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RATINGS: 1596   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bomber. Pours a dense black with ample tan head. Aroma is the bittersweet smell of baking chocolate. Taste is more chocolate, some molasses, vanilla and toffee, but, let’s face it, chocolate is the key in this dessert brew. WOW, like Hershey’s syrup on steroids. Excellent Blackwater Series!


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bruds (39) - - AUG 29, 2015
Aged about 6+ months. Pours at 60°. Dark brown with dark brown bubbly head. You smell the chocolate and vanilla. Very smooth, hints of chocolate and vanilla continue. Finishes nicely, touch of bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2284) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle that has spent a few years on my cellar. Thick dark black pour with just a slight head. Massive chocolate nose. Decadent. Smooth malt profile builds up to a roasted malt and sweet chocolate taste with lingering bitter chocolate in the finish. Decadent desert beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1736) - Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle - good size tan thick head, pitch black color, definite big chocolate aroma and flavor, mild roastiness, moderate alcohol notes, mildly velvet finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1347) - 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 (1449) - 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 (1697) - 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 (96) - 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


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