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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (341) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2013
No faults with the appearance, black with a thick brown head. Roastiness, chocolates, and some tang to the aroma, fairly pleasant. Burnt coffee and chocolate are prominent in the flavor. A bit of a letdown, everything doesn’t seem to mix well. Aftertaste of charred chocolate. Feels a bit thin in the mouth. (Sold as a 22 oz "Boatswain Chocolate Stout" for about $2.50 at the Cambridge Trader Joe’s, ratebeer redirected me two times to get to this one)

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
smith4498 (3114) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle labeled "Underworld Brewing Chocolate Stout". Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt flavors with an awful chemical finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Decent aroma but tastes terrible.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
650ml Bottle from Depot as Bad Hare Chocolate Stout 5.5%. Dark, dark brownish copper poor with a weak tan foam that bubbles away super quickly. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, and caramel. Taste is roast malts, with a hint of caramel sweetness. Carbonated mouthfeel for a stout, but finish is dry, quite bitter, and satisfying

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1271) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottled as "Boatswain Chocolate Stout," and purchased at Trader Joe’s in Charlottesville. Pours with a dark body and a huge brown frothy head. Smells of copper, metal, light chocolate. Tastes metallic and like powdered chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (456) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2013
22oz - purchased from trader joe’s. pretty tasty stout, much better than expected. great chocolate and coffee notes - smooth finish

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mensch (259) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Trader Joe’s, $1.99/22 oz. You can hide a lot of flaws behind a big black beer, almost. The powdered cocoa and raw sugar don’t quite mask the burnt, rancid figs, which I believe is their house flavor. There are a few pleasing notes. The expected stouty chocolate and coffee are in there. But, too little, too late. Don’t Buy It. That will only encourage people to make more bad beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
22oz served into a snifter. A - Pours very dark brown, almost completely opaque. 1 finger of brown head with average retention and decent lacing. S - Big chocolate aroma, roasted malts, alcohol comes through with hints of berries and grapes. T - Follows the nose but the chocolate seems very artificial tasting. Acidic fruit mixes with roasted malt and fruity chemical flavor. M - Moderate prickly carbonation, medium feel. This is heavy on the chocolate but the flavor seems artificial and the fruity chemical tartness only worsened as it warmed. $2.99 for a bomber is still not worth it. Serving type: bottle 08-09-2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3155) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
The chocolate comes through a lot more in the aroma than the taste. Flavor is certainly sweet, but less chocolate than milky brown sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1067) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
~Strong Milk chocolate aroma with carmel and bread. ~Pours black with quickly disappearing brown head ~Rich bready malt flavor with chocolate and light carmel throughout with roast and a sharp lasting bitterness. ~Medium bodied, medium high CO2, Roasty bitter finish. ~Good beer, really enjoyed the aroma. Could drink a few of these. The bottle I got I think was old as I got some papery notes.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1754) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2013
22oz bottle labeled as Boatswain Chocolate Stout. First thing I need to make clear is that this only cost $2.29 at Trader Joe’s. While this might not be any thing spectacular it is only $2.29 for a large bottle. This is a decent chocolate stout, easy drinking, nothing over the top with alcohol levels and, did I mention the price? This stuff is only $2.29 at TJs.


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