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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours dark brown with a big rocky head. Looks like muddy root beer. Aroma is baking chocolate, soy sauce, and a hint of smoke. Medium to light palate. Taste is soy sauce, cocoa, burnt coffee. Kiss of piney hops. Meh. Incredible deal at $2 for a bomber though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (4300) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bomber from Trader Joe’s listed as: Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Deep black pour with thin light brown head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, caramel. Tastes are along the same lines with the chocolate most prominent. Kind of a milky chemical vibe. Not horrible, but isn’t improving as it warms. For only 3 bucks... still would pass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - DEC 10, 2013
This is a very flavorful beer with a delightful chocolate nose and initial flavor and a roasted malt finish. If you are a fan of this style of stout, you must try this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mep3222 (1273) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Aroma is of cocoa and almost a lager smelling base. Not the best aroma for a stout. Taste is very chocolate. A bit watery palate for a stout. Cocoa dominates. Not too much roasted malt flavor to balance. Dry carbonated finish. Drinkable stout, but not the best. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4123) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
16 nov 2013, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is burnt toast and wet grain, faintly sweet, syrup. Med body and faintly fizzy. Toasted malt, slightly sweet. Rather well balanced. Burnt finish. Nice enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Dark brown, almost black, thin off white head. Raisin and caramel aroma. Sweeter than expected, slight resin, then a prune finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (2000) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Cocoa aroma and flavor dominates this light bodied stout. Roast and coffee malts unite with bitterness in a supporting role. Picked up the bottle for under $4 with the name of Chocolate Bunny by Rhinelander Brewing. Goes well with Toscano Black Pepper Cheese.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 22 oz bomber - labeled as Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Pours black as coal with a sticky khaki colored head that leaves plenty of thick lacing. Aroma has some light hints of powdered cocoa; some grainy notes. Flavor is decidedly sweet with some baker’s unsweetened chocolate, a hint of potting soil, some day old black coffee. Mouthfeel could be a tad thicker. Pretty solid fr $2.49!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (421) - - NOV 5, 2013
From bomber. Pours as dark as you'd expect a chocolate stout, with a light brown head. Cocoa aroma. Tastes of stout with cocoa powder. Not outrageously impressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5071) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Purchased as Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Trader Joe’s. Roasty coffee and cocoa aroma and flavor without any fruitiness. Sometimes it seemed nutty and dry, sometimes it seemed faintly sugary. Medium heavy body. Bitterness from the malt, cocoa powder only, seemingly - not much in the hops department. The main redeeming thing about this was the price - $2.49 for a bomber.

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