Darwenus (549) - Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled as Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Trader Joe’s. It poured dark brown with a little bit of head and foamy, soapy, tan-colored lace. The aroma was exactly as fairly average as chocolate stout goes; there was malt, coffee, chocolate. The flavor was the same, although the coffee was dominant over the other flavors, and there was a little bit of hop burn on the back end. Not an amazing or unique chocolate stout, but not a bad one.
HERRDUNKEL (8) - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good color & slight dry cocoa powder smell. Had a few bottles left over from a dark beer tasting. Very good dark beer for those who are afraid of the dark/stouts.
beertholomeus (761) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, caramel and malt aroma. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel and dark fruit flavor. Medium light body and average carbonation. Flavor seems a bit off. Caramel and roasted malt finish.
Lagerboy (1214) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber. Clear darkest brown, thin oily mocha head. Muddled aroma of dark roast, milk chocolate, some black licorice and coffee. Taste is thinner dark roast and slick syrupy sweet chocolate and not much else. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. Below average but still drinkable. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy medium brown, aroma is sort of a thin, slightly chocolatey but a bit estery stout, definitely reminding me of certain Caribbean stouts. Kinda tastes like Caribbean stout, too, with chocolate syrup, esters and a thin body.
kaser (2624) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour from 22oz bottle. Cocoa milk aroma although subtle. Ccocolate taste but just seems a little fake. Average.
ljthiessen (358) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Disappointing. Just a really disappointing stout. Chocolate and malt, thin bodied. Meh.
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a 1 finger, creamy to oily tan head. Aroma is chocolate, odd fruity notes and some minerality. Flavor is roast, chocolate syrup, caramel, a little char and more odd fruity notes, like green bananas and sour apples. Light to medium body, very syrupy entry, light carbonation and drier, chalkier, but still syrupy finish. Meh, too sweet and pretty one dimensional, but for $3/bomber, I was expecting worse. Actually looks pretty nice.
mintzmeet (201) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells a little like a public pool. tastes much better. very strong coffee bean skin flavor. nice and milk chocolaty. creamy.
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2012 Total Score: 4.1
Nice caramel color head on a pitch tar body. Wonderful flavor. Lots of coffee over tones with cacoa powder rally coming they on the tongue. Great stout. Tastes like an oatmeal stout with chocolate syrup infused. Its worse quality is exactly how sweet it is. Dark chocolate, coffee liquor flavor
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
6/15/14 Father's Day beer split with Barry who brought it over. Reminded me of samuel smith choc stout. Mix stout with powdered chocolate powder. Very thin
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