Choklat

Southern Tier Choklat
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

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, they'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.

FOOD PAIRINGS: Particularly tasty with mint truffles, mascarpone cheese (canoli), angelfood cake. Enjoy alone, or as a float with a scoop of organic vanilla bean ice cream.

AVAILABILITY: November release / 22oz / 1/6 keg

Profile

ABV: 
10.0%
IBUs: 
70
Served at: 
48° F
Hops: 
Chinook, Willamette
Malts: 
Two-Row Barley, Caramel 60, Barley Flakes, Chocolate
Judges Review 
Pete Garofalo's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The aroma of intense chocolate suggests a hot fudge sundae or a pan of freshly baked brownies. A malty edge provides an overall candylike impression. Some aspects of dried fruit are also present: raisin, fig, and cherry. The flavor is also rich in chocolate character, along with suggestions of toffee and vanilla. The balance is sweet, but stops short of cloying with a kiss of hops and a light roast malt presence. This is truly a dessert beverage, with rich and silky chocolate dominating the aroma and flavor. Not as intensely roasted as some examples, but would be interesting poured over a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

Popular Reviews

Rtsmithjr63's picture

My Score: 
100
Aroma: 
24 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
40/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
10/ 10
Overall Impression: 
20/ 20
A very complex flavor that I find changes with temperature and the type of food you pair it with. One of my favorite brews.