jb (2514) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trader Joes Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Looks very attractive, like an imperial stout. Nose is sweet, roasted and full of chocolate. Taste is woody, roasted, a bit of smoke, toasted malt and chocolate. Really good.
samsmith33 (577) - - FEB 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong chocolate. Dark black pour. Tan head. Choc/coffee, alcohol flavor though not a strong beer, 5.4%. Finish is a bit like sweet red wine. Thin texture and bubbly. Alias-Trader joes: Boatswain Chocolate Stout.
Dogbrick (9446) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample (as Boatswain Chocolate Stout) at the 5th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 01/26/2013: Dark brownish pour with a medium thin beige head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, malt and a bit of coffee. Light-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt and mild coffee. The finish is sweet with a short chocolate aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
obguthr (4599) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate syrup, coffee, and raisin nose, moderately strong. Black, medium beige head, good lacing. Medium body, but watery. Chocolate covered raisin flavor. Finishes with smoke and ash.
BeerFunGuy (845) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours an amazingly rich deep black color with a chocolate milk colored head. It has a rich dark chocolate aroma. It has a slightly more bitter taste than most stouts but is still a good flavorful beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz Bottle. Pours opaque black/brown with a thin cocoa head. There is a touch of cocoa in the aroma, but more roasted coffee than anything. Same for the flavor. Good, but I was expecting better cocoa flavor and less coffee.
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad chocolate stout at all and for $2 I was very happy, smooth, dark, thick and tastey
Lubiere (11160) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
As Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny Stout: A deep dark stout with a thick lacing and frothy dark brown head. In aroma, sweet milk chocolate with vanilla and solvents. In mouth, a sweet chocolate with chalky notes, a bit watery and plain. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 19 2012.
Derek881 (1079) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a black-brown color with a dark brown hue and an average-sized, foamy and creamy, dark tan head with modest retention, and very good cling and lacing. The aroma was a roasty cocoa and chocolate blend with touches of coffee, and some earthy and grainy hops with light bread and toasty effects. It had a bitter-sweet cocoa flavor with sour and bitter touches of earth and grainy, along with a bread and barley component. It had a fairly wet and creamy body with average carbonation, and was watery with a below average thickness.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a thin fully receding mocha head. Notes of chocolate malt, raisins, cake, coffee. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.