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RATINGS: 1623   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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4.5
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
On tap at Ginger Man in NYC! A- Dark brown hue, tan creamy head dissipates, moderate lacing S- Rich, sweet milk chocolate, hints of marshmallow and brown sugar, smells like an amazing cup of cocoa T- Taste follows aroma, sweet chocolate malts dominate, some roast and bitter hops in the middle, finishes sweet and dry with a hint of alcohol, absolutely delicious for this style M- Medium/full-bodied, smooth and creamy texture, mild carbonation D- Wow, this is the tastiest and most balanced chocolate stout I’ve ever drank, a nice bitterness rounds out the sweet malts, the alcohol is barely detectable even at 11%, this is like having desert, and as such, probably best in smaller quantities

3.9
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle. Chocolate malts, chocolate malts, chocolate malts. Coffee dark chocolate bitterness. Medium bodied, a bit thick and chewy. Fisher-Price: My first stout. Pretty damn good.

4.5
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2009
WOW!!!!!!!! a thick opaque dark chocolate brown with thin tan head. Aroma is malt, vanilla bean and thick, rich dark chocolate. It’s pure creamy, delicious, chocolate that masks the alcohol. Seriously, the flavor is amazing. It is a dark chocolate milk with ice cream and vanilla bean. Body is creamy with light carbonation. DELICIOUS!

4.7
bonvivant (169) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Like drinking a liquid dark chocolate bar. Hints of coffee. The alcohol is nicely hidden.....as long as you don’t drink more than one!

4.2
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Pour is dark brown with a tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma is big chocolate, light booze, faint fruit, malt. About as good as it gets. Taste is relatively one dimensional, heavy chocolate. Malt and booze also make an appearance. Mouth is full and creamy. Finish is very smooth and a little warming. Overall a solid stout. Not something I could drink too often, but nice on occasion.

3.1
luv2brew (197) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2009
This one is way over the top with chocolate. Pours a thick jet black with a brown head that fades relatively quickly. The nost is straight hersheys chocolate. I am not sure it even tastes like beer. This would be great for someone who disliked chocolate stouts and you wanted to try and hook them on it , because it is pure chocolate. This is definately not my favorite, and I think the oatmeal is much better.

4.3
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
On tap. Beautiful dark chocolate colored body. Wonderful chocolate cake aroma and taste. Like drinking the best brownie you’ve ever had. I have nothing bad to say about this except I don’t have a case of it. Extremely decadent and rich. Amazing

4
abcfan (928) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Wow, wonderful chocolate aroma on this one! Its like chocolate cake dipped in chocolate. Very smooth drinking, the 11% ABV is hidden well. I may have to pick up a few more of these.

4.3
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Black silky pour with no head at all. Woah very obvious chocolate aromas are apparent as well as vanilla and a distinct raspberry quality which is amazing. The depth of complexity on the nose is apparent. Similar experience on the palate, except with a more pronounced bittering dry dustyness which complements the smoothed out malty sweetness. Delicious but maybe too decadent for my tastes as one bottle is perhaps too much; but still this is an amazing beer and would work great for dessert.

4
beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2009
On Tap-Judges Bench-Ellicott City Md-Dark brown w/a good size tan head. Strong chocolate aroma, Flavor of chocolate is most obvious, it’s a deep quality chocolate flavor which is brewed right into the beer, not some cheap cocoa mix poured in. Had a bit of a malt flavor as well. Rich mouthfeel w/a long, full, chocolate finish.


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