17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Pours a near black thinner obsidian (even though I know it’s not thin!) with a small fizzy head. Even though it smells nothing like a beer it is quite a delectable enticing aroma, banana bread, chocolate syrup, espresso quite the rich dessert. Flavor follows aroma with the addition of some acidity from the espresso roast, green banana, chocolate shortbread cookie, super rich and slightly ashy. Medium bodied, dull rich mouthful, fluffy carbonation, syrupy but not as bad as the choklat alone, crunchy sensation on the tongue.
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Dark ruby pour. Gorgeous chocolate aroma. Oh WOW! Yahoo in a glass. A lovely mix of chocolate and alcohol. I could drink this all night.
blutt59 (6236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, walnut color with no foam, aroma of cocoa, butterscotch, chocolate milk, this is the strongest hershey’s chocolate milk you ever made as a kid and almost rivals Choklat
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to sloth. I love ST stouts (and lots of their other beers). Pours with a brown, mocha head, over a very deep coca cola body. Aroma has tons of bitter baking chocolate, a few roasty coffee beans and a lot more bitter chocolate for good measure. Taste is chocolate powder with bitter coffee grounds and a bit of nuttiness. Lots of cocoa, but not as decadent as Choklat (I need more...that beer is like crack...addictive). Creamy mouthfeel and light bubbles.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So, yes,. I ma a Southern Tier fan but this beer was also knock-your-sockspoff-amazing. Very mellow mellow marshmellow and mild milk chocolate flavors with some graham cracker and some heavy cream. like chocolalte stout ice cream in a glass. wow. yum.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body beneath a thin light brown head. Chocolate chip cookie aroma accompanied by coffee and licorice. Sweet milk chocolate and restrained roasted barley and coffee flavors are followed by a little port wine. Finishes lightly dry and roasty. The sweetness doesn’t get in the way here as it does with their creme brulee.
Brigadier (3250) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle
The latest release in the Blackwater series is a blend of two solid ancestors. Each had flaws of their own; some have made it into this one while others are now balanced out. Overall I think it is a worthwhile investment if you can find it for between $8 and $10 a bomber.
Aroma / Appearance - The tannish head was faint above the mahogany body. With a gradient to deep black it contrasts against the sunlight. Creme brulee, vanilla, cherry Pop Tarts, peanut butter, chocolate chop cookies, and anise are the most evident aspects. Other things lurk in the background as well to create a rich but not overwhelming profile.
Flavor / Palate - Fluid and creamy it slides across the throat. Strongly vanilla and chocolately with chili powder, graham crackers, coffee, and peanut brittle also show up at times. It tastes more like the Choklat than the Jahva. With a bit more time it will smooth out I think; if you happen to have two bottles drink one now and save one for six months to a year.
jcwattsrugger (11559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle–pours a rich light brown head and black color. Aroma is rich hot chocolate-chocolate. Taste is earthy hops, strong chocolate/some coffee-some burnt, some alcohol. Occasional. Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2014 Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark black color with a huge creamy dark tan head. The aroma was fabulous mix of strong sweet chocolate syrup, vanilla and sweet coffee. The flavor was strong with malted milk, sweet chocolate, vanilla and a hint of coffee with moderate floral hops and light fruity hops underneath. The finish was long and turned bitter with a more pronounced hoppiness dominating the chocolate and vanilla. Wonderful.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint poured jet black with a creamy tan head. Big coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Bakers chocolate in the initial punch in the gut with a light coffee in the background. This was a nice marriage of the Jahva and Choklat. More to the choloate side, but still very nice. Easy going down. Now I know to age the bottle in the basement to see what happens.