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RATINGS: 1621   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a thin, light tan head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate is most prominent, but a slightly antiseptic trace of alcohol can be detected if one inhales deeply. Flavor is rather complex. A very sweet milk chocolate taste is prominent, becoming moreso as the beer warms. It’s almost cloying, bit quite pleasant. Roasted malts then take over and some hoppy bitterness is also detectable. Alcohol is noticeable, but not as forward as one might expect. Mouthfeel is thick, creamy, almost velvety. But there is some carbonation, too. In sum, a fine stout that will be noted more for its use of chocolate than as a typical Imperial Russian. Great as dessert.


4.3
jmjordan (5) - - NOV 11, 2017 does not count
It is apparent why this is described as a dessert beer. Though it is sweet and rich, I would not preclude it from other occasions. Holiday celebrations come to mind. During the high heat of summer, this could also be refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
Bill Becker (1779) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2017
From Feb 2008 I got bottles from both nutbrown and orbitalrOx. Thanks Alan & Don!! It pours a very dark brown with reddish hues and a 2 finger head of tannish foam. The smell has great notes of milk chocolate, toffee, and a touch of coffee. The chocolate is ruling it here. The taste is...so damn tasty! First and foremost, it's the chocolate. I'm tasting both sweet, which has the bigger role, and dark chocolate which, along with a small amount of coffee, give me some bitterness that helps prevent the over all flavour from becoming *too* sweet but hell, sweet is surely is and I'm loving it. There's plenty of toffee flavour here as well. Wow. I know that 1 bottle at a sitting will do it for me but the 22 ounces in that bottle are disappearing at an alarming rate. ;^) The full mouthfeel and lowish carbonation is working its magic while the abv just gives me a little warming after the swallow. Great job in hiding the 11%, for sure. Btw, the head retention is better than average and there's plenty of lacing hugging my glass. Bottom line: This is, by far, the most chocolate-y brew I've ever tasted and is a real treat. If you have a chance to try some, do so!!

4.4
hitemwitthehein (22) - - OCT 29, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2017 ABV - 10.0 IBU - 65 .Appearance: Black, lingering one finger brown head. .Aroma: Roasted dark chocolate, coffee notes, malt. .Taste: Rich dark chocolate combined with sweet milk chocolate, roasted coffee, cocoa, slight bitterness especially on the finish. .Mouthfeel: Creamy, Rich, full bodied. minimal carbonation. .Overall: A. .This is a well crafted stout. Enjoyable throughout. As soon as it's poured you can smell the chocolate sweetness. Perfectly sweet, with a slight bitter aftertaste. Taste lingers. Alcohol is slightly noticeable, but in a very enhancing way. Very creamy, velvety texture. Full body. Awesome choice for after dinner. Solid A.

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Happy1 (1) - LANCASTER, Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2017 does not count
Nice beer, leans towards a hoppy stout. The "Chocolate citrus flavor" is Definitely a very LIGHT 'hint' as advertised. If you're an IPA or Belgian fan, this is a great fall beer for you! If you're like me & you like to actually taste the flavors advertised on the label- please don't waste your time!nuts, roasty, roasty,

4.1
Bacchus66 (940) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2017
Bomber. Pours thick dark brown, nearly black with a full tan head. Nose is all chocolate and dark malts. Flavors are rich dark chocolate, sweet malt, coffee. Full bodied. Some hops comes out on the long, smooth chocolaty finish. Big delicious beer, an enticing dessert.

4.2
BrewBroFla (31) - - MAY 6, 2017
Very thick and black with little to no head. Aroma a wonderful blend of milk, chocolate and vanilla with some dark roasty earthy notes. Excellent bitter sweet chocolate and vanilla taste. Also very creamy and milky. Great dessert beer. So thick and rich it would be hard to finish if it wasn’t for the fact it is so delicious.

4.4
Westy1130 (109) - New York, USA - MAY 4, 2017
Pours an almost gloopy motor oil black. Huge Belgian chocolate notes with hints of vanilla and coffee. Very similar to Young’s Double Chocolate.

4.7
Mrnoluv (363) - long beach, California, USA - APR 20, 2017
This is one incredible beer! If you like chocolate, malty, sweet, coffee bean taste, this is the right beer. There is this spicy taste to it that really puts this beer over the top. One of the best I have ever had.

4.4
Biroholik (1545) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - APR 4, 2017
?Ekstrakt: 25% wag.
Słody: Karmelowy, Jęczmienny, Czekoladowy
Dodatki: Słodko-gorzka belgijska czekolada, naturalne aromaty
Chmiele: Chinook, Wilamette
Data butelkowania: 23.09.2016
Kolor: Czarny, nieprzejrzysty. Ciemny jak węgiel.
Piana: Piany po prosto brak. Na samym początku pojawiała się tylko drobna beżowa obrączka. Wkrótce opadła do zera. Chyba pierwszy raz w życiu nalałem piwo pod rant szkła. W szkle wygląda po prostu przepięknie.
Zapach: Wow! Nie wierzę w to co czuję! Najbardziej czekoladowy aromat ever. Miliony pralinek czekoladowych, słodko-gorzka belgijska czekolada, miazga kakaowa, melasa, kakao, cukier muskovado. Zajebiste! Po prostu zajebiste! Pod tą warstwą dosłownie szczypta paloności, miód i karmel i kawa z mlekiem. Orgazm w płynie!
Smak: W smaku fantastyczne, ale minimalnie odstające od aromatu. Na języku rozpływają się akcenty kakao, kawy z mlekiem i tytułowej wysokiej jakości belgijskiej czekolady. Jest też karmel, toffi, ciasteczka maślane, wafelki z masą kakaową, delicje z owocowym nadzieniem. Piwo to płynny czekoladowy deser, tort oblany gorzką czekoladą. Na szczególną uwagę zasługuje niemal całkowity brak akcentów palonych. CHOKLAT jest gładki w odczuciu, kremowy w odbiorze, jedwabisty i aksamitny na języku i podniebieniu. Goryczka jest średnia, długi czekoladowy finisz. Alkohol? Jaki alkohol? Tu nie ma go wcale! Piwo jest bogate smakowo, a w tej jednej chwili tak pijalne i nieprawdopodobnie zbalansowane. Czapki z głów!
Wysycenie: Niskie do średniego.
Podsumowanie:
Miazga! Może być i nawet kakaowa! Pewnie przeciwnicy aromatów znienawidziliby to piwo już po pierwszych łykach. Natomiast zwolennicy Omnipollo i piw typu Yellow Belly, Anagram, czy Noa Pecan Mud Cake sikali by z radości po powąchaniu tego piwa i skosztowaniu pierwszych łyków. Piwo od A do Z nafaszerowane jest najwyższej jakości belgijską czekoladą! Jest najbardziej intensywnym czekoladowo-kakaowym RIS-em jakiego piłem. Tort czekoladowy, pralinki, ciasteczka. Dominantę w postaci czekolady uzupełniają nuty kawy z mlekiem, kakao, karmelu, toffi i melasy. Jak gdziekolwiek spotkacie to piwo, to bierzcie bez zastanawienia się.

4
pkomar (529) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 2, 2017
Heavy aroma of chocolate, pralines, cocoa - smells like a dessert (maybe too much like a dessert - so much it feels artificial). As it warms up notes of tiramisu appear. Taste is sweet with some bitterness to counter it. Carbonation could have been lower. On the other hand it’s smooth and dense - liquor-like. Great beer although it could have had a bit less of artificial flavors (at least that’s what I think these are).


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