March 18, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Cocoa beans were the Aztec’s gold standard - they were used as currency and were the key ingredient in the king’s coveted chocolate drink. No longer used as coins, they are still used to create venerated brews. Case in point: Boatswain Chocolate Stout. As it states right on the front of the label, this bold bomber is “brewed with cocoa powder.” It presents aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and coffee with assertive, tangy hops and caramel maltiness. While it sounds like you might need a fork to enjoy this, it’s actually super drinkable. And it’s a respectable 5.4% alcohol by volume. Brewed for us in limited quantities to assure the quality, this beer delivers craft, without the crazy price – each 22 ounce bottle is just $1.99*.
*Boatswain Chocolate Stout is currently available in Trader Joe's stores where beer is sold except TX & CT. It is $1.99 unless otherwise noted here: NV, ME, MA, NJ, NY, DC, NC, SC: $2.29 and NM, NH, TN, KY, FL $2.49. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff. (If we could, we would.)