RATINGS: 1621   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
“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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fonefan (51109) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle 66cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #24. ]
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, nesauick, dusty. Flavor is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, and a dusty feel. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090501]

yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
From bottle, Papsoes blindtasting #24. Pours deep dark brown to black with a small tan head. Dense dark and powdery chocolate aroma. Sweet and dense chocolate flavoured, vanilla too. Powderish. Mild bitter and roasted acidic flavoured too. Bitter and slight acidic finish.

Ungstrup (38414) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
Bottled. A deep red beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of chocolate - seemingly poor quality. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of chocolate on a malty background, leading to a dry chocolaty finish.

joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle at home. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and light roasted aroma dominated by chocolate with notes of coffee beans and vanilla. Sweet and roasted flavour of chocolate, coffee beans and vanilla with notes of hops and liquorice. Roasted and hoppy finish.

anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a sweetsh malty milk chocolate aroma. Sweetish and slightly roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a very sweet milk chocolate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2010
[email protected] Hunters, Pori. Quite much pitch black colour with small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, liquorice and some sweet maltyness as well. Flavour is liquorice, chocolate, mild coffee as well as roasted malts. Brutal and balanced.

Travlr (26105) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Dark maroon that light penetrates easily. Brown head that disappears completely and leaves scant lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is Hershey bar and chocolate covered cherries, medium body, dryish and bitter finish. More chocolate than beer.

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Bottle at home thanks to Dough77 for this Wow what a nose Chocolate CHocolate Chocolate Awsome Possible the Best smelling beer ive ever inhaled My Aroma goes up to 11, no make that 12, but ive ahd to add the extra 2 points to Overall as no matter how i try the aroma box just wont let me enter 12... F... Me The Flavour follows... More and More Chocolate ... Some Chocolate up front ... Lots of Choclate in linger ... Nice Chocolate base ... little sweet with loads of chocolate... Its Lovely but in the final analysis its a bit 1D all be it a lovely chocolate 1D Tk2 .... f.... me again. i still think aroma needs to go up to 12. flavour is still lovly chocolate but maybe having tried more it not quite as up there as i first thought... amazingly chocolaty.

Bottle at home (aged bottle)... deep black .. thin tan head ... huge chocolate ... dark roast ... light coffee nose... fucking gorgeous ... deep soft chocolate roast ... mellow roast ... but huge huge drinking chocolate ... very good quality chocolate ... im going to say 4.5 again. great

bottle at home ... nov 2014 ... dark black ,.. thin tan head ,, soft roast ... dark chocolate ... dark malts //.... soft vanilla ... soft sweet woody roast ..dark malts .heavy malts ... heavy roast ... sweet roast ... soft chocolate .. some mellow roast ... big vanilla ... soft chocolate ... 4.3

omhper (25744) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2012 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Almost black, no head. Powerful chocolate sauce aroma with a touch of vanilla. Very sweet and extremely syrupy with hard metallic, yet sticky mouthfeel. Flavour is chocolate sauce, chocolate sauce and chocolate sauce. It’s near full bodied, but with the most simplistic body you can imagine. Finishes with more chocolate sauce. I’ve tasted beers before that I could imagine would go well with vanilla ice-cream, but this is the first that requires it. Probably the most one-dimensional 11% beer ever made. Oh well, Souther Tier is constantly putting out this type of gimmicky underwhelming big beers. To me they are the most overrated brewer on Ratebeer, and this is their most overrated beer. A nip of this would be fine - it’d be like a cheap, sticky chocolate brandy. A bomber is way out - something I’d never dream of finishing.

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
7th March 2009
Opaque black beer. Low carbonation. Soft silky smooth beer. Immediate and strong dark and milk chocolate. Some lactose sweetness. A little bitter fresh hop in the smooth chocolate finish keeps things interesting! Southern Tier, definitely one of my favourite US brewers!

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