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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4677) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (19534) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty weak sour chocolate caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2013
22 oz. bottle I picked up during my cross-country trip over the summer. Pours a black color with a thin light brown head. Pleasant aroma that is predominantly chocolate with notes of roasted malt, coffee and nuts. The flavor is watered down chocolate with coffee, roasted malt and a bit of tobacco. A bit overcarbonated in my opinion; I would like this better if it was smoother on the palate. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
This is actually pretty good. Especially for a $1.99 22oz at Trader Joe’s. Really reminiscent of Kona Pipeline Porter. Got that robust malt, strong, rough carbonation, and decent bitterness. It leaves you with a long black coffee and chocolate finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Bitter sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3430) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Good lord, this is like a double aliased stout I bought at Trader Joe’s. Actually, not half bad. The aroma was fairly light and unremarkable but the flavor was nice with some coffee and chocolate. For the price, a pretty good choice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 3, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a deep dark black color with very thin dark tan head. Smell consists of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, nuts, caramel and sweetness. Very mild taste of roasted malts, chocolate syrup, and coffee. Moderate prickly carbonation, medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bomber from State Line. Pours dark blackish with tan head. Nose is cacao, roasty dark malt. Tastes medium to light in palate heft, with prominent cacao and roasty malt flavors, and an overall dessert beer profile.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Not good. Pours darn brown. Persistent head. Smell of cocoa and caramel. Very metallic flavor. Slightly sour. Not a good beer. Thanks to Brent for this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scarletfire65 (1127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Trader Joe’s. Bitter all around. Average all around. Sourish finish. Meh.


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