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RATINGS: 1625   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

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3.6
jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2009
[email protected] Pure chocolate aroma, nothing else, just Koetjesrepen. Very black, light brown small head, good lace. Liquid chocolate bar at first and liquid bitter chocolate bar in the finish. Medium body. You must adore chocolate because that’s just it.

3.6
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is chocolate and sweetness. The flavor is chocolate with notes of alcohol. The palate is sweet. Overall a clean chocolate beer.

3.6
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a thin light brown head that lasted. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, nuts and roasted malt. The flavour is dark chocolate, nuts, vanilla and roasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel. A dry bitter finish. Flavoursome beer for sure but I wasn’t totally won over by the use of chocolate in this one.

3.6
portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2010
650ml bottle to snifter glass. Poured slick dark brown with little light showing though. Appearance is very dark brown, with little to no light shinning though. Very little head and minimal lacing. Taste is straight to rich chocolate and finishes bitter with booze. Has light body with thin slick chocolate features, and bitter after taste. Overall very good beer to accompany desert. Or looking for sweet chocolate.

3.6
anders37 (27907) - 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.

3.6
madvike (3308) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle - Deep and dark with a light brown head. Smells of...um...chocolate. Sweet milk chocolate with notes of licorice and caramel...yum. Taste is a bit more harsh with a bit of booze intermingling with the chocolate. Total dessert beer, but it hides the 11% well.

3.6
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 25, 2010
Smells like a hot chocolate spiked with vodka. Flavour is like chocolate ice cream. Slightly too sweet to be truly great, but interesting enough but unique enough to keep a place in my "wow" list. :)

3.6
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Pours black with a thin head to it. Smells like chocolate syrup. Taste is about the same too. Really sweet and hard to finish a bottle but it isn’t bad. Little one dimensional but what did I expect with the name

3.6
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle, one of many brought back from my down-South hookup, Marcus Foods on my latest trip Montana-ways. Pours Black as anything, head is dark tan, on the thinnish side, not terribly persistent, lacing is spotty to good. Aromas are, as one would expect, quite chocolatey; Milk chocolate leads the way, big cocoa power/milkshake aroma, definitely some of that "ice cold sweet milk" aroma I get from sweeter stouts too... Roasty/coffeeish notes are here too, but definitely down beneath the chocolate, which frankly overpowers the nose. Carbonation is soft, making the beer feel quite heavy, not surprising, this being and Imperial Stout and all, but I was expecting to to be perhaps a bit more lively on the bubbles. Flavours start and finish with the creamy "milk chocolate milkshake" thing that is this beer’s main theme. In between, this shows notes of roast, malt, little bits of cedar/leather, but nothing I can really nail down. Finish is surprisingly smoky, once the chocolate has faded some. Not an amazing beer, not like "Awakenings", where you are moved to tears, more like True Lies, an awesome movie, with a sexy dance from Jamie Lee Curtis, and lots of explosions, but ultimately has Tom Arnold as part of the supporting cast, and falls short of being anything more meaningful than entertainment. Good fun, better than the Jah-va, but weaker than both the Oat and the Mokah.

3.6
yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
pours dark black with minimal head. chocolate one the nose and chocolate in the tase. It has a very nice mouthfeel, smooth with a little thickness. NOt sure if I would consider it an imperial stout (if it is it is atypical) overall an enjoyable brew but not overly complex so in my opinion a little overrated


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