RATINGS: 1659   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, were 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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Tasted 11/29/08. 22oz bomber. Pitch black hue with a beige ring of head. Wow! What a nose. All chocolate. Dark chocolate, fudge and chocolate icing. Full bodied and delicious! Big malty characater and a ton of chocolate flavors. Ample, yet blended. Well masked alcohol presence. Not overtly sweet, but big chocolate notes. Mild hops that add a touch of pine in the finish. This is by far the best Chocolate stout I have ever had. Gimme more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2009
22oz bottle 9/18/08(Courtesy of Hopscotch during the CU/WVU throwdown). Pours a pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and more chocolate. Taste is again chocolate and more chocolate. This full bodied brew is very well balanced. If you like chocolate then you will love this beer. Great brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dchmela (3033) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2009
A special treat from BConley for New Years and my 900th rate. Pours thick and black, very oily with a thick tan head. The most wonderful chocolate bar aroma. Very complex and alluring, most people tasting this took extra time to take in the aroma. Less chocolate bar in the taste, very nice thick body. Was so sad to finish the bottle...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2008
It is a good thing that this bottle clearly states "A stout brewed with chocolate" because the name, and everything else about the beer, just left me guessing. The pour gave me a nice dense cream head. The aroma is possible the most chocolaty beer I can thing of. Yeah, this smells just like a slightly roasted, caramelized chocolate bar. Flavor is less chocolaty, but still strong with it. There is more of a sugary side of it, bringing a chewy and viscous mouthfeel before the final bitterness comes in to end the experience. As this warms it just gets more and more chocolate-tastic. It doesn’t come off as a beer with cocoa powder mixed in (Sam Adams Chocolate Bock anyone?) this tastes like a chocolate stout should.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Black pour. Tan head. Aroma is nothing but a great dark bar of chocolate. Flavor follows suit with chocolate, sweetness and a hint of roasted malt. Silky and smooth. A winner. Can i get some more please?!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bomber. Pours a viscous black with a thick tan head. Chocolate nose, big time, but seems like a mix of sweet milk chocolate and bittersweet baking chocolate. Hints of anise. Velvet mouthfeel, absolutely decadent chocolate flavors - the nose didn’t lie - nice bitter bite late. Just a bit of the alcohol sneaks in, but not enough to detract. Delish, but why not in a smaller bottle? Much like a rich chocolate truffle, just a bit is more than enough to sate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7189) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 3/2011 - A lovely beer that I look forward to coming out every year. A very good bottle but the draft is truly incredible. Like drinking alcoholic Hersheys syrup but in a good way. Despite my dedication to variety this is one of the few beers I will order back to back. ++++Sampled on draft at Ds in Regent Square this beer poured thick and black with a small brown head. The aroma was incredibly strong sweet chocolate syrup. The flavor was a marvelous blend of chocolate syrup, toasty malts, a touch of molasses and a hint of port wine. The finish was long sweet dark chocolate. Beergasm!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Gorgeous! This nose could fool you melted hi-end belgian chocolate. Perfume, vanilla, floral elements. The best smelling choco stout I have ever tasted. The palate does not disappoint either. All of the aromas follow through on the tongue. Sophisticated, powerful, yet layered and elegant. Awesome dessert beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JaBier (7289) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a half inch tan head. Aroma of hershey syrup with a tad bit of hop and yeast. Flavor of chocolate ganache with a somewhat dry hop finish. Tried this one last year and did not think it was sweet enough. They corrected that this year. Fantastic brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Pours black with a bronw head. Huge chocolate aroma with caramel, roasted malt, and wood. Taste was very rich, dark chocolate with caramel and roasted malt. Underlying wood flavors. Alcohol is well hidden, but warms intensely after each sip. Thick, extremely sticky mouthfeel. Flavor tastes like real chocolate, and not artificial chocolate. 22oz is too much for one sitting, so its better to share the bottle. Due to the overwhelming chocolate, and large bottle this beer loses drinkability. Still, an excellent beer, if not a novelty brew.

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