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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Celebrate the new rise of civilization with this bittersweet, big, bold, black beer filled with old world and traditional Mayan spices, including honey and cocoa nibs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (403) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2015
Pours pitch black. Normal head volume and retention, above normal lacing. Light, but complex, nose of coffee, roast, cocoa and an underlying honey sweetness. Medium bodied with a thick smooth body that approaches creamy. Superb carbonation with a nice prickly effervescence from the middle on. The outstanding flavor profile is intense, complex and superbly balanced. It begins with a blend of flavors that separate into cocoa/roast over a very subtle coffee like aspect. The middle allows the underlying malt base to provide a balancing sweetness, with honey aspects, to a mild roast bitterness. The finish is where this stout really shines as a burst of effervescence separates the flavor components over a rich honey flavored sweetness and leaves you with a amazingly tart like residual that has notes of spice. A fine beginner stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4360) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Dark pour with a brown tint on the edges. Two fingers of brown head sit in the glass. Nose shows chocolate with earthy/bready malt, a touch of acidity and fruit skins, and some black molasses. Im not getting much of the Mayan spice, some slightly spicy notes show on the finish but nothing you can point out. Chocolate note and a mellow roast. Medium full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (530) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Aroma: Slightly nutty, spicy aroma. Appearance: Dark mahogany with tan head. Taste: Slight sourness with slight sweetness. Palate: Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation, long dry finish. Overall: Slightly one dimensional, but still a solid beer with a nice dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (871) - Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2015
On draft. Black with one finger beige head. Light coffee aroma. Coffee, chocolate and honey taste. Pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptMatey (183) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Poured a darl brown to black colour with a toffee 1/2 inch head. Aroma was of roasted malts, chocolate, and spice. Flavor is of chocolate, vanilla, and burnt malt with spice. Medium full bodied with medium carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. Pours black with a thick khaki head. A bit of chocolate on the nose. Dusty chocolate on the tongue with a touch of sweetness. Finishes with some hop bitterness for fun. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Light cocoa nose and flavor is light cocoa, hints of honey, burnt chocolate finish. $3.80 for a 12oz bottle from Tullys Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Coffee, chocolate, cinnamon and spice with a hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3663) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Draft pour at the source. Pours a black with a khaki colored head. The aroma has sweet honey, mild spice, and a touch of roast. The taste is more on the sweet and spicy side. Pretty good overall. Medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1316) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black with a nice large tan head. Aroma is roasted grains and chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, burnt grains and, yes, honey.

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