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RATINGS: 282   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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3173) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1085) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1791) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (818) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
Pours pitch black small tan head, some minor lace. Smells malty, but mostly like sweet chocolate. Tastes sweet and a little bitter, but mainly sweet malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwood04 (4356) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2013
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of a stout that has gone bad just before the addition of fake chocolate. Flavor the same with a weird bitterness at the end. Average texture. No thanks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Boatswain Chocolate Stout is a black ale with a slightly reddish cast. The smooth, dense, brown head has decent retention. It has a roasted aroma with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and toffee. It feels smooth and full bodied with a clean, dry finish. A little grit is left on the teeth. There’s a hint of sweetness, but it’s dry overall. The chocolate flavor is very dark and pretty subtle. There’s a bit of caramel going on mid-taste. The chocolate is probably most prominent in the dusty aftertaste. The bitterness is very subdued and is just enough to balance things out. This is a very solid, drinkable and enjoyable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1959) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Boatswain chocolate stout. 650ml bottle. I can smell the chocolate before even bringing the glass to my nose. Dark color. Aroma is roasty and dark chocolate. Almost a burnt flavor. Sharp carbonation.Different. Odd mix, but tastey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2013
22oz bottle: pours a mostly opaque black with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel and cocoa nose. Starts with average fullness and light carbonation with mild caramel malty sweetness and a healthy dose of grassy bittering hops before a slightly sugary bittersweet finish. Could be a little more well-balanced and complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (730) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 26, 2013
Marketed as Boatswain for Trader Joe’s. Strong cocoa nose that dominates, nearly masking the malt. Sweet flavor - almost too sweet for me. It would be good with dessert. Creamy mouth-feel. Mild carbonation. Pretty standard chocolate stout. Nothing spectacular.

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