goes down easy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10675) - 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 (14108) - 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 (5563) - 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 (5084) - Denver, 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 (4059) - 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.


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