Southern Tier Choklat

Posted: March 29, 2015 in American Double/Imperial Stout, Reviews, Southern Tier Brewing Company

Now that we’re finally getting settled in the house, I can buy more beer. I happened to pick this one up at Joe Canal’s in Hamilton.

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ABV: 10%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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 brew house, encompassing the complexity of the darkest, bittersweet 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 and renew the power and interrelation of history in every bottle.”

Random: This has been on my list to try for awhile.

This beer poured with a two finger, tan head that dissipated quickly and left light lacing on the glass. The body was a dark black color with no visible carbonation due to color. The nose had notes of chocolate and licorice. There were roasted malts as well. The taste was pleasant with lots of depth. Bitter chocolate started the sip with roasted malts and a touch of smoke at the end. Although I thought the booze well-integrated, there was definitely some warming at the back of the throat. It had a thick and chewy body with light carbonation. It had a long finish with bitter chocolate and booze. This beer was on sale for $8.99 a bomber, which broke down to $.41 per ounce, which isn’t a bad deal. I thought this beer was pretty good, but it was just missing something for me. Despite that, I’d have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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