beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Alphadelic (2064) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Bitter sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
BelgianBeerGal (3652) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
DocLock (9231) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 17, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
scarletfire65 (1272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Trader Joe’s. Bitter all around. Average all around. Sourish finish. Meh.
SanfordBrewer (1449) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
opaque brown with a tan head. creamy full body with medium-high carbonation.
aroma: chocolate, roast grain, carob, and toasted wood.
taste: astringent roasted barley, rubbery yeast phenols, chocolate.
DrinkinWell (389) - - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is brewed for Trader Joe’s, under the alias Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Creamy, medium head. Chocolate and coffee notes. Slightly bitter. Not bad.