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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This beer pours a dark brown with a moderate tan head and smell of toasted coffee and light cocoa. It has a pronounced roasted coffee flavour with slightly sweet cocoa notes concluding with a subtle, well balanced, hop bitterness.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fcjack1 (175) - Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from trader Joes. Pours black, thick tan head. Scent roasty and chocolaty. Taste is dark chocolate, sweetness and a little black cherry flavor. Tasty beer, especially for $2.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Runningonempty (10) - cucamonga, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
I picked this up at Trader Joes under the "Boatswain" label. Its pretty darn affordable, but theres a lot better out there. The aroma was mostly yeasty/malty and the palate had some cocoa, but I prefer the kind of chocolate flavors that come from the roast of the malt rather than the added flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1752) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Very dry from the cocoa powder, otherwise decent stout overall. Solid if simple. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
22oz bottle - Picked up a bomber of this while at Trader Joes. This was a pretty bad attempt at a stout, let alone a chocolate stout. The aroma starts out with some V-8 juice, light metallic notes with some basic really light coffee aroma. Flavor suffers the same fate as the aroma, just an awful messy beer with a fake chocolate syrup like flavor, but even that was very light and chalky. Blech.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
medaglia (10) - - OCT 25, 2014
Save your time and money. The beer is horrible. Its cheap for a reason. No quality. The boatswain chocolate is watery dish-water. Sure, one can buy this from Trader Joes for a low price, but really, what you get is nothing on par to quality. Id rather put the extra money towards a pint or six pack of something more proven and worthwhile. This beer is made cheap for a reason and its to sell out. The owners, both non brew-masters by the way, just some trust fund rich kids, are slinging this dishwater to steal your money. I mean go on the website, it shows the guy walking out of his Escalade SUV and the interviews with him and the sister "co-owner" show the trust fund babies they are...both siblings are narcissistic and ridiculous. I would give this a zero rating if could.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Frank (2976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
This beer costs three dollars a bomber and is remarkably terrible. These are the two things you need to know. It is actually a really, really good looking beer. It has a huge, thick head and tons of lace on an opaque black body. Honestly, a stout cannot look better--and it is kind of hard to imagine it tasting all that much worse. This is all kinds of oxidized and oddly smokey and phenolic tasting. It oddly oily and flat on the palate. There is supposedly some chocolate in this but I am not getting it trhough all the oxidized malts. This is legitimately gag inducing. I drank a six month old Indian malt liquor last night that was easier to drink--and if you know me, you know I am not kidding about that. Avoid this beer at all costs unless you need the tick then buy away, brave ticker!

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
At1bob (1) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
Drinkable poor head little chocolate almost smoky I probably wont buy again later. Trader joes

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2703) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and cocoa. Flavor was chocolatey with roasted malts, mild coffee, cocoa powder and a touch of toffee.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6035) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"Much better than the "double ipa". pleasant aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, malt balls, touch of hops. a little thin on the feel, but not bad. looks good...black with big fluffy tan/brown head. flavor at times is as nice as the aroma, but then you get a hint of vegetal flavors that throw it off just a bit. Subtle, but there. If not for that Id actually buy this again. As it is probably a one timer..."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2326) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Black pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Aroma of malt and minerals. Taste is malt and molasses.
Earlier Rating: 9/15/2014 Total Score: 3
Black pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Malty roast aroma. Taste is molasses. A little twang.


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